Common Questions on Giving
Why Give? Everything comes from God. Everything belongs to God. Whether you bring your tithe as a step of obedience or contribute to a ministry as an act of generosity, your money will result in more return here than any other place in the world—a return evident in lives changed.
Your contributions will help spread Christ’s message of hope and healing to so many people and places—around the corner and around the world. From giving a single gift to scheduling an on-going contribution, you continue to facilitate our desire to do justice, love mercy& walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Should I Give off My Gross or Net Earnings? Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms "gross" or "net." It's more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:7 that "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Is Online Giving Secure? Absolutely - Security is our top priority. We understand that you may be concerned about privacy and security issues surrounding the use of the internet for giving contributions. We have partnered with PAYACHARITY - a company that works with thousands of charities just like ours to provide a secure, encrypted online system which is monitored and tested daily.
Is My Information Kept Private? Absolutely! The online giving form requires personal information none of which we store but which is dealt with by PAYA encrypted and secure database. We do not rent, sell or share ANY of your personal information with ANY third-party for ANY reason.
What Methods Can I Use to Give Online? For your convenience, you may use a credit card to give online. You may also use a debit card that features a Visa or Mastercard.
Why Does POF Accept Credit Cards? It's a great question. If POF is concerned about helping people reduce their debt why do we allow giving with debit & credit cards?
Used within the appropriate parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people use them in place of cheques or cash throughout the month, and then payoff the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card to give. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
Additionally, we host a program to help individuals and families become debt free. How would your life change if you were debt free? What could you do? Who could you help? Get control of your money by putting together a spending plan that really works. Since it’s your money, we cannot tell you what to do, our goal is simply to seek to teach, train and encourage others to exercise good stewardship over their finances.
This 13-week Micro-Church class can help you reduce your debt and begin to build assets in your life and family
Can I Setup Recurring Giving? Yes, just follow these simple steps:
1. Sign in to your bank account or go to your local bank, set up a standing order
2. Enter the amount you would like to give and then select how often you'd like to give that amount
3. Select the account you'd like to schedule your giving for Natwest 60-03-19 Account: 40048179
4. Select the date you'd like to begin giving or if it is a one-time gift you may choose to give immediately
5. Choose either to give continuously or a fixed number of contributions
6. Choose a payment method from the drop down box and then enter payment information
7. Click "Schedule New Contribution"
Can I Give to More Than 1 Fund? Yes, simply decide what your gift is going to go toward, then select the donate button and write what you want to give and what its for.
Are There Hidden Charges or Fees To Give Online? No. You choose the amount and that is the amount that will be processed as your donation. There are no costs or fees.
How Do I View My Giving Statement/Records? You can view statements or add/edit/remove giving contributions 24/7 by following these simple steps: By giving your email address and allowing PAYA to send you an e-receipt.
What If I Still Have Questions? Please use our contact form or call our Finance Department at if you have other questions about giving at POF please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0203 002 3508 or Email email@example.com
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