Giving a recurring gift by check has a lower processing cost to the church. Placing a check in the offering as part of the weekly corporate worship service is the traditional and still most common way to give recurring or one-time gifts. A growing number of donors give to Perimeter while taking advantage of the convenience of online banking bill paying offered through their bank. One of the advantages is you can schedule a recurring payment to tithe or offerings that currently support the Rooted To Flourish Campaign. When scheduling an online bill payment it is very helpful if you would put a designation such as "Rooted To Flourish" or "Deacon's Fund" in the account number or memo area. When the bank check is received by Perimeter and there is no designation, it is considered a gift to "Rooted To Flourish".
While processing a gift by check is one of the lower-cost alternatives, giving by Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) offers the lowest processing cost. ACH offers the advantage of making a recurring gift that is electronically deducted from your check or savings account by Perimeter once a month (your option of the 5th of 20th of the month) or twice a month (on the 5th and the 20th of the month). To sign up for ACH click here; log in to your My Perimeter Account and begin by choosing the designation and the amount of your gift. You then must choose the frequency of your gift, either once a month or bi-weekly. You will then see the ACH button under the Payment Information. Click the ACH button and continue to fill out your banking information. Giving by ACH is especially suited to recurring giving associated with a pledge, such as supporting an orphan, Youth or Campus Outreach staff person's ministry.
Recurring gifts may also be set up and made by credit or debit card. If you don't already have a My Perimeter login, you will need to set one up. To sign up for giving by credit or debit card click here, log in to your My Perimeter account and begin by choosing the designation and amount of your gift. You can then choose the frequency of your gift, one-time, monthly or bi-weekly. Next, go to the Payment Method and choose the type of debit or credit card you will use to set up your card information. You can choose to save your card information by clicking the Save Information box. Then you can use the saved card to make additional or future gifts. Making gifts by credit or debit card offers donor convenience and control. However, processing costs are higher than with gifts by check or Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) due to the fees credit card processors charge the church to process transactions.
Card information is securely stored by the payment processor and is not stored on the servers at Perimeter. Bank information is stored on an encrypted database and by our bank's ACH processing system.