Donation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to give online?
Yes, online transactions of this sort are conducted millions of times a day. There is no check to be lost or stolen, and you may be protected by your credit card company or bank as well.

Are there any charges for giving online?
Yes. Online donations using Debit / Credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card). There is a $.25 transaction fee charged to the church account for each online donation processed. In addition, when using a Debit / Credit card, the credit card network (“merchant services”) will assess a 2.75% processing fee to the church for each transaction. Donors are given the opportunity to help cover the cost of this additional fee during the donation process. Note: due to significantly higher processing fees, we are not offering AMEX transactions at this time.

How will my donations be used?
Donations made online will be used to further the ministry of Fellowship Baptist Church. To designate funds to certain accounts, simply make those designations on the donation page for the desired field.

Will I receive confirmation of my donation?
You will receive a receipt via email from PayPal confirming your contribution. In addition, you will see your donation on your monthly account statement with an identifier of PAYPAL *FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH. 

Do I have to have a PayPal account to contribute?
No.   Please look for the section of the PayPal page that says, “Don’t have a PayPal account?  Use your credit card or bank account (where available).” Then click on the CONTINUE link.

Will my online offering be recorded on my annual Contribution Receipt?

Yes you will see your contribution listed on your quarterly and annual contribution receipts and your gifts will be tax deductible.
How do I cancel a subscription/reoccurring offering?
You may cancel a subscription/reoccurring payment at any time. Simply go to your PayPal account, select the history of your account and then view the details of the subscription payment. From there, you will be abl eto select “Cancel.”
How do I use my Bank Account/Checking Account for a offering?
In order to use this form of payment, you will need to sign up for an account through PayPal. Once you have created an account, you will link that account to your existing bank account (it may take a few days for processing). When you go through the donation wizard on and after you have allocated the desired amounts, you will select Payment Methods – “Change” or “Change Payment Method.”
Can I do a reoccurring offering with my Checking Account?
Yes, you can do that. Simply go through the online giving process online. If you have any questions about online giving please see Joshua Ferrari or email him at

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