Welcome to Online Giving for the First Baptist Church of Lansing
Please click the button below to begin your new account creation. If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section below. If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-474-5400.
Online Giving FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Online Giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account into your church’s bank account.
Is online giving safe?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by Easy Tithe.
What type of donations are accepted?
You can give online from any Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card, or use an electronic check.
Are there any fees involved with giving online?
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift.
Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution.
If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, monthly, or bi-weekly (every other week).
Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in using your user name and password and click on “scheduled giving.”
Can I review my donation history online?
Yes. After logging in, click on “my account” to view and/or print the complete history of your contributions that have been given online.
Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church financial secretary will continue to send year-end contribution statements on file for tax purposes.
When will contributions be withdrawn from my account?
Contributions will be withdrawn from your specified bank account within 24 business hours of the date you request. This time frame allows for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Gifts can be given to the church as Tithes and Offerings, the Missions Fund, the Deacons’ Offering, and special offerings offered at various times of the years (Christmas offerings, love offerings, etc.)
How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
We recommend the latest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, but most any browser will work.
Can I use a debit card?
As long as your debit check card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, it can be accepted. True debit cards (without a Visa or MasterCard logo) are not accepted through the Easy Tithe system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact a member of the church’s finance team listed in the bulletin, or contact the church office. You will receive a response as soon as possible.