SHARE CHRIST WITH OUR

WORDS, SERVICE, AND RESOURCES

Serving others with our lives, in the end, is a matter of the heart.


Jesus is concerned with what we do with our words, service and resources because he is concerned about where our hearts are. The reality is that when we SHARE Christ our hearts are in the right place and we are becoming more and more like Christ.


You have influence among those around you: family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, community members, etc… God has placed these people in your path that you might be his representative, a messenger of his grace and mercy. It is important for you to know that God has empowered you with His Holy Spirit; He has trusted you and He will work through you to influence his children around you.


The Bible talks a lot about money and resources. Some 25% of Jesus’ words in the Gospels are related to the topic of worldly resources and the proper stewardship of them. Why? Because money is a critical component to the health and growth of God’s people. But, due to its role in our lives, it’s nearly impossible for us to separate the connection that money has to our hearts. Therefore, wealth and possessions are prime targets for idolatry. God desires that we live a life of generosity.

a note about online giving

If you have previously given online,  we are changing systems.


To make giving easier and more convenient, we are changing the way you can give online. We are transitioning the GIVING portion of my st.johns to a new giving experience called Pushpay. Pushpay allows for simple giving from a variety of platforms, including mobile giving. This will replace online giving with my st.johns (InFellowship).  


NOTE:  You will still have the ability to view your giving history and print your giving statements for tax purposes via the my st.johns login. Your generosity and financial partnership is immensely appreciated.

online giving policies & security

Online Giving Policies


At St.John’s, we use an online database called Fellowship One. Your information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.


You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact our contributions department.


Security


Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One system. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.


There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following statement 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 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 may not have access to any previous contribution information or the church directory if you signed up using information that doesn't match exactly what we already have in the system for you. If this is the case, we must manually match your previous information to the account you created. Once we match your new account to your correct information in our system you will then be able to see your Online Giving history.


In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone number, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before matching. Since this is a manual process, we will perform these steps approximately once a week.


When you create your account, you will determine your own login ID and password. Your login ID is your email address. If you forget your password, you can have the system email it to you. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact our database coordinator. You can also change your password at any time.


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. St.John’s will never call you to ask for your login information. St.John’s church staff cannot access details regarding your specific contributions - for these types of inquiries, please contact our contributions department.