Donations

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Stewardship

Because God has given us many things, we should be willing to give back to God. Because He first loved us, we should help one another. Your donation can be a check, credit card, stocks, etc.

  • 2 Corinthians 9:8 says, "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;” God loves a cheerful giver".
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 "Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver".

Give By Text

Cell Phone - Give By Text

In less time that it takes to write a check, you can make your offerings by sending a text message. With fewer people writing checks or carrying cash, this is another option for making a contribution to FBC. Give by Text is not meant to replace other donation methods, rather, it offers members another convenient way to fulfill their stewardship commitments.

  • First you enter a 10-digit Give by Text Number and the amount you wish to donate, then press send.
  • You will receive a registration link. Select the link and enter your contact and payment information. Select “Process”.
  • After registration is complete you will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email.
  • For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give and it will process automatically.
  • You may Give by Text to the following accounts: General Fund, Legacy, Forward by Faith Building Fund, Mission Faith Promise and Benevolence Deacon Fund.

If you are interested in Give by Text and would like more information and the ten-digit number, please contact Pam at 480-839-0926.


Making a Donation Has Rewards

2 Corinthians 9:6 "Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully".

Areas of Need:

  • Donations for helping people in need.
  • Donations for missions and missionaries.
  • Donations to pay off debt on new building.

To meet the above areas of need, we not only accept cash, we also accept donations in the form of stocks, land, houses, etc.

For more information on how you can participate in meeting any of these needs, please contact our Business & Counseling Pastor, Pam Rosendale, at 480-839-0926 or prosendale@fbc-tempe.org.

Financial Accountability

Holding Hands while Praying

The First Baptist Church of Tempe is committed to honoring God's provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of FBC remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.

Anyone may request a copy of FBC's most recent financial statement. Contact us at First Baptist Church of Tempe or (480) 839-0926 to ask general questions about our financial practices.

Tithes and Offerings

What is a tithe and how is it different from an offering? The word, "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.

Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 NASB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God's personal invitation to an outpouring of His blessing in your life.

In Malachi 3:10 (NASB), God says this: "​Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows​.​." This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put Him to the test. In other words, He's saying, "Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give Me."

Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what He says about financial stewardship. If you trust Him, then you should trust Him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God's invitation to put Him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what He does in and through your life.

Gift Acceptance Policy

For more information, please refer to our Gift Acceptance Policy.


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Can I designate my giving to a specific fund or account?

Yes – A contributor can contribute funds to the “General Fund”, “Faith Promise” (support missionaries), “Deacon Fund” (assist people in need), “Forward by Faith” ( pay off new building loans) and “Other” (give to specific special designated accounts).

Are there additional fees associated with giving online?

Yes – There are fees charged to FBC of Tempe for online giving. A contributor can give an additional amount to cover the fees which would be considered as part of their total contribution. The fees vary according to the donation.

If I schedule recurring donations, can I change the frequency or amount at any time?

Yes – A contributor can change the frequency and amount at any time. The method of payment ( through Debit card, Credit card or Bank account) can be changed at any time. The contributor needs to go online through the FBC of Tempe website to do so.

What happens if I change banks?

The contributor will need to go online through the FBC of Tempe website to make the changes for a new bank.

Will I receive a contribution statement for online donations?

Yes – A contributor will receive a printed contribution letter through the mail on a quarterly basis and an annual report. This letter will identify their giving by date, method of giving, amount fund, sub-total and fund summary.

Can I give online and still give in a service?

Yes – A contributor can give online and through an envelope in the church service or by mail. Through three ways, the contributions will be deposited into the church accounts and contributor will be identified on the giving records.

Is online giving secure?

Yes – FBC of Tempe uses a reputable company to receive on-giving.

Who do I talk to if I have a question?

If a contributor has any questions in regard to giving contributions to FBC of Tempe, please contact Pam Rosendale, Business and Counseling Pastor at 480-839-0926 for assistance.