How Online Giving Works
By completing the online giving form, you are instructing your bank to electronically transfer cash from your personal checking account to Access Church, either on a one-time basis or on an interval basis. If you wish to discontinue giving, or if you wish to change the amount and frequency of your giving, you simply change your giving instructions in your account.
Is Online Giving Safe?
Yes. Online giving utilizes the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network, which is a nationwide electronic payments system used by more than 20,000 financial institutions, 4 million corporations, and 135 million consumers. The Automated Clearing House (ACH) processed a total of 10.017 billion automated clearing house payments valued at $27.4 trillion during 2003 according to NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association. As a result of this network, online giving guarantees an accurate electronic cash transfer from your account.
When and how is my online giving confirmed?
Once you have completed the online giving form, you will receive a receipt of the transaction immediately via email.
If you experience difficulties or have other questions, please contact us at 904.647.1200.
Other Ways to Give
Our favorite option involves no transaction fees. Simply mail a check to 1515 CR 210 W Ste 107, St. Johns, FL 32259, or send a check via your bank’s online bill-pay feature. Contact your bank for information on online bill pay. If you would like self-addressed envelopes, please stop by the info table on Sunday or call 904.647.1200.
As you exit the auditorium, you will see Giving Boxes. You may give cash or checks at any time.
(If you give cash and would like it to be included in your giving totals, please provide your information with the gift.)
This is so easy to set up! Just text “Give” to 904.440.0828, and follow the instructions. You'll receive a text back with a link to a receipt.
Then Text "Give $xx" to 904.440.0828.
Visit the App page to download the version that's right for your device (See bottom of website for your app store).
Our app has so many practical uses, and it makes giving easy. Just click “Give” in the app, and follow the instructions.
There are significant tax advantages in giving shares of stock or other assets that have appreciated in value. For specific instructions on these kinds of gifts, please contact our office.
If you plan to give more than $5,000 in a single year, ask your financial planner about the advantages of a Donor Advised Fund from Schwab or Fidelity Investments.
Why Give Stock?
There are significant tax advantages in giving appreciated stock held for more than one year. The donor may take the full fair market value of the stock gift as a charitable deduction on his or her income taxes and neither the donor nor the church has to pay the long-term capital gains tax, which is 15% of the net appreciation of the stock.
The maximum deduction you may take within a given tax year is 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. If you are unable to take the entire deduction in one year, you may carry the excess deduction forward for five additional years. The long-term capital gains tax rate is reduced to 5% for those in the 10 percent tax bracket.
Illustration between 1) selling appreciated stock first and then giving the proceeds and 2) giving appreciated stock outright:
Strategic service is placing our heart and hands in the place of greatest demand. By choosing to join an Access Strategic Service Team, you are becoming a vital part of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The hard work of the volunteers at Access Church each week makes what we do possible. There are a variety of ways you can get plugged into the mission!