Automatic Debit Contributions

Download the Automatic Debit Contribution Form

What is Automatic Debit Contributions? 

Automatic Debit is a service provided by the church’s bank that allows you to make contributions directly from your bank account to the church’s account without writing checks or giving cash.   It is an optional service to our members who prefer electronic banking instead of traditional check writing or cash donations.  The church continues to accept check and cash contributions.

What are advantages of Automatic Debit Contributions? 

  • You can prioritize giving in your budget since it will be done automatically.
  • You can increase your faithfulness since your gift will never be forgotten or left at home.
  • There are no fees involved for the donor and it may save you time. In addition, it is provided to St. Andrews Baptist Church free of charge by our bank.

What if I like putting my offering envelope in the plate as an act of worship?

You can choose to continue receiving offering envelopes if you like and you can place them in the offering plate as an act of worship just as you have in the past.  The only difference is that you would write “Automatic Debit” on the empty envelope.  The church still receives your tithes and offerings through the Automatic Debit system.

What if I don’t want to continue receiving offering envelopes?

You may ask the church office to discontinue your envelopes and you will not receive them while you are using the Automatic Debit system.

How does Automatic Debit work?

Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to SABC’s account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account? 

Your contribution will be deducted from your account on date options convenient to you. You can specify the 1st or 15th of the month or if you prefer to give twice a month it will be on the 1st and the 15th.

How do I keep my checkbook balance straight if I do not write a check?

Simply record the contribution in your check register on the appropriate date that you specified.

How can I prove I made my contribution without a cancelled check?

For tax purposes, St. Andrews Baptist Church provides quarterly contribution statements to all donors. In addition, your monthly bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers.

Is Automatic Debit risky?

Automatic Debit is actually less risky than check contribution. It can’t be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy.

What if I change bank accounts? 

Notify us and we’ll give you a new authorization form to complete.

What if I try Automatic Debit and don’t like it?

You can cancel your authorization at any time by notifying Angela Driggers in the church office.

How do I sign up for Automatic Debit?

Complete and sign the Authorization Form and return it to Angela Driggers in the church office along with a voided check or savings deposit slip.

How do I designate my choice of giving plans or give to mission or special offerings?

Angela Driggers can discuss giving plan options with you when you sign up.  You can change at any time by notifying her.  She also can tell you how to give to seasonal mission offerings and make special designations for flowers or other needs.

I currently use a Bill Pay service to pay my bills. Can I continue to contribute in the future using Bill Pay?

Yes. Bill Pay services from Quicken, your bank, or other vendors draft your bank account and then forward a paper check to St. Andrews Baptist Church. You may incur a fee with your Bill Pay service but there is no fee to the church.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions? 

Please call the church office at 803-798-7325 and ask for Angela Driggers (ext. 224). She will be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Download the Automatic Debit Contribution Form