As the preferred payment solutions provider by more than 25,000 congregations, and with over 20 years of experience, Vanco’s integration and continued innovation with MinistryPlatform bring incredible value to churches and the people we both serve. 

Vanco’s giving integration saves church staff time by automating the process of adding Donation records directly to the Platform and matching them to existing Donor records based on contact first name, last name, and email. This integration also creates Program Distribution records to allocate exact dollars for each fund from a transaction on a daily basis.

Churches can have confidence that Vanco’s integration respects the integrity of MinistryPlatform architecture by ensuring only giving-type transactions are sent to the Donation table.


There is no charge from MinistryPlatform for configuring the integration.

Fees from Vanco will be assessed as per each church's individual contract agreement.

Initial Setup and Requirements

Step 1: In MP
  1. Go to Administration > API Clients
  2. Click NEW
  3. Enter Vanco for Display Name and Client ID
  4. Enter a Client Secret. This is the 'password' used by Vanco to access your MinistryPlatform database. We highly recommend using a password generator to have your Client Secret be very unique and secure.
  5. Select a Client User. Choose: API, API | Login: apiuser
    • Note that whatever Client User you choose/create, they must have a Security Role with Administrator rights.
  6. Authentication Flow: Authorization Code, Implicit, Hybrid, Client Credentials, or Resource Owner
  7. All other settings can remain the same
  8. Click SAVE
Step 2: Set up Integration in Vanco

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Getting More With Vanco!

With SSO integration to MinistryPlatform, churches can greatly improve donor experience by reducing barriers to logging in, accessing saved payment methods, and account management.  

Vanco has TRUE SSO Integration, using MinistryPlatform’s actual identity service for authentication. Churches have the ability to configure which alternate IDs they want to enable (for example, Google, Facebook, etc.) inside the Platform. When enabled, donors can use those familiar credentials to create and log in to their Vanco account for storing payment methods, viewing history, and other account management functions.

But wait! There's more! Vanco is also a Verified Vendor for our Payment Handoff widgets!

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