As Midtown Fellowship grows, we continue to make changes to be more effective in our ministries and exercise good stewardship with our money.  One of those changes is moving from to a new church management system.

Why Planning Center?

We have been using Planning Center for several years to coordinate our worship services and Sunday morning volunteers.  In 2018, we started using it in Kidtown to check-in your children. Over the last several months, we have moved our people database.  Now we are ready to make the final step and start using it for our giving. Effective November 1, 2019 our old system will no longer be used.  We did not make this decision hastily or without researching our options.

 

About Planning Center 

  • Maintains industry standard security practices to protect all user data and all financial information 
  • Utilizes Stripe, an industry leading payment processor to further secure the user data
  • Charges lower processing fees so more of your gift makes it to the church. You can even choose to cover the processing fees in your gift. 
  • Employs a simple user interface where you can update your data, edit your giving, register for events and more

What's My Next Step?

I currently have a recurring gift…

Starting September 29, 2019, you will need to cancel your recurring giving in Fellowship One and set up your new recurring gift. For security reasons, we are unable to cancel your current recurring gift and transfer it to the new system.

I currently give regularly…

Effective September 29, 2019, please give in the new system. 

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Why are we changing our giving platform?

As Midtown Fellowship grows, we continue to make changes to be more effective in our ministries and exercise good stewardship with our money.  One of those changes is moving from to a new church management system.

Why did you choose Planning Center?

Why Planning Center?

We have been using Planning Center for several years to coordinate our worship services and Sunday morning volunteers.  In 2018, we started using PCO in Kidtown to check-in your children. Over the last several months, we have moved our database from F1 to Planning Center.  Now we are ready to make the final step and start using PCO for our giving. Effective December 1st, 2019 we will stop using F1 for giving and start using PCO.  We did not make this decision hastily or without researching our options.  

 

About Planning Center 

  • Maintains industry standard security practices to protect all user data and all financial information 
  • Utilizes Stripe, an industry leading payment processor to further secure the user data
  • Charges lower processing fees so more of your gift makes it to the church. You can even choose to cover the processing fees in your gift. 
  • Employs a simple user interface where you can update your data, edit your giving, register for events and more

What is the deadline for updating my giving?

Effective November 1st, 2019 our old system will no longer be in use

Where do I go to cancel my recurring giving?

Click here.  

Can you cancel my current recurring gift and set it up in the new system?

For security reasons, we are unable to cancel your current recurring gift and transfer it to the new system.  You will need to complete those two steps.  View step by step instructions.

Will I be able to see gifts from previous years?

Yes! We have already migrated the gifts from January 2017 through June 2019 so you can see your past giving. All of your 2019 gifts will be available by the end of 2019 so you will be able to get your 2019 Contribution Statement from the new system in January 2020.

Where will I get my 2019 Contribution Statement?

You will be able to get your 2019 Contribution Statement from the new system in January 2020.

HELP! Can someone walk me through the process?

We’d be happy to help you. If you have questions or need help, please contact Holly Frees at 615-269-9015 or holly@midtownfellowship.org.