Every Day Generosity

GIVE ONLINE

A MOVEMENT OF EVERY DAY GENEROSITY

It's amazing to see God's creativity, love, and generosity on full display each and every day. Our church family generously give their time, service, talents, and treasures through so many acts of worship, and we invite you to join us in our movement of every day generosity!

Whether it be serving with volunteer teams, using text-to-give, or tithing. Each and every act of generosity matter and helps change the lives of others. Everyone's gifts and service are acts of worship that truly bring us all closer to our Creator!

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you
should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a
cheerful giver.”
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8

Why We Give

As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs.It is about a rich and trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation.

What is Tithing?

Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others. God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church and to other organizations and causes that we personally believe in.

How does online giving with Faith Direct work?

This secure program works directly with your bank, credit, or debit card in the same way as other electronic funds transfer payments you may already conduct (such as utility bills or your mortgage payment). All transactions are processed electronically, debiting your bank account or charging your creditdebit card automatically for the amounts you designate.

Can any additional funds be taken from my account other than what I have authorized?

No! We process only the amount you designate for your church, and only you can change the amount of money that may be processed on a monthly basis. We send an email each month with the details of your upcoming donations so there will be no surprises!

When will my account(s) be debited?

When you enroll in the Faith Direct program you can choose to have your monthly donations processed on the 4th, 15th, or both 4th and 15th. Your donations will be processed in one transaction for the total offertory, campaign and/or second collection donation amounts you have designated. Your church will receive your donations within five business days.

Can I stop, increase or decrease my payment at any time?

Yes, you can make changes to your account anytime by accessing your account online, by contacting our customer service team at 866.507.8757, by sending us an email or even by chatting with a customer service representative online. There is no minimum donation amount, or financial penalty if you cancel.

I would feel uncomfortable not being able to participate in the collection using an envelope or check. What should I do?

Faith Direct provides offertory cards to be used during the collection as a visible sign of your electronic donations. These cards are personalized with your name, church id number and church. These cards indicate your name and the name of your church. You will receive a packet of cards approximately two weeks after we receive your enrollment, and again each year on the anniversary of your enrollment. If you run out of offertory cards, you can request more at any time or print them here.

Testimonials

“Online giving through Faith Direct has proven to be a secure and simple way to give regularly and privately without carrying cash and writing checks.  It's simple, adjustable, and we can make designations to different ministries with a simple click”

-SEAS Parishioner, Kent B.

“The best thing about Faith Direct Online giving is that when we are out of town, we still tithe. There is no need to find all of the extra weekly envelopes and drop them off then next time we go to Mass at SEAS. It takes care of itself. It is great.”

-SEAS Parishioner, Scott C.

“Online giving provides us the peace of mind knowing we are continuously supporting our parish every month even if we are traveling.  It’s easy, convenient and quick to set up."

-SEAS Parishioner, Matt B.