Changes to Online Giving at SouthGate
In order to be wise stewards of your generous contributions, we will be changing our online giving system from easyTithe to Churchteams. This change will occur on Thursday, June 1, 2017. To provide you ample time to cancel your account with easyTithe and create your new account with Churchteams, we will not be canceling our current service until July 1, 2017.
Our church has been using Churchteams management software for the past 3 years. Connecting this software with our online giving will be more cost effective for our church, simplify our book keeping process and is more user friendly for our members. Things like signing up and paying for church events can now be done in one easy step on our church website.
If you have a recurring transaction set up under the old system with easyTithe, please click the red “Cancel Easytithe” tab on the home page of the church website, log in and cancel your acct. You can then click the green “give online” tab and set up your new acct with Churchteams .
Along with credit card transactions, you will also find options for online giving through ACH, (funds taken directly from your bank account/less cost to the church), and Text giving under the new system. You can set up recurring contributions or make a one-time donations online.
How to Cancel Automated Scheduled Giving and easyTithe Accounts:
- Log on to easyTithe
- While in easyTithe using the link above, click on "Forgot Password" if you do not remember your login credentials
- Click on “Scheduled Giving” or "Auto-Tithe"
- Select “Delete Schedule” or "Deactivate Auto-Tithe"
How to Create a New Online Giving Account with Churchteams:
- Log on to Churchteams
- Enter amount you wish you give
- Enter your name
- Enter your email
- Choose the fund designation
- Choose one time or recurring gift
- Choose bank or credit/debit card
- Enter banking or card information
- Click "Give"
However you choose to contribute to the ongoing ministry of SouthGate Church, please know that your gift will be greatly appreciated!
Throughout Scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving back a portion of what God has so generously provided. His Word tells us that giving is an act of worship that should be done with a spirit of thanksgiving.
Technology has given us new ways of giving, and many of you have expressed an interest in online giving. We are now able to offer you this tool to assist in your giving. We know this is not for everyone. Yet, because this option serves many people here at SouthGate Church we are making it available.
It's easy. You don't have to worry about bringing your checkbook and finding a pen or having the cash on hand when you come to service.
It's simple. Just fill out the online giving form. You are able to manage your own giving history. You will need to set up a user account the first time you give.
It's safe. The information you submit is securely encrypted and will only be used to fulfill your selected financial transaction.
A word of caution: Online giving is being provided as a convenience for you, allowing you to give by way of ACH (funds taken directly out of your bank account/less costly to the church), debit or credit card account. However, SouthGate Church does not encourage anyone to enter into debt to give or fulfill a pledge. If you use a credit card, make sure you are able to pay off your credit card bill when it comes due.