Online Giving FAQ
What is the difference between a recurring and single gift?
Recurring gifts are debited monthly for 12 consecutive months beginning on the date you sign up for recurring giving. Single gifts are debited once.
What happens after 12 months?
Before your 12 month commitment ends we will contact you and remind you that your commitment is expiring.
Is my financial information safe?
Yes. Downtown Church does not have access to any of your credit card information. We use Stripe for payment processing and your credit card information is maintained on their servers which utilize the same security standards as your bank. Read more about Stripe’s security here .
Will you pass an offering plate in worship?
No, offering bowls are located at each of the doors as you enter and exit the building. We do not pass the plate but you pass it every time you leave worship and you may leave your gift there.
Can I set up my own recurring gifts through my bank's billpay service?
Yes. You will receive a contribution statement for tax purposes from Downtown Church.
Will I receive a statement if I use the online option on your website?
Yes, we mail 3rd quarter and end-of-the-year statements.
Do I need to create a Paypal account to give online?
No. You can use your debit or credit card without creating a Stripe account.
Can I see financial records ?
Yes we can provide them to you at your request. Please use the contact form on our web-site.
Can I designate my gift to a specific program or thing?
We would rather you give an undesignated gift, but if you are inclined to designate your gift, please contact us in advance.
DOWNTOWN CHURCH exists because countless people share their treasures with us. Many of them give money. Scatter your treasure in this field. Something good will grow.
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1415 Blanding Street #6
Columbia, SC 29201