THE IMPACT OF YOUR GENEROSITY
CCO’s mission is to be a community of faith bringing faith to the community. When you give to CCO, you are making that mission happen in practical ways, not only in Oshkosh and the surrounding area, but also across the globe.
Remember that every statistic is a story! Check out our Impact Report to see how your generosity impacts the CCO ministry and creates meaningful stories.
WAYS TO GIVE
Give for the first time or set up recurring giving.
ON THE APP
Use the CCO app to manage your giving easily.
You can mail a check to Community Church Oshkosh, Attn: Accounting, 2351 Ryf Road, Oshkosh WI 54904.
DURING WEEKEND SERVICES
You may make a cash or check contribution each weekend during one of our worship services.
TEXT TO GIVE
Text any dollar amount to 84321 and complete the set-up process.
Did you know that you can donate to CCO while doing your online shopping?
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS
If you are a member of Thrivent, you can influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars.
WHAT TYPE OF GIVER WILL YOU BE?
Your generosity makes an impact! Every dollar you give to CCO expands the Kingdom, impacts our local community, brings hope to people across the globe and transforms YOU in the process!
- Giving strengthens your devotion to Christ and frees you to live open-handedly with the gifts God provides.- Giving provides you the opportunity to build trust in God and His provision instead of perceived self-sufficiency.
- Your financial commitment is a way to acknowledge that everything you have is a blessing from God.
- Giving is an act of worship to joyfully return a portion to the Lord.
We are all at different places in our generosity journey, and we value each person taking the next step as a disciple of Jesus.
Where are you now, and what is your next step?
FIRST TIME GIVER
- I have never given to CCO. Today I am starting my generosity journey.
- My step: Give a gift of any amount to CCO for the first time (Yay!)
- I’ve given to CCO occasionally, but today, I will begin tithing regularly.
- My step: Determine how much my regular tithe will be (10% of my income) and when I will give it.
- I’ve been giving my tithe of 10% regularly, but now, I am going to add an offering that increases my giving percentage over and above the tithe.
- My step: Determine the new percentage I want to give and calculate that amount based on my income.
- I give a sacrificial percentage of my income as an offering to CCO, but I want to give beyond that to make a Kingdom impact that will outlive me.
- My step: Consider assets I own that can be leveraged to support CCO’s Kingdom work.
CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE
The generosity journey is the practice of prioritizing giving in all aspects of one's life. A challenge to this lifestyle is finding creative ways, boldly and prayerfully, to prioritize generosity!
HERE ARE 7 WAYS TO BE CREATIVE IN HOW YOU GIVE:
PRACTICE PRIORITY BUDGETING
Many families will rearrange their priorities and give up something in their current budget to give more to the BEYOND Initiative. For example, priority budgeting may mean postponing a planned expenditure such as a new car, vacation, home remodeling, or other major purchases.
INCREASED GIVING WITH INCREASED INCOME
Some people receive periodic increases in salary or bonuses. Many of us are tempted to increase our lifestyle to fit the higher income. In many instances, families will decide to commit the full amount of salary increases toward Kingdom impact.
REDIRECT PRESENT EXPENDITURES
Often, families have significant short-term expenditures for special needs. One example is the cash flow freed up when a loan term ends. Another example is a child graduating from college during the years of the BEYOND Initiative, which would allow them to increase their commitment by giving what they had previously been spending on tuition.
Some individuals may have valuable collectibles, inheritance, savings, or other resources they will donate to the BEYOND Initiative.
People often pray for God to show them a way to give beyond what they can presently see or afford. Sometimes, the answers come unexpectedly.
Some individuals have extra time and are willing to volunteer in various ministries. Others choose to get a part-time job to be able to give more to the church. This is particularly true for families whose children are grown and away from home and for semi-retired or retired couples.
Many people own stocks worth significantly more than the original purchase price. That is good news! The bad news is that if these stocks are sold, a significant portion of the gain would be lost to taxation. Gifts of appreciated assets—typically investment securities or real estate—can be highly advantageous to both the donor and the church. By transferring ownership of the asset to the church, the donor avoids capital gains taxes on the asset's sale. In addition, the donor receives an income tax charitable deduction for the asset's full market value. That, in effect, makes these gifts less costly to make. (Remember to consult your CPA, tax Attorney, or other financial advisors before committing this type of gift.)