“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
The Bakerville Church has learned the blessings of cheerful giving. Because of the generosity of the people in our church we have been faithful supporters of many ministries both local and global. As a result, we have found the Lord faithful to abundantly bless us in return.
There has never been a sense of compulsion or reluctance in our giving. If you would like to have an opportunity to join us in blessing others, the ways you can do that are:
Whatever your stand on tithing may be, our act of giving of ourselves is a worshipful response to the work God has already accomplished for us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One way to continually say “Thank You” to God is through a Sunday Pledge to keep spreading the Word of God throughout the community. We all know there are expenses to ministry and at Bakerville Church, we are careful to make each contribution go farther and impact more lives. Giving through your Sunday pledge not only helps us meet our financial commitments, but supports our mission of spreading the joy of the Lord.
Your gift can impact generations to come. With a gift “In Honor of” or “In Memory of,” your contribution to the Bakerville Church will go beyond the now and have impact on the not yet. In Hebrews 11 we read about a legacy of those who have gone before and “by faith” gave of themselves so that those who had not yet heard of a God who loves them could experience the love of God first hand. Through your gift, you may touch a life down through the generations.
There are some who have been called out from among us to go to the ends of the earth and bring the word of God to those who may not have heard. These individuals need those of us that have been called to remain and pray. They need our prayers and resources to continue with the work God has called them to do. Your contribution to the Missions out of Bakerville Church extends the reach of the Gospel to places we may never visit, to people we may never know, but are dearly loved by God. Your support will help to change lives all around the world.
You may be saying, “What is a bequest?” A bequest is simply the act of giving property by will. You or your loved ones may bequest funds in their will to be used to spread the Gospel in the community. Each gift is handled with care and with prayer. A bequest is often given in the assurance that it will have long-range impact for the greater good of the Church and its community. Other options to include Bakerville Church in your giving plans is to name the church as a recipient in your insurance policy, appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), or part of a trust.
Has the family of Bakerville Church blessed you? You may choose to give out of a generous heart just because this community of believers reached out to you or spoke to your heart; in either case, your contribution of time, talents and resources is appreciated more than you might even know. It is because of the many “just because” gifts that the BUMC community continues to impact lives for Jesus Christ. Thank you.