The Grace Of Giving
Why Should I Give?
Giving expresses your gratitude to God and joins you to what He is doing. God is a lavish giver. The only reasonable response to such generosity is to share with others what God has so freely given us, joining with Him in reaching people and building lives for eternal impact. The Bible does not say God owns 10% and the rest is ours; God owns everything and we are but stewards. The most important question you can ask yourself is, “Am I becoming more generous with my time, talents, and treasure, or more selfish?”
What Is A Tithe?
A tithe is 10%. In the Bible, the giving of a tithe represents a gift of 10% of the first fruits of one’s increase. The tithe is commanded by God for believers to support the work of the ministry. Just as 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 addresses the heart and intention of those who give, Malachi 3:8-12 also illustrates the blessings available to those who are obedient with the tithe. We are encouraged also to give above the tithe in cheerfulness from the remaining income we are to steward.
How Is My Gift Used At Our Savior’s Church?
Your giving envelope and/or online options will reflect the primary funds we use at Our Savior’s Church.
This is our general fund, used to support the ministry and work of Our Savior’s Church.
Legacy (Building for the Opelousas Campus)
Legacy is our church-wide effort to create a permanent home for the Opelousas Campus that currently meets in Opelousas High School. We give best when we give to others. Every campus is participating in impacting the future of St. Landry Parish.
This is “MyChurch”, a campus specific capital fund used to finance major expenditures for our physical building and facilities. During the Legacy campaign, all Building dollars are being directed toward the future home of the Opelousas Campus.
Gifts may be given online at any time, or you can bring them with you to any of our weekly services. You may also drop them off at your campus office between the hours of 9-4 during the week, or mail your gift to 655 Hwy 96, Broussard, LA 70518.
You may also give online via your mobile device through the Our Saviors Church app or by texting OSC to 77977.
Are There Additional Ways I Can Give?
If you would like to donate stock or give non-cash assets, please contact our Finance Office by calling 337-839-8889.If you would like to give of your time, you can complete a Connect Card and we will help you get connected!
YOU can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
GOD owns everything. I’m His money manager.
MY HEART always goes where I put God’s money.
HEAVEN, not earth, is my home.
GIVING is the only antidote to materialism.
GOD prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.
GOD will get it to me, to get it through me.
Online Giving Options
While we always allow people to give in traditional ways, in today’s digital world many people also appreciate online options which can help them be more consistent in the grace of giving. There is no cost to you to use this service. Although we do provide you the option to give using a debit or credit card, we discourage you from going into debt via your credit card to contribute to Our Savior’s Church.
What Are My Digital Giving Options?
Set up a gift using your checking account and it will not only be credited to OSC’s account as often as you choose, it will also go the furthest. Unlike debit/credit card transactions, where OSC pays 3-5% of the total gift in processing fees, using your bank’s routing number allows your gift to be fully used for ministry.
Set up a recurring gift using your debit/credit card and your gift will be immediately credited to OSC’s account as often as you choose.
Your one time gift using your debit or credit card will be immediately credited to OSC’s account as often as you choose.
Many within our church prefer to set up their recurring giving immediately on their pay dates. While we would like to honor that intention, we’ve discovered that every bank processes ACH transactions differently. In order to make sure you experience the best results, we recommend that you set up recurring gifts at least 24 hours after your scheduled payroll deposits.
If you aren’t already a part of our OSCfamily online community, which provides you access to give online, please click here to get signed up.
Other Ways To Give
You can text OSC to 77977 from your mobile phone to receive instructions on how to give from your mobile device.
Send your check to our office at 655 Hwy 96, Broussard, LA 70518, or pick up some of our pre-addressed giving envelopes.
You can bring your gifts to any of our weekly services or drop them off at your campus office between 9-4 during the week.
Through Your Bank
Most banks will allow you to set up reoccurring gifts through their BillPay, EPay, or similar systems which send a automated check to OSC in the amount of your choosing. Visit your bank for more information on how to set this up.
Ask us or read our Online Giving FAQs.
Online Giving FAQs
What Is The Benefit Of Online Giving?
The tool supports your decision to faithfully give to the work God has for Our Savior’s Church.
What Is The Benefit For Our Savior’s Church?
Regular giving helps us plan what ministry activities we can support and fosters effective stewardship.
Is It Safe & Secure?
We use the strongest level of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption supported by web standards. You may verify this by clicking on the lock or key icon displayed in most browsers when you are on an https page.
May I Make A One-Time Contribution?
Yes, use the tool whenever and however you’d like. It’s your decision.
How Should I Set Up My Recurring Contribution?
You select the start date and how often you want to give. Many within our church prefer to set up their recurring giving immediately on their pay dates. While we would like to honor that intention, we’ve discovered that every bank processes ACH transactions differently. In order to make sure you experience the best results, we recommend that you set up recurring gifts at least 24 hours after your scheduled payroll deposits.
What If I Get Paid On The 15th And 30th, How Do I Set Up A Recurring Gift?
If you find that the selections of “weekly” and “every two weeks” don’t match up with your regular pay schedule, you can use the “monthly” option and set up two regular recurring gifts: one on the 15th day of the month and one on the 31st day of the month. Be aware if a month has only 28, 29, or 30 days, your gift may not post until the 1st.
What If I Want To Increase Or Change My Giving?
You can modify your recurring gifts at any time. First, log in to OSCfamily, go to the “Financial” tab from within your profile, and click on the little red stop sign in “My Repeating Gifts.” You can then modify your giving by clicking on the green “give” button at the bottom of the page and following the instructions there.
How Will I Know The Transaction Occurred?
You receive an email confirmation after the transaction occurs. All donations will also appear on your Giving Statement, which you can access at any time through your profile in OSCfamily.
What If I Change My Mind?
You may cancel a reoccurring online gift at any time.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an email to email@example.com and we will do our very best to respond within 1-2 business days.
In order to generate your annual contribution statement for your tax purposes, you will need to login to OSCfamily by visiting oscfamily.com. If you do not already have a username and password, you will need to click on the link that says “Sign Up” and follow the instructions for requesting a username and password. (Please note that during the “sign up” process, if the email and contact phone you enter matches what we have on file, a password will be auto-generated for you and you can begin using OSCfamily right away. If no email match is found, your actions will generate a request to a staff member who will send you a log in and password within 3-5 business days.)
- Once you are logged into OSCfamily, you will see your personal home page. In order to proceed to the area from which you will generate your contribution statement, click on your name located at the right side of the screen, and then select “Profile” from the drop down menu.
- From your profile, you will click on the “Financial” tab, and then click on “Giving Statement”.
- On the screen that appears, choose the following settings for Type, Date Range and Tax Deductible, then click “Create”.
Your annual contribution statement will be generated as a PDF document that you can print or save to your computer.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to respond within 3-5 business days.