Please visit our secure page on Kindrid's Give.Church site to make an online offering: give.church/bp2w21p.
Read more on this page to learn about the security of Kindrid/Give.Church and how to use your phone to text your gift.
What is Kindrid's Give.Church?
Give.Church by Kindrid is the simplest way to make one-time, scheduled, or designated gifts to Our Shepherd. Methods of giving through Give.Church include giving via text (248-430-4403) or by selecting the “Give” button on the Our Shepherd website.
Do I have to use Give.Church?
No! If you are comfortable with your current method of giving, you can continue giving in that way. We are using Kindrid's Give.Church as a tool to provide for those that would prefer to give electronically.
How long does it take for Our Shepherd to receive my gift?
It usually takes about 2-3 days between the time you give and when the gift appears in Our Shepherd’s bank account.
Does it cost me anything?
Other than standard text messaging and data rates, there aren't any fees!
Is my information sent in a text message?
Your personal or financial information is never sent via text message. Give.Church simply facilitates your giving. Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely.
Is My Credit / Debit card Information Secure?
Yes. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information is encrypted and stored by our banking partner to Level 1 PCI compliant standards. Additionally, all transmission to our banking partner and on our site is via an encrypted HTTPS connection.
How will my phone number be used?
Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given out to third parties. You will only be texted to confirm your giving and receive responses to other requests you make.
How will I know when my credit card is charged?
Anytime your card is charged you will receive both an email and a text message confirmation from Kindrid's Give.Church system.
What if I accidentally type the wrong amount?
When you make a gift, you will receive a text confirmation that re-states the amount given. If you made a mistake, you can respond with the word "REFUND" within the first 15 minutes and you will not be charged. After 15 minutes, you can send Give.Church an email, and they will contact Our Shepherd for approval to process your refund.
Is it case sensitive? Do I have to put a $ symbol?
Nope! Gifts will work as 100 or $100 or $100.00 or 100.00 etc. Any text you enter is not case-sensitive. We also recommend double-checking the amount before sending your text.
What does it cost Our Shepherd?
Transaction fees for Give.Church are 0.5% + 40¢ for gifts received from a bank account and 2.5% + 30¢ for gifts from a credit card. Obviously, Our Shepherd would prefer that you use your bank account, as we will receive a much greater percentage of your intended gift!
How do I edit my information?
Simply text the word "EDIT" to Our Shepherd’s Giving Number (248-430-4403) and you'll be given a link to your Account Settings page.
What is the phone number I text and whose is it?
The phone number you are texting (248-430-4403) is a secure number that belongs to Our Shepherd, through Give.Church. It is used exclusively for giving.
To securely make a gift, text your gift AMOUNT to (248) 430-4403 or visit Kindrid's site: give.church.
If this is your first time you will be asked to register with a credit/debit card. Save this number to your smartphone for future giving.