Your generous contributions enable GRACE in Pagosa to minister locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Through Online Giving you can:
- Set up scheduled giving
- Designate gifts to specific efforts
- Trace and adjust your giving
Ways to Give
There are several ways you can give to GRACE in Pagosa:
- Sunday Services: Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate during any Sunday service.
- Mail: Send your donation to the church office:
P.O. Box 4849,
Pagosa Springs, CO 81157
Be sure to include your name and address on check or envelope.
- Online: Set up a one-time or recurring gift through use of a bank ACH draft, credit card, or debit card.
Giving financially to God is an important part of our spiritual walk. At GRACE in Pagosa, we believe that financial giving is an act of worship and should be done willingly and joyfully. The Bible tells us that “… everything we have comes from You (God), and we give You only what You first gave us” (1 Chronicles 29:14, NLT). Returning a portion of the finances He has blessed us with honors Him and enables His kingdom to expand.
It’s important that we give as an act of love and gratitude towards God, not because man has said to do it. The apostle Paul wrote, “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully” (2 Corinthians 9:7, NLT)
What are the benefits of giving online?
Create one schedule or multiple schedules that fit your lifestyle.
Edit or delete any scheduled donation at anytime. (NOTE: Be certain to take this action one full business day in advance of the date you want the transaction to take place).
View your giving record. (This feature becomes available 24 hours after you set up your account for the first time.)
To receive giving credit for the current calendar year, the church must receive gifts before midnight, December 31. You may place cash gifts in the offering plate on the last Sunday of the year during services. You may also personally deliver your gifts to the church between 9 a.m. and 4:30pm on December 29. Envelopes bearing a postmark of December 31 or earlier will also count as contributions for the current calendar year.
Is Online Giving safe?
Giving online is safe and secure.
GRACE in Pagosa uses an online database called Easy Tithe. This system provides you with secure access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. Easy Tithe is used by churches throughout the country.
There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Easy Tithe provides data security using the latest technology and best practices. The following statement is from their security documentation: “Easy Tithe uses 128 bit SSL technology for data transactions. All personal, credit card & bank information is submitted using 128 bit encryption. There is no stronger form of protection than this encryption and by doing this, we eliminate the possibility that someone might “tap” the line and extract data from it.
Neither Easy Tithe, nor GRACE in Pagosa will electronically store credit card information.
When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. You can also change your password at any time. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. Neither Easy Tithe, nor a Grace Church representative will ever call you to ask for your login information.
Your information is held securely by the Easy Tithe system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact the church’s Financial Advisor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it safe to give online? Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by Easy Tithe. Q: What type of donations are accepted? You can give online from any Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card.
Q: Are there any fees involved with giving online? Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift.
Q: Can I make a one-time contribution? Yes. The system allows you to make a one-time or recurring donation amount.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause? Gifts can be given to either the Church General Fund, Missions or during any times for special offerings (i.e. Benevolence, Pregnancy Center, etc.) Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly? Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution. Q: Does it matter which Internet browser I use? We recommend the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but most any browser will work. Q. Can I use a debit card? You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards are not accepted through the Easy Tithe system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to? For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact the church Financial Advisor or one of the elders.