How do I give?
Several safe and secure methods of giving provide convenient ways to financially contribute to Coastal Community Church.
Simply place cash or checks in the offering basket during the collection at any weekend service. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a bank account or credit card. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, it’s also safe and secure. This option helps individuals and families remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a weekend service.
To give online, please choose a fund below:
Some of our members use the online bill pay service through their financial institution, which can be scheduled, and mails a printed check to our offices.
Mail your donation to Coastal Community Church at PO Box 2100, Galveston, TX 77553. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
How are my donations to Coastal used?
Donations to Coastal Community Church support its General Operating Fund. This fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church.
Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes, you can specify whether you want your online donation made once, weekly, twice per month, or monthly. You can set up multiple scheduled donations according to your preference.
Will I receive a donation statement?
If you give over $250 during the year, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address. If you give less than $250 and would like a statement, please contact Toby Smith, Executive Pastor, at email@example.com.
How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year’s taxes?
Per IRS regulations, donations for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 in order to receive credit for that year’s tax purposes. Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.
How do I update my online donation or contact information?
Simply click “Sign In” to create a registered account on our donation site. Once registered, you can update your contact information, change a scheduled donation, and preview your transaction history. If you are logged in, you can schedule a donation and the necessary account information will instantly and securely appear in your donation form.
Is online giving secure?
We’ve taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption, which is a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.
Are there fees involved with online giving?
There are no fees incurred by the donor when giving online to Coastal. However, there are small service fees incurred by Coastal for accepting online donations. These fees are approximately 1% of the donation for bank transfers and 3% for credit/debit cards.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Please email Toby Smith, Executive Pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to any other giving questions you may have.