One of the few promised answers from God is that we’ll see His response to our giving. By applying this disciple of humility in our finances we’ll see God’s blessings. It’s worth a try.
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
At Southview, we believe that giving is a part of our worship. Irrational Generosity is one of our Cultural Values. We have been given MUCH by our Heavenly Father, and one way that we recognize and remember that is through giving to His work through the local church. We give out of overwhelming gratitude for what God has done for us. This G involves regular giving of the financial resources that God puts in our hands to advance the work of the Church. Our goal is to lead the way, giving above and beyond to advance the work of God, knowing it is more blessed to give than receive.
Our online giving enables giving through a safe and secure web interface. You control HOW you give and WHEN you give. You can give via bank transfer, or with your debit card or credit card. Southview has no access to your bank account or other sensitive information.
Follow your bank's instructions to setup a donation through your bank.
You can give during the offering each week in our worship services.
Automating the Important
This is one way to be intentional about practicing generosity through recurring, digital giving. It is easy to set up recurring giving using a Debit/Credit Card or a Checking account. After signing up for an online giving account, you'll have 24/7 access to make any changes or updates, check your history and manage your recurring gifts. You don't have to make a life-long commitment to recurring, digital giving. Just try it for a few months. You can change your giving profile at any time.
Giving Frequently Asked Questions
This is the money given to Southview for our annual budget – that funds the work that our ministry leaders plan locally, nationally, and around the world. This allows us to do the work of ministry, pay our bills and maintain our building. Tithe literally means 10% and is a principle established throughout the Bible as a minimum for giving. There is no prescribed dollar amount that we ask from our members at Southview, but we do teach on the biblical basis of giving regularly and consistently to God’s work. The tithe is taught in the Old Testament (i.e. Lev. 27:30,Deut. 14:22-29, Malachi 3:10) and reaffirmed by Jesus in the New Testament (Matthew 23:23). Paul teaches in the New Testament that Christians are to set aside money based on their income for God’s work (1 Corinthians 16:2) with cheerful hearts (2 Corinthians 9:7).
As New Testament Christians, the tithe is a starting point – the beginning. Because we have received so much in grace, we are taught to give generously and freely in response to what God has done for us. We are never to give from compulsion or guilt, but always freely based on what God has given us, that the money given may be used for Kingdom purposes. Any money that we are able to give to God’s work above and beyond the tithe is called an offering and can be given to Kingdom work for other purposes for the local church or to ministries outside the local church.
Money allocated to the Global Missions Offering is given above the tithe for the purpose of mission work allover the world. Our Global Missions Offering is currently split between 4 missions purposes:
- 40% of the Global Missions offering goes to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, helping to support over 5,000 missionaries around the world
- 30% goes to the North American Mission Board, supporting missionaries in North America as well as World Changers, Disaster Relief, and other national missions initiatives
- 5% goes to the Baptist General Association of Virginia’s mission work for missions projects in Virginia
- 25% goes to Southview’s Faith in Action missions endeavors for our local community in Herndon and Reston
Our deacons at Southview administer a benevolence fund to those who attend Southview, to help meet short term needs and address emergency situations. Southviewers can give an offering above the tithe to the Deacon Benevolence Fund that will assist families within our church as they are in need.
We also partner with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) to provide assistance to people in need in our community.
All donations are secure and tax deductible. Please print or save a copy for your records. Quarterly giving statements are mailed to all contributors. Online Giving for Southview Community Church is currently managed by pushpay.com.