Christ Lutheran Church
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Online Giving Help
For a one-time gift using your credit card, click here and skip to step #4.
1) Login to your Church Comunity Builder account by clicking here.
2) Click the "Give" tab at the top of the page. You can find it just under the "Christ Lutheran Church" title. The image at the right indicates its position.
3) You will now be given the option to choose between a one-time gift or a repeating gift. If you would like to make this a single donation, click either the "Checking Account" or "Bank/Credit Card" button in the top box, depending on which method you prefer. If you would instead like to schedule repeated payments to be given at certain intervals, click the buttons in the lower box.
4) Fill out the form that pops up. Every field must be filled in for the donation to go through. When you have filled in every box with the correct information, click the submit button which can be found at the bottom of the form. If you have changed your mind or need to select a different option, click the cancel button found next to the submit button rather than hitting back to make sure the information clears.
At any point if you want to check your donations, you can see them by clicking on the "Give" tab at the top and then clicking "My giving statement" on the far right.
In order to stop a repeating gift, follow steps one and two to get to the giving page and then click the "Stop my repeating gifts" link on the far right.
FAQs about Online Giving
What is a card code?
On the back of your credit/debit card, there will be three or four digits on the right side of the signature box. This is your card code. It helps to identify that you have the card in your possession and helps prevent fraud.
Why is using my checking account preferred?
When you allow your gift to be withdrawn directly from your checking account, the church is charged a transaction fee. When you use your credit/bank card, there is an additional fee on the amount given charged to the church. The savings really add up!
How do I schedule payments to match my paychecks, which come on the 1st and 16th of every month?
You will need to create two monthly schedules. One that starts on the 1st of the next month, and one that starts on the 16th of the next month.
How do I schedule a gift to always happen on the same date every month?
Set up a monthly schedule, and choose the starting date to be the day of the month you want.
What payment frequencies can I choose for my gift?
You can choose to schedule a gift to be paid weekly, every two weeks, monthly, quarterly (once every three months) or annually.
How do I change a schedule?
You have to stop the existing schedule from your profile’s giving tab and create a new schedule with the updated information. Please allow up to 10 business days to take effect.
What if I can’t see financial transactions on my profile?
Contact your administrator and have them stop the scheduled gift for you.