Some Christians, and truth-be-told some pastors, feel that talking about financial generosity in the church is awkward. If you are a guest at First Baptist or are new to faith or Christianity we hope that you will accept our worship services and Bible study groups as our gift to you with no obligation or expectation that you give any money whatsoever.
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Ways to Give
This is the choice for people who want to make their giving a tangible part of their worship on Sunday. The envelopes are dated and mailed to you in advance. The envelopes can be used for cash, check or money order. If this is your preference, contact Dilshad Primji in the church Finance Office via email or by phone at 404-373-1653.
Throughout the website you will see a link to our online giving page. The steps are easy to follow. There are several reasons to consider offering your gifts online:
Consistency. When we are away from home it’s easy to neglect our giving. Giving online allows us to give even when we are far from home.
Convenience. From your computer or phone you can give anytime, anywhere.
Helping the church. Online giving helps the finance office to simplify accounting and expedite your gift.
Also, many financial institutions offer free automatic “bill pay” service. With this feature, you authorize your bank or credit union to provide recurring payments to the recipients you indicate. This is even more convenient for you and it helps the church continue ministry even when you are away on business or vacation
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we talk about money and giving?
Churches use the word “stewardship.” What does that mean?
How much should I give?
Who came up with the idea of tithing?
Does that mean if I give to God, I will get good things in return?
Does our church send support to other organizations?
How much debt does the church have?
First Baptist Decatur appears to be a rather affluent church. Does the church really need my small contribution?
Is the amount I give confidential?
My income stream is irregular. Do I have to give weekly or monthly to be considered faithful in giving?
I give quite a lot of my time to the church in volunteer service. Isn’t that as important as giving money?