Four Ways to Give

Offering Boxes in Lobby

We have two offering boxes in our lobby outside the worship center. You can place cash or a check into an envelope and place your offering in the box.


Send a Check Through Your Bank

Log into your bank's online bill pay and set up a one-time or recurring payment to be mailed to the church address:

Maranatha Baptist Church
4663 Trabue Road
Columbus, OH  43228

Mail A Check

If you have paper checks available at home and don't want to deal with online payments or use the offering boxes in the lobby, simply mail a check to our church address:

Maranatha Baptist Church
4663 Trabue Road
Columbus, OH  43228

Give Online

For a small fee, you can give online using our church's secure giving site. For more detailed instructions of how to best give online, please scroll to read the important info below.

The Best Way to Give ONLINE

Setting up an Electronic Bank Transfer is the most effective way to maximize your online giving. As you will see below, an Electronic Bank Transfer is the most economical method to process gifts and maximize the reach of your gift. Additionally, Vanco gives you the option of covering the processing fees, which allows us to utilize even more of your online gift. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Electronic Bank




(plus 45¢ per transaction)

Visa, Discover,




(plus 45¢ per transaction)





(plus 45¢ per transaction)

For every $100 you give:

  • Electronic Bank Transfer charges 1% of your transaction, plus 45 cents (Total Giving: $98.55)

  • Visa, Discover or Master Card debit or credit charges 2.75% of your  transaction, plus 45 cents (Total Giving: $96.80)

  • America Express credit charges 3.5% of your transaction, plus 45 cents (Total Giving: $96.05)

As you can imagine, these fees add up when multiplied by greater amounts and over multiple gifts a month.

There are several benefits to ONLINE giving


Many times it's easier to set up an automatic, recurring payment than it is to write a check or bring cash every time you give. Also, if you don't have any cash on-hand to give as a love offering for a visiting missionary or to provide toward our deacon fund which is used to help our church bless those who are in need, you have the convenience of using your device to give online.

We utilize an encrypted secure website for our giving portal to ensure protection of your sensitive personal information and giving history.

You have the ability to quickly see your online giving history directly through our giving portal instead of requesting a personalized report.


Giving should be done cheerfully and out of the abundance that the Lord provides; it should not be done out of coercion, guilt, or obligation. Please do not go into debt in order to give to the church.

ONLINE Giving Frequently Asked Questions

Are my gifts tax deductible?

Yes, your gifts are tax deductible. You will receive a contribution statement at the end of each year for tax purposes.

Is your online giving feature safe?

Yes, our online giving system powered by Vanco is easy, convenient and most importantly, safe! Vanco only collect the important information required to perform your payment transanctions. That information is stored in Vanco's secure system and only used when needed to fulfill your requests and services. Vanco is a certified Level 1 PCI 3.2 Service Provider. Stated on Vanco's website: "The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a mandated set of security requirements for protecting cardholder data. These standards were developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council—American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa—to facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis." Separate from the PCI DSS is the Vanco's validation process. Vanco's website states: "Validation ensures that appropriate levels of cardholder information security are maintained. Validation levels are based upon transaction volume and potential risk. For organizations that accept electronic payments, there are four validation levels."

What are the ways I can give online?

ACH bank transfer (aka eCheck)
Bank transfer donations are supported by Vanco which have lower transaction fees than Credit or Debit Card transactions.

Credit & Debit Card
Payment options include VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX.

Will I get a receipt?

Absolutely! As soon as you give via Vanco, you instantly receive an email with the details of your transaction. All of your giving history is also tracked and available online, giving you instant access to check your records.