Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21
If you have questions or need assistance planning your giving strategy, or setting up your automated giving, feel free to contact the church office. We have several volunteer coaches who are trained with Crown Financial Ministry. In addition, we periodically offer topical studies to assist you in the Godly stewardship of your time, talents, and treasures.
Open the document below for more information on ways you can honor The Lord with your offerings.
In 2013 our church completed a detailed study that focused on the stewardship of our time, talent, and resources. Our series booklet (below) includes weekly study notes, a weekly at-home devotion, and daily scripture readings and prayer journal. If you missed the series, or want to reprint a series booklet, church members can download it here (contact the church office for a member password).
Unconventional Giving. Have you ever wondered what to do with all those credit card “POINTS” you earn, but never use? Why not donate them, or convert them into an item you can donate? We can always use gift cards for use of the office and ministries, or for fund raising events. Exchange points for home improvement store gift cards, office supply store cards, or big box store cards. Need some guidance on how to help using points? Contact the church office.
– Missions giving (see the missions page for details)
– Youth ministry – raises funds for camp and other activities year round. So contact our youth ministry leader to find out how to help!
______________________Fund Raising Programs
1. Amazon Smile: Give while you’re spending: When you make a purchase on amazon, log onto Amazon Smile instead! Select as your organization to support: First Baptist Church Garden Lakes. A percentage of every eligible purchase you make will benefit FBCGL’s ministries. Remember to log onto AmazonSmile EACH time you make a purchase with Amazon. And, Yes- it works with your Prime membership!
2. Labels for educations: Collect Labels from participating products and help purchase items for our school!
3. Store Community rewards. Register your Fry’s grocery card for rewards back to FBCGL. A portion of what you spend on everyday items will benefit the ministries of FBCGL. Contact the church office for help registering your card!