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Manage Your Giving

Otter Creek is committed to reaching those who are far from God, unleashing unprecedented levels of compassion into a broken world, and helping each of us become more fully devoted to Jesus Christ. We have the privilege of partnering with God's work in the world by using our gifts and resources through the local church.

Several safe and secure methods of giving provide convenient ways to offer our tithes and financially contribute to the work of Otter Creek Church.

Types of Giving

Sunday services

Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate during the collection at any Sunday service. Be sure to include your name and current address on the check or envelope so donations credit may be provided for tax purposes. 

Online Debit

You can donate by bank card (*preferably debit card) or eCheck one time HERE or schedule recurring online contributions HERE.  All scheduled contributions can be modified or cancelled at any time prior to the date for which they are scheduled. Once the contribution is processed, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact   . Please note OC incurs fees for online contributions given via bank cards. The church actually receives 2.5% to 3.5% less (depending upon the type of card used) than the contribution amount you specify due to normal card processing fees. Contributions made via the eCheck option are not subject to these fees and result in more dollars being put toward work in ministry.

*Policy for Online Giving: Otter Creek accepts debit cards for contribution. The leadership recognizes debit cards are managed by the credit card industry so this prohibits the system from denying credit cards. As such, it is impossible to ensure every contributor complies with this policy. It is the intent of the Shepherds that no one incurs debt while contributing to the ministries of Otter Creek Church.

Personal Online Banking

Contribute directly through your personal bank account. This feature keeps you in control of scheduling automated electronic or paper check contributions directly from your personal checking or savings account. Contact your banking institution to initiate online giving.

By mail

Mail your donation to Otter Creek Church of Christ, 409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. Be sure to include your name and address so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Please do not mail cash. 

End of the Year Giving Statements

End of the year contribution statements are accessed through your INFELLOWSHIP account.  Click HERE to access your giving records. 

Check Processing

When you donate (or make a payment) to Otter Creek by check, you authorize us to electronically process your check using the information on your check. If we electronically process your check instead of depositing your check, the electronic debit to your checking account may be on the same day we receive the check by transmitting the amount of the check, routing and transit number to your bank. Electronically processing your check makes us better stewards.

For Gifts of Stocks

Please notify Laurie Netterville at     or 615-690-2589 with date of transaction, # of shares, stock name and donor name.  Stock donations are to made at Schwab.com. Otter Creek account # is 6029-7933. DTC Code: 0164

Where does your money go?

Giving in our culture has become hard to see. Many of us calculate the percentage we want to give for the year out of our family budgets, set up recurring gifts to be transferred each month, and don’t think of it again. Even if we physically put a check or bill in the offering plate each week, it feels detached from the living, breathing work God is doing.

The Year in Review booklet is one way to bring your giving to life. We hope you will see the faces, hearts, minds and stories behind each number. From baskets of chips served to our young adults, to cars donated to local families, to water wells in ten different countries, to the patients who received life-saving health care - God is working through your generosity.

As you read these statistics and stories, please pray over each one. Each number represents an individual person whose life has been impacted by Kingdom work. Please pray over our ministers, ministry leaders, and servants in our community. Pray over our church body, that our hearts will continually be renewed with the blessing and humility that it is only by God’s grace and mercy we have anything to give at all. Pray over our hearts for Kingdom work and service, no matter how far or near. 

Read the stories, absorb the data, enjoy seeing a more complete picture of the church you call home and find new ways to get involved.

Thank you for your generosity and for taking the time to reflect on 2018.