Giving

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Giving at Oakland Baptist Church

Giving at Oakland Baptist Church is a matter of worship, stewardship, and obedience.  We believe that the ministries of the church should be supported by the tithes and offering of the members of the church.  In addition to tithes, members are also encouraged to give
  • To the 20/20 Fund - which is currently being used to pay for adding educational and worship space for our youth.
  • To missions throughout the year.  We also have a month of missions which highlights the need to support missions, as well as educates the members on mission efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention and our church.      

Ways to give

Oakland Baptist Church offers several ways to give.

  • Offering Plate – Check or cash preferably using an offering envelope
  • Online Giving

1. Web Site – oaklandbaptist.org
2. Oakland Baptist Church App – download from your App store
3. Text to Give - Simply text “give2obc” to (888) 364-4483.  You will be sent a text with a link to the OBC giving portal, and you can follow the instructions to set up your giving.
4. QR code giving - QR code giving is similar to text to give, except instead of texting a number, simply use your phone to scan the Oakland Baptist Church QR code to be connected to our giving portal.  We plan to print the QR code on our bulletins and also have it available in the pew. From there, provide the necessary information to set up your giving.

Note that you may set up your online giving either through your bank account or your debit or credit card.  Processing fees apply to each of these methods.

Set Up Instruction

Bank Account (1% processing fee paid by the church)

1. Open your Giving account and select Payment Methods.
2. Select Link Bank Account and enter your bank account and routing information. Your account will now be listed as “unverified.”

3. To verify your account, Subsplash Giving will transfer two deposits of less than $1.00 each to your account (these deposits are commonly referred to as micro deposits). It can take 1-3 business days for the micro-deposits to appear in the account. On your bank statement, look for two deposits named “Subsplash“.
4. We’ll send you two emails (to remind you to check your account for the micro-deposits) with the subject Bank account ready to verify. The sender domain will be @secure.subsplash.com. If you don’t see the emails in your inbox, try searching by the subject line or sender domain and/or checking your spam folder
  • If you do not receive micro deposits within 4 business days of the day you linked the bank account, it is very likely the account information you entered was incorrect. You will need to remove the current bank account and link your account again.
  • To remove the linked bank account, simply select the item in the Payment Methods section of your Subsplash Giving account.
  • If you experience this issue after multiple attempts to link your account, please give your bank a call to verify your account information.
  • After 3 or more business days, the micro-deposits will be withdrawn from your account, regardless of whether you have successfully linked your bank account.
  • If you do not verify your bank account, it will remain in an “unverified” state indefinitely.
5. Once you have received the two micro-deposits in your account, enter the amounts in your Subsplash Giving account to verify your bank account. Go to your Giving Account, click Payment Methods, select the unverified account, and enter the amounts of the micro-deposits.

6. Once your bank account is successfully linked and verified, you may begin using your bank account as a payment method for your gifts!

Debit/Credit Card (2.3% processing fee paid by the church)

1. Select “Link a Debit or Credit Card” as the payment source.
2. After entering the card number, the expiration date, and CVC/CVV, your card should be successfully linked. If the card is declined, it is possible the card has expired or there was a typo. Please check the information you entered.

If you continue to experience issues linking your card, please contact your bank to verify your card is activated.

Have questions or need help?