God repeatedly challenges us to trust Him with our finances, promising that when we give Him our first and best, He will bless the rest!
Exodus 34:26a says “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.” and Prov. 3:9-10 , 2 Chronicles 31:5 , Lev. 27:30 all give us an understanding of how God wants us to trust Him. All that we have belongs to God (Psalm 24:1) and returning to Him a tithe — literally “a tenth” — is one way that we demonstrate He is first in our lives. In return, He promises to bless us!
Your gifts, tithes and offerings can be given at your local campus, by giving online, through our mobile APP or via text messaging. Open Door has four funds that you may designate your gift to: general ministry fund, global missions fund, the 20/20 Vision and benevolence fund. You can choose which fund you would like to give to by marking a contribution envelope for your check or cash gifts.
Tithe & Offering
We serve our community and others because Jesus served. And we are blessed by God so that we can be a blessing to others. It’s not just in what we say, but what we do, how we live, and how we give. Your tithes and offerings is one way of exercising your faith in God and your love for others.
Your giving sends kids to camp, feeds the hungry, keeps the electricity and heat running, propels our mission of “Leading People in the Adventure of Becoming Like Christ” and supports mission teams around the world, and much more.
ONE-TIME GIFT – You may give immediately to Church of the Open Door through your Bank or Credit Card through a secure online giving page.
REPEATING GIFT – You can give to Church of the Open Door on a consistent schedule through your Bank or Credit Card.
If you are a Christ follower who does not attend Church of the Open Door but has been blessed by our ministry and feels led to give above your normal tithe, we are very thankful for your gift.
Other ways to give to Church of the Open Door
Mail / Bill Pay – If you wish to mail a contribution or use online bill pay through your banking institution, please send financial donations to: Church of the Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Weekend Worship Services – Give through envelopes provided at Open Door’s worship services by placing them in the offering plate when the offering is received.
Employer Matching – Many employers offer to match charitable contributions made by their employees up to a certain amount, or to simply give to charities their employees are involved in. Consider talking to your employer about your company’s charitable contributions and employer matching. If you would like assistance or are unsure about your employer giving to a faith based organization, please contact the church finance office.
Stocks, Bonds, Wills, Etc – For more information about making a donation that may be a more sophisticated financial gift, please contact the church finance office.
Church of the Open Door is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Your contributions may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for all tax implications of your gifts. Contribution statements are electronically available throughout the year through Open Door Connect or by contacting the church finance office. If you have questions about your contributions, please contact the church finance office.
The Church Stewardship Board (CSB) ensures the fiscal responsibility of Church of the Open Door.
The Church Stewardship Board is comprised of members of the church who have financial and business experience and they guide the church through financial decisions and accountability. We believe that everything that we have is from God and that we are stewards of His resources. We want our finances to be transparent to our community. If you have questions or would like more information about our finances, please contact our Executive Pastor or the current chairman of the CSB.