The 2.9% “convenience fee” you see on the online giving form is not required. However, your acceptance of the additional charges will help offset the merchant fees we are charged by Visa, Mastercard, etc. for processing the online payment. The Conference is not charging for this service, but the merchant fees are unavoidable.
Donations received online will be sent to your church net of the associated fees. Accepting the convenience fee will increase the dollar amount actually remitted to your church. Churches will receive information on the gross amount contributed by each person for giving records but will receive the net amount (total donations minus fees).