Your Life at Victory account makes online giving more convenient. Set up recurring gifts and see your contribution history at any time.
God gives us the privilege of partnering with Him to reach people. The Bible teaches that we worship the Lord with our tithe and that the purpose of tithing is to put the Lord first in our lives. (Deuteronomy 14:22)
Your contribution supports the daily work of the church. Whether you bring your tithe or give an offering, your contribution will be the greatest return on investment—changed lives. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, the work of the Lord continues to expand; many people enter into a relationship with Christ, and their lives are forever changed.
God desires that we excel in the grace of giving because He influences the world through people. God gives to you so He can give through you. Everything you have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give, the world is changed for the glory of God: the Gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built, and you in turn are blessed by God so that you can give again.
Online giving allows the convenience and security of electronic, tax-deductible giving for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. You can set this up as a one-time or recurring gift.
Why Give Online?
- When you register to give online, you are deciding in advance to faithfully give.
- You simplify your life by not having to remember to send in an offering when you are away on a trip or miss the church service.
- You will be advancing God's Kingdom. Giving literally impacts the lives of thousands of people around the world through our missions and outreach ministries.
- You will be building the church by helping our cash flow to remain consistent from month to month.
But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)
We want to avoid criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. (2 Corinthians 8:20-21)
Victory is committed to honoring God's provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical practices, and full accountability to ensure that the financial integrity of Victory Family Church remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process. In addition, an annual audit is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm. Victory is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
ECFA is an accreditation agency that is dedicated to helping Christian ministries uphold high standards for responsible stewardship.
Benefits of an Online Account:
- Have one account for contributions and class registrations.
- Set up recurring gifts.
- Keep track of the classes you have registered for and the contributions you have made.
- Register for a class or make a contribution from anywhere that you can connect to the internet, including most mobile devices.
If you already have an account, click Login and enter your user name and password on the left (Image 1). If you do not have an account, enter your name, email, and phone number on the right and click "Create my Account."
Click "Give" on the right to go to the giving screen (Image 2). Set the Church/Organization to Victory Family Church. Choose your giving designation (tithe, building fund, benevolance, etc.) Enter your gift amount. Choose your giving frequency. This can be a one-time gift or a recurring gift. The weekly options are every week or every other week on any day of the week. The monthly options are the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th day of the month. On either recurring gift options, you must enter the end date of the gift, which can be no more than 5 years from the date you create the recurring gift, per financial regulations.
After adding a gift to your cart, you will be taken to a summary screen (Image 3). From this screen, you can either click the "Add Another Donation" button, or continue with your gift by clicking the "Next" button. The "Add Another Donation" feature allows you set up multiple gifts. For example, you might want to have an every other week gift for both your tithe and building fund pledge. To accomplish this, you would set up one gift for your tithe and add another gift for your building fund pledge. Likewise, if you wanted to have your gift occur on the 1st and 15th days of the month, you would set up one gift for the 1st and add another for the 15th. You also have the option to give some gifts monthly, others weekly, and at the same time make a one-time gift (see Image 7).
If you add multiple gifts, each gift will be listed in the transaction summary (Image 4). Click the "Next" button to continue. Please note that with a recurring gift, you are not actually giving at this time, so the balance will show as zero. Check each individal item for the amount that will be given on the date listed.
Enter your addresss and billing information (Image 5). If you are already logged in, your name and address will prepopulate. If you are not logged in, you can click "Login" on the right to do so at this time. When your billing information is complete, click "Complete Transaction."
Cancel or Make Changes
If you need to make a change to the amount, date, or frequency of your recurring gift, or change the credit card or checking account, you will need to cancel the existing recurring gift and create a new one. To view your current recurring gifts, click "My Giving" in the links to the right. At the top of the screen, under "My Recurring Gifts," each recurring gift will be listed with an option to cancel (Image 6). Click the "Cancel" button to go the confirmation screen (Image 7). Click "Cancel this Recurring Gift."
If you have questions, contact us at 724-453-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legacy Initiative
The Legacy Initiative is an opportunity for you to join together and eliminate the additional debt incurred for furnishings, fixtures, and acoustical treatment. Every penny of your giving will be used to reduce principal on the new debt added to the building project. Our goal is to be debt free when this ministry is passed to the next generation.
Giving Update for February
All contribution statements and records of giving can be accessed online through your My Victory account. If you have not yet created an account, click here to complete the form.
The official contribution statements for your 2013 tax returns will be accessible online through your My Victory account beginning January 24, 2014. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the church to request a paper copy.
All records of giving are updated monthly and can be viewed through your My Victory account at any time.