Online with Debit or Credit Cards, Google Pay, or Bank Draft
For your convenience, you can now give to First Baptist Church safely and securely online through e360 Giving. You can make a one-time contribution or set up an ongoing gift that you can monitor and adjust as needed at any time.
In person/by mail with checks or cash
You are always welcome to give during one of our worship services. Offering envelopes are available in the pews and the welcome tables, for your convenience. Checks can also be mailed to the church and offering envelopes can be sent to you upon request if desired.
Bank Bill Pay
Many banking institutions now allow you to create a one-time or recurring bill payment to generate a check that will be mailed to First Baptist Church.
199 Reasons to Give
Each November, as we begin our budget planning process for our next year of ministry, we ask our faith community to consider partnering with us by pledging their financial support. Our theme for this year’s annual pledge drive is 199 Reasons to Give, which anticipates First Baptist’s upcoming 200th anniversary. We give because it helps support our flourishing children’s ministry. We give because it helps facilitate our racial justice work. We give because it helps maintain our beautiful church building. We give because we believe in First Baptist’s mission partners like the Voluntary Action Center and Love Columbia. These are just a few of the 199 reasons to give.
Your pledges help us determine our ministry budget and shape the year to come. We hope you will consider pledging because every financial gift helps First Baptist fulfill our calling today to be a community of faith expressing itself in love. We are a unique voice for progressive Christianity in Columbia, seeking to form Christ-like disciples in authentic community, working for the liberation and healing of the world, based on the good news of Jesus.
Stocks and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions
We are also able to accept gifts of appreciated investment securities and IRA distributions. If a charitable donation is given directly from an IRA, please notify the church office so that the appropriate statement can be sent to you. For more information, please contact our Pastor of Administration, Michael McEntyre.
To go above and beyond your regular giving, with a gift that will have a lasting impact, please consider a Legacy Gift. First Baptist has a rich history of those who have gone before us giving for our future. Our Endowment Team works diligently to help with this process and can help answer any questions you may have.
(If this is your first time to give online, these links will lead you to convenient and secure forms to guide your giving process. You can create your account by filling in your information, choosing the amount you wish to give and how (either with your credit card or banking information), and submitting the form. If you prefer to give a set amount regularly, you can set up your contribution to be auto-drafted on the schedule you choose by checking the Make This Gift Recurring box, creating or signing into your account, and choosing your amount and schedule.)