We believe one of the marks of following Jesus is generosity. We are called to bless others in the same way we’ve been blessed.
One of the New Testament authors in the Bible reminds us that God does not want us to give money out of guilt or obligation. In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the “First Fruits” of our labor. When you give to MSTAR you are supporting our ministries and mission partners. This online system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.
For Online Giving we accept both electronic check and debit card based donations. These are securely processed through Active Network & InFellowship.
If you’d like to read about the security of online giving, and how we handle personal information, please see our GIVING SECURITY page.
“I will not offer to the Lord my God sacrifices
that have cost me nothing.”
— 2 Samuel 24:24
Online Giving FAQ
Can I set up recurring donations?
Yes, you can create custom giving schedules and modify them at any time. See the brief video on this page for a quick summary.
Can I make a one-time only payment or donation?
If you would like to give a one-time gift, or to give as a guest of MORNINGSTAR, use the “Give Without An Account” button on the Giving page.
Do I pay additional fees to give online?
Absolutely not! There are no fees of any kind for giving online. In fact, for some types of transactions, the cost of giving online can actually cost less for the church.
Is online giving secure?
Our online giving portal is handled by Active Network, a leader in online security. The portal uses high-level encryption and is safe and secure to use. For more information, see our Giving Security Page.
Can I use a credit or debit card?
Yes, you can use either, although we prefer that you use a debit-card/check-card, as the processing cost for the church is substantially lower. The lowest cost option is to do an electronic check (also called an ACH), where you donate using your routing and checking number instead of a card number.
Can I update the frequency or amount of my donation?
Yes. In the giving portal, you can click on the “Schedules” tab and click on the schedule you’d like to update. It’s that easy.
What if I change banks?
You will need to modify your any saved giving schedules with your updated account numbers. For individual gifts, you will simply need to enter your new banking information.
Will my contributions be reflected in my annual giving statement?
Yes, your giving to-date, as well as previous year’s statements are available inside the InFellowship portal.
When will my donation be charged to my bank account?
Check with your financial provider for exact transfer times, but donations are processed on the day specified and most funds are transferred within 1-2 days.
What if I need help or have more questions?
You can call the church office at 610-369-1960, or email the finance office (email@example.com)
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS FOR 2016!
In Online Giving, click “Giving” on the banner, select the year and then click “View.” A PDF of your statement will begin to download immediately. If you have not yet registered to access the giving portal, you can sign up by clicking here.
Call the church office if you have questions: 610-369-1960