Online tithing pay

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Online tithing pay

Post by QuestionAbound » 27 Mar 2015, 21:19

Am I the only one who does not like the idea that the church may soon be offering online payment of tithing?

"We now accept Visa and MasterCard" :)

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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by DarkJedi » 27 Mar 2015, 21:22

Maybe. I like the idea, actually. It fits in with the way I like to pay bills, and I would get rewards miles on it! :twisted:
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by Roadrunner » 27 Mar 2015, 22:20

I dont like the idea of paying with a credit card. That goes against the idea of staying out of debt and I doubt they would. The church could easily accept online payment directly from a checking account or debit card.

I like the idea of online donations. Cuts down on theft, loss, and time spent counting money.

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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by West » 27 Mar 2015, 23:12

I'm really terrible at remembering to bring my checkbook (yes, I still use one almost solely for this purpose), so an online system wouldn't bother me and probably would make it more likely I'd remember to pay.

I also use credit cards for those nice rewards. Also to build credit since I pay them off at the end of the month. Ah, the credit game.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by DarkJedi » 28 Mar 2015, 04:08

Yes, I should have been more clear. We buy almost everything on the rewards card and pay it off each month. Like West, we use our checkbook almost exclusively for paying tithing. While I do agree that the church could use a system where you could pay from your checking account, but in the US I'm not sure debit cards without a Visa/MasterCard brand exist anymore. I could see how credit cards could become a problem for some, though, especially those who might believe it's important to pay tithing no matter what, even if they can't afford it, and thus only worsening the situation.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by Curt Sunshine » 28 Mar 2015, 06:12

I probably wouldn't pay online, but all of my kids would. They would love that option.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by Orson » 28 Mar 2015, 08:35

It sounds like a small change from the current automatic bill pay option.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by mom3 » 28 Mar 2015, 09:17

We've payed directly to Salt Lake for years. Ours is actually corporate stock options that they store away and use when it comes due. I know people in my ward aren't comfortable with the online thing either. But we love it. No one knows our amount, or has personal info of ours.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by mom3 » 28 Mar 2015, 10:55

Questionsabound,

I would love to hear more from you about your concerns. I jumped on with a quick answer but realized I hadn't heard your full thoughts. Please share them.
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Re: Online tithing pay

Post by Awakening » 29 Mar 2015, 13:24

Mom - tell me more about paying directly to Salt Lake. Do you still have tithing settlement with the Bidhop?

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