At Oasis we GIVE our finances, time, gifts, resources and ourselves to furthering the Kingdom of God for one simple reason: BECAUSE WE LOVE! All our giving is motivated by love for God and His people. We see in John 3:16 that God so loved us that He gave… and our natural response is to reflect this heart of love back to God through radical generosity.
John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him wouldn’t perish, but would have eternal life.’
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT GIVING?
Deuteronomy 16: 17 ‘Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.’
2 Corinthians 9: 7 ‘Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
Exodus 25: 2 ‘The Lord said, Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.’
Luke 21: 2 ‘Jesus also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ”I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.’
2 Corinthians 8: 12 ‘For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.’
Matthew 6: 3 ‘But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.’
1 Chronicles 29:3 ‘David said; “In my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple’
Isaiah 58: 6-8 ‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice… Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.’
Malachi 3: 10 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 you will not have room enough for it.
Luke 6: 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
1 Corinthians 16: 2 ‘On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.’
HOW TO GIVE?
You are able to give regularly as follows:
- Placing your tithe and/or offering in the correctly marked GIVING envelope available at the Info Desk. This can be placed in the ‘Offering Box’ at weekly Sunday Celebration Times. Giving in this way can be in the form of CASH or CHEQUE payable to ‘The Oasis Church’
- EFT payment directly into the relevant Oasis Church Bank Account (see bank details below). You can also set a monthly STOP ORDER on your account for monthly Tithes & Offerings
- Online Giving using PayPal