First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, April 18, 2014

Giving

Online Giving at First Baptist Church Huntsville

Giving is a crucial part of living in obedience to God for several reasons.
• One, giving is an active demonstration of faith. Sometimes, when finances are tight, giving isn’t always easy to do. But by doing so, we tell God that we trust Him to provide all of our needs no matter the circumstances.
• Two, giving is an expression of gratitude to God for all He has done for us. It is one of the best ways we can say “Thank you” to the Lord for His abundant goodness in our lives.
• Three, giving on a consistent basis displays faithfulness and integrity. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove to be faithful stewards of all God has entrusted us with.

The Logic of Giving Online
• Consistency. Often, when we are away from home, we tend to neglect our tithe. Giving online allows us to give even when we are far from home.
• Faithfulness. Selecting the automated giving option prevents our temptation to only give from what’s “left over.” We should give our tithes before all other obligations.
• Convenience. As long as we have Internet access, we can give at anytime, anywhere.
• Helping the church. Online giving helps us to simplify our accounting and expedite your gift, making us better stewards of our resources.

Biblical References to Giving
• 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “… whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

• Malachi 3:10: “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”

• 2 Corinthians 8:7: “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.”

Three Online Options for Giving at First Baptist Church Huntsville, AL

1) You may give online through the internet banking option provided by your bank. Adding First Baptist Church Huntsville as a payee will allow you to set up single or ongoing online offerings to the church.

2) Another way to give is to print and fill out an Authorization Agreement for Automatic Withdrawals (ACH Debits) Form and return the form to Alison Hoskins in the Finance Office. In this form, you will designate what account of yours to withdraw the funds, what frequency you wish the withdrawals to occur, and the amount. You will also have the option of choosing your missions designation just like you do on the hard copy of your offering envelope.

3) Through our church offering envelope vendor, FBC Huntsville also offers E-Giving allowing you to contribute to the ministries of First Baptist Church Huntsville. This service allows another secure way for you to give through the debit of your bank or savings accounts. You will find instructions below as well as a link to our e-giving page.

First Time givers must choose the ---- " Not Signed Up Yet? Sign Up Here! " link on the login page to complete a short member profile. When this is completed, you may begin immediately making debit transactions. We currenly do not offer the ability to make credit card transactions.

You will need to authorize ACH bank transactions. Click the "View the Authorization Agreement" link. Read the agreement, and click "I Agree" at the bottom of the screen.

E-Giving is safe and simple to use for one-time or reoccurring transactions. You may view or print your E-Giving record at any time. However, please note that the E- Giving record only includes those items that you contributed electronically. However, all giving is recorded onto your contribution statement maintained by the church whether given conventionally or electronically.

Frequently Asked Questions about E-Giving

Current Financial Big Sheet

FY13 Church Budget (October 1, 2012- September 30, 2013)

Finance Manual (updated 2012)

 

    Go to the E-Giving Online Transaction System

 
 

 

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