Thank you for being the hands and feet of God in our world!
Other Giving Options
Making charitable contributions is an art…a creative process that adapts to the changing needs and wishes of the donor. Planned giving enables a donor to arrange charitable contributions in ways that maximize his or her personal objectives while minimizing the after-tax cost. Contributing to the church can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Explore these online giving opportunities or through the links below:
- If you want the church to draft your bank account, please contact Gail House in the financial office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- One of the simplest methods of online giving involves using your existing online banking service to set up recurring payments. Contact your financial institution directly for assistance.
Contribution Statements Go Green!
First Baptist Greenville is now offering an e-statement option. Contributors may elect to receive their quarterly and year-end contribution statements via e-mail through a secure link, which allows them to view and print a statement.
Please e-mail Gail House in Contribution Services to update your contribution record.
What began in 1992 as the Faith Fund, an effort to support the missions programs of First Baptist in perpetuity, was merged with three other endowment funds in 2004 by a vote of the congregation.
Those four major funds are the Faith Fund designated for local, state, national, and international missions; the General Fund, for ministries and special projects; the Leadership Development Fund for the education, training, or skills development of the laity and clergy for their ministry callings, and the Property Fund, designated for major maintenance or capital needs of the church property and facilities.
“The Foundation was never intended to compete with the operating budget,” said Gordon Herring, a former chair of the Foundation Trustee Board, “but it was intended to provide a vehicle for people to make gifts that would provide resources to support the ministries that were important to them not only today but into the future.”
The Foundation has disbursed more than $1,406,228 since its beginnings as the Faith Fund in 1992. More information on the various ministries that have been funded by the Foundation as well as information detailing the methods of distributing funds and giving to the Foundation are available in the wall racks next to the Reception Desk and the FBC Media Center. Information can also be obtained by contacting Pam Spengeman.
Ways to Give
Consult your financial advisor to obtain the exact deduction for a gift you may be considering. You should consult your attorney about the applicability to your own situation of the legal principles found in the information below. But prayerfully consider these ways to give:
(Current gifts letter of intent)
(Deferred gifts letter of intent)
You can donate stock or real property to the church. Due to church policies and procedures in dealing with these gifts, time is required to process these types of donations to insure contribution credit by year’s end. Please contact Gail House for more information.
Gifts to local relief efforts are accepted throughout the year and benefit those in need of assistance with housing, utilities and other basic needs. Envelopes are provided in the pews, and donations may be made online through Engage First. All gifts made at the annual Christmas Eve service go to Local Relief.
Lula Whilden World Missions Offering
Gifts to the Lula Whilden World Missions Offering are accepted throughout the year and support missions personnel and partners of the Alliance of Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina. Envelopes are provided in the pews, and donations may be made online through Engage First. Annually, during the month of October, we remember the legacy of our fellow church member Lula Whilden and the current ministry done through our missions affiliates. All gifts made at the annual Candlelight service go to this offering.