First Fruits

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

-Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV

First Fruits Principles

  1. Given at the Beginning: By first fruits offerings, we sanctify our whole life and all we love. (Rom 11:16)
  2. It’s a Pattern not Legalism: We honor the King of Kings with the first and the best. Graciously, He honors us (Heb 11:4)
  3. Generosity: is a key indicator of our love. (2 Cor 8:8)
  4. According to What We Have: Amazingly, our offerings take us beyond our present circumstances (2 Cor 8:12, Mark 12:41-44)
  5. Comparable to Planting Seeds: We sow seed into the soil of God’s love, releasing the potential of His great and precious promises. (2 Cor 9:6-7)
  6. Proportional: The same measure we use for giving is the measure used for increase! (Luke 6:38)
  7. Releases God’s Creative Ability: God works with what we have!
    Don’t let what you don’t have overrule what you do have! (2 Cor 9:8)
  1. Cyclical: It can be annual or at the beginning of a significant new endeavor
  2. In Faith: By responding to God’s leading beyond our ability, we cooperate with His intention to increase our “measure. (Prov 3:5-6)
  3. Sacrificial: If it doesn’t move us, it probably won’t move God (2 Sam 24:24)
  4. Focused: Praying, family discussion, and waiting quietly are some of the ways to identify desired “harvests” which reflect the God-given passions of your heart and are based on God’s Word
  1. PRAY for God’s direction, expecting to hear or be guided in your thoughts. Then set an amount to sow.
  2. CONSECRATE your dreams and desires with prayers of declaration.
  3. BRING your First Fruits offering for consecration.

Pledges are acceptable.

No fear guarantee-If vou get “carried away” and realize later that you overextended, we will refund your offering for a period of 2 weeks.

Our stories of First Fruits

New Service Times


This NEW service is a 1-hour, family-friendly, with reduced sound and lighting, and with all the OC essentials of worship, teaching, and ministry – just abbreviated.

Children will worship with their parents, and then go to their rooms for age-focused Bible teaching and ministry.

9:30am & 11:30am

These services will feature everything you already know and love about Sundays at the OC, with all the OC essentials of worship, teaching, and ministry

OC Kids & middle school programing will be available for both services