Why we give: the gospel


What do we give?

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%. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7) and we encourage you to give as you have been given.

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.



You can give now one-time, or easily set up recurring giving through our secure giving portal.


Text "FBCL" to 833-245-8242. You will receive a link to our secure giving portal to set up one-time or recurring giving.


Place your cash, check, money order, or envelope directly into the offering boxes conveniently located in the lobby.

Bill Pay 

Use your bank's Bill Pay service to send your one-time or recurring donation to the church.*

- Envelopes are sent to members and regular donors upon request. They are also available in the church lobby.
- Our online giving portal will allow you to login at any time for future and historical payments.
- Annual giving statements are available upon request.
- To mail your donation to the church yourself or through Bill Pay, send to:

First Baptist Church
15000 First Baptist Lane
Laurel, MD 20707.
*No account number is required.

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, but the principle will never be touched, essentially, leaving a Legacy. We are asking our church family to give an extra $131 this year (2023) to mark our 131st anniversary as a church. We will add a dollar each year that our church celebrates its anniversary.