Grace always demands the answer of gratitude.
Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth.
Grace evokes gratitude like the voice of an echo.
Gratitude follows grace like thunder follows lightning.
- Karl Barth, 20th century Swiss theologian


Giving is a “connection between our adoration of God and our life of discipleship. It is a symbol of our desire to devote our whole selves to God’s service in response to God’s loving faithfulness to us. It is symbolic of the many other gifts we should return to the Lord: time, possessions, talents, insights, and concern for others.”
(Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, CRC Publications)

First Baptist believes in giving of ourselves and also of our resources. We encourage proportionate giving, not because we feel like we have to, but in response to God’s love and grace.


  • If you would like to give to the ministry and mission of First Baptist Church, you may mail checks to First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201.


  • Pledges and gifts may be given through an automatic deduction from your checking account. For information about this opportunity, please contact the church office.