The GENEROSITY of Our Savior's people

for His work in the world

"Each person should do as he has decided in his heart - not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work."    2 Corinthians 9:7–9

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We want every gift to Our Savior to come from your heart - and we want you to know your gift is appreciated and will be used for ministry to Our Savior's people in Aiea and around the world.

If you are considering a special gift such as property, stock or an endowment - please e-mail or call us so we can set up a time to talk with you personally: or call 808.488.3654

Money and the Church

A Biblical and Practical way to support God's Work

As much as we would like to avoid the subject, we have to occasionally talk about Money and the Church. First, let me say the church (at least Our Savior) does NOT want all your money - contrary to the oft quoted reason why people don't go to church. In fact, we don't even want most of your money.  We also hope you continue to give to those special groups outside the church that you are passionate about.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

The basic premise is that your gift is an "offering" and not a tax. Every individual and family are at a different place in their life creating unique opportunities to support God's work - both in the local congregation as well as in the world. The first thing everyone needs to do before they give a gift is pray about how much and to who and how often.  Don't ever be afraid to check out how your donations are spent.  There are several good websites that analyze various organization's spending habits - that way you know you are being a good steward of what God has given you.

Helpful Hints for Giving

The temptation is to think that you don't need to give. And while people think it is the "church" that suffers when people do not give, the truth is just the opposite. First, when you do not give, you deny yourself a chance to make a difference. Your gift to the church isn't just about you. It's about caring for the whole community. Second, when you do not give, decisions have to be made about what programs and staff will need to be cut to balance the budget. And if that program or staff person is part of a ministry you enjoy - not only will you be affected, but so will others who would have benefited.  We know money is always a tough subject to talk about.

There is no getting around the fact that the church needs money to exist. The list of things is broken up into: "Necessary" which is staff and benefits (which now make up most of the budget), facility costs and basic things like hymnals, Bibles and office supplies. "Nice" which is air conditioning, coffee and mints. And "If we can..." column like special events, stained glass windows and video projectors. The leadership at Our Savior works hard to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to this church.

About Our Savior

For over 50 years, Our Savior has been blessed to work in the Aiea community - sharing and experiencing the love of Jesus.  Our community is very fluid - which comes with quite a few challenges - but it also means we get to meet some of the most amazing people from all over the world and together learn how God uses His people to make a difference.