Giving FAQ

If any of your questions are not answered below, please call our Finance office at (901) 347-5620.
How to give online
  • Navigate to our Giving page, and log in to your account.
  • Select Recurring or One Time giving options.
  • Select which fund you would like to give to in the drop-down menu, then enter the dollar amount for that fund on the line above.
  • Select the giving frequency (weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly, monthly) if your gift is recurring. Make any necessary adjustments to timing.
  • Click +Add Gift if you would like to give to more than one fund.
  • Add your banking details.
  • Click Submit Setup to complete the process.
Do I need a login to give?

No login is required to give unless you are setting up a recurring gift. However, logging in is recommended. From the Giving page, simply select “Sign In,” and the system will walk you through the process of creating your login.

What are the benefits of creating an account?

An account will allow you to set up a recurring gift, make a pledge to our annual Love Offering, and save your preferred payment type to make your giving experience easier!

You can also access your account at any time to see previous gifts, pledge progress, and manage ongoing recurring gifts.

You can access your account from any web-connected device or from our mobile app.

If I don’t create a login, can I still get tax credit for my donation?

Yes, even if you opt not to create a login, our giving software will create a profile to track your donations. That same software will send you your giving statement in January. You can access your giving record here.

How can I give to the church?

You can give to the church by making an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and using the secure E-give page to enter your information. It is perfectly safe and secure, and it is easier than writing a check. You can set up an automatic EFT on a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

Can I give with a credit card?

Bellevue strongly teaches that living debt-free is a worthy goal for all Christians. We offer online giving only as a convenience and not as a way to circumvent sound Biblical money management principles or to in any way incur debt. Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving options. They can designate where their giving goes (budget [tithe], Love Offering, missions, etc.) and the frequency in which they give. Online giving is secure and tax deductible. Online giving allows you to set up your giving using an automatic bank draft to your account. Credit cards are not permitted.

Why do we give?

Proverbs 3:9 says, “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.…”

Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of our hearts, and Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return, then we will give cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly.

The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. We believe that the minimum biblical standard for giving is 10%, commonly called a “tithe.”

Bro. Steve leads an annual sermon series that is designed to teach and encourage biblical stewardship and lead people to commit both to tithing and to giving beyond the tithe. The church also offers classes on biblical money management. These classes provide in-depth studies of what God’s Word teaches about money. They also help in teaching money management principles both scripturally and practically. Jesus Christ had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Bible.

How does my giving support the church?

Bellevue Baptist Church prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning that spans many months. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry, missions, and operations. It is important that every member and attendee understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of the church through systematic giving (tithing) to the church. Giving envelopes are mailed to each church family monthly and provided in the Worship Center.

What are the advantages of online giving?

It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

Your contribution was started when you clicked the “Submit” button. However, the exact transaction date will be dependent on the availability of funds in your bank account. Please monitor your bank activity for the actual date of the draft.

If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?

Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.

Without a canceled check, how can I document my contribution?

Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution. The church will also record your gift and send you a record of your contributions each January for your tax records.

What if I change my bank account?

You can update your profile and banking information for recurring giving at any time by clicking here.

Is online giving risky?

Online giving is less risky than handwritten checks. Your offering cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy and is also easier for the church accounting office to process.

How much does online giving cost?

It costs you nothing and saves you time. The fee to the church is nominal.

How is my online giving automatically deducted from my account?

Once you submit the EFT transfer, your specified contribution will begin an electronic transfer directly from your account to the church’s account. Options include a one-time, weekly, or monthly transaction. However, the exact transaction date will be dependent on the availability of funds in your account.

What if I try online giving and don’t like it?

You can cancel your online recurring giving at any time. But once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of online giving, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.