There are many ways to donate to Deer Flat Ministries other than cash. Here are a few guidelines we follow when considering non-cash gifts.

If you would like to donate stocks directly, we have a brokerage account which makes this very simple. You can ask your broker to contact us for the transfer information. You may even benefit from a tax savings, but see your accountant for details. Our policy is to sell any donated stocks, bonds, etc., within 30 days of receipt.

You may consider leaving a portion of your estate. If you do not already have all of your arrangements made, the Free Methodist Foundation would be happy to provide you with information, resources and assistance.

In most cases we are happy to receive real property that is unencumbered. Unless it is determined that keeping the property provides a benefit, it would be immediately sold and the proceeds used as designated or as the Board of Directors and/or Finance Committee see fit.

All other items donated including, but not limited to motorized vehicles, equipment, furnishings, etc., will be gladly excepted if:
You agree that the item may be immediately sold and the proceeds used as designated or as needed. The value of the item exceeds the cost to dispose of it.

Please fee free to contact us if you have questions or would like to make a donation.


Are there any fees involved with giving online?
You will not pay any fees with an online gift.

Can I change information after set up?
You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system.

Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
You can designate your gift to go toward any or all of the options listed.

Can I review my donation history online?
Yes, if you are a registered giver who signs in to give. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will able to contribute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account. After that, you can view your history at any time.

How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.

What are my options for recurring gifts?
For recurring gifts you can choose from several intervals.

When will contributions be taken from my account?
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows time for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.

What types of accounts can I give from?
You can give online using your Checking Account, Debit Card, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
You will receive a year end statement for all donations.

Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen.