Giving to Great Commission Community Church
Our church and its ministries are made possible through faithful prayer and financial supporters. If you are a member or a regular attender of GCCC, we urge you to consider joining this local community seeking to make a global impact through your giving. Donations may be made by the following methods:
Checks should be made payable to Great Commission Community Church, and can be placed in the offering plates during the worship service. Checks can also be mailed to:
Great Commission Community Church
PO Box #2385
Merrifield, VA 22116
Please note that giving envelopes are not necessary for contribution accounting. Checks are recorded on the postmark date on the envelope.
Cash donations can be placed in the offering plates during the worship service. To receive tax credit for a cash gift, the cash should be placed in an envelope with your name and address on it so that we can properly record the contribution.
Credit and Debit Card
To contribute by credit or debit card via PayPal, click on the button below.
Please note and consider that credit & debit card donations incur an approximate 2.2% processing fee that is paid by GCCC. As defined by IRS regulations, the giver gets tax credit for their full donation.
E-Check (Electronic Funds Transfer)
If your bank has automated bill paying, you can set up Great Commission Community Church to receive electronically generated checks, allowing you an easier way to be systematic in your giving.
You can donate appreciated securities, such as stock and mutual funds, and often times receive a greater tax benefit than you would receive as compared to selling the appreciated securities and then donating cash. Donations of appreciated securities are recorded as a charitable gift at the appreciated amount. Also, by donating appreciated securities you can avoid recording a capital gain in the security (assuming the investment has appreciated and that you have held the asset for more than one year). You should check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities.
To contribute stock or mutual fund assets, or to inquire about other planned giving options, please contact the church treasurer for specific instructions at email@example.com.
The Orchard Foundation, a fiduciary ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, also offers services, tools, and guidance on gift planning.
Online contributions to Great Commission Community Church are considered to be non-refundable. The refund policy for specific events is determined according to the nature of event. The event refund policy is posted within the event registration form.
Learn More about GCCC’s Finances
A semi-annual financial report is available if you would like to know more about our finances. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the report.
Great Commission Community Church is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors will receive an annual contribution statement by the end of January for donations made during the previous year.
Please note that GCCC will make every effort to allocate donated funds as you have designated. Nonetheless, as ministry circumstances and needs change, GCCC reserves the right to reallocate funds at its discretion towards the church’s mission.
Please email the church treasurer at email@example.com for any additional questions about Giving.
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? (John 3:17)
Purpose of The Benevolence Fund
Great Commission Community Church has created The Benevolence Fund to provide one-time financial assistance to those in our church who are struggling to cover their basic needs and have run out of other viable financial options. The assumption is that most avenues for seeking to restore financial independence has been taken (family, savings, investments). People in this category may include those who have been out of work for an extended period of time, on sick leave, who have been incapacitated for some reason, or may have some unforeseen emergency financial burden. The Benevolence Fund has a specified allocated amount reserved from our annual budget on a yearly basis. Funds may help cover basic needs including but not limited to:
- Funeral costs
- Medical treatment
- Initial professional counseling sessions
Limits of Assistance
The purpose of the Fund is to aid those individuals and families during a time of immediate hardship or crisis by providing a one-time financial gift to meet their basic needs. However, The Benevolence Fund does not provide to meet these needs:
- Business investments, business debt or anything that brings profit to the individual or family
- Paying off credit card debts. Exceptions can be made if the credit card debt was used in case of emergency like hospitalization, death, etc.
- Paying off lawyers or fines from illegal, criminal behavior or lawsuits
- Gambling debts
- School tuition or fees to a program
- Housing for unmarried couples
The Benevolence Fund is primarily for members or active participants of Great Commission Community Church who regularly attend worship services and support the church through financial giving. There may be exceptions made to this rule, but preference will always be given to those active in our church community. Any person who wishes to be considered must fill out The Benevolence Fund Application Form. The GCCC Governance Board will meet, discuss, and decide on all applications.
Personal information obtained through the Benevolence Fund Application will be reviewed by the Governance Board. Prayer requests will be shared with the Governance Board, unless applicant requests otherwise. Applicants may also choose to share prayer requests with GCCC pastors and elders.
To apply for assistance, please fill out The Benevolence Fund Application Form and submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The GCCC Governance Board will review the application and choose a course of action within two weeks of receiving the form. The Governance Board may request additional information or ask for an interview prior to making their final decision. They will also have the discretion to determine if the financial aid will help, or if in their estimation, be a hindrance to reinforce negative/irresponsible behavior, and may choose to not award any assistance to the applicant. The Governance Board may also choose to assign an amount that is greater or less than requested by the applicant. If the applicant wishes GCCC to pay the third party directly, that can be arranged as well. The Governance Board will also do a follow-up after the money has been dispersed to the applicant (and their family) to see how they are faring and to provide prayer or other non-financial assistance. Great Commission Community Church desires to walk alongside each applicant during this time.
Rules for Disbursement
The Benevolence Fund is not a loan and should not be repaid in any form. After the final decision has been made to disburse the fund to the applicant, a check should be ready within a week as we believe that all cases are urgent and in need of immediate action. There may be short-term financial assistance which require specific bills to be paid to an applicable vendor. In these cases, no checks or cash will be given directly to the applicant.