Online Giving Questions and Answers
How can we give?
At OHNaz we have several ways that you can give to God's work through your tithes and offerings. You can give by check on Sundays, you can mail a check to our offices, you can give online or you can schedule an automatic draft.
Is it safe to give online?
Absolutely. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen.
What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Please know that the online giving does not make a distinction regarding a debit card or a credit card. We do strongly suggest that no one use a credit card unless it is paid off every month. We do not wish our congregation to go into debt when using a credit card. The Bible speaks in Proverbs 22:7 about "...the borrower [being] servant to the lender."
Are there any fees involved with giving online?
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.
Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.
If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month
Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system
Can I use a debit card?
You can use a debit check card with the Visa or MasterCard logo, but "old style" bank debit cards (without the logo) are not accepted through the Pushpay system.
Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
When will contributions be taken from my account?
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows time for the contribution to process through your bank and the church's bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
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.