In the Old Testament, we read: "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you."
Biblical stewardship includes many aspects. But of all the various aspects of stewardship, the Bible frequently singles out financial generosity as the one most representative of a person’s heart.
In the New Testament the apostle Paul says, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
There must be freedom in Christian giving. The purpose of this freedom is to cultivate voluntary (true) generosity by God’s people. Therefore, the Oak Arbor Church does not suggest donations of any amount or percentage, but leaves members and friends in freedom to give according to their hearts and abilities. The Church then has the responsibility to use the generous gifts of it's donors wisely in the service of the Lord.