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How much of the money given by First Baptist people
is directed “beyond the walls?”

In a typical year, about 30% of the money given by, or on behalf of First Baptist people goes to support mission efforts outside our church buildings and programs.

The first 10% is the money set aside in the operating budget for missions through our partner denominational organizations: the Southern Baptist Convention, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and the Richmond Baptist Association. In 2014, we anticipate giving these organizations $310,000 from our budget.

The church will also spend money to meet Richmond-area needs. That money helps to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, give assistance to refugees from other nations, and provide for basic physical and spiritual needs of people in the Richmond area. This will total over $150,000 from the church’s budget, its Endowment Fund, and donors’ gifts designated for Compassion Ministries.

Four times a year people give to offerings for Richmond-area missions, Virginia missions, US missions, and international missions. Combined, all four receive well over $100,000 which is this used specifically as the donors stated. Throughout the year, people give to support the TV ministry, youth and student mission trips, benevolence needs, and dozens of other opportunities to help people.

The FBC Endowment Fund gives 40% of its gifts to our mission partners; over 40 non-FBC entities receive Endowment Fund help.  The Endowment also supports the programming of the church. To be part of the Endowment and its planned giving get more information here.

So how much money does First Baptist spend outside the walls? More than a million dollars. But the money is not the central focus – people are. The real question is, “How is the money given to Richmond’s First Baptist Church helping people and helping to bring the “Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia (KOH2RVA)?”

The best way to answer that is to see and hear the stories of the ministries of the church. There are lots of ways to do this:

·         Visit the KOH2RVA page

·         Come to the church and look at the bulletin boards

·         Talk with a staff member and/or volunteers who are involved in these ministries

·         Get involved yourself so that you are part of the blessing to others and you’ll be blessed yourself AND, you’ll see how your gifts are used to help people.

As you get involved, you’ll see that everything the church does is for people, not to get more money. After all, the Bible tells us that God love you and me, not a budget. Thank you for your gifts which enable the people and buildings of Richmond’s First Baptist Church to help and bless others. Your generosity makes a difference to people in Richmond, in Virginia, in the US, and around the globe.

 

 
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