Giving FAQs

Are my donations tax-deductible?
Christian Fellowship Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations that we receive are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions about the deductibility of your contributions.

Can I designate my gift to a particular department or ministry?
We accept gifts designated to only a few specific accounts. These include tithes and offerings, missions general, approved missionaries and projects, and benevolence. All other CFC ministries are funded by your gifts to tithes and offerings.

How often do you send giving statements?
Giving statements are mailed each January for the previous year. If you have moved recently or had a name change because of an updated marital status, please send us your updated information using the contact form below.

Is my giving record confidential?
In general, all information concerning donations to Christian Fellowship Church is considered confidential and does not leave the Accounting office. One exception is missionary support teams; we provide our missionaries with a record of those who contribute to their support.

I don't see where to register or give when I go to the giving page.
Make sure you are using Chrome or Firefox browsers for the best viewing experience. Internet Explorer is also supported, but only if you are using the most updated version. Many software programs are no longer supporting Internet Explorer, so overall, Chrome or Firefox are better choices for internet access.

Is my information secure when I give online?
CFC values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. CFC will not disclose your name, address, e-mail address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. Click HERE to view our complete Privacy Policy. In addition, our online giving provider, Vision2, is PCI DSS Level 1 certified and undergoes independent audits annually to maintain certification. Vision2’s production environment and production data center are fully housed and hosted by ARMOR. ARMOR is PCI DSS Level 1 certified and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified.

What forms of payment do you accept online?
We accept electronic check or Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, and American Express credit/debit cards.

Are there fees associated with giving online?
You are not charged any fees to give online. However, when you make an online gift with a credit or debit card, Christian Fellowship Church incurs fees that typically range from 2.5% to 3.5%. These are normal card processing fees and cannot be avoided. Donations made via Bill Pay do not have any fees associated with them.

Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes. You have many options for recurring contributions. This includes one time, weekly, biweekly, monthly, yearly, etc. After you enter the gift amount, select the green "Make this a Recurring or Future Gift" button before you complete your gift.

Can I edit my existing recurring donation?
Yes. Log in to your account and click the white Profile button. Then click Recurring Gifts to edit any existing recurring gifts.

Can I test this by giving one time?
Yes. Unless you specify a recurring donation, your contribution will only occur once.

Can I see what I've given in the past?
Yes. All of your giving (including any cash or check giving) is recorded in your account and is accessible from the "Giving History" tab when you're logged into your giving account.

If we want people to get out of debt, why does Christian Fellowship Church accept credit card donations?
Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people now utilize them in place of cash or checks, and then pay off the balance in full each month. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card for their convenience. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact our Accounting Office at (812) 867-6464, or use the form below