Many in the Crossway community choose to tithe according to the teaching of scriptures and also give over and above their tithe to missions and the building fund. This enables the church to fulfil its mission of Loving God, Loving People and Disciples that Multiply. There are several ways you can give:
Credit card giving can be arranged by online giving or by contacting the Accounts Department during office hours.
Please include your name and purpose of gift in the Direct Debit reference.
Giving envelopes are available for cash, cheque or credit card contributions at the Welcome Desk in the church foyer.
Please note that Crossway Baptist Church can claim back franking credits from the Australian Taxation Office where you give via your Discretionary Trust and where the distribution includes a component of franked income.
Please provide your Trust Distribution Statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a cheque because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen.
What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from MasterCard or Visa.
Can I use a debit card?
You can use a debit card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards are not accepted due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
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.
Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. The 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.
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, fortnightly or monthly.
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.
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 able to contribute 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. After that, you can view your history at any time. For more information, see our security policy.
Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to issue year-end contribution statements for tax deductible gifts for tax purposes.
How can I obtain a tax receipt for my tax-deductible donation?
Crossway tax receipts are issued annually at the end of August and may be collected from the public letter rack outside the main auditorium near the café. Please contact email@example.com if you prefer to receive an electronic receipt.
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 a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward General Tithes, Missions, Crossway LifeCare Ltd or the Kingdom Fund. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
Will I be able to give to special Crossway campaigns (such as Missionary Faith Promise giving) 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.
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 contact our Accounts Department. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.
Benefits of Online Giving
First Fruits In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honour the Lord with the “first fruits” of our labour. 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.
You will not need to remember whether you gave this month or send in your offering cheques when you are away.
Instead of getting ready to ‘give’ during a service, you can stay fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Online contributions require less processing by our administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.
Online giving is secure.
Security and Privacy
When you create your account, you will determine your own login ID (your email address or mobile number) and password. If you forget your password, you can have the system reset your password 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 for assistance.
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.
Crossway will never call you to ask for your login information. Your 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 contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact our Accounts Department.