At EXCEL Church, we use an online database called Fellowship One. This system allows you to access your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide reliable security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested.
There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following excerpt 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 is known in technical terms as salted hash. In laymen’s terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations for 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, but you will not have access to any previous contribution information until your giving records are linked to the account you created.
In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that your data matches our current records. In addition we will send an email to the address given that must be confirmed prior to creating the link. If either of these processes fail we will contact you via email before creating the link. If you have any questions, you can contact us via our online form.
When you create your account, you will use an email address for your login I.D. and create a password. If you forget your password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact us.
Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. We will never call you to ask for your login information.