WHY CHRISTIANS GIVE
First it must be said that Christians believe that everything is owned by God in the first place, and that we are simply managers of his resources, called to direct them toward that which aligns with his will. (Psalm 24:1)
Secondly, Christians trust that God has generously given us His son, Jesus, and through Him has already met our deepest needs.
In light of these truths Jesus himself makes it clear to his followers that spirituality and generosity are inseparable. (Luke 6:38)
Likewise God has ordered the world in such a way that He works through the sacrifice and generosity of His people to meet the needs of others and, in particular, to fuel the mission of His church.
When such spiritually connected generosity gets lived out the end results are beautiful. Entire communities are blessed, the local church is well equipped, and the Chrsitian giver glorifies God who delights in our willingness to give toward the nees of others and to depend deeply upon Him. (2 Cor. 9-7; Malachi 3:10)
WHAT CHRISTIANS GIVE
For thousands of years Christians have talked about two ways to give within the local church. The first is a "tithe" and the other is an "offering."
TITHE is an ancient word which simply means, "tenth" reflecting the belief that giving should be proportionate to what God has entrusted us with, that it should be planned, and that it should be offered consistently. At OSNY we encourage households to grow into the "90/10" principle, living off of 90% of what God has entrusted to you and tithing back 10% toward the life of the local church.
OFFERINGS are gifts given specifically, over-and-above a tithe, to special projects or endeavors. An example of an offering would be a gift given to a local charity as an expression of your faith, or an over-and-above gift designated for a special campaign or new ministry effort within your OSNY parish.
HOW TO GIVE AT OSNY
GIVE ONLINE | It's secure, it's simple, and it ensures consistent giving.
OSNY can receive monetary gifts online by credit card or by withdrawal from your bank account. Likewise you can choose to give a one-time gift or to establish a recurring figt at an interval of your choosing. To give online click HERE and choose "Give Now" and follow the simple instructions. An online account is required; this enables us to send you and end-of-year tax receipt, and allows you to manage and monitor your giving.
GIVE ON YOUR PHONE | Text the amount you'd like to give to (646) 759-1300.
An online account is required through our partners at Simple Donation; this enables us to send you an end-of-year tax receipt, and allows you to manage and monitor your giving.
GIVE IN-PERSON | Bring cash or check to any of our Sunday gatherings.
You can drop your gift in the offering basket, using the provided envelope. Please be sure to always include your full name and address on your envelope or check.
GIVE BY MAIL | Mail a check to 64-33 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park NY 11374.
Make out your gfit to "Our Saviour New York." If you wish to give to a specific fund or neighborhood parish, please make a note on the memo line.
*For information on giving at OSNY, or to give stock, securities, or other non-cash donations to the church, contact Warren Castellani, OSNY Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org