Online Giving FAQs

How Do I Give Online?

You may give using a Visa or MasterCard credit card or an electronic check (ACH) here. Using an electronic check is preferred due to lower processing costs. 

How Do I Contribute to a Mission Trip? 

Click here to give to a specific mission trip. Please choose any community and indicate the participant and trip in the memo line.

Is Online Giving Secure?

Yes. We have partnered with Vanco to provide our credit card processing. As a Level 1 certified provider of merchant services, Vanco meets the highest level of security requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

Can I Give Online if I Do Not Attend ACF?

Yes. Click here to give to the ACF community of your choice.

Is There a Minimum Amount I Can Give? 

There is a $3.00 minimum amount for online giving. There are no fees for you (ACF pays for all fees related to online giving).

How Do I Know if my Online Gift was Processed?

After giving online you will immediately receive a confirmation email. You will see this gift posted immediately to your Giving History. In addition, you will receive annual contribution statements securely through email that will contain all of your recorded gifts no matter how they were given.

Can I Set Up my Online Giving to be Recurring?

Yes. Your gift can be one time only or recurring. For recurring gifts, click on the “Recurring” box and then choose the frequency you want. You can choose the number of payments or give the date of the last transaction. And of course you can modify your scheduled giving at any time.

What Are the Benefits of Setting Up Recurring Online Giving?

  • It helps simplify your life – no trying to remember if you’ve given this month.
  • It is biblical – you decide how you are going to give ahead of time (1 Cor. 16:2).
  • It allows you to give consistently, even when you’re not in church.

Does Online Giving Diminish Giving as an act of Worship?

If you are accustomed to placing your gifts in the in the giving boxes after worship, you may wonder if an online gift will have the same spiritual significance. We believe it is the heart of the giver, not the method of giving, that makes our financial offerings a true act of worship. At ACF, we consider giving as an act of worship in response to God’s grace (2 Cor. 8:7). By offering online giving, we expect ACF members to give voluntarily as God leads. One should never incur debt in order to give.
Will I Still Receive My Contribution Statement in the Mail?

Yes. You will receive an email with secure access your contribution statement by January 31st. If you prefer to have one mailed, contact Accounting

Can I Designate How My Online Gift is to Used?

ACF accepts designated giving so long as the designation is already in the ACF budget. If you would like to designate how your gift is to be used, please explain in the text box corresponding to your online gift. All gifts currently go into the ACF General Fund. We use your ACF community reference only to understand the financial health of each community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Stephanie Schmidt at 512-381-5717.