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Online Giving

 

How to Give

Offering Time During Service

You can give your tithes and offerings during the offering time at any of our services.

 

Sunday School

You can drop your tithe and offering envelopes in all Sunday School Classrooms.

 

Online

Giving online from your very own home is simple and secure. Setup recurring giving or one time donations. To give online,click here and complete the simple registration process. To find out why we offer online giving, read further.

You may also download the GIVELIFY app on your smart phone. Select “Greater Progressive” to give your tithes, offering or to make a donation. 

 

Mail

Tithes & offerings may be mailed to GPBC.

Please mail to:

Greater Progressive Baptist Church

Attn: Finance Department

2215 John Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

 

At GPBC we consider giving as an act of worship in response to God’s grace (2 Cor. 8:7). By offering online giving, we expect GPBC members to give voluntarily as God leads. One should never incur debt in order to give.

 

Why do we offer online giving?

Giving and You

Giving is a crucial part of living in obedience to God for several reasons.

• One, giving is an active demonstration of faith. Sometimes, when finances are tight, giving isn’t always easy to do. But by doing so, we tell God that we trust Him to provide all of our needs no matter the circumstances.

• Two, giving is an expression of gratitude to God for all He has done for us. It is one of the best ways we can say “Thank you” to the Lord for His abundant goodness in our lives.

• Three, giving on a consistent basis displays faithfulness and integrity. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove to be faithful stewards of all God has entrusted us with.

 

The Logic of Giving Online

• Consistency. Often, when we are away from home, we tend to neglect our tithe. Giving online allows us to give even when we are far from home.

• Faithfulness. Selecting the automated giving option prevents our temptation to only give from what’s “left over.” We should give our tithes before all other obligations.

• Convenience. As long as we have Internet access, we can give at anytime, anywhere.

• Helping the church. Online giving helps us to simplify our accounting and expedite your gift, making us better stewards of our resources.

 

Biblical References to Giving

• 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “… whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” This verse teaches us that it is not only what we give, but the acceptable attitude with which we should give.

• Malachi 3:10: “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” This verse comes with a promise: Consistently give your tithe and the Lord will reward your faithfulness whether financially or spiritually.

• 2 Corinthians 8:7: “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.” This verse on giving teaches us that giving is both an act of grace as well as endeavor worth excelling in.
additional thoughts about online giving

 

Using Greater Progressive Baptist Church’s online giving option offers a convenient
method for giving:

• A gift when you are out of town, or at a time that best fits your schedule.

• A special offering to the building fund

• A special donation or gift to an event or special fund.

 

The convenience and simplicity of online giving will be helpful to some, but in order
to practice good stewardship, we would ask:

• Use your debit card.

• That you only give online using a credit card if you pay off your credit card bill in full
each month.

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