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Online-Giving

Have you tried online giving?

Give Passionately!

Why should we give? Regular, sacrificial giving humbly acknowledges that everything we have belongs to God. The idea of giving a portion of our possessions to God goes back to Genesis 4, the account of Cain and Abel. While God rewards Abel for his gift of “fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock,” he rejects Cain’s offering, “some of the fruits of the soil”. The problem was not with Cain’s gift, but the spirit in which his gift was presented. Cain keeps the very best for himself and Abel gives up something that he will really miss; his represented sacrifice.

God’s word teaches us to give. However, Americans aren’t giving much compared with how much we have been given. Research by the Barna Group in 2007 revealed that just 5% of all American adults tithed (or gave 10% or more). Among the most generous were evangelical Protestants, 24% of whom tithed. However, according to Christianity Today, 10% of evangelical Protestants in America give no money at all, and 36% give less than 2% of their income. If all these Christians gave 10% of their income, they would add another $46 billion to ministry around the world.

As you pray and reflect on your giving, will it be PASSIONATE Giving that reflects sacrifice? Will it demonstrate your acknowledgement that everything you have belongs to God?

EFBC App

Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “EFBC” by Shelby Systems. We are leveraging technology to Connect to Christ, His Church, His Word, and His Mission, for His Glory! This new app will give you access to the church calendar, social media, and latest events, as well as, communicate with your Connection Group and other ministries. You will be able to give electronically and view your giving record, right from the APP! You can view sermons, see event pictures and share with others what God is doing at EFBC! 

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.

EFBC is committed to challenging people to be obedient to the biblical instruction to "give".  Online giving is a complementary strategy to the church's existing methodology for collecting offerings.  This is one more way to arrive at the same destination. 

It stands to reason that in a world where electronic currency is commonplace, people should be given to opportunity to use the currency with which they are most comfortable.  Among younger Americans today, that currency is electronic.  Have you tried online giving?