Why Do We Give to the Church?
Giving at First Baptist Church of Laurel is based on the principle that God requires us to return a portion of what He has given us back to Him. The standard of giving from the Bible is a tithe, which literally means a 10th or 10%. So many people give with that standard in mind - 10% of what they have earned. Giving is only expected of our members and regular attenders, so if you're a guest at a worship service, you are not expected to give when the offering is being received.
How Giving Works
When you bring your tithes and offerings to FBCL, they go back into the community by funding ministries as well as the facilities and supplies we use for ministry. Take a look a this quick video and download the giving info-graphic.
The Legacy Fund
There are ministries here at First Baptist Church whose primary purpose is the spread of The Gospel in our community and beyond. The Legacy Fund has been established to ensure that those ministries receive funding for both the present and future. Legacy Fund means different things to different people. For us, we want to leave a monetary gift behind each year that will grow over time. The interest from this fund will be applied directly to ministries that meet certain criteria. We are asking each giving unit or person to give an extra $125 this year to mark our 125th anniversary as a church. We will add a dollar each year that our church celebrates its anniversary.
Common Questions for the Legacy Fund
Ways to Give
- Give Online using the Pushpay App. With Pushpay, you have the option to give one time, on a reoccurning schedule, or to a designated offering. To get started, text “FBCL” to 77977 on your smartphone. Learn more about pushpay below.
Cash, checks, money orders, etc, made payable to First Baptist Church, can be placed in the offering plate before or during a worship service. They can also be mailed in to First Baptist Church, 15000 First Baptist Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.
Use on-line banking to have your bank send your donation to the church. Send to First Baptist Church, 15000 First Baptist Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. No account number is required.
Envelopes are sent to members and regular donors upon request. They are also available in the church lobby. Giving statements are available for qualified donations.
Pushpay gives donors the option to give one time, on a reoccurring schedule, or to a designated offering. To get started, text “FBCL” to 77977 on your smartphone. Learn more with this video.