In order to enable text giving, text the amount with or without the $ sign to +12693011388. You will then receive a text back with a link to fill out a little bit of information. You only have to do this once and after you are done filling it out it will automatically process your gift. After this all you have to do is text an amount you would like to give and it will be applied to our general fund.
Text Giving is a powerful tool for you to give to BCBC quickly and securely. Below is a breakdown of how you can interact with your Text Giving number to make a donation:
First Time Donors
The first time you text an amount to your Text Giving number you will receive a link you can follow to provide your name, address, and credit card number you wish to use with Text Giving. Once this is completed you will receive another text message stating, “Your giving was successful”:
You can text an amount to give to the church’s general fund. For example, you can text: $250 or 250 to give $250.00 to the general Fund:
If you want to text a gift to a specific Fund you can request a list of the available Funds by sending the word “Funds” to our Text Giving number. A list of the active Funds will be returned:
To give to a specific Fund the you will need to text the donation amount along with the Fund name. For example someone wanting to give $250 to our General Fund might send: “250 general” to our Text Giving number. However, if we don’t have a fund called “general” a message will be returned to the you which outlines your available Funds. These are provided in a numbered list so the you can review our Funds and simply reply with the number of the Fund you intended to give towards.
In the illustration below the donor sent “250 general” in an attempts to give $250.00 to the General Fund. The church didn’t have a fund called “general” so a list of the available Funds was returned. The first Fund listed is what they were trying to give toward (General Church Budget) so they replied with the number “1” to finalize their gift to the correct Fund.
Donors can text “Help” at any time to receive instructions on how to use Text Giving:
In the event that you need to change your payment method stored for Text Giving, you can simply text the word “Reset”. This will remove your stored card from your account. The next time you submit a text donation you will be provided with a link to store your new payment information (as shown in the first item in this list):