Tithes & Offerings
At North Pines, we believe that the Bible calls us to be cheerful givers, and bring our tithes and offerings as worship to God. We follow the principle of tithing, or giving a tenth of our income back to God as our first and best worship to him. We give with the understanding of God's great provision for us, acknowledging that we live in total dependence on Him for all that we have. Offerings are gifts above and beyond the Biblical principle of the tithe and are brought as worship to God to further support His mission through the church.
Pay with a Check
The best method is simply to write a check and give when the offering is taken after worship during our Sunday services, or mail it to North Pines Church (6051 Constitution Blvd, Portage, MI 49024). This way you can physically offer your tithe to God as worship each month.
If you find yourself regularly forgetting to write your tithe check each month, it can be a good option to use your bank's online bill-pay system. Bill-pay allows your bank to mail a check directly to North Pines. To set up bill-pay, select the “pay an individual” option or set up a new payee. Here is the information your bank might require:
Name (Payee Name): North Pines Church
Address (Payee Address): 6051 Constitution Blvd, Portage, MI 49024
If there is a space to enter a note or a message, you can simply put whether it’s a tithe or offering. Below are some common bill-pay links. If you need more help, contact your bank to get set up.
Online Bill-Pay Registration Links
Online with Tithe.ly
The last option is giving through Tithe.ly on your desktop or mobile phone. This is a convenient way to give your tithe, but there is a small fee associated with the transaction. To ensure that all of the tithe goes to God through the local church, Tithe.ly has added a small check-box which allows the giver to cover the convenience fee.
How to Set Up Mobile Phone Giving with Tithe.ly
1) Download App
2) Setup Account
3) Search for North Pines Church
Tithe.ly Mobile App Links
Desktop Giving with Tithe.ly
You can give through Tithe.ly on your desktop here.
North Pines Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible. You will receive an annual giving statement from North Pines at the end of each year for yearly giving amounts greater than $100.