Your gift helps us live out our vision to serve the world.
Giving at Bear Valley Church
We encourage all of those who are part of our Church family to give—not out of obligation but out of a spirit of worship. Your gifts allow God's work to be done in our midst, in our community, and in the world around us.
Why We Give
"In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35
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. 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.
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 our online vendor.
Q: What are the different ways that I can give online?
You can give online from your checking or savings account, credit, or debit card.
Q: 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. You do have the option of adding a small donation to help offset the processing fees on your bank card if you wish.
Q: 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. Recurring contributions can be scheduled on the date(s) you specify. Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.
Q: How can I update my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
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 email address and password and make the necessary changes in the system. Be sure to create your Online Profile to have full access to your account. You can also view the complete history of your online contributions. The church will continue to send year end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
Q: 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.
Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
Please contact the church office and we’ll direct you to someone who can help.