TO MAKE A SECURE ONLINE DONATION!
At Nixa First Assembly, we believe strongly in the principle and practice of giving a regular tithe of your income, a tithe being 10% of your earnings. Malachi 3:10 states: Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.(English Standard Version)
The "storehouse" would be the local church where you attend. The giving of your tithe is a principle in God's Word that was established in the Old Covenant between God and His people. It was a continued practice in the New Covenant, but went far beyond the giving of the tenth. The New Testament Church gave ALL. "All" would fall into the realm of an offering, which is any amount that is over and above your tithes, whether a small or large donation.
We believe that tithing is a very important biblical model, which should set the minimal standard for giving for people in all income ranges. Download this resource to help guide you in your tithes and offerings.
If you wish to view your Giving History, please click here.*
*Note: You will first need to create an account, and wait for the NFA Staff to match your new account with your past giving history records before viewing your contributions. If you have already created an account, and do not see your past giving history, please use the contact form to request the process to be completed.
ONLINE GIVING SERVICES
Welcome to Nixa First Assembly of God Giving Information. Online Giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of NFA. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.
3 Simple Steps:
1. Create a User ID and Password.
2. Provide Contact and Bank or Credit Card Information.
3. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift.
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church.
View additional information regarding online giving and frequently asked questions.
Keeping your information and contribution secure is a top priority to Nixa First Assembly. Learn more about how NFA keeps your information secure.
Benefits of Giving
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church.
- 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 - By scheduled giving, you will not have to remember to take care of your tithe in the event you are out of town, sick, or have any unplanned event happen in your regular routine.
- Security - Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can't be lost or stolen. For additional information on how Nixa First Assembly keeps your information and contributions secure, click here.
- No Distractions - Instead of needing to worry about making your contribution during the service, you can be fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your tithe and/or offering.
- Helping Nixa First Assembly - 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?
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 Fellowship One.
Q: WHAT TYPES OF BANK ACCOUNTS CAN I GIVE FROM?
You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
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.
Q: CAN I MAKE A ONE-TIME CONTRIBUTION?
Yes. They system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.
Q: IF I WANT TO SET UP A RECURRING GIFT, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR FREQUENCY OF MY GIFT?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month.
Q: CAN I CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR THE AMOUNT OR THE FREQUENCY OF MY GIFT ONCE I HAVE SET IT UP?
Yes. 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 user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system.
Q: CAN I REVIEW MY DONATION HISTORY ONLINE?
Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you've created an account, you will be able to contibute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account.
Q: WILL I STILL RECEIVE REGULAR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS FROM THE CHURCH?
Yes. 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 holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Q: CAN I DESIGNATE MY GIFT TO A PARTICULAR CAUSE?
Yes, you can designated your gift to go toward tithes and/or offerings or our benevolence fund. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I SET UP MY GIFT CORRECTLY?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.
Q: DOES IT MATTER WHICH INTERNET BROWSER I USE?
No. Any browser will work.
Q: WILL I BE ABLE TO GIVE TO SPECIAL NFA CAMPAIGNS (YEAR END FUND, FOOD DRIVE, ETC.) ONLINE?
During times when these campaigns are occurring, you will be able to give a one-time contribution to support the given initiative or campaign.
Q: I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE GIVING THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED. WHO CAN I TALK TO?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.
Q: WHAT TYPES OF BANK ACCOUNT CAN I GIVE FROM?
You can give online from your bank account via an ACH transaction. You can also give using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
Q: CAN I USE A DEBIT CARD?
You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards are not accepted through the Fellowship One system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). ACH bank drafts can be used instead for true debits.
At Nixa First Assembly, 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 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 email@example.com.
When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Nixa First will never call you to ask you for your login information.
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 contribtuions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at email@example.com.