“But just as you excel in everything—
in faith, in speech, in knowledge,
in complete earnestness
and in your love for us—
see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
2 Corinthians 8:7
So how does Givt work?
The first step is installing the app. For Givt to work effectively, it’s important that the giver enables Bluetooth. The Givt solution works with a smartphone, and a Givt transmitter in the collection bag or basket. The giver chooses an amount in the Givt app and moves the phone over the transmitter in the bag and the gift is done. It therefore feels very similar to giving with cash.
GIVING DURING COVID 19 LOCKDOWN
It is also possible to give by scanning a (Givt-) QR code like the one below.
Or you can donate when you are at home on the couch, in the car, or on holiday by selecting OPEN ARMS CHURCH PORTADOWN from a list in the app.
So three ways to donate with the app:
- LIST (in the app) by selecting OPEN ARMS CHURCH PORTADOWN
- QR Code in church
- Bag in church during the offering in the service
GIFT AID ANONYMOUSLY
If you are a UK tax payer you can click in the app to have your donation automatically gift aided. This allows GIVT to reclaim a further 25% from the UK government and they (GIVT) do this automatically and pass the gift aid directly to us without any further administration on our side. Using GIVT in this way, the church never knows who made a donation or the amount. Only GIVT know the identity of any giver. This feature alone has led to an increase in gift aided donations to churches.
What do you need to give with givt ?
To give with GIVT you obviously need a smartphone (Android or iOS) including the installation of the Givt app. You enter your e-mail address and start giving immediately after downloading. It’s that simple.
You can complete your further registration at a later time. When you register you enter a number of personal details (your address, mobile number and your bank account number). You also sign an authorisation so that money can be debited from your account. The Givt app is designed so that you can easily be guided through this process.
With Givt OAC is prepared for the future and you will be ready to keep on supporting us, whenever and wherever.
You will have a permanent record on your phone of your personal giving and can even give to the church from anywhere and at anytime – ie if you are not able to attend a service.
So why not download the app today, search for OPEN ARMS CHURCH PORTADOWN and be ready to change how you support your local church. Thank you for your support!