Thank you for choosing to support Blythefield as we bring the hope of Jesus to our communities, our country and the world. One person at a time, you touch lives in a lasting way with your faithful giving.
How can I give to BHBC? Blythefield Hills Baptist Church is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. You may give by cash or check on Sundays, online by clicking here, from the BHBC app Give tab, or text the word “Give” to 616.433.2011.
What giving platform does BHBC use for online giving? BHBC partners with Kindrid for text and online giving. We are excited to partner with Kindrid, which is a company of fellow believers who are dedicated to unleashing generosity.
What are the benefits of online giving?
Recurring online gifts provide steady income to the BHBC budget. This allows our leadership teams to plan wisely for regular programming as well as new initiatives.
New mobile text giving is fast and doesn’t require internet connection or an app.
Soon Kindrid will offer an option for givers to cover the processing fees. You can reduce our fees even more by setting up your gift to come directly from your bank checking or savings account (ACH). Using a credit or debit card (even though it might pull directly from your bank account) costs more to process through Visa, MasterCard and other merchants.
How do I set up an online gift? Set up a Kindrid account and gift here. You can choose a recurring or one-time gift. Setting up a new account will take 2-3 minutes. After setup, future electronic gifts to BHBC can be done in about 10 seconds.
Is my card and bank account information secure? Yes, absolutely. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank-level security. All information is secured with 256 AES encryption and stored by our banking partner to Level 1 PCI compliance standards. Additionally, all transmissions to our banking partner and on our site are via an encrypted HTTPS connection.
How do I give with mobile texting? From your smartphone,
Start a new text message. Text the word GIVE to 616-433-2011. The secure giving process will start with Kindrid verifying your mobile number.
You will be asked to register your phone number with a bank account number or a credit/debit card your first time.
Simply enter your gift amount (for example ‘100’ or ‘250’) and Send the text.
The next time you use mobile texting, simply enter your gift amount (ex. 10) and click Send.
Tip: Save 616-433-2011 to your contacts as BHBC Text giving.
What is the phone number I text and whose is it? The phone number you are texting is a secure number that belongs to Blythefield, through Kindrid. It is used exclusively for giving.
How do I know what fund my text giving is being sent to? Your gift will go to the BHBC General Fund by default. If you would like to indicate which campus you attend, simply text your gift amount to GeneralEN (Ensley Campus), GeneralNV (Northview Campus) or GeneralRK (Rockford Campus).
How are contributions to each campus tracked? Blythefield functions as ONE church in multiple locations. That means all gifts to the General Fund – regardless of which campus you attend – are combined into one budget to further our mission of Always Making Disciples. By indicating which campus you attend, you assist us in the planning process at each campus.
How do I text give to Missions or Benevolent funds? In addition to your gift to the General Fund, you can give via text to the same funds that are listed online: Building, Benevolent, Missions, etc. Simply text the gift amount and the keyword of the fund you would like to give to. (For example: ‘50 Missions’ sends $50 to the Missions fund.)
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 email Kindrid (firstname.lastname@example.org), and they will contact BHBC for approval to process your refund.
Is my personal information sent in a text message? We never send any personal or financial information via text message. We simply facilitate giving. Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely.
How do I update my phone number? If you would like to update the phone number on your giving account, simply send Kindrid an email with the old and new phone number for your account. They will take care of it and have you giving again in no time!
How do I unlink my phone number from Kindrid giving? If you wish to close your account or change your phone number, email email@example.com.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions? We’re happy to answer any questions. Email Jill Fessenden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office and ask for her.