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Giving to FBC

Thank you for supporting the mission of Faith Bible Church through the act of giving.  We consider tithing and freely given offerings to be acts of obedience and worship.

To make a donation now, you may:

  • Mail your check to Faith Bible Church, 8130 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45249 (please note if you want to designate the gift);  or
  • On Sunday, put your donation in the offering plate INSIDE a white gift envelope that you have filled out (available in the pew);  or
  • Click on the “Give Now” button below and give electronically by check or credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover); or
  • Transfer stocks to FBC.  Directions appear below in the FAQ section
  • Extend your impact far beyond your lifetime through planned giving.  FBC accepts bequests made in Wills, Life Insurance Gifts, and Gift Annuities.

We ask that you not enter into debt through your contributions to Faith Bible Church.  Please be responsible in your giving.

 

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FAQ

Why Give?

The Bible teaches us to "Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9-10). Likewise, the Bible says that "he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).

To which funds can I contribute?

The General Fund, Missions, and Benevolence are the three most commonly used contribution options.  Other options may come and go as needed, but these will remain fixed.

Can I use the "other" category to designate a gift?

Faith Bible Church will make every attempt to honor specific designations when it receives donations; however, we reserve the right to reallocate funds given to a specific designation to another need as we deem necessary.  No donations will be accepted for ministries or missionaries that the church does not already support.

All donations given without designations to a specific individual are tax deductible donations.

Why does Faith Bible Church offer online giving?

Faith Bible Church family members have requested the option of giving online and setting up a recurring contribution.  After reviewing online giving options, satisfying questions of user experience and security and consulting other churches with relevant experience, online giving was determined to be a reasonable and prudent option to offer.  Setting up recurring contributions is an available option through online giving.

How is my information secure?

When you enter and send online giving information you are using secure servers.  All of your information is encrypted prior to being transferred.  There is no stronger form of protection than encryption and by doing this we eliminate the possibility that someone might "tap" the line and steal your personal data from it.  You should also know that no staff at Faith Bible Church will have access to your account numbers.

How can I change or stop my giving amount?

Before you can give online you will be required to set up an account.  You will then have the ability to log into this account at anytime and make the desired changes.  You can also contact Vicki Lowery or Eric Winhusen at 513-489-1114 to assist you with any changes.

Why might I want to contribute an additional 2 to 3 % under the “other” option when I use online giving?

Every organization that accepts a credit card has to pay the provider a fee out of the money that was charged.  This can range from 1.75 to  3%.  We have negotiated the very lowest fee.  Some givers to charities like to have the charity get the full amount.  For example, giving $100 might result in the charity only getting $97 unless the giver provides a donation for the fee.  This is certainly optional and we are grateful for your gift either way. 

Why would the church prefer we use a deduction from our checking account over a credit card?

If you use electronic giving and give with a deduction from your checking account, the church is charged a very low fee.  The fees are higher for using a credit card.

What additional features will I find with giving online?

Some of us like the monthly reminder that we can choose to get.  Many of us like to have it automatically deducted on a certain day each month so we don’t have to remember to give to the church when we are on vacation.  Finally,  many of us like not having to remember to bring a check or checkbook to church.

May I use my American Express?

At this time, we do not offer this option due to higher fees that would be incurred.  However, please let the church staff know if this is the best option for you.

Is my myFBC userid/password the same as my giving userid/password?

Your user ids and passwords can be the same, however, the systems are not synchronized, so unless you make them the same, they will not be. 

How do I give stocks to FBC?  Why might I want to do that?

By giving stock that has appreciated in value, an individual can receive the full deduction for its current value while skipping any taxes on the appreciation.  Contact Tom Jones 513 683 2901 if you have any questions.   You may contact any stock broker and ask for instructions on making a gift to charity.

A note should be sent to Tom Jones after the stock transfer is initiated.  It is our policy to sell stocks upon receipt.

Service Times:

First Hour
9:00 am to 10:15 am

Second Hour
10:45 am to noon

Our Address:

Faith Bible Church
8130 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

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