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.

Online giving provides our members and guests with more flexibility and ease in giving. You can give with security and confidence using this simple, yet technologically advanced tool. You can use your debit card to make a one-time contribution, or you can setup recurring gifts on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule. You can also create a login account where you can manage your recurring gifts and see your online giving history.

We have partnered with Churchteams, our church management solution provider, to offer secure online giving. When you click the link below you will be taken to their site to complete your transaction. If you are already in our database, you will be able to search for your name and setup your online giving account. If not, you will be prompted to setup a new account. Thanks for giving to God and supporting the ministries of Oakwood Community Church!

Over the past few years we have worked together through our Oakwood Cares Christmas Offering to bless and help families in need throughout the coming year.  Our Oakwood Cares special offering is available online for the month of December.  

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've partnered with Churchteams and Ardent Giving Solutions to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by industry standard SSL encryption. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.

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.

Why can I only give online with a debit card?

Oakwood's online giving uses only debit cards (not credit cards) for two main reasons. First, the processing fees on debit cards are about one-third of the fees for credit cards, making much better use of our resources. Also, because so many in our culture struggle with excessive credit card debt, we feel it is best to avoid offering credit for giving to the church.

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.

Online giving Demo video