First Baptist Church   1279 Friendship Road   Tallassee, Alabama 36078
First Baptist exists to expereince, celebrate, and share God’s grace. We affirm six main functions as the means of so doing: Christ-centered worship, Biblical instruction, prayer, world evangelization, nurturing fellowship, and caring acts.
There are different ways to give to support the ministries of First Baptist and the missions causes we support. Online Giving Online giving is now available… CLICK HERE.  You can give to the General Budget, the Set the Table Campaign, Plus-Five (called Church Planting on the site), Lottie Moon (International Missions), and Annie Armstrong (North American Missions). You can give online or give by text, You can give by Debit Card, credit card, or bank draft from your checking account. You can set up recurring donations or give one time gifts. You have the option for setting up an account for your convenience. Automate your priorities. Offering Envelope Our offering envelopes have three sections: “General Budget,” “Campaign,” and “Other.”  Read below for information about each of these categories. This way you can write one check and then distribute the total amount to the causes you wish by using your offering envelope.  You can place an envelope in the offering plate in the morning or evening services, turn them in during Sunday School, or mail them to the church office (1279 Friendship Road, Tallassee, Alabama 36078). Please do not use the same envelope for offerings and fees, such as camp or mission trip deposits. Giving Stocks and Bonds If you wish to give stocks or bonds to First Baptist, you may contact the Baptist Foundation of Alabama, with whom we have an account. They can sell your stock and will issue a check to the church for the church fund you request.  Estate Giving If you wish to include the church in your will, the church is able to work with you in making that happen according to your wishes.  It’s as if we have our money in two jars, a big jar and a little jar.  The "little jar" in America represents the 9 percent of most family's assets -- it’s the cash jar we go to for immediate spending needs and from which we give our tithe.  So, what's in the BIG jar?  The answer is the other 91 percent of this country's wealth. The big jar is full of things like 401K plans, IRAs, Life Insurance, and Real Estate. The big jar is the best opportunity to give - not just for the wealthy, but for everyday families. Estate stewardship is a completely natural extension of a lifetime of giving to their church; it usually has just not occurred to most of us. General Budget The General Budget is the way we pay the operating expenses of the church.  Your offerings through the General Church Budget pays the utilities, funds the ministries, subsidizes camp fees and mission trips, purchases Sunday School materials, pays salaries, and much more.  10.5% of our General Budget receipts go to the Cooperative Program and a total of 17.4% of the budget supports missions and mininstries off the First Baptist campus.  Once other offerings are added in, one in every $5 leaves our campus; we don’t spend it all on ourselves. Set the Table Campaign This is an over-and-above the tithe and an over-and-above the General Budget offering to save up for our next building and missions support.  90% of the receipts for this offering goes to Phase 3 Building and 10% goes to missions (divided 60% for the International Mission Board and 40% for the North American Mission Board). This way, we can support missions on “layaway plan.”  Over a year’s time, a small but consistent offering could add up to more than you’ve ever given to missions before! Plus-Five Offering This offering is for those who wish to give a little more to support new churches being started outside the South, where our denomination has been historically strong.  The idea is to give $5 per week above our regular offerings to church planting.  Of course, any amount is accepted. We currently support two church plants with this offering.  Accountability The church has a stewardship committee which recommends the General Budget to the congregation for the next year. This recommendation is based on input from the various teams and ministries of the church and the personnel committee. The budget is adopted by a vote of the congregation in church conference. Safegaurds are in place to ensure the responsible dispersement of your offerings.  All checks require two signatures.  The financial report is made available to the congregation each month.  Also, there are regular financial reviews by an outside accounting firm. Statements Those who give to First Baptist receive statements in the mail showing the amount of their gifts at the end of the year for tax purposes.  Members of the church receive periodic reports of their giving throughout the year to help them know how they are doing compared to their family’s plan for giving.  These statements are not like a report card, as the church does not know how much you make, doesn’t seek information about your particular financial situation, and could not know possibly khow to assign you a grade. And we wouldn’t want to if we could.  Instead, this is a tool provided to you for self-evaluation, as a matter between you and the Lord. 

Giving at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church   1279 Friendship Road   Tallassee, Alabama 36078
First Baptist exists to expereince, celebrate, and share God’s grace. We affirm six main functions as the means of so doing: Christ-centered worship, Biblical instruction, prayer, world evangelization, nurturing fellowship, and caring acts.
There are different ways to give to support the ministries of First Baptist and the missions causes we support. Online Giving Online giving is now available… CLICK HERE.  You can give to the General Budget, the Set the Table Campaign, Plus-Five (called Church Planting on the site), Lottie Moon (International Missions), and Annie Armstrong (North American Missions). You can give online or give by text, You can give by Debit Card, credit card, or bank draft from your checking account. You can set up recurring donations or give one time gifts. You have the option for setting up an account for your convenience. Automate your priorities. Offering Envelope Our offering envelopes have three sections: “General Budget,” “Campaign,” and “Other.”  Read below for information about each of these categories. This way you can write one check and then distribute the total amount to the causes you wish by using your offering envelope.  You can place an envelope in the offering plate in the morning or evening services, turn them in during Sunday School, or mail them to the church office (1279 Friendship Road, Tallassee, Alabama 36078). Please do not use the same envelope for offerings and fees, such as camp or mission trip deposits. Giving Stocks and Bonds If you wish to give stocks or bonds to First Baptist, you may contact the Baptist Foundation of Alabama, with whom we have an account. They can sell your stock and will issue a check to the church for the church fund you request.  Estate Giving If you wish to include the church in your will, the church is able to work with you in making that happen according to your wishes.  It’s as if we have our money in two jars, a big jar and a little jar.  The "little jar" in America represents the 9 percent of most family's assets -- it’s the cash jar we go to for immediate spending needs and from which we give our tithe.  So, what's in the BIG jar?  The answer is the other 91 percent of this country's wealth. The big jar is full of things like 401K plans, IRAs, Life Insurance, and Real Estate. The big jar is the best opportunity to give - not just for the wealthy, but for everyday families. Estate stewardship is a completely natural extension of a lifetime of giving to their church; it usually has just not occurred to most of us. General Budget The General Budget is the way we pay the operating expenses of the church.  Your offerings through the General Church Budget pays the utilities, funds the ministries, subsidizes camp fees and mission trips, purchases Sunday School materials, pays salaries, and much more.  10.5% of our General Budget receipts go to the Cooperative Program and a total of 17.4% of the budget supports missions and mininstries off the First Baptist campus.  Once other offerings are added in, one in every $5 leaves our campus; we don’t spend it all on ourselves. Set the Table Campaign This is an over-and-above the tithe and an over-and-above the General Budget offering to save up for our next building and missions support.  90% of the receipts for this offering goes to Phase 3 Building and 10% goes to missions (divided 60% for the International Mission Board and 40% for the North American Mission Board). This way, we can support missions on “layaway plan.”  Over a year’s time, a small but consistent offering could add up to more than you’ve ever given to missions before! Plus-Five Offering This offering is for those who wish to give a little more to support new churches being started outside the South, where our denomination has been historically strong.  The idea is to give $5 per week above our regular offerings to church planting.  Of course, any amount is accepted. We currently support two church plants with this offering.  Accountability The church has a stewardship committee which recommends the General Budget to the congregation for the next year. This recommendation is based on input from the various teams and ministries of the church and the personnel committee. The budget is adopted by a vote of the congregation in church conference. Safegaurds are in place to ensure the responsible dispersement of your offerings.  All checks require two signatures.  The financial report is made available to the congregation each month.  Also, there are regular financial reviews by an outside accounting firm. Statements Those who give to First Baptist receive statements in the mail showing the amount of their gifts at the end of the year for tax purposes.  Members of the church receive periodic reports of their giving throughout the year to help them know how they are doing compared to their family’s plan for giving.  These statements are not like a report card, as the church does not know how much you make, doesn’t seek information about your particular financial situation, and could not know possibly khow to assign you a grade. And we wouldn’t want to if we could.  Instead, this is a tool provided to you for self-evaluation, as a matter between you and the Lord. 
Giving at First Baptist