FAQ

FAQ

What is Paypal?
PayPal is an online service for sending and receiving funds. With it, you can send money to anyone with an email address, instantly. Now you can send money from home, work, even your mobile phone. To find out more about PayPal, visit their website at paypal.com.

PayPal is a very secure online funds transfew system. The system is so secure that LCA doesn’t even get your credit card information. You can send any amount you would like up to $2,000. If your tithe or offering exceeds $2,000, you can send up to $2,000 per day until your tithe or offering has been given.

What are the advantages to giving online?

  1. With the convenience of the internet, you can now make contributions or payments anytime and from anywhere with access to a computer.
  2. By adding privacy to the process of giving, your tithes and offerings can be between you and the Lord.
  3. With online accountability, you can track your payment history and manage your account with an email address and password.

Is PayPal free?
Yes. You can sign up for a PayPal account for free, and there’s no charge to transfer funds from your bank account to your PayPal account. If you use a credit or debit card, a small percentage fee is deducted from your payment on the receiving end, and does not cost you anything.

Do I need a PayPal account to give online?
No. When giving your donation, just click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” section”.

If you choose to open an account, opening a PayPal account is free and relatively painless. Once you have created the account, you can log-in with your email address and password to make payments, manage your account, and track your payment history. When you click the donate button above, it will take you to a PayPal page where you will be asked for your email address and password.

Is using PayPal safe?
Yes. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using PayPal, the church will not receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don’t have to worry about your information getting into the wrong hands.

How do I open a PayPal account?
Visit Paypal.com and click the Sign-up link at the top of any PayPal page. Select a personal account, fill out the form and follow the directions.

Can I also give designated offerings?
After clicking on the donate button, you will have the option to leave special instructions on the second page. Doing so will give those instructions to the church office upon receipt of the donation.

How does PayPal send money to the foundation?
Once you set up a bank account or other payment method in your PayPal account, you select the donate button above and select your preferred payment method on the PayPal page. After you send money, you payment will automatically be debited into the church’s account.

Can I make payments with a credit or debit card?
Although the church does not encourage making donations with a credit card, you can use any approved credit or debit card to make payments from your bank account. The preferred payment method is instant transfer from your confirmed bank account.

Can I still make a donation by check or cash if I want?
You will always have the option of giving by check or cash. Online donation is simply offered as an alternative to those who prefer to manage their finances electronically.​