One of the New Testament authors in the Bible reminds us that God does not want us to give money out of guilt or obligation. In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the "firstfruits" of our labor. When you give to Pathway you are supporting our ministries and mission partners.
Stay faithful and consistent with an automatic recurring schedule. To get started, create a MyPathway account, if you haven't already, to start online giving.
At Pathway Community Church (PCC), we use an online database called Fellowship One. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.
There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following system is from their security documentation: "[the system] utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data. Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted. Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what are know in technical terms as salted hash. In laymen's terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations four years to discover the password." The second aspect of security relates to account creation. When you first create a new account in the system, you will be able to donate immediately, buy you will not have access to any previous contribution information. Before that can happen, we must manually link your previous information to the account you created.
In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that all of your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone numbers, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before creating the link. Since this is a manual process, we will perform these steps approximately once a week, but if you would like to speed up this process, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also change your password at any time.
Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at email@example.com.