Online Giving is LIVE: Give here, give now.
We are excited to announce a new and convenient way to give instantly online safely and securely. Online giving and text giving are now available through our membership software database, Shelby Next. This allows online giving from your computer desktop as well as text giving from your smart phone. By clicking on the portal link below, you will be invited to setup your profile. Once this is created, simply login each time you wish to give. Text giving can be setup by texting 901.329.3645. An initial setup process is required but only once. Have questions? See the frequently asked questions below or contact our Parish Administrator, Antoinette Cheney, for support.
ONLINE GIVING F.A.Q.
Q: How do I give online?
Click the "Give Now" button above and follow the prompts to create a profile and set up your contribution.
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: Is online giving secure?
Our system used industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect date transmissions of financial and certain other information. Financial information is stored in encrypted form on computers that are not publicly accessible via the internet.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept debit or credit cards.
Q: Why do you allow credit cards for online giving?
We are committed to using every tool at our disposal to reach, nurture, and inspire spiritual growth. Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be efficient tools for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash through the month and then pay off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit card to give.
Q: Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your registered address.
This statement will include all giving done online and at Saint John's.
Q: Can I see what I've given in the past?
Yes. All of your online giving is recorded in your account and is accessible from the link when you're logged in to the online giving system...If you give by cash or check at Saint John's (i.e. during the service, at the church office, etc...) It is recorded manually and will be available on your year-end contribution statement.
Q: I clicked the "Give Now" button and nothing happens.
When you click "Give Now", a new browser window is opened. if you are using a pop-up blocker, the window may not open. Most tools will allow you to permit pop-ups on a specific website.
Q: Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes- You have many options for recurring contributions. This includes one time, weekly,twice per month, monthly, yearly, etc... Select "Schedule Giving" on the online giving form.
Q: Can I edit my existing recurring donation?
Sure. When you log in using the link above, you can click "Schedule Giving" to edit your online giving payment.
Q: Can I test this by giving one time?
Yes. Unless you specify a recurring donation your contribution will only occur once.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact Antoinette Cheney, Parish Administrator, in our church office at 901.323.8597x16