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Giving your way

There are three types of givers:

Online Givers

Give online through the website.

Text 2 Give

Give via text messaging.

HOHA Envelope Giver

Give while attending church.

ALL Givers who contribute to the HOHA — online, Text 2 Give and HOHA envelope — must create an online account to view your contribution history after January 5, 2015.

Online Giving

Benefits of
Online Giving

  • The ability to GIVE by using your Smartphone.
  • Members can change their donations at any time.
  • Contributors can easily track their own giving.

3 Simple Steps for a NEW User:

  1. Click the <Give Now> Button at the top of this page
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Follow the prompts in order to give

For a Returning User

  1. Put in your email and password and then log in.
  2. Follow the prompts in order to give.

Benefits of
Churchteams Database

  • A simple and easy way to give online.
  • A tool for assimilation and retention of our members.
  • Gives us the ability to track and follow up with our congregation.

Online Giving F.A.Q.

TO SEE THE ANSWER TO A QUESTION...
…click on the question and the box will slide open to reveal the answer.
Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by Churchteams.

 

Can onling givers use the same email address?
No. Each individual person should create their own email address in order to view your giving.

 

What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your bank account (checking or savings) via an ACH transaction. You can also give using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card. A debit card (MasterCard or Visa) can also be used.

 

Do I have to pay a fee to give online?
No. You will not pay any fees with an online donation. In addition, online donations 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 contributions. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution 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) you specified.

 

If I want to set up a recurring donation, what are my frequency options?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, every two weeks, once a month, quarterly, semi-monthly, and annually.

 

Can I change my personal information, my giving amount, or the frequency of my donation once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next scheduled 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 your complete contribution history starting 1/5/2015 to the present that includes all donation methods.

 

Can I see all my means of contributing, such as online giving, Text 2 Give, and in-church collections for 2015 to present?
Yes, as of January 5th, 2015.
When will contributions be deducted from my account?
Contributions will be deducted 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 donation to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your donation. There is a drop-down box to choose which fund you would like your donation to go to.

 

How will I know that I set up my donation correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.

 

Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
No. Any browser will work.

 

Can I use my Smartphone or tablet to give online?
Yes. It is web-based and is compatible with all devices.

 

Will I be able to give to special Mission 20/20 campaigns or other gifts?
During times when these campaigns are occurring, you will be able to give a contribution to support the given initiative or campaign.

 

What if I decide I don't like electronic giving?
You can cancel your authorization at any time by using the Online Giving button and accessing your personal account.

 

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 us at 404.243.9336 or onlinegiving@gtrbc.org. You will receive a response from our HOHA staff as soon as possible.

 

Online Giving Security and Policies

Our Policies

Our Policies

Your information is held securely by the Churchteams 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 onlinegiving@gtrbc.org.

Security

Security

At The House of Hope Atlanta (The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church), we use an online database called Churchteams.  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 meets or exceeds all security guidelines required by Visa and MasterCard.  Churchteams provides data security using the latest security technology.  The system utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data.  Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted.  Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what is known in technical terms as salted hash.  In laymen’s terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations for four years to discover the password.

When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password.  If you forget your login id or 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 onlinegiving@gtrbc.org.  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 be leaving the information for someone else to use.  The House of Hope Atlanta (GTRBC) will never call you to ask for your login information.

Text 2 Give

We have a great way for you to give. You can now give by using your smartphone or regular cell phone to text your donation to House of Hope Atlanta.

If your phone can send and receive text messages, but does not have Internet access, you can still use your phone to give: however you must register online.

If this is the first time you have given, you will receive a text back with a link to a web page where you will register your information. Click on the link to complete. Fill in your name, address, email address, and the debit or credit card you wish to use for all future donations. This one-time registration is required to complete your tithe. When the registration is complete, you will receive a receipt for the donation amount via text message.

Text 2 Give Examples

For Tithes

Text HOHAT [space] [amount] to 28950

.

Examples:
To give $25, text HOHAT 25 to 28950
.
To give $100, text HOHAT 100 to 28950.

For Offerings

Text HOHAO [space] [amount] to 28950

.

Examples:
To give $25, text HOHAO 25 to 28950
.
To give $100, text HOHAO 100 to 28950.

For MISSION 20/20

Text HOHAM [space] [amount] to 28950

.

Examples:
To give $25, text HOHAM 25 to 28950
.
To give $100, text HOHAM 100 to 28950.

For Gifts

Text HOHAGIFT [space] [amount] to 28950.

Examples:
To give $25, text HOHAGIFT 25 to 28950
To give $100, text HOHAGIFT 100 to 28950.

Technical Support is available for your convenience, just text HELP to 28950 or call 888-500-1997.

Text To Give F.A.Q.

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How does mobile giving work?
Simply send a text message with the appropriate KEYWORD space and any dollar amount you wish to give to 28950

 

For example, to give your tithe of $25 to House of Hope Atlanta, text HOHAT space 25 to28950.

If this is the first time you have given, you will receive a text back with a link to a web page where you will register your information.  Click on the link to complete: fill in your name, address, email address and the debit or credit card you wish to use for all future donations.  This one-time registration is required to complete your tithe.  When the registration is complete, you will receive a receipt for the $25 donation via text message.

Any time you wish to give after your initial registration, all you have to do is send a text message with KEYWORD space and any amount you wish to give to 28950. Your card will automatically be charged, and you will receive a receipt via text message.

Message and data rates may apply.

Are the keywords important or can I just text anything?
The keywords are very important as they indicate where the donation or payments are going.  Be accurate when you text!

 

House of Hope Atlanta Keywords:

  • HOHAT is for Tithes
  • HOHAO is for Offerings
  • HOHAM is for Mission 20/20
  • HOHAGIFT is for Gifts
Which kind of debit or credit card can I use?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted

 

Is the amount added to my phone bill?
No, the amount is not added to your phone bill, but it is charged to your debit or credit card.

 

How secure is this?
This solution is PCI Security Certified, and there is no data whatsoever stored on your phone. PCI is the industry security standard for credit and debit card statements, and includes a rigorous periodic security testing and audit of the entire system. For more information, see the following links:

 

What is the maximum amount I can give?
You can give any amount you wish. The maximum limit depends on how much your bank will allow you to charge to your card. You may give full dollar amounts (10) or dollars and cents (10.25). The dollar sign is not required.

 

Will I be charged per text message?
The cost of sending and receiving the text message is determined by your cell phone provider. It normally is the same as sending a text message to a friend.

 

What are the requirements?
The system works with any mobile phone with SMS or texting capability.  Also, Premium SMS or shortcode numbers must not be blocked on your plan.  If you text in your donation and do not receive a text message back, your plan may be blocked from receiving text messages from Premium SMS or shortcode numbers.  If this occurs, please contact your provider and request that they enable Premium SMS messaging on the phone number(s) in which you will be using to give.

 

To be able to do the initial registration on your phone, you will need to have internet access on your phone. If your phone can do text messaging, but does not have internet access, you can still use your phone to give, but the initial registration needs to be done through a web browser, either on a personal computer or on another device with a browser. Please follow one of the following links for web registration.  After your one-time online registration, you may give any time you wish via text message.

There is no software, downloads or app that needs to be installed on your phone.

Do I need a smartphone?
Any phone that is capable of sending and receiving text messages can be used.  To register the first time, you may do so on your phone, if your phone has a web browser, or you can register the first time on your computer using one of the links below:

 

Is the donation tax deductible?
As with all gifts and donations to House of Hope Atlanta, gifts and donations are deductible as allowed by IRS 501(c) 3 rules.
What kind of receipt will I receive?
You will receive a receipt via text message. Create an online account in order to view the history of all of your contributions after January 5, 2015. You may also request a statement from our staff by emailing onlinegiving@gtrbc.org.

 

Does it work internationally?
Yes. If you have a U.S.A. number and you are abroad, your text should go through just fine – depending on your cell phone provider’s terms and policies.

 

Once I have donated, can I undo it?
Donations are not refundable, but if you made a mistake by texting the wrong amount and need to undo the donation, send HELP to 28950 and call the toll free number you receive.

 

I have texted my donation and nothing happens.
After you text in your donation, first time users will receive a text that directs them to register.  After registration is complete you will receive a receipt confirming your donation.  Repeat users will receive a receipt confirming your donation.

 

If you text in your donation and do not receive a text message back, your plan may be blocked to receive Premium SMS or shortcode numbers.  If this occurs, please contact your provider and request that they enable Premium SMS messaging on the phone number(s) in which you will be using to give.

If you do not receive a text response right away, do not send a new text; that will duplicate the charge. If you do not receive a text response in a reasonable amount of time and you feel you have waited too long, text HELP to 28950 and you will receive a text message with a toll free number to call.

Can I unregister or unsubscribe?
Simply text STOP to 28950. You will then receive an acknowledgement that you have unregistered.

 

How do I change my personal contact information or my debit or credit card information?
Simply text STOP to 28950. You will then receive an acknowledgement that you have unregistered.  After you received this acknowledgement, text in the KEYWORD space and amount you wish to give and you will be prompted to enter your registration information which is when you will make any changes or corrections to your personal information and/or debit or credit card.

 

Can I use multiple keywords?
Yes, different keywords for House of Hope Atlanta are accepted.   No new registration is required for each keyword.  You will, however, have to send them as separate text messages.  You may give to keywords: HOHAT, HOHAO, HOHAM and HOHAGIFT.

 

Can I give to multiple churches or ministries other than House of Hope Atlanta?
If you chose to give to another church or ministry outside of House of Hope Atlanta, you must first text STOP to 28950 to unsubscribe from House of Hope Atlanta and register as a first time user again, with the other church or ministry.  When you wish to give again to House of Hope you must text STOP to 28950 to unsubscribe from the other church or ministry.  You will then register as a first time user with House of Hope Atlanta and give using the keywords designated for our church: HOHAT, HOHAO, HOHAM or HOHAGIFT.

 

Is there a phone number or email address that I can utilize if I need further assistance?
Yes, you can dial the toll free number (888) 500-1997 for information and assistance. You may also send an email to support@mobileaxept.com with your Text 2 Give questions or requests.

 

HOHA Envelope Giver

You may give by placing your donation – cash or check – in a HOHA envelope. Simply include your name, the amount of the gift and indicate the type of gift (e.g., tithes, offering, Mission 20/20, etc.) in the space provided on the envelope. Please make checks payable to The House of Hope Atlanta.