Dear Church Family,
This year, we are reshaping our future as a church together through the Reshape Transforming Church Initiative discernment process. As part of your commitment to our shared future, I would like to encourage you to pray about your ability to give to our church’s ministries as we seek to grow as a family of faith—both in numbers and in our gifts of service and care. God calls us to be generous givers, thinking not of ourselves, but of others.
FBC’s Commitment Sunday is November 14, 2021. If you haven’t received a pledge card and would like one to commit yourself for a certain financial amount next year (which helps us to plan our budgets year by year), you can request one from the church office to be mailed or emailed, or you may print one by clicking the link above. Send our Financial Secretary Kaylee White an email by clicking here.
Prayerfully, we ask you:
- Can you increase your support so your church can expand in ministry this coming year?
- Or – if you have never given to First Baptist’s ministries or haven’t in awhile: Can you commit yourself to supporting the ministries of this church in the coming year, both financially and in time and service?
The 2022 church budget was approved at the October 24, 2021 business meeting. In the brochure linked above, we share our 2022 Ministry Plan that shows how the line items in our budget translate into tangible ministry. Where are your financial gifts going? You’ll see changes from last year’s percentages, as our church re-focuses efforts towards outreach and missions through a new pastoral staff position that relates directly to our Early Learning Center and enhanced communications with the community/world, as well as increased percentages in Spiritual Growth as our Young Adult and Children’s Ministries grow.
We are caring for one another, worshiping together, sharing our faith with our community, growing in spirituality, and caring for the space we have been entrusted. And, of course, in addition to your financial support, we also need your time and talents for each of these facets of ministry!
As we reshape our ministries together, let’s also reshape our posture toward generous giving. The best way to help us plan well is to fill out a pledge card to let us know you’ve joined in as a committed giver in 2022. By doing so, you help us know what to expect in your giving for the coming year. But whether you pledge or not, we ask that you prayerfully consider increasing your giving for the 2022 ministry year at First Baptist.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.