Giving Options

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God provides for the ministry of Christ Community Church through your tithes and offerings.

We offer a number of ways for you to give to the ministry of Christ Community Church.

Tax Smart GIVING 2021 - Interview with Richard Blackmon

Generosity Pastor Larry Stratton and Richard Blackmon from the Giving Crowd talk about smart and effective ways to give. Reduce or eliminate taxes and maximize your giving to Kingdom causes.

Cash and Online Gifts

Weekend Worship Services - At all four campuses, as we worship God through the giving of our tithes and offerings. You may CLICK HERE to give your offering online via ACH or credit/debit card or you can place your cash or check in the offering bag that is collected during the worship service. Please make checks payable to Christ Community Church.

Online - To give via ACH or credit/debit card, you may CLICK HERE to give. Online giving is secure, tax deductible and makes first-fruit giving convenient and simple. Make a one-time gift to a number of funds, or set up a recurring gift to the general fund for your campus. You may contribute to funds that are not available online by giving to the offering during the weekend services or mailing them to our accounting office.

By Mail - You may pick up pre-addressed, postage paid envelopes at any one of our four campuses and mail your check back to the church. Please do not mail cash.

Mobile - Give via the CCCLIFE mobile app. You can find it in the iOS or Android store.

Automatic Bank Pay - Many banks offer the ability to make payments electronically through their website. Simply login to your bank's web page and follow the instructions to set up Christ Community Church as a new payee. If you choose to give through this option, please indicate which of our four campuses you would like to designate your gift.

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Non-cash & Asset based gifts

One of the most effective ways to give is through non-cash giving due to the positive tax ramifications. Here are several non-cash giving options:

Gifting Stocks, Mutual Funds, & ETFs:
Many individuals in our community prefer to make gifts of appreciated assets to have a significant impact on our mission, while minimizing potential tax burdens. When you donate your appreciated assets, you can avoid paying the capital gains tax. Additionally, if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount.

To make this process simple for you, we’ve partnered with FreeWill to offer this free online tool that allows you to make this gift more quickly and easily than ever. After you provide some details about the assets you wish to transfer, you can either print and mail your forms, or donate entirely electronically — whichever you’re comfortable with. Click here to maximize your impact with Christ Community Church and make a stock gift today!

Gifting Appreciated Real Estate: 

Much like giving appreciated stock, giving real estate can have significant tax and Kingdom advantages. For example, if you bought a rental house 20 years ago and paid $50,000 for it and now it’s $150,000, you could gift that rental house and avoid the $100,000 worth of long-term capital gain. But you would still get a full fair market value charitable deduction of $150,000 for the sale of the rental house. 

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions:

If you are 70.5 or older, you are eligible to make an IRA contribution that benefits you and helps Christ Community Church make passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return.

For individuals 72 and older who need to fulfill a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year — an IRA gift can help meet this requirement and help you avoid a hefty tax penalty at the same time. You can use this online tool to make your tax-free donation online, and learn more about the benefits of giving from your IRA.

Learn more about IRA donations today!

Designating the Church as a Beneficiary:

One simple way to give to the church in the future is to designate Christ Community Church as a beneficiary on your investment accounts, Will or Trust. Many people choose to plan to give after they die through these designations. This is fairly simple to do and does not necessarily entail significant expenses (such as lawyer fees).   

If you have questions about these or other giving strategies we’d love to talk with you. You can contact Larry Stratton, Generosity Pastor at

Christ Community Church has partnered with the National Christian Foundation (NCF) to help process asset-based gifts. The video below helps explain how asset-based giving may be beneficial to a donor.

Legacy planned giving

This is the process of planning for the distribution of your assets through your will or living trust in a way that leaves a legacy that you will pass on to the next generation. It ensures your values and life investments are invested in Christ’s Kingdom through your local church and ministries that know and trust beyond your lifetime. Your thoughtful planned giving can also provide your children and grandchildren with provisions that will bless them. 

We offer a free and simple online tool called My Legacy Planner, which allows individuals in all circumstances and stages of life to review options related to creating a thorough and thoughtful estate plan. Check out this tool, here.

To include Christ Community Church in your estate plan, please contact Larry, at or 630-485-3336.

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