Generosity in Giving
A matter of the heart
Frequently Asked Questions about Giving
Q: What is Parkview online giving?
Online giving is the ability to give a donation or schedule a series of donations using your debit card, credit card, or e-check via a MyParkview account. Currently we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and e-check.
Q: What is a contribution schedule?
This is similar to a subscription. You can choose how often you would like an automatic donation to be made one time (‘give now”), weekly, every two weeks, and monthly.
Q: Why do I have to set up a MyParkview account and password in order to give online?
Setting up an account and password allows you to enter a highly secure environment for your transaction. Once your account and password are established, all of your personal information, including credit card information, is safe and protected.
Q: Are there any hidden charges or fees to give online?
Nope! You select the dollar amount for your gift and that is the dollar amount that will be recognized as your donation. No costs or fees.
Q: If we want to help people get out of debt, why do we accept credit card donations?
Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be an effective tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, and then pay off the balance in full. For those people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card to give. However, we strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from tithing via a credit card.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular fund?
Parkview currently has one operating fund which is called Daring Faith.
Q: Should I tithe off my gross earnings or the net amount of my paychecks?
Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms “net” or “gross.” It’s more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 Corinthians 9 that “each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Q: How can I keep a record of the amount I have contributed?
You can view your online giving record via your MyParkview account. Your giving history is immediately available for viewing and downloading. The current year’s giving, as well as previous calendar years' giving, is located on the Giving History tab.
Q: When is the automatic contribution charged to my account?
You choose - one time, weekly, every other week (bi-weekly), monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You can set up as many schedules as you would like, so it’s possible to give a monthly gift as well as a weekly one. Note: Contributions may not show up on your bank account statement until 3-5 business days after your submission.
Q: What if I want to cancel my online giving?
Not a problem. Login to your MyPARKVIEW account, click on "Give" on the left menu, then click on Schedules/History and locate the series of payments you would like to cancel. Then confirm. You will see "cancelled" to the right of the schedule which shows you that it is no longer active.
Q: What if I want to make changes to my online giving?
Follow the steps above to cancel the series of payments you'd like to change. Then click on the "Give" tab at the top tool bar and create a new repeating gift.
Q: What if I have more questions?
No problem! Feel free to email us and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.