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– WE GIVE BECAUSE GOD HAS GIVEN –

ABOUT TITHES AND OFFERINGS

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WHAT IS A TITHE?

The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income, isn’t merely giving something to God. It’s giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”  – Malachi 3:10 (NIV)

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WHAT IS AN OFFERING?

While tithing is a command from God to give 10% of our income, an offering is anything you give beyond 10%. Giving beyond the tithe is a chance for you to be extravagantly generous.

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 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. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”  – 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)

WAYS TO GIVE

1. Online

You may give your tithe and offerings quickly and conveniently through our secure online-giving platform. You can also set up reoccurring giving and access your giving history in your account.

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2. Text Giving

You may give through our Text to Give option.

1. Text the amount you would like to give to (606)621-0090. Your cellphone bill will NOT be charged.
2. If you are a first time, text-giving donor you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.
3. Once you click the registration link, you will enter your credit or debit card information.
4. At this point your donation will process.
5. You will see a confirmation text showing your donation and registration were successful.

3. Mobile App

Similar to giving online via our website, we also have a giving app that makes it easy to give and access your giving history on your mobile device. You can also use the app to set up reoccurring giving.

1. Launch the app store from your device and search for the app, “ShelbyNext Giving.”
2. Make sure your location services are turned ON. When you launch the app, you can search for First Baptist Church Somerset by typing “First Baptist Church Somerset” and/or our zip code (42501), or choose to search for organizations near you.
3. Login or create a donor profile to give.
4. Once logged in, give by tapping the “Give” icon.

4. Giving Kiosk

One-time gifts may be given at our Giving Kiosk, located in our “Bridge” building, which is the glass building at the front of our campus.

5. During a Worship Service

During each of our worship services, we take time to receive tithes and offerings. Offering plates are passed to allow for non-electronic forms of tithes and offerings to be collected. Giving envelopes are also available, to give your gift more privately.