Are my donations tax-deductible?
Christian Fellowship Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations that we receive are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions about the deductibility of your contributions.
Can I designate my gift to a particular department or ministry?
We accept gifts designated to only a few specific accounts. These include tithes and offerings, missions general, approved missionaries and projects, and benevolence. All other CFC ministries are funded by your gifts to tithes and offerings.
How often do you send giving statements?
Giving statements are mailed each January for the previous year. If you have moved recently or had a name change because of an updated marital status, please send us your updated information using the contact form below.
Is my giving record confidential?
In general, all information concerning donations to Christian Fellowship Church is considered confidential and does not leave the Accounting office. One exception is missionary support teams; we provide our missionaries with a record of those who contribute to their support.
Is my information secure when I give online?
I clicked the "Give Now" button and nothing happens.
When you click the "Give Now" button, a new browser window is opened. If you are using a pop-up blocker, the window may not open. Most browsers will allow you to permit pop-ups on a specific web site.
What forms of payment do you accept online?
We currently accept electronic check or Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit/debit cards. We do not accept American Express at this time.
Are there fees associated with giving online?
You are not charged any fees to give online. However, when you make an online gift with a credit or debit card, Christian Fellowship Church incurs fees that typically range from 2.5% to 3.5%. These are normal card processing fees and cannot be avoided. Donations made via Bill Pay or ACH do not have any fees associated with them.
Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes. You have many options for recurring contributions. This includes one time, weekly, twice per month, monthly, yearly, etc. Select "Schedule Giving" at the bottom of the Online Giving form.
Can I edit my existing recurring donation?
Sure. When logged into your account, click the "My Payments" tab, then click "Manage Recurring Payments" to edit your Online Giving payment.
Can I test this by giving one time?
Yes. Unless you specify a recurring donation, your contribution will only occur once.
Can I see what I've given in the past?
Yes. All of your online giving is recorded in your account and is accessible from the "My Payments" tab when you're logged into the Online Giving system. Gifts made by cash or check (i.e. during a service) will not be visible when logged into Online Giving, but they are recorded manually into a database. Note that your year-end giving statement will show ALL giving (online giving, cash, and check).
If we want people to get out of debt, why does Christian Fellowship Church accept credit card donations?
Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people now utilize them in place of cash or checks, and then pay off the balance in full each month. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card for their conveinence. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact our Accounting Office at (812) 867-6464, or use the form below