For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give.

God is generous and so he calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
When you set up a recurring gift, you're not just giving to a cause-you're sowing a seed that has an eternal impact.

Ways To Give

Give Online

Give In Person
Church office hours: 9:AM-4:30PM Mon-Fri
First Baptist Church
312 Miami Ave, West
Venice, FL 34285

Mail A Check
First Baptist Church
312 Miami Ave, West
Venice, FL 34285

Can I schedule ongoing donations?
Yes, you can schedule to give a monthly gift.
Which fund do I choose?
When you give online, you’ll see funding options for General Budget, and Lakefront Legacy.
Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address.
What if I need to change my automatic withdrawal information?
To change your automatic withdrawal information you will simply update your information through the website by logging in and editing your profile.
What if I need to change credit card information?
To change your credit card information you will simply update it through the website by logging in and editing your credit card information.
Can I donate stock?
Absolutely. Donation of stock is an excellent way to not only give generously, but often is a wonderful way to steward the resources God has provided. To transfer stock, contact your brokerage firm, with notification of the number and type of shares. Our account is with Stifel (DTC 0793; account # 42213415). The exchange between your brokerage firm and Stifel does not include the donor’s name, so please email our Finance Department when you initiate the gift ( Your email should include the type and number of stock donated, along with the date you initiated the transfer (all that information allows us to distinguish your gift from others we may receive at the same time). We will send you a Letter of Acknowledgement to document your gift for your IRS Noncash Charitable Contribution claim.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
QCDs allow qualifying clients to receive a tax benefit for their charitable gifts. The funds leaving the IRA to be given to the charity are not a taxable distribution — the distribution is excluded from income. Required minimum distributions from retirement accounts resume in 2021 after being waived for 2020. Consult your tax advisor about using QCD for contributions.

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