Online Giving FAQ

Why is online giving a good idea?
Giving online turns your intentions into reality with ease.  After prayer, you decide whether your desire is to make a one-time donation or a recurring, regular donation to the operating budget (tithes & offerings) or to the Church Restoration Fund.  You don’t have to remember to write out a check each Sunday or each month, or remember to mail it in or drop it by when you’re gone for an extended period. It’s all entirely confidential.

How does it work?
Easy Tithe is the provider of the new online giving and event registration system that Sikeston First has added. At the click of a button, contributors set up their personal giving profile, indicating whether this is a one-time gift or a recurring donation, and which church account should receive the funds.  Within 24-48 hours of a transaction, the funds are routed directly to the designated church account. Money does not pass through Easy Tithe. Contributors will see the church’s name on their account statements, not Easy Tithe.  Contributors may donate funds by credit card or by bank withdrawal.

What about event registrations?
Though not required, those who occasionally sign up for events or make non-recurring donations should consider creating a user profile as well.  A user profile will save you time by automatically filling in known fields of information for you.  You can also log in a later time to view past payments or registrations.  With this system, people can still pay for events online without setting up an established profile and pattern of giving.

Is it secure?
Easy Tithe conforms to the highest set of security standards in the payment card industry. Your account managers, end users, and Easy Tithe employees will never have access to the type of sensitive information that might lead to an unauthorized transaction.  In addition, email addresses are kept private. Easy Tithe does not sell or distribute any information they receive. Read more about Easy Tithe security measures.

How do I get started?  (See a brief demo.)
To create a user profile, choose the Make A Donation button below.  You’ll be take to a screen to type in your user name and a password to log in.  Then you’ll be taken to a form where you can establish the pattern of giving you desire and how you want to pay (credit card or bank withdrawal).  Once you submit the information and your first contribution is made, you’ll be able to view your contribution history or make changes, as easily as you would check your email account.