Policy for Donations

Blainesburg Bible Church operates as a church at 104 4th Boulevard, Brownsville, PA 15417. Our telephone number is 724-785-3192.

As a religious organization, specifically a church, we accept monetary donations as a 501 c (3) organization. All tithes, offerings or donations of any kind are tax deductible under section 170 c (2). When you give to Blainesburg Bible Church, you are in agreement with relinquishing control of your donations in accordance with IRS regulations with all designated funds being considered as suggestions.


All tithes, offerings or donations are to be considered final. No refunds will be given.

Intangible Benefits Statement

No goods or services are provided in return for any tithe, offering or donation other than intangible religious benefits.

Understanding Using Your Credit/Debit Card for Donations

Blainesburg Bible Church pays transactions fees for each credit card, debit card or ACH donation. This is includes a per transaction fee as well as a percentage of the donated amount. Donors may have the option, depending on the online giving method chosen, to pay those transactions fees. For example, if you donated $50 by credit card, the provider that processes the credit card transaction will deduct a transaction fee and a percentage of your donation to cover their fees. Those fees vary by method and can change at any time.

What does that mean?

First, the larger the donation, the more sense it makes to mail a check in order that no transaction fees be taken from your donation. Since a percentage of each electronic donation is deducted by the provider, the larger the donation the larger the amount going to the provider of our online giving service.

Second, it means that even though we always use 100% of your tithes, offerings and donations for the work God is accomplishing through Blainesburg Bible Church, that 100% begins after transaction fees have been deducted. For example, if you gave $500 in response to a donation plea for our livestream ministry, you would expect us to use every penny toward that ministry. However, due to transaction fees, Blainesburg Bible Church would receive less depending on the method you used for the donation.

The previous explanation was written in order for you to fully understand what online giving costs. The companies that make credit card donations possible certainly deserve to be paid for their services. Plus, these fees are not unique to non-profit organizations. With few exceptions, other companies pay fees every time you use a credit or debit card to make a transaction. It is built into the cost of doing business due to the convenience these payment methods offer consumers.

Churches that offer the convenience of allowing credit/debit cards to be used for donations often see an increase in giving that more than makes up for transaction fees. Whereas a for-profit business may have no need to offer this level of explanation for processing/transaction fees associated with online giving, Blainesburg Bible Church desires to always provide full disclosure to those faithful in their tithes, offerings and donations.

Minimum Credit/Debit Card Donation Amount

Blainesburg Bible Church may set a minimum donation amount due to per transaction fees for electronic donations.