We have seen God work in so many areas across the broad scope of the ministries of our First Baptist Family. From Perry Street to across the globe, God has worked in and through the members of our church. It is a blessing to be a part of His kingdom work and this special church.
We are convinced that God is calling us to do MORE! He is calling us to “make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). A lost and hurting world needs the gospel and this year’s stewardship campaign is centered around the simple yet profound message found in John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that HE GAVE his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
HE GAVE, WE GIVE is our theme. God gave Jesus to make a way for us to have eternal life. John 3:16 is a life-giving word to the lost. It is the heart of the good news. From an overflow of our gratitude, we give to First Baptist to instill, magnify and carry forward that good news message.
Our giving matters. It matters to our children who begin to grow their faith through Sunday School, RAs, GAs, choirs and camps. It matters to our youth as they begin to really own their faith and grow through choir tours, Powerhouse, and youth camp. It matters to our adults who mature as believers through our discipleship programs, and, use mission opportunities to carry the gospel to every corner of the world.
The First Baptist family recently approved a budget of $6,675,000 for our 2018 ministry plan. We pray that God will instill a thankfulness in our hearts that will cause an overflow of commitment as we fulfill the work He has for us through First Baptist. May we be overwhelmed with the glory of the gospel as we generously offer our finances, time and talents. HE GAVE, WE GIVE!
Please pray with us for a great victory!
Troy & Celia Teel
There are several ways to make a commitment to the budget. You can....
- Return your pledge card by mail or drop off at the church.
- Fill out the e-pledge form below.
- Text your pledge to 754.444.8332. Please be sure to include your name and pledge amount when using this option.