The Oak Community Church

Impacting our community with God's love

Giving

How to give

While we cannot meet in our building there a few ways you can give to the church.

If you are a tax payer in the UK please make sure you complete a Gift Aid Declaration form so we can claim back the tax on your giving. Download the form here and email the completed form to Vanessa.

The church bank details are:

Unless you tell us otherwise all giving receives goes into our general fund which is used to cover normal regular expenses for the church like salaries, heating, lighting etc. If you want to give to one of our other funds please either note this in your BACS reference or let Vivienne know:

The “Building Fund” is a restricted fund:

The “John 3:16 fund” is a designated fund:

The “Fellowship fund” is a designated fund:

Why we give

Many in the Church contribute financially to the running of the church. 

This isn't just to support the good work we do in supporting our spiritual growth and community action. We also believe it's a principle taught in the Bible that we should give our income to the work of the Church.

In much of the Old Testament the Jewish people were taught to give a tithe. That was 10% of their income (Leviticus 27:30). When Jesus came He went even more radical and told people to give away all they had (Matthew 19:21).

2 Corinthians 9:7 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." 

We don't mind what you give, but give it cheerfully and not under compulsion.

A church that is generous