Online Payments (Credit/Debit)

Cash/Check Payments

Please send all cash/check payments to the school office. If dropping off in person, there is a white lock box by the entrance door of the office. Please make all checks out to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School. If you need a receipt, please ask our office administrator for one.

Text Message/Phone Payments

To donate by text, a donor simply:

1) Text the amount you would like to give to our text-to-give number (e.g. $50 or 50). Remember to include a space between your dollar amount and your keyword. If you submit $50Tuition, you will receive a “Sorry, not sure what you meant” error message. The proper format is to be $50 Tuition in order for the command to be received properly.

2) If you have donated by text before, you will receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you are done.

3) If it is the first time you are donating by text, you will be sent a message that says, “It looks like you are a new giver; to begin: (link provided in that response). It will be a link to the church’s online giving page. Clicking on the link you will be asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount. (You will not need to re-enter your payment information.)

4) If you did not specify a fund by keyword, donations will automatically go to the default fund in our System. With the commands used, you can give to multiple funds within the same text (e.g. $10 General Fund, $10 Tuition, $10 NwP)

4a) Text Giving Commands currently accepted, e.g. type in your text: 10 Tuition

           General Fund (This is for the day-to-day operations of our ministry: thank

offerings, special gifts)

           NwP (this is for our mortgage payments, tuition assistance fund, campus 

improvements fund). If you want to give, for example, just to the TAF, please let

the church office know of your intent so we can allocate the gift accordingly.

           Tuition (payments)

4b) Other Key Commands

           Type the word ‘Give’ and it will direct to you next steps

           Type the word ‘Update’ and it will allow you to update your giving profile

           Type the word ‘Refund’ and your most recent transaction will be refunded (this is 

if you typed in the wrong command or amount)