Welcome to Online Giving!
Giving reflects a cheerful heart (2 Corinthians 9:7). Hundreds of individuals and families give generously and joyfully every week as we work together to build lives and families on lasting values at Cornerstone Ministries.
Cornerstone offers alternative options via secure online giving. You can use online giving in three ways (debit card, automatic withdrawal or credit card). You can make a one-time contribution or set-up a recurring schedule for your giving. Click on "Give Now" below, to get started.
Online Giving FAQs
Q: Is my online giving secure?
A: Yes. Every transaction is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the same industry-standard encryption trusted for online commerce with world-class financial organizations.
Q: What cards are accepted?
A: MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. American Express is not accepted at this time.
Q: When will the transaction show in my account?
A: You set the date when you want your card charged and this will be the date of contribution in our system. For eChecks, the payment will hit your bank two banking days later, so a Monday contribution date will hit Wednesday, while a Thursday contribution date will hit on Monday because of the weekend.
Q: Can I give as much (or as little) as I want?
A: Donations must be a minimum of $5.00 and there are no limitations on the maximum amount.
Q: What iif I make a mistake and need to have a completed transaction reversed?
A: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so your situation can be handled appropriately.
Q: Whom do I talk with if I have more questions?
A: Send an email to email@example.com or call the church office and ask to speak with the Finance department.
Q: Can I make a stock donation?
A: Yes. Cornerstone maintains a Charles Scwab account to receive stock donations. Once the transferred shares have settled, Cornerstone liquidates the full amount of shares. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Q: How do I give to a special offering?
A: We will continue to maintain a supply of blue envelopes in the pews, and these can be used for special designated giving. We will also be offering "Text to Give" for special offerings throughout the year.
Q: Will I receive confirmation of my scheduled giving?
A: When you establish a recurring schedule for your donation, you will be able to have a reminder email sent to remind you of the date of the transaction. You will also recieve a confirmation after your contribution has been processed.
At Cornerstone, we use an online database called Elexio. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.
There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Elexio provides data security using the latest security technology.
The second aspect of security relates to account creation. When you first create a new account in the system, you will be able to donate immediately, but you will not have access to any previous contribution information. Before that can happen, we must manually link your previous information to the account you created.
In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that all of your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone number, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before creating the link. Since this is a manual process, we will perform these steps approximately once per month, but if you would like to speed up this process, you can send an email to email@example.com.
When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your password, you can have the system email it to you 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Cornerstone will never call you to ask for your login.
Your information is held securely by the Elexio system. This 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 us at email@example.com.