Core Values - Stewardship

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Stewardship is the act of managing or directing our God given resources and talents to advance the kingdom of God. Every member is encouraged to take seriously his or her responsibility to contribute to the life of the Church both in serving and in giving.

This highly significant aspect of the ministry of the Church is charged to the Deacons and Trustees. They assist the Pastor by helping ministries to maintain purpose and direction by developing personal gifts and resources to glorify God.

Our Church operates on an annual budget that is adopted by the entire membership. The new 67,000 square foot worship facility seats over 2,000 worshippers. There are 22 classrooms for instruction. Financial support for this operation comes from members' tithes, offerings and special pledges to the building fund and gifts from benefactors and friends.

The Bible teaches Christians to support God's work from the financial blessings that God provides. While the Bible makes it clear that the size of one's gift does not determine its worth or importance, it is clear that where our hearts are our treasures will be also.

First Baptist teaches these standards for giving:

  • Tithes - 10% of one's net income to support the operating budget of the Church.
  • General Offering - Offering of any size to support Church operations/ministry
  • Benevolent Offering - Support for people in crisis.
  • Missions Offering (only on fifth Sundays) - Support for people in need.
  • Building Fund/Capital Campaign - Support for the church building expenses.
  • Scholarship Fund (twice a year) - Support for graduating high school seniors.

Dfree - Strategy for managing money

We teach God's strategy for managing money. Dfree living means No Debt, No Deficits, No Delinquencies. For more information about the Dfree program, call the church office - (732) 828-2009.