How To To Give Online
Ways To Give At Westtown
We believe God owns everything. His Word shows us both the responsibilities and the blessings of giving.
The act of giving is our acknowledgement that all that we have is a gift to us, entrusted for our stewardship and intended for good. We are taught that our giving should be in proportion to what we have received through God’s goodness, and that it should come from a cheerful heart.
Our giving is an act of worship, a reflection of God’s kindness and provision. The proper use of those gifts is the solemn responsibility of those God places in the roles of leadership in His church. At Westtown Church, that responsibility is carried out by our Elders and our Deacons.
Scripture teaches that the tithe is a tenth of all that God has given us. The tithe is the gift of highest priority. It is 10% of our money, but it is also a tenth of the time we are allotted and a tenth of the “talents” or skills we have been given. Your financial tithe to our church, along with “unrestricted and undesignated” gifts, are used to support the general operations of the church.
Some of the most common questions we receive, regarding giving at Westtown Church, are listed below. We hope they’ll help you feel secure and confident that your generosity and gifts are being handled well.
The donor interface for Planning Center Giving is hosted on ChurchCenter.com. Your church uses a unique web address (westtownchurch.churchcenter.com/giving) where people can give and manage their contact information, recurring gifts, payment methods, and view their giving history. You can learn more about the Planning Center Giving experience here: mywt.us/pcogiveonline
That’s ok! With Planning Center Giving, passwords aren’t used. Passwords aren’t secure or simple since they’re reused, making them weak, and with passwordless login, people don’t have to create an account–all they need is an email address.
Yes. No credit card details are held on your phone. Credit card details are tokenized and are stored on industrial grade servers where this information is then encrypted. The security setup we have used is the same as many banks and is PCI DSS compliant. For this reason, Planning Center Giving is considered significantly more secure than many current offerings including actually having a credit card physically present.
Yes, You will receive an email immediately after giving. However you can view a list of your transactions that you have made using Planning Center Giving. Simply login and you can see all of the giving you have done via the Church Center app, website and texting.