GIVE+ TEXT = A NEW GIVING OPTION
You can now make a contribution with text! Simply send a text message to 833-941-1494 with the amount you would like to contribute (For a $25 contribution, simply enter “25”). Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and debit or credit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt of your donation via email. For future giving, send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! You can even text “repeat” to make it a recurring donation. Text giving is one of the fastest, easiest ways to give.
 
We know you’ll have some questions, so we’ll start with some that are frequently asked.
What payment methods are available for giving by text? 
Vanco Give+ Text supports donations via credit and debit cards.
 
How quickly are text donations deposited?
Text donations are electronically deposited into the church bank account within two to four business days for credit and debit card transactions.
 
Will I be assessed any special fees?
No, but normal text messaging fees from your cell phone carriers may apply.
 
Can I text donations to a specific ministry?
Yes, a special texting code must be included in the text message to assign the donation to a particular fund. If you do not designate a ministry fund, then the gift will be applied to the general operating fund. To give to a specific ministry, type <amount> <ministry> with a space in between the amount and the ministry. Here is an example for giving to whatever the current focus is for the Haitian Timoun Foundation: 25 Haiti … it’s that simple!
 
How do I know which ministry funds are set up to receive text giving?
To get the current list at any time, type the word Funds to the 10-digit GIVE+ Text number 833-941-1494. A list of all the ministry funds will appear. Be sure to type in the shorthand ministry code the way it is displayed in the list.

Can I have a document to walk me through the process?
You sure can! Here’s a GivePlus Text Quick Guide to get you started.
 
Who can I contact if I have a question?
Email Cindy Dahlman or call 937-433-1449, ext. 102.
 
We hope you’ll try this new way to give! Thanks to all givers for supporting the mission and ministries of Epiphany Lutheran Church.