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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 Proverbs 3:9-102 Chronicles 31:5,and Leviticus 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.

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.

5 Ways to Give

How Open Door Uses Your Tithes and Offerings

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 are an act of worship and are one way of exercising your faith in God and your love for others.

Your partnering with us through giving enables us to send kids to camp, feeds the hungry, keeps the electricity and heat running, while propelling our mission of “Leading People in the Adventure of Becoming Like Christ” and supports mission teams around the world.

In-Person Giving

Give in Person

Sundays during worship
Give through envelopes provided at Open Door’s worship services by placing them in the offering plate when the offering is received.

Open Door has three funds that you may designate your gift to: the general ministry fund at your campus, the global missions fund, and the benevolence fund. You can designate which fund you would like to give to by marking a contribution envelope for your check or cash gifts.

Give by Mail

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

Open Door has three funds that you may designate your gift to: the general ministry fund at your campus, the global missions fund, and the benevolence fund. You can designate which fund you would like to give to by including a note with your mail-in gift.

Mail Giving
Online Giving

Give Online

Online giving is a fast, convenient, and secure way to give. Set up a recurring donation or give a one-time gift through your Bank or Credit Card with our secure online giving page.

Give Online

Open Door has three funds that you may designate your gift to: the general ministry fund at your campus, the global missions fund, and the benevolence fund. You can designate which fund you would like to give to by selecting the fund in our online giving portal.

*Open Door pays merchant fees on credit card transactions (an average of 2.25%) and on direct bank transactions (an average of 0.25%).

Give Through Our Mobile App

You may also access our digital giving platform through the Open Door Mobile App. Online giving is a fast, convenient, and secure way to give. Set up a recurring donation or give a one-time gift through your Bank or Credit Card with our secure digital giving platform.

Open Door has three funds that you may designate your gift to: the general ministry fund at your campus, the global missions fund, and the benevolence fund. You can designate which fund you would like to give to by selecting the fund in our online giving portal.

*Open Door pays merchant fees on credit card transactions (an average of 2.25%) and on direct bank transactions (an average of 0.25%).

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Mobile App Giving
Text Giving

Give by Text

Gain access to our digital giving platform though text on your phone. How text giving works:

  • Text “give” to 833-891-6272.
  • Complete a one-time registration.
  • Confirm the amount and any other required details, including method of payment.

Open Door has three funds that you may designate your gift to: the general ministry fund at your campus, the global missions fund, and the benevolence fund. You can designate which fund you would like to give to by selecting the fund in our online giving portal.

*Open Door pays merchant fees on credit card transactions (an average of 2.25%) and on direct bank transactions (an average of 0.25%).

Give in Other Ways

Employer Matching
Many employers offer to match charitable contributions made by their employees up to a certain amount or simply give to charities their employees are involved in. If you would like assistance or are unsure about your employer giving to a faith-based organization, contact the church finance office.

Stocks, Bonds, Wills, Etc.
Contact the church finance office to discuss any donation that may be a more sophisticated financial gift.

Other Giving

Financial Structure of Church of the Open Door

Church of the Open Door is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Your contributions may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for all tax implications of your gifts. Contribution statements are electronically available throughout the year through the Pushpay Giving Portal or by contacting the church finance office. If you have questions about your contributions, 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 accountability and financial decisions. 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.