Giving at First Church
We Believe in Generosity
As Christ Followers, we believe that we are stewards of God’s resources and that He is the owner of all things. In scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving at least one-tenth of all God has so generously given to us. The Bible says,”Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” (Malachi 3:10)
We also believe that God desires of us to be generous. The Bible says, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)
Ways To Give
The best way to set up your recurring tithe, is to use your bank’s “Bill Pay” option.
Giving online is safe, secure and easy. Set up an account to track your giving history.
Give during Sunday Services and Classes using cash, check, debit or credit cards.
The RIPPLE EFFECT is now a 4 year project that we, as a church family, have been working towards through the faithfulness of God, and the generosity of His people. For the last 7 years the Early Childhood department of our North Garnett campus has been located on the second floor due to the space needed to facilitate such flourishing ministries. We made a promise to the local authorities to create a more accessible area to house this ministry. It’s important to note, that we’re working towards fully funding this project to be debt free upon move in, which is due to be completed late summer / early fall of 2016. We’re trusting God and His people to be faithful in their giving, above and beyond their tithes, in order to honor our word to the community & to the families of First Church. We encourage you to invest in these families and the future of this ministry by giving. The Effects of the Ripple caused by your generosity will impact the Kingdom for generations to come.
More Giving Info
Online Giving Security
First Church values your privacy and financial data protection. We have taken precautions to ensure that you know this is one of our highest concerns with regard to your participation in online transactions and event registrations with our church.
Give by Mail
If you’d like to send a one time gift by mail, we will gladly accept that also. Please address it to the following:
ATTN: Darla Clark
10100 N. Garnett Rd.
Owasso, OK 74055
Credit & Debit Cards Accepted
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover through our online giving resource. E-Checks are also an acceptable method of giving.
We encourage using your personal bank’s “Bill Pay” option to set up recurring tithes and offerings.
What if I don't have enough to tithe?
Giving 10% of your income to your church can be a big, and often frightening commitment! But if scripture tells us to honor Him with our first fruits and our blessings will be overflowing, we must learn to trust that He is faithful to provide. God wants us to trust Him. Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and he will honor your faithfulness and obedience.
Can I give to a specific ministry?
Every dollar given to First Church is used to support the mission First Church and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ; therefore, gifts cannot be restricted for use by a specific ministry.
When is the annual giving deadline?
Cash contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by December 31.