"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Giving online is safe, steady, and simple. It is safe, because we use the latest security methods with strong encryption technologies to maintain safe transactions.
Your giving is steady, because you have the ability to set up recurring gifts without having to be reminded.
It is simple and easy, because your giving experience only requires a one time set-up.
To give online, all you need is access to the Internet and a money account. Gifts will be accepted from checking accounts, savings accounts, and credit or debit card accounts. We are now connected with SecureGive, a company that specializes in digital giving for credit and debit card accounts.
With online giving, you can specify any amount you wish to give to our church—and for any purpose. For instance, you can select: Tithes, Missions, Scholarships, Spanish, General Offerings, and more. To make home budgeting easier, your giving reports can be viewed at any time.
Or, freely download a mobile app to give securely at any time:
Your contribution statement can also be viewed online.
Are there fees?
Not for you. We will pay the fee, which is minimal, considering the efficiency gained through processing your gifts. Since it’s also faster and easier for our accounting staff, our church actually saves money.
Can I make one-time gifts?
Yes. And we will keep your account open should you change your mind or wish to give at a future time.
Can I designate my gifts?
Yes. Your gift can be designated for a ministry or purpose, just as you do with the paper envelopes.
What are my recurring options?
You can choose: weekly, bi-weekly or monthly with a specific date and number of occurrences—even indefinitely. And you can cancel at any time.
Can I review my giving history?
Absolutely. All contributions made through the website are recorded for you to review at any time.
How can I give from a savings account or checking account?
At the present time, Shelby is the only system available for savings and checking accounts.
How can I give with a credit or debit card?
We have recently added SecureGive, a leading Internet online and mobile giving service for churches. Because this system is more user-friendly, convenient, and accessible, we ask that you switch all credit and debit card giving to SecureGive. However, to keep your private information secure, remember that we will not migrate or automatically terminate your previously established recurring donations with Shelby. To cancel your recurring payments with Shelby, you must call 713-453-7000, Ext. 250. The Shelby system is now available only for checking and savings accounts.