Our giving at Bethany is shaped by 4 foundational convictions demonstrated in the lives of the 1st-century believers in Corinth and Macedonia (1 Cor. 16 and 2 Cor. 8). Following their pattern, we believe we are called to give Systematically, Sacrificially, Proportionately, and Cheerfully.
There are several ways to give to support BBC. You can give during our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services, at the church office during regular business hours, or online. To give online, click the “Give Now” button below. You’ll be redirected to our secure online giving service where you can give as a “guest” or sign in with your Realm login email address. With a Realm account, you’ll be able to set up automatic recurring donations and track your giving online.
For information on setting up a Realm account, please contact the church office or IT administrator at email@example.com.
When contributing online, please consider the following:
We are currently accepting Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT/EBT) contributions as the sole method of online giving due to the high fees associated with debit/credit card transactions.
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Q. How do I give online? There are 2 ways to access online giving.
Q. Do I need a Realm account to give?
No, you can give as a “guest” but if you want to view/track your giving online or print end of year tax statements, you’ll want to register. If you already have a Realm account, you can just use that login information.
Q. Can I set up automatic giving?
Yes. In fact, automatic giving is a helpful tool you can use to help you give more consistently throughout the year.
Q. Is my information secure?
Yes. Our online giving is provided by Realm ACS partnered with Vanco Payment Solutions (www.vancopayments.com). Realm is our church management software and serves as the portal to Vanco, which handles the payment processing and your banking information. Your banking information is kept private and is not seen or stored by anyone at Bethany.
Q. Will anyone see how much I’m giving?
Normally no. The church treasurer and IT administrator are able to view giving amounts but this is not part of the normal bookkeeping process unless there’s been an error or you need help with a donation.
Q. Can I give with a debit or credit card?
No. At this time, the fees to process debit/credit transaction are cost-prohibitive. Instead, we offer giving via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
Q. How much of my gift is going toward processing fees?
We’re only charged $0.25 for each transaction no matter how big.
Q. Can I give to both the general fund AND Faith Forward fund?
Yes. On the Realm giving portal, you can select which fund you’d like to give to. You can also give to both funds simultaneously if you want.
Q. Who should I contact if I have more questions or need help setting up an account?