Giving FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we give to the local church?
As Christ Followers, we believe that we are stewards of God's resources because He is the owner of all that we have. Throughout scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving back a portion of what God has so generously provided. His Word tells us that giving is an act of worship that should be done with a spirit of thanksgiving.
How do we give?
We have several ways that you can give to God's work through your tithes and offerings. You can give by check on Sundays, you can mail a check to our offices, you can give online (once or schedule recurring gifts) by eCheck or debit/credit cards. Please read the FAQ's regarding credit card gifts.
Why do I have to set up a user name and password?
Setting up an account with a user name and password allows you to enter a highly secure environment for your transaction. Once your account and password are established, all of your personal information including credit card information is safe and protected.
Can I just try this by giving online one time?
Yes, just select “One Time” in the frequency drop-down box.
Is online giving secure?
All account information (eCheck, debit or credit card) you enter and/or store for online giving is secured by McAfee Secure™ and is tested daily. No one has access to your account data unless authorized by you.
Are there any hidden charges or fees to give online?
No, Greenbrier Church does not charge any extra fees. You select the dollar amount for your gift. That is the dollar amount that will be recognized as your contribution.
Can I use a check online?
Yes, select the “eCheck” option under Payment Method.
If we want to help people get out of debt, why does Greenbrier accept credit card contributions?
Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, and then pay off the balance in full each month. For these people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card to give. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option. Instead, you may use an eCheck or debit card to directly debit your checking account.
Can I designate my gift to a particular department or ministry?
Every dollar given to the Greenbrier Church general fund is used to support the global mission and vision of the church. You will have the ability to designate your online contribution only to an item in the “Fund” drop-down box.
Should I tithe off my gross earnings or the net amount of my paycheck?
Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms “net” or “gross”. It’s more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in II Corinthians 9 that “each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
How can I keep a record of the amount I have contributed?
You can view your online giving record from the online giving window at any time. Scroll to the bottom of the window to see your giving history for the current year. There’s also a drop down menu that allows you to view giving from previous years. Press Ctrl+P to print the window or click on the print button. This print out can also be used as your year end contribution statement.
What if I want to change my online giving or stop it?
From the online giving window, scroll down to the contribution schedule. Select the green edit button to make a change or select the blue button to delete.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact Jeremy Ownby at 706.922.8224 or, and he'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. Please do not put sensitive information (account numbers, etc…) in an email. An email message is not secure.
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