We recognize many churches are currently facing difficult decisions to potentially close their doors for the next few weeks in light of COVID-19. For many churches this means that the opportunity for their church members to give generously also closes.

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina is offering a quick, easy, and cost effective way for churches to offer online giving to their members, so they have the chance to give faithfully during this time.

 

CONTACT US

Let us know that your church is interested in beginning to set up an online giving option.

 

SET UP AN ACCOUNT

We will reach out to you within one business day with all the appropriate documents to get your account set up.

Please note the following about the account:

  • A new account will be opened for your church with the Baptist Foundation of SC for online contributions to be deposited into (can be opened with a $0 balance)
  • There is no charge to set up or manage the account. However, the Foundation will charge the church for bank/merchant processing fees (see item 3 below).
  • After month’s end, all contributions made to your church will be direct deposited into your church’s bank account less the card/ACH processing fees.
  • Your church will also receive a report of all contributions and transactions for your records.
 

LET YOUR CHURCH KNOW

We will provide you with your account information, as well as instructions and graphics to pass on to your church members about how to give online.

As with any credit card, debit card, or ACH transactions, there is a percentage and transaction fee charged for each donation. Your donors do have the option to cover this fee for you during their giving process.

  • Credit/Debit
    • 2.69% fee on the total contribution
    • $ .30 fee per transaction
  • E-Check
    • NO percentage fee
    • $ .30 fee per transaction

Once set up, your church members will be able to make a donation(s) through our web page (which can be linked on your website) or via text-to-give by simply using the provided #keyword.

 

If you have any questions for us before, during, or after online giving set up, please feel free to contact us at 803.227.6193.