Stewardship

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Praise God from Whom all blessings flow . . . There is joy in giving!

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:1-4

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The Ultimate Joy of Giving! Lay up your treasures in heaven! Monies given to an endowment live forever!

Stewardship

Through your involvement and support in your congregation, you share in the whole ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Giving financially to the church is part of our faith in action. Giving financially to the church allows our meager and generous resources to become blessed and multiplied and used to the glory of God in ways we cannot imagine or do individually. The greatest strength in the Region of Oklahoma is you and your faith. Because of the faith of the people in this region, we are able to do wonderful things for many people.

The 2016 general operating budget for the Region’s work is $525,000 and is primarily funded by congregational giving and you! These funds provide for an exceptional staff which includes three ordained pastors and four support staff who bring leadership and offer support for clergy and congregations in the Region.

Disciples Mission Fund – Congregational Giving

Disciples of Christ congregations in the United States and Canada participate in Disciples Mission Fund. Through your Sunday morning gifts in worship, your congregation sends its offering to the General Office of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A portion of this collective giving funds the General church and a percentage of Oklahoma’s congregational giving comes to the Region of Oklahoma for its mission and ministry.

Additionally, you are invited to give to six special day offerings throughout the year which direct your giving to special ministries of the church. These six special day offerings are: Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Reconciliation and Week of Compassion. These offerings are collected during worship, blessed, and sent from the congregation to the General Church in Indianapolis. Learn more about Disciples Mission Fund.

Annual Fund – Individual Giving

Two times per year, in the spring and the fall, the Region of Oklahoma asks individuals to financially support its mission and ministries. This request comes directly from the Regional Office in Oklahoma to your doorstep. We thank you for your generosity, but you don’t have to wait for our letter to arrive in the mail. Please consider giving online now!

Endowments

Financial gifts to the Oklahoma Disciples Foundation OR the Christian Church Foundation are pooled, invested and distributed to organizations and ministries related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

From providing seed money for a fledgling new church to sending a young child to camp, your gifts make an ongoing difference in countless and endless ways. Explore the many opportunities these foundations provide for you to touch lives forever.

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Learn more about the Oklahoma Disciples Foundation.

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Learn more about the Christian Church Foundation.