Investing in the Kingdom

In our local church, money is very important because it's important to God. How we use our money is a form of worship. How we give matters to God. That's why, at Summitview, we don't pass a collection plate (so that our giving isn't under compulsion and so that it is done cheerfully). Giving is critical for two reasons:

1) It is a practical expression of faith in God’s presence and provision
2) The local church cannot survive without the tithing of its members

God designed it this way. If we want to see faith active and thriving, and our church well-supplied for its mission to the world, we cannot ignore God’s call to return to him a tenth of what he has given to us (see 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 and Malachi 3:6-12). For more about what the Bible says about giving, check out Randy Alcorn's booklet. Instructions on how to give online are below.

Why Tithe? Randy Alcorn's "Financial Giving" Booklet (PDF)

Online Giving: Say Hello to PCO

Beginning in September, we started the transition from FellowshipOne to a new church management software, Planning Center Online (PCO). The first phases of the transition included the children's check-in system and small groups. The next phase goes into effect January 1, 2018, when all of our online giving will be processed through PCO. This means:

  1. After December 31, 2017, inFellowship, including its online giving portal, will no longer be active
  2. You can set up your online giving information in PCO now so that you're ready to go in 2018—watch the short tutorial video to get started, then click the button below

Get Started with Planning Center Online

Here's what you can do in the PCO Giving portal:

  1. Update your personal information, including email address and mailing address
  2. Add/edit payment methods
  3. Add/edit recurring donations
  4. Make a one-time donation
  5. Set up Text-To-Give
  6. View your donation history
  7. Download statements

WATCH: How to Use PCO Giving