“…also excel in the grace of giving…” – II Corinthians 8:7
Throughout the Scriptures, Jesus and the apostles encourage believers to follow the path of Jesus and give to others. Giving may be any form of our time, talents and treasures. In our society time has become more precious than gold. It seems like we never have enough of it.
Here at Grace Coastal Church, we believe that giving our time is a vital part of our walk with the Lord. When we give ourselves to others we gain an insight into the incredible love of Christ.
When the word “giving” is uttered in church circles we may think of “treasure.” We often associate “giving” with “money.” We do not hide the fact that it does take financial resources to develop ministry that reaches out into the community, but there are two other elements of “giving” that are sometimes more valuable than financial resources. Giving your time and talent is sometimes the most powerful thing you can give.
There are many opportunities to give. View the list below to gain insight into opportunities we support and about our community. If you have a talent that cannot be found, please give John Ring a call at 843-540-0621. Through our relationship with the Beaufort Alliance of Human Services and Crossroads Community Support Services, we will seek to find you a place to serve others and serve our Lord at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions for Online Giving
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by Easy Tithe.
You can give using MasterCard or Visa. You can also give with check card or debit card.
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost-efficient way for the church to process donations.
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, or once a month.
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password to make the necessary changes in the system.
Yes. The site will allow you to view and print the complete history of your contributions that have been given online.
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
Contributions will be withdrawn from your specified credit card account within 48 business hours of the date you request. This time frame allows for the contribution to process through your credit card account and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
We recommend the latest versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, but most any browser will work.
You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards requiring the use of a PIN are not accepted through the Easy Tithe system.
We work through the website Easy Tithe to offer you quick, safe, and easy online payment options. Just click here and then follow these three easy steps:
- Click on the “New User Registration” near the top left-hand side
- Fill out your basic information and then click “Submit” at the bottom
- Click on “Give Now” on the left side for one-time donations or click on “Scheduled Giving” to set up automatic recurring donations that can be cancelled at any time
Your information is held securely by the Easy Tithe system. This information will remain private and will never be shared with 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.
Questions or Comments?
Please email or call the church office at 843-379-5520 if you have any questions. Be sure to check out the information below and see if we can answer your question here!