We embrace generosity.
Generosity with our time and treasures is often the greatest barometer of our spiritual journey.
Why should I give?
We contribute financially to the mission and ministry of the church because it honors God and expresses our gratitude for His grace and mercy. Jesus is the light of the world and God calls us, His followers, to proclaim Jesus unto all the world. The primary way we do that is through the work of the church both locally and across the world. The generosity of members and friends is required to achieve what we have been called to do.
Where do my gifts go?
Our collective generosity enables us to share the grace of God, love our neighbors in tangible ways, and improve the world for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Tithes & Offerings: the foundation of giving
Tithing, a biblical mandate, is an act of obedience. By giving the first 10% of our income to the church, we are obediently putting God first in our lives. In addition, our offerings also magnify our expression of faith.
Nehemiah Fund (aka, the building fund)
Giving an offering to the Nehemiah Fund helps fuel enhancements to our facilities.
Sharing the love of Christ means bringing help and hope to people in need.
YEAC (aka, our scholarship fund)
Giving to the Youth Education Assistance Council (YEAC) scholarship fund provides financial assistance for our youth in their pursuit of educational and career goals.
Giving for needs arising unexpectedly, such as for communities hit by natural disasters or large one time property expenses.
How do I give?
We’ve made it easy and convenient to give. You can give online, via text, via the Sunday offering basket, or by mail. Here’s how.
You can securely contribute to the mission and ministry of St. Paul on any web browser on your PC, tablet, or mobile phone via our dedicated giving website. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information is secured with 256 AES encryption and stored by our banking partner to Level 1 PCI compliance standards. Additionally, all transmissions to our banking partner and on our site are via an encrypted HTTPS connection. Give online now.
If you have questions about giving online, please consult our FAQ.
Text GIVE to
*This is St. Paul’s Unique Giving Number in order to receive your gift.
**Text to Give is only available in the United States.
Text to Give Instructions
To securely make a gift, text GIVE to (973) 556-2877. You’ll be asked to register with a bank account/routing number (ACH) or credit/debit card your first time. After you setup your account, simply text your gift amount for all future gifts (For example: “$100″ or “250.00”). Don’t forget to save the number in your phone. You can always text EDIT to update your information, set up a recurring gift and check the status of a gift.
Request a Refund
If you make a mistake, text REFUND to (973) 556-2877 to cancel your last gift. You must text REFUND within 15 minutes for a refund.
Edit your Giving
Update your information, switch payment sources and view your giving history by texting EDIT to (615) 933-2800.
You can give in person during the weekend worship experience. Just place your offering in an offertory envelope and designate where you would like your gift applied.
You can mail a gift to the church. Please send any mailed gifts to the following address:
St. Paul Baptist Church
Attention: Trustee Ministry
119 Elm Street
Montclair, NJ 07042