Designated Giving Guidelines
Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation is dependent on Adoni through the faithful and generous tithes and offerings of His people which underwrite the congregation’s ministry expenditures. Undesignated donations go into our General Fund and are used for these basis purposes. The concept of tithing in Malachi, seems to indicate that the whole tenth [goes] into the storehouse, so that there will be food in my house, that basic expenses be met.
Besides this General Fund, we have created four special funds for four distinct and specific purposes. Donations of offerings beyond the 10% "tithes to the storehouse" (Malachi 3.10) may be designated for one of these funds. The funds are briefly described below:
Our current facility is somewhat of a hindrance to our effectively reaching Israel and the Nations here in Kansas City. Its steep and narrow stairs, limited number of classrooms, poor maintenance history, limited aesthetic and Judaic expression, yearly termite swarm, continual termite infestation, and limited bathroom accessibility, all work against conveying the presentation of renewal and LIFE.
G-d instructs the people of Israel, "They are to make me a sanctuary, so that I may live among them.” The primary meaning of "among them" is from the Hebrew b’tokham "within them," that is, within their hearts and spirits. Nevertheless, it is a sound secondary meaning that G-d wants us to gather in community. The resulting corporate expression of worship constitutes an advance of the Kingdom of Messiah by the upbuilding of our spirits inHis Spirit and in community learning and fellowship. Yeshua states it, "I will build my Community, and the gates of Sh'ol will not overcome it" (Matt 16.18). This statement reflects a posture of outreach into the kingdom of darkness. Its gates will be breached as we worship together in spirit and in truth in community. Therefore, we feel HaShem wants us to have a building that will functionally and aesthetically reflect His covenantal Presence with Israel, be accessible all, as the prophet Mikhah/Micah wrote about the end time restoration of Israel, "Adoni says, 'I will assemble the lame and gather those who were dispersed, along with those I afflicted. Adoni will rule them on Mount Tziyon from that time forth and forever." We need a facility that will be welcoming to all, [it is not now welcoming to the lame] and have adequate classrooms, youth meeting space, perhaps even space for our Bar Mitzvah and wedding celebrations!
Building Fund donations are restricted to the specific goal and purpose of the purchase of land and/or an existing building, renovation and improvements to such, or construction of a new building for the synagogue.
Note: there is implied permission to the Leadership [Elders and Directors] to use building funds for other purposes if extenuating circumstances dictate such. Should the Rabbi announce that the funds will go into the general fund of the congregation, donors can request a refund within fifteen (15) days of the announcement, assuming that donors have provided a current address to the bookkeeper of the congregation.
Bless Israel Fund
The Bless Israel Fund distributes money to various ministries serving in the Land of Israel that are aligned with our vision of sharing the Good News with the people of Israel and/or providing charity for the needy. If you give directly to a charity that claims to help Israel there is a possibility that this charity will bring an anti-Messianic message to its recipients. We are familiar with many ministries in Israel and will select ones that we feel are well run and that will use your funds wisely and efficiently.
How to donate online using Paypal:
Select the chosen fund from the list, and enter an amount. Click the "Donate" button below to contribute tithes or offerings. On the PayPal screen, you can leave the "purpose" text box blank. Or HaOlam will be charged a Paypal fee of 3% out of your donation.
How to donate through Paypal without the fee being charged: (This is only free if you are within the continental United States and using U.S. Dollars.)
1. You can avoid the Paypal fee of 3% being charged to Or HaOlam by going to your personal account at paypal.com (Creating personal accounts is easy and free.)
2. Click on the "Send Money" tab at the top.
3. Enter email@example.com for the recipient's email address.
4. Enter amount of donation.
5. Click on Personal for type of transaction (instead of Purchase).
6. Check gift (under "this money is being sent as",) then click on continue.
7. Enter personal message, such as what the gift is for (tithe, building fund, benevolence, etc.) Then click on Send Money tab.
We are so appreciative of your sacrificial giving to the work of G-d here at Or HaOlam and pray that He will bless you mightily as you listen to His voice and walk in His ways.