“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7
First Baptist Spartanburg now offers online giving as a convenience for those who prefer this method. This is not intended to facilitate those giving to incur debt. FBS practices and encourages sound Biblical money management principles and we do not recommend credit cards for online giving.
Those who use the online giving can customize their giving options designating where their gifts go (general budget, missions, ETIT etc.) and the frequency in which they give. Online giving can be tracked by logging in and viewing your individual history. Manual giving is not reflected in online records. Online giving is secure and may also be set up using an automatic bank draft from your bank account or through your personal bankcard.
You are still free to give through our envelope system in the weekly service, by mail, or bringing your envelope to the church. Some who give online write "giving online" on their envelope and place it in the offering plate on Sunday as a part of their worship. We acknowledge that giving is a personal matter and God directs each of us to give in various ways.
Why give online?
You can set your budget and know God’s gift will go automatically to Him on your designated date. Online giving makes it more difficult for other financial responsibilities to let you compromise your faith promise to God.
As a testimony to your faithfulness. We all try to remember to bring our offering in our designated envelopes every Sunday. But often we put them in the wrong Bible or purse and forget them. Or when you go on vacation, do you give in advance or just skip the month? Online giving speaks to our faithfulness in giving.
You help our church. Managing the church budget is not an easy task. Through giving online, you can assure the base of regular financial support for the church.
You are a witness to other believers. As you assure that your monetary gift to FBS is regular and on time, you will be an example for others to follow and can give testimony to the blessing of faithful giving.
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all our crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10