Christian giving is rooted in an understanding that all we are and have belongs to God, the Creator (Psalms 24:1). God is the owner. We are God's stewards or managers commissioned to follow his guidelines for living. As owner, God has made it clear that he desires faithful managers to be generous.
Our giving is also a response to what God has already done for us. We are grateful for God's grace and forgiveness expressed through Christ's sacrificial death (1 Cor 6:20) and made real to us through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Our gratitude is expressed through our faithful obedience to God's design for living which prescribes a generous heart and pocketbook. It is important that we prayerfully consider how our stewardship can help fulfill God's purposes for our lives, relieve the suffering of the poor and needy, and provide financial support for the life, ministry and mission of the Church.
Offering Plate on Sunday Morning
Simply place your cash and/or check in the offering plate when we take the offering on Sunday morning.
Mail Your Check to the Church Office
If you would rather send your check using the U.S. Postal Service, please send it to:
First Presbyterian Church
111 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Attn: Business Manager
Alternative Forms of Giving
Gifts of appreciated stock, property, and Charitable Rollover gifts (for those over 70 ½ years of age with IRAs) are other ways of supporting the ministry of First Presbyterian Church.
A planned gift is a gift from your assets or estate that might include a bequest, life insurance, real estate, or personal property. We encourage those interested in this option to work closely with their financial advisors to determine the most advantageous estate plan for them.