Online Giving First Baptist uses PayPal to process credit card, debit card, and direct withdrawal donations and payments. Giving online through PayPal is fast and secure and you don’t even need to have a PayPal account to use the service to make single, one-time donations. Frequently Asked Questions Why has First Baptist Church of Golden started accepting online gifts? This system is intended to make it more convenient for anyone to send their tithes and offerings to the church. Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness and is a way to help you become disciplined about regular giving. How secure is online giving/payments? PayPal is a trusted well established company that provides a secure way to make a payment with your credit/debit card or bank account information because this information is only processed on PayPal’s secure system. The church never sees or has access to your credit/debit card or bank account information. Will I see my online gifts on my year end statement? Yes. Any gifts sent through the PayPal system will be recorded in the same way your weekly tithes are recorded. Is this service only for members of the church? No. Anyone may use this service to give to the church. Is there any charge or fee for me to use this service? No. You select the dollar amount for your gift. That is the amount that will be charged and your entire donation is tax deductible. Transaction fees are absorbed by the church so it costs you nothing to use this secure service. I don’t know much about PayPal – do I have to have an account to use it? There is no need to sign up for an account for the one-time donation option or a single payment on your credit or debit card. Setting up a recurring payment or paying directly from your bank account does require an account but be assured that PayPal is very easy to set up and use.