Online Giving

FBCER has a convenient way for people to give to God and to the causes of FBCER! Read the information below and if you think online giving is for you then click Online Giving and get started.

Steps to online giving

  1. Click “Online Giving” above and you will be redirected to our secure online giving form.
  2. Fill out the information required on the form. You will have an option to schedule your giving. More on that below in the FAQ’s.
  3. Click “Give” and your online giving is complete.

Online giving FAQ’s

Q: Why should I give online?
It’s a personal preference, but here are a few of the benefits we hear frequently.

  • It’s a step of faith…deciding in advance to give faithfully.
  • It helps simplify life…no trying to remember whether or not you’ve given this month.
  • It allows you to give consistently…even when you’re not at church.

Q: Who should give online?
Anyone who would like to give to the mission and ministry of FBCER either one time or on a recurring basis can utilize FBCER’s online giving.

Q: Is online giving secure?
Our system uses the strongest level of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that is supported by web standards. You can verify this by clicking on the lock or key icon that is displayed in your browser when you are on our giving page. It also uses industry-standard encryption algorithms for storing all sensitive information such as bank account numbers.  In addition, the system is tested daily by a third party authority to ensure it is “Hacker Safe.”

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept electronic checks, debit cards & check cards for our online giving. (We want you to give in the way that is most convenient to you. However, the processing fees are lowest when giving by electronic check.)

Q: Why doesn’t FBCER allow credit cards for online giving?
We are committed to using every tool at our disposal to reach, nurture, and inspire spiritual growth. While we understand that many people use debit cards and credit cards wisely we also understand that many do not and we do not want the church to be a part of people’s credit card debt, we have many extra resources to provide information.

Q: Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes, we will e-mail your year-end giving statement directly to you or can still receive a physical copy (if requested).  This statement will include all giving done online and at FBCER.

Q: Can I see what I’ve given in the past?
Yes. All of your giving (both online and on location) is recorded in your account and is accessible when you click giving in your Realm account.

Q: Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes – you have many options for scheduled contributions.  This includes one time, weekly, every two weeks, once a month or twice a month.

Q: Do I have to create an account? 
No. While our church utilizes a cloud-based data information system that you can create a login in for. You are able to give online and even schedule a recurring gift without creating a login. We do believe there a benefits to creating a login and if you need help with that please contact Carla Apple.

Q: Can I test this by giving one time?
Yes. Unless you schedule donations to come out your contribution will only occur once.

Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact Carla Apple at 405-262-5453.