Give

At the Summit, we believe that giving should be a joyful response to a life changed by the gospel. We invite you to pray and reflect on what God has done for you in Christ that you may respond joyfully!

Over two years (2013-2014), we are focusing all of our generosity – tithes, offerings, and gifts – into one All-In fund. This is a single fund that will provide the resources needed to: grow our current ministries, bless our community, expand current campuses and launch new ones, and increase our role in church planting both here and around the world.

More information on All-In goals and resources

Ways to Give

For your convenience, we have provided several different ways for you to give. Each method allows for God’s work to be accomplished as you are faithful to give back. Find one that’s right for you.

Give Now

For your convenience, you have the option to make a quick one-time gift or a recurring gift through your checking account by clicking the link below. You can easily login to see how much you’ve given throughout the year, as well as edit your payment or contact information.

 

There are several benefits to online giving for both you and The Summit Church:

Faithfully Honoring God
When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the "first fruits" of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your first fruits are faithfully given back to God. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)

Simplicity

You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.

Security
We utilize an encrypted secure website for our giving portal to ensure protection of your sensitive personal information and giving history.

Transparency
You have the ability to quickly see your online giving history directly through our giving portal instead of having to contact our Finance Department for a personalized report.

Online Giving Privacy Policies
Your information is held securely in our secure servers. 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. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at giving@summitrdu.com

Auto Bill Pay

Many banks offer their customers the ability to have funds automatically drafted from an account in order to be mailed to a recipient (such as a church) on a recurring basis. Please contact your personal bank if you wish to pursue this option to set up The Summit Church as a new payee.

Weekend Services

Every weekend we offer an opportunity for you to offer your gift by placing it in the offering bucket during our worship service. For your convenience, offering envelopes are available for your gift of cash. If you would like offering envelopes please contact our finance department at giving@summitrdu.com or call 919.383.7100.

By Mail

You can mail your gift in cash or a check (made payable to "The Summit Church") at any time. Please send it to the following address:

The Summit Church
Attn: Contributions
2335-114 Presidential Drive
Durham, NC 27703

Stocks/Bonds/Securities

Appreciated marketable securities such as stocks or bonds are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. We will gladly accept these types of gifts. To ensure that you receive the proper tax-deductible credit it’s essential that you contact us at giving@summitrdu.com or at 919.383.7100 to let us know of your gift.

Other Assets / Donations

If you’d like to discuss a possible gift of real estate, a vehicle, a trust or retirement account, credit card rewards point or airline miles, or another unique gift, please contact our pastor of stewardship and generosity, Blair Graham, at bgraham@summitrdu.com or 919.383.7100.

Stewardship

The ministry of The Summit Church is funded by God's provision through the tithes and offerings of faithful Summit members and attenders. The Summit works very hard to ensure we are doing everything possible to properly manage the financial resources that God has entrusted to us. We honor God's provision by pursuing wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of the Summit remains beyond reproach.

Our mission is facilitated through our system of internal controls over financial reporting and our internal budgeting and reporting processes. We also voluntarily invest in an annual audit performed by an independent, certified public accounting firm.

Members of The Summit Church may request a copy of our most recent budget or ask general questions about our financial practices at any time by contacting us at giving@summitrdu.com.


General Giving

If I give a donation to the church, will I receive a tax receipt?

If I make a contribution to the church, how I do know where my money is going?

What is the difference between tithes & offerings?

How long will it take for you to process my donation?

Can I give a cash donation and still get tax-deductible credit?

If I miss the weekend service, can I still make a contribution?

What if I have a question about my online giving?

Online Giving

How do I know if I entered my information correctly and my payment was made?

Why do I need to select which campus I attend? Does my donation go directly to that campus?

Can I set up a recurring payment through my credit or debit card?

How do I edit my information (address, email, phone, account info)?

How do I edit my recurring payment?

How do I make a one-time payment now?

How do I schedule a one-time payment in advance?

How do I set up a new recurring payment?