We know these funds are important to your church during this uncertain time, and we are working to get these to you as quickly as possible. Here is an explanation of why it takes longer than you may hope.
The Conference is not processing the donations from church members directly to each church’s bank account on a day-to-day basis. We are serving as a “middle-man” to receive online donations from your members using our existing channels, and then passing the funds along to you. This requires time to assemble data and daily gifts from individuals, enter the information into our system, and generate payments and reports going back out to churches’ bank accounts. There are at least 85 churches using this service now. In addition, all of our staff are currently working from home, which may add to processing time.
We encourage all churches to research online giving platforms that can be set up for processing donations directly to the church’s account.
Comparison of options for online giving: https://givingfees.com/#church