Give

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. --Proverbs 3:9-10



One of the many privileges we have as Christians is to be able to serve the Lord in our giving. We honor God and express our faith in the simple act of obedience by the faithful giving of our tithe. The tithe represents the giving of one-tenth of your income as a gift to the Lord, as the Bible instructs in Malachi 3:10. In chapters eight and nine of 2 Corinthians, Scripture teaches that we are to give willingly, generously, and with a cheerful heart.

Your contribution goes to your church to support some 15 main areas of ministry represented in the annual church budget. Approximately one-fourth of the annual budget funds missions locally, state-wide, nationally, and around the world! Your faithful giving invests in and ensures the continuation of the many ongoing missions and ministries at FBC.

HOW TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

All contributions to First Baptist Church are recorded, and contribution statements are mailed annually in January of the following year.

For your convenience, envelopes are available in the seatbacks of the chairs in the Worship Center as well as the silver collection boxes located in the foyers.

In addition to cash and checks, First Baptist Church also accepts gifts of stock. Benefits of giving appreciated stock include additional tax savings, avoiding capital gains taxes, and receiving a tax deduction for the full value of the stock on the date of transfer. For more information on stock gifts and other non-cash donations, please contact the Business Office or review our Gift Acceptance Policy.

There are many ways to make a contribution:

 Bible Fellowship and Worship Service

You may deposit your envelope or check into one of the silver boxes located in the foyers and the atrium, or you may turn it in to your Bible Study class teacher or secretary.

Mail

You may mail your contribution to the church at:
First Baptist Church 
Attn: Business Office
3015 Moores Lane
Texarkana, TX 75503

Walk-in/Dropbox 

You may drop off your offering in the Business Office or with the receptionist during the week, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 - 2 p.m. When the church building is open after office hours, you may drop off your offering in the Business Office After Hours Depository Box located in the hallway outside the Business Office.

Give online through Vanco

You may give using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or E-check.
Contributions can be a one-time gift, or you may set up recurring donations.


SPECIAL GIFTS
The tithe supports the work of the church through the general budget. During the year, you may be asked to contribute to or learn of needs beyond the church budget to which you would like to contribute as God leads. Please be sure to clearly specify on your offering envelope or in the memo line of your online contribution for these types of gifts. Special gifts may include mission trips, church camp scholarships, sending shoeboxes, or the building fund.

World Missions Offering
Each year, First Baptist collects money to support the missionaries and work of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention through the Lottie Moon Mission Offering. A portion of this money also goes to the Annie Armstrong Mission Offering to support the missionaries and work of the North American Mission Board, and a portion for Texas state mission work. 

For more information regarding giving or other contributions, please contact the Business Office at 903-831-6000 or mail@fbctexarkana.org