Faithful Stewards of Our Resources
The ministries of our church are funded through the grace of God and the faithful giving of our church family. We believe that God's work through the local church is to be supported by the tithes and offerings of God's people following the Biblical model for stewardship. Tithes and offerings given to the church are administered based on our annual budget, which is approved each November for the following year by a congregational vote. We also have a number of designated funds which support our capital needs, special offerings and outreach ministries. Our Financial Administrator, Executive Pastor and Stewardship Ministry Team ensure the faithful accounting and stewardship of our resources.
Giving On-line is Secure
The online software company we have chosen is ServiceU. They are an industry leader in online giving for churches and meet the highest industry standards for the Payment Card Industry (PCI). ServiceU makes sure that every transaction that goes through their system is secure, accounted for and efficient. Your personal and account information is protected with encryption. No employees of FBCM or ServiceU can access your personal information. In fact, each of us is at more risk when paying by check as opposed to giving on-line.
As always, you are free to give via the weekly offering in the Worship Service, by mailing your contribution in to the office, and now a new option, by the internet. We welcome your gift in whatever method is most convenient for you and that you feel led to use. You can choose to give to the church online using your credit card, debit card, or direct debit from your checking/savings account. You can make a onetime gift, or set up recurring donations. We accept credit and debit cards for the convenience of our contributors. We do not encourage credit purchases or debt as a lifestyle.
Contribution Statements are now available online through Access ACS. Please click the link below to view and print your contributions and statements.
If you do not have an email address on file you will receive your statements in the mail. Questions about your contribution statement can be directed to the Pastor's Secretary, Lindy, at 704-847-9150 ext. 2222 or by e-mail.
In addition to activly giving to the ministry of First Baptist Matthews, online retailer Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase when you use Amazon Smile. Link FBCM to your Amazon account by visiting Amazon Smile.