Five Ways to Give
We desire to utilize multiple ways to give to the church. Each method allows for God's work to be done as you are faithful to His calling to give in a God-honoring way (systematically, proportionally, and sacrificially).
1. The Offering Plate
You can give cash or checks during any of our weekend worship services. Offering envelopes are available for your convenience and ensure accurate record keeping of your donations.
2. Drop Off at the Church Office
Our church offices are open from 8am until 4pm Monday through Thursday and close one hour earlier on Fridays. We are closed for lunch from 12noon until 1pm. You can also mail a check to First Baptist Church Mount Sterling, PO Box 324, Mount Sterling, KY 40353.
3. Give Online
You can give online using a debit card. Online giving allows you to make a one-time donation or even set up recurring. It is easy, fast, safe, and secure. Click here.
4. Automated Giving
You can give through automated debit from your bank account. Click here to download the ACH Draft Authorization Form and then return this form to the church offices.
5. The Mount App
You can give through the church's app. It is safe, secure, and easy to use. The Mount App can be downloaded through the iTunes Store or Google Play.
You can give by simply texting the word GIVE or GIVE$[amount] to the number 859-878-1159.
The Stewardship Challenge
The Stewardship Challenge
The Stewardship Challenge is a short self-guided Bible Study to help us understand biblical stewardship. You can download the study here. The supplemental Audio CD is available at the Resource Kiosk in the lobby or you can listen to the audio files online here.
The Purpose of the Tithe
Why do we tithe? The Bible says, the purpose of tithing is to teach us to always put God first in our lives (cf. Deuteronomy 14:23). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. Ultimately, the purpose of the tithe is to worship God and to accomplish God's mission in the world. Tithing shows we acknowledge that everything is the Lord's and that we have use of these things because of God's blessing (cf. Gen. 14:20; Prov. 3:9; Matt. 6:33).
The word "tithe" literally means "tenth." A tithe is traditionally understood as the first tenth of our gross earnings. To tithe is to return to God the first tenth of what He has given us. Tithing is an act of love and tests the sincerity of our love and commitment to God's mission (cf. John 14:21; 2 Corinthians 8:7-8).
In Malachi 3:10, God says this: "'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.'"
Click here to calculate your tithe.
Year End Giving
We hope you will consider making an "over and above" donation to First Baptist Church before the end of the year. Your year-end giving makes a huge difference in allowing our church to continue the Great Commission. Please click here to make a one-time donation.