"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:7
The following values guide the financial practices at CCC:
We want those who invest in the ministry of CCC to know how their investment is being used. Each January, the church budget with line items is published for anyone in the congregation to see. At our annual meeting, the Finance Deacon explains the budget and answers questions and the congregation votes to approve the budget for the coming year.
“Simplicity for the sake of generosity” is a phrase that we’ve used to guide our spending decisions over the years. Stewardship is not austerity (we still buy Sno-Cones for Vacation Bible School), but it does require an eternal perspective. We don’t always get it right, but we hope to manage costs so that resources can be spent for the mission of the church outside of our walls.
The call of the local church is not only to gather together for worship, growth, and fellowship, but also to participate in the task of making disciples of all nations. To that end, we aim to invest money in supporting missionaries (12% minimum of annual budget), church planting, and local outreach efforts.
It’s our joy to invest money in the Kingdom of God outside the walls of C.C.C. In 2010, we began a plan to give away money that exceeds our needs in what has become known as the “Surplus Giving Plan.” In short, the Surplus Giving Plan is a plan to invest in global missions, orphan care/ministries of mercy, and church planting by giving away money that is in surplus of our expenses. Since the plan was enacted, the church has been able to celebrate the joy of giving each year as we’ve been able to invest in ministries like To Every Tribe, Lifesong for Orphans, The Seed Company, and many others.
How to Give:
Other Ways to Give:
Online Giving (listed above) We process online transactions as E-checks. This method requires your bank check routing number and checking account number. Your routing number is a nine-digit number on the bottom-left corner of a check. Do not use the routing number from a deposit slip. This may vary from your check routing number. We do not accept credit or debit cards as a method of payment.
Cash & Checks Please make checks payable to Christ Community Church. By contributing via check, you authorize the church to use information from your check to process your payment electronically. These checks may be dropped off in the offering plate on Sunday mornings. They may also be mailed to the church office at the address below:
Christ Community Church of Gridley 406 West 7th St. Gridley, IL 61744
CCC App If you have the CCC App (search "CCC of Gridley" in the app stores), you can tab the "Give" bottom at the bottom of the app. It will take a few minutes to setup your account information. Once information is entered every transaction after is extremely easy.