online giving

Giving is one of the greatest blessings as a follower of Jesus. Paul reminds us of what Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Those who have made giving a part of their Christian journey can attest to the beautiful reality of that simple truth.


Our partnership with Tithe.ly provides our members and guests with more flexibility, security and ease in giving. You can give with confidence a variety of ways: using your checking account, debit card or credit card.  To make a secure, one-time or recurring gift, click the button/link below. For enhanced security and giving simplicity, create an account by clicking on the login/signup link in the top right corner.




simple & secure giving options with tithe.ly

1.  Online Giving (via web browser or Oakwood's Church App)


This is the traditional and flexible electronic giving method that you can access right here on Oakwood's website via your computer or mobile device.  Click the link below to give simply and securely with your bank account, credit/debit card, or even with Apple Pay if you're on a Mac or iOS device.  We encourage you to download OAKWOOD'S CHURCH APP on your mobile device.  Oakwood's App has a links to online giving & text giving built in, so it's always easy and convenient to access.



2.  TEXT MESSAGE Giving: Start by texting the word "Give" to (833) 495-0001


Then save (833) 495-0001 to your phone contacts as "Oakwood Giving".  After this you can use text giving by texting any of the below options to your dedicated giving number.  Click here to watch a quick text giving demo video from Tithe.ly. Simply text (without the quotes):

  • A number to give that amount. Eg: "100".
  • A number and fund to designate your gift. Eg: "100 Offering".
  • A number and schedule for automated giving. Eg: "500 Monthly", "100 Tithe Bimonthly", or "50 Offering Weekly".
  • "Cancel Auto" to cancel automated giving.
  • Add "cover" to cover fees of one transaction. Ex: "100 Offering cover".
  • Add "Cover fees on" to cover fees on ALL text gifts..
  • "Cover fees off" to turn off cover fees on ALL text gifts.
  • "Card" to add a new payment method.
  • "Refund" to refund your last transaction.
  • "Options" to see the initial list of options again.

3.  Tithe.ly Mobile Giving App


You can download the Tithe.ly app in order to support Oakwood through mobile giving by clicking click on the links below for Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad). Or you can search “Tithe.ly” in your smartphone’s app store.  Once you've download and installed the Tithe.ly App on your smartphone, create your account by clicking “Create Account”. Once your account is created, you can search for Oakwood Community Churchy by using the search box located at the top or you can click on the "find nearest church" button if you're near where your church meets.  When you've found Oakwood in the app and are ready to give, just click the “Give Now” button and complete the giving form!


Tithe.ly for iOS (iPhone/iPad) | Tithe.ly for Android



support Oakwood when you shop at amazon

You can now support Oakwood by choosing our church as your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization.  When you shop at  when you shop on AmazonSmile (start your shopping at smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Oakwood Community Church is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is registered as a charitable organization with Amazon.  To set Oakwood as your charitable organization, click on the banner below or follow the instructions under the banner:



Setting Up or Changing your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization:

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.


To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select a new charitable organization to support.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to smile.amazon.com/about.


common questions about online giving

Why should I give online?

While you can always give in person or via mail, many people prefer online giving for a number of reasons. You may relate to a few of these benefits: 

  1. Consistency - Even when you are away from church, you can still be faithful and consistent in your giving so you won't have to worry about catching up when you get back. 
  2. Simplicity - You can avoid distractions on Sundays by not having to fill out your check or search through your purse or wallet during the service, which can interrupt your worship experience. 
  3. Convenience - As long as you have internet access, you can give anywhere, anytime. In today's world many people prefer to pay bills and do their banking online.


Is online giving secure?

We have partnered with Tithe.ly, the industry leader in church giving solutions, to ensure that the giving process is both simple and secure from beginning to end.  We take data and payment information security very seriously. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information transmitted to our banking partner and on our site is done via an encrypted HTTPS (SSL) connection; and stored by our banking partner to PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards.


Will I receive a record of my contributions?

Yes. Immediately after giving online, you will receive an e-mail notice for that specific contribution. Each January, you will receive a year-to-date statement that details your giving history, including online giving, for the prior year.


What FEES are charged for different methods of giving?

There are processing fees associated with all forms of electronic or online giving if you give via Tithe.ly's Giving App, online (or via Oakwood's App) or using Text-to-Give.  Here is a quick and simple estimate of the basic fees:

  • CASH or CHECKS:  No Fees!
  • ACH/e-Check (via your bank routing & account number):  ~1% fee
  • CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS:  ~2.9% fee
  • COVER THE FEES OPTION:  Tithe.ly includes a COVER THE FEES options for all forms of electronic giving.  Please consider using this option to ensure the church is able to use the full amount of your intended gift for ministry purposes.

How do I change/cancel my recurring gift?

In order to change your auto recurring gift fund/designation, you will need to delete your existing recurring gift and then setup a new recurring gift. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.


Can I continue to give via cash or check?

Absolutely!  You can always giving using cash or checks during Oakwood's public worship services, or you can mail checks to the church (Oakwood Community Church, 5791 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, MI 48462).  There are NO FEES associated with giving cash or checks, so that allows all of your donation to go towards to the church's ministry!  We simply understand that the majority of people today don't pay for much with cash or checks anymore, so we want to make giving easy and accessible for everyone.


Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Contact the church office at 248-628-6388 and we'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have or connect you with Oakwood's Treasurer or Giving Coordinator.