Give

Give20Now20Button22018-39-30Welcome to Bear Valley's Online Giving Service. Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of Bear Valley. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.

3 Simple Steps

  1. Establish an account using your email address and by creating a password.  Click here to get started.
  2. Provide contact and bank or credit/debit card information. Currently we do not accept American Express.
  3. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift.
Benefits
  • First Fruits - In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the "First Fruits" of our labor. By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify you can ensure that your First Fruits are given back to God.
  • Simplicity - You will not need to remember if you gave this month or send in your offering checks when you are out of town.
  • Security - Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can't be lost or stolen.
  • No Distractions - Instead of needing to worry about writing your contribution check during the service, you can be fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
  • Helping Bear Valley - Online contributions require less processing from our administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe to give online?

 

Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?

 

Q: Are there any fees involved with giving online?

 

Q: Can I make a one-time contribution?

 

Q: If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?

 

Q: Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?

 

Q: Can I review my donation history online?

 

Q: Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?

 

Q: When will contributions be taken from my account?

 

Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?

 

Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?

 

Q: Does it matter which Internet browser I use?

 

Q: Will I be able to give to special Bear Valley campaigns (Lottie Moon, Easter Fund, etc.) online?

 

Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?

 

Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?

 

Q. Can I use a debit card?


Security

At Bear Valley Church, we use an online database called Fellowship One. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and in Europe and has been fully tested by them.

There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following statement is from their security documentation: "[the system] utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data. Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted. Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what is known in technical terms as salted hash. In laymen's terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations four years to discover the password."

The second aspect of security relates to account creation. When you first create a new account in the system, you will be able to donate immediately, but you will not have access to any previous contribution information. Before that can happen, we must manually link your previous information to the account you created.

In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that all of your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone number, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before creating the link. Since this is a manual process, we will perform these steps approximately once a week, but if you would like to speed up this process, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

When you establish your account, you will use your email address as your login ID and create a password. If you forget your password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address you used when you created your account. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 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. Bear Valley Church will never call you to ask for your login information.

Our Policies

Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One 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 cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .