Why we 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.  Contributions to St. Paul can be directed as follows:

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.

Benevolence Fund: 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.

Special Offerings: giving for needs arising unexpectedly, such as for communities hit by natural disasters or large one time
property expenses.

How to 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. You can simply click on the give button below. 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.

By Text

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.  

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.

In Person

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.

By Mail

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

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