How can funds be withdrawn directly from my account?
With the authorization form available below, you can set up an automatic contribution to Bethel Church. We use Vanco Services to deduct the authorized amount at the authorized time. Nobody can deduct any money from your account electronically unless you specifically authorize it.
When would this automatic contribution be taken from my account?
On the authorization form, you can specify whether you want your contribution to be one-time, weekly, semi-monthly or monthly. When the date you selected falls on a weekend or holiday, the transaction will take place on the next business day.
Why can’t I give by credit card?
We chose to set up automatic contributions through electronic funds transfer rather than credit card for two reasons: With electronic transfer your entire gift goes to the church. A credit card company may take up to 4% of your gift when using a credit card. Also, we do not want to potentially put someone in the situation of going into debt and paying credit interest on gifts given to the church.
Can I designate my giving online?
You can designate your gift to the General Fund or to the Building Fund. If you desire to give electronically to a special offering such as Lottie Moon or Annie Armstrong, we would need additional authorization.
Is there any charge to me when I give electronically?
Electronic fund transfers carry no bank fees and this service is free to you.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Email Julie Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 651-450-9575 ext.