Financial support of the ministries at Oakwood Church enables us to continue our mission of discipling people to reach the Lake Country and the world for Christ. For your convenience, we provide several different ways for you to give.
Weekly offering – donations are accepted during our Sunday morning worship services. Checks can be made payable to "Oakwood Church."
Giving Statements are sent quarterly to provide information for tax purposes. The Financial Secretary is the only person who has access to contribution records. It is the policy of our pastors and elders to receive no reporting of individual giving. We respect giving as a personal response to God’s blessing and the individual’s commitment to God. We also recognize that the joy and challenge of giving is a process developed through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Electronic Funds Transfer – those desiring to have their funds electronically deposited to the church account each month can do so by completing a simple Authorization for Direct Payment form. Amounts can be designated for the general, benevolent, missions or building funds.
Online Bill Pay – Using the bill pay service through your bank. Please put your name in the memo line.
Oakwood Church Perpetual Fund - Looking ahead to the long-term support of Oakwood Church ministries, Oakwood has put in place a mechanism for receiving funds whose principal will not be spent and only the earnings will be used to perpetually insure Oakwood's continued mission. While these gifts are often thought of as endowments or large gifts, the fund will also be able to accept small amounts in honor of individuals as well. For more information click here.
Planned Giving for Oakwood Church What are planned gifts? Planned gifts are a variety of charitable giving methods that allow you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals. Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of a knowledgeable advisor such as an attorney, financial planner or CPA to help structure the gift.Planned gifts can be made with cash, but many planned gifts are made by donating assets such as stocks, real estate, art pieces or business interests – the possibilities are endless. Planned gifts can provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved ones. The most frequently-made planned gifts are bequests to Oakwood, made through your will. Other popular planned gifts include charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities.Why should I make a planned gift? Many people want to make charitable gifts, but need to do so in a way that helps meet their other personal, family or financial needs. Planned gifts give you options for making your charitable gifts in ways that may allow you to:
- Make a larger charitable gift than you thought possible
- Increase your current income
- Plan for the financial needs of a spouse or loved one
- Provide inheritances for your heirs at a reduced tax cost
- Reduce your income tax and/or avoid capital gains tax
- Diversify your investment portfolio
- Receive income from your personal residence or farm
- Plan for the transfer of your business
- Leave a charitable legacy for future generations