Ways to Give
Online Giving is so much more than just online! Our giving tools provide the ability to donate on our website or even with a quick text message! After creating an account, you’re able to give a donation or schedule a series of donations directly from your checking account or by using your debit or credit card.
Text-to-Give lets you give using a simple text message. There’s no app to download and setup is easy. Donations given via Text-to-Give are just like any other donation in the system, and there is no extra cost for the donation. It’s just a faster way to give. Text any amount to 84321 to give. Standard message and data rates may apply.
If not for estate planning Church of the Open Door wouldn’t have survived the first few years as my tenure as Senior Pastor of this great and historic faith community. Judy and I know the impact of legacy giving and want to pass on that blessing. That’s why we have designated a portion…
Gifting appreciated stock or other marketable securities gives the donor the advantage of avoiding capital gains taxes while generally receiving a tax deduction for the gift’s fair market value.
If you use Amazon.com for shopping, consider using the “smile.amazon.com” option that gives a portion of your purchase total to a charity of your choice. Just browse smile.amazon.com, select Church of the Open Door as the charity, and shop. It’s that easy! Thank you!
Why We Give
The question we must ask is not “What do people say about giving?”, but “What does God’s Word say about giving?”
Giving is biblical.
Biblical giving is generous and sacrificial because the Spirit of God moves thankful believers to meet the needs of God’s work, God’s workers, and God’s children. God blesses those believers who respond to the Spirit’s prompting to give sacrificially to His Son’s work. This does not mean that if I give God will make me rich. What it does mean is that if I give God promises me a rewarding life both now and in eternity.
When God says to a Christian, “Show me your heart,” He highlights one of the most sensitive areas of a believer’s life—money. His Son put it this way in Matthew 6:19-21:
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Generous biblical giving shows God where our heart really is. Those who truly love His Son and desire His purposes will support His Son’s work.
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7) God promises these blessings to generous biblical givers.
Read Philippians 4:17-19.
- Sacrificial giving is an investment in eternity (Phil. 4:17)
Generous biblical giving reaps eternal benefits. The Lord told His disciples that a gift to His cause builds treasure in heaven (Matt. 6:19-21). Givers know their investments are eternally secure.
- Sacrificial giving is an intimate experience of worship (Phil 4:18)
Generous biblical giving indicates the intent of our hearts. Paul borrows from Old Testament language describing sacrifices pleasing to God (Genesis 8:21). Givers know their investments will be eternally appreciated by their Savior.
- Sacrificial giving is an insurance policy on earth (Phil. 4:19)
Generous biblical giving guarantees God’s supply of our needs. A gift to the cause of Christ builds security on earth (Matt. 6:33), for Israel in Malachi 3:10-12). Givers know they can claim this promise during times of financial crises.