It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Busyness tries to capture most of our attention during the last month of the year, but the gift of God in Jesus redirects believers and spurs generosity among His people. Your participation in the financial support of First Baptist Tulsa matters! Giving your tithes and offerings through your local church is an important part of developing as a Jesus follower and First offers many opportunities to give time, talent and money.
As a church, we are currently striving together to fund missions around the globe through our $235,000 goal for the World Missions offering. 100% of these funds are sent outside First to support mission work all over the world.
We completed our capital campaign, For Our Future, earlier this year, but some debt remains and folks are faithfully continuing to give to eliminate that debt.
Most ministries in the church are directly supported by the general budget. Any undesignated funds the church receives go toward these expenses.
There are many ways to give to First: the Sunday morning offering plate, on our website (tulsafbc.org/give), our church app, you can text “GIVE” to (918) 707-8674, you can give stock and even real estate, royalties or life insurance policies. Consider employer matching gifts, if such a program exists where you work, and you can double your impact!
If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can make donations directly from your IRA, which can reduce your taxable income. Unlike most other charitable gifts, this strategy can benefit you even if you don’t itemize.
Feel free to contact the finance office (918)594-5079 or email email@example.com with questions about how to give or specific questions on funds. Remember, checks must be postmarked by December 31, 2019, and any gifts must be completed by then to be considered on your 2019 contribution statement.