WE GIVE BECAUSE HE GAVE TO US!
Generosity is one of the many ways we reflect God. God owns everything and He is a gracious giver. Once we recognize that all we have has been given to us by Him, we realize that we are only managers of what we’ve been given, so we should work to manage it well. And giving is one of the best ways we demonstrate our thankfulness to God.
Online and Mobile Giving (Please scroll all-the-way down the page)
Online Giving allows congregants to easily give through our secure website. Sign-up take minutes and you can choose from one-time gifts or create recurring payments. Gifts or Payments can be done with debit/credit cards or an ACH Bank Transfer. You can give safely through our website because our page has the proper SSL Certificates. SSL Certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged during each visit (session). Websites that have SSL certificated will have this green padlock in their URL. Scroll down the page to view our online giving form and see details about Mobile Giving.
Mobile Giving allows congregants to easily give through texting and cell phones.
To donate by text, a donor simply:
- Texts the amount they’d like to give to our mobile giving number, (607) 333-7858. We suggest that you add this number to your contacts and give it a name like “AMBC Giving.” That way you can quickly identify and pull up this number in the future.
- If you have donated by text before, you will receive a confirmation text in response that your gift has been received successfully and you are done
- If it’s the first time you have donated by text, you will be given a link and asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount and do not need to reenter your payment information.
Text Giving Commands
The following are a list of commands that the text giving system accepts:
|$50||Donate $50 to your church. Users can type any amount; the dollar sign is optional (e.g. $50 and 50 both work).|
|give $50||Same as above.|
|give||Your online giving number will respond asking how much you’d like to give. Telling people to text ‘give’ to your number can be a more succinct way to communicate text giving.|
|$50 missions||Gives $50 to the missions fund. Other designations are listed below.|
|$50 weekly||Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.|
|$50 missions weekly|
|refund||Refunds the previously given contribution. If the previously given contribution started a recurring gift, the recurrence will also be canceled.|
|update||Allows donor to update their payment method or recurring gift. Your text giving number will respond with a link where users can make these changes.|
|unlink||Unlinks a user’s phone from the text to give system|
|commands||Provides the user with a list of the available text commands|
Mobile Gifts are automatically designated to our General Fund. If you are wanting to give to a specific fund, you must include our specific fend keyword in the text… ($50 missions). Here is a list of other funds: