WHO DO I MAKE MY CHECK OUT TO?
You can now make checks out to "New Story Church" for tithes and offerings.
I THOUGHT CREDIT CARDS WERE EVIL. WHY DOES New Story EVEN ACCEPT DONATIONS USING A CREDIT CARD?
Credit cards are morally neutral. It’s how they’re used that can cross the line from good to bad. If you pay your entire credit card balance off each month when it’s due and using your credit card to give to New Story Church is the most convenient option for you, then we can support that. (Keep in mind, though, that credit cards cost New Story Church much more to process than other giving options, so, there may be other reasons to choose an alternative form of giving). The last thing we want to see, however, is someone go into debt in order to give to New Story Church. So, if you carry a balance on your credit card each month or you’ve just spent a long time to finally get out of debt, we would encourage you to give another way (see options above).
WHY DO YOU PREFER WE USER OUR BANK ACCOUNT RATHER THAN OUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD?
When giving online or through text-to-give, donations made with a credit or debit card cost approximately 2.5% of the donation amount. Donations made directly from your bank account (ACH) cost much less – approximately 0.75% of the donation amount.
For example, a $250 credit card contribution costs New Story $6.12 but a $250 ACH contribution costs New Story only $1.97 – 1/3 as much. A bi-weekly $250 gift using a credit card will cost an extra $107.90 per year. Multiply that by a bunch of people giving by credit card and New Story is paying thousands of dollars more each year. These are real dollars that go to the credit card processor instead of to ministry.
So, if you have a choice, please consider making your donation through your bank account so that more of your donation goes to the ministry of New Story. Or consider adding 2.5% or more to your gift to cover the cost of a credit/debit card donation.
ARE ONLINE GIVING AND TEXT-TO-GIVE SECURE?
Yes! We work with Kindrid, a vendor with Level 1 PCI compliant standards. That means your donations are stored with bank level security and all your information is transmitted via an encrypted HTTPS connection. Plus, no information is stored by New Story.
WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY TEXT THE WRONG AMOUNT WHEN I TEXT-TO-GIVE?
Don’t worry. It’s simple to reverse the donation. Just text EDIT to 484-302-7272 and you’ll be walked through the process to change the amount. If you want to cancel the donation altogether, just text the word REFUND to 484-302-7272. It’s that simple.
WHY ARE WE USING TEXT-TO-GIVE?
Besides its convenience, the great benefit to the text-to-give option is that it allows us to immediately respond to God’s prompting as an act of worship.