PCAC Online Giving To make online donations to PCAC, use your phone or computer to visit: https://giving.pcactexas.org Currently, you may donate to PCAC by using a bank debit card or by an ACH payment. ACH is the electronic equivalent of a paper check. We recommend donations by ACH in order to minimize the transaction fee.
When can I donate online? Online donations may be made any time or day 24/7. This is especially convenient if you are travelling away from church, or would like to make a donation during the week. Online donations by debit card number complete the same day. Online donations by ACH take about 5 days to process--similar to a paper check.
Is there a fee to donate online? Donations by ACH (recommended) incur a processing fee of only 25-cents. Donations by debit card are charged by our payment processor a fee of 30-cents plus 2.15% of the total donation. For debit card donations, the fee is shown to you at checkout, and you are asked to add that to your donation.
Can I donate by credit card? Currently, we are not accepting donations by credit card. Events which use online registration (such as VBS and church retreat) can be paid by credit card though.
Is my bank account information private? Only your bank account number and your bank’s routing number are used to make donations. There is no access to your bank account balance or other information. PCAC uses ChurchCenter.com to provide its online donation service. PCAC sees only the last four digits of your bank account number. ChurchCenter does not itself store any account information, but your account number is held securely by Stripe.com which is used for processing payments. Stripe.com is required by law to comply with PCI and other financial security standards.
Who can see my donation information at PCAC? At PCAC, two people are appointed as part of the church finance team to review and record online donations. Only they can see information about individual donors or donations, and they are responsible to treat donor information with utmost discretion. For weekly and monthly financial reports, access to individual donor or donation information is not usually viewed as only the summary information provided by Church Center is necessary.
How do I give to multiple funds? Select the fund from the dropdown list and enter the amount for that fund. Click “Add donation” to make an additional donation to another ministry fund in the same transaction.
Will I receive a giving statement for my taxes? You will receive receipts by email for each online donation unless you disable that feature. At the end of the year, PCAC will email you a giving statement summarizing all of your online donations. If you also made donations in person by cash or check, you will also receive a separate printed giving statement of your traditional donations.
How do I verify my bank account instantly? Click the button to “Instantly verify your account.” You will need to login to your Online Banking account. Only your bank account number and routing number are shared. After verification, you will be able to make your first donation right away.
What if I have a question about a donation? If you have a question about or have made a mistake in a donation, please contact the church office or email [email protected] Donations made by SMS text message can also be edited or cancelled within a few hours.
How do I verify my bank account manually? You will just need your bank account number and your bank’s routing number (both numbers appear on the bottom of your paper checks). After entering that information, you will receive more instructions on screen and by email. Within 1-2 days, you will receive two small deposits into your bank account from pcactexas.org. Once you see those deposits show up, log back into https://giving.pcactexas.org and go to your account information. Click the Verify button, and you will be asked to enter the two amounts of the test deposits. Once you enter the correct two amounts, your account is verified, and you may make your first donation.
Can I donate from my phone? There are three ways you can donate directly from your phone: 1) you can browse to PCAC’s giving page, 2) you may install and use the ChurchCenter app, or 3) by sending a text message. Donating by text message is very convenient, but requires you to first setup and verify your banking information using the giving page or the ChurchCenter app. To donate by text message, you must have a mobile phone number setup for your giving account, and you may then make donations by texting to phone number 84321 a simple message like “100 to general, 75 to missions”. Note the comma is required to separate donations to different funds. You will receive an instant confirmation by text message which allows you to cancel any errors. You will also receive email receipts. Your account information is never asked for or transferred by text message or email.
What if I have a question about a donation? If you have a question or have made a mistake in a donation, please contact the church office or email [email protected] Donations made by SMS text message can be cancelled and re-entered within a few hours by following the reply instructions.