Why We Give
What are tithes and offerings?
The word “TITHE” literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An OFFERING is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.
Why do we tithe?
The Bible teaches, the purpose of tithing is that “you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.” (Deuteronomy 14:23 NIV). Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of His blessing in your life. In Malachi 3:10 (NLT), God says: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this, ” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Will I receive a giving statement?
All donations to Bellevue Baptist Church are held in the strictest confidence. Statements of Contributions are mailed in January (for the prior calendar year). Interim statements may be mailed periodically in order to provide updates to individual donors. If you have moved recently, please notify the church office so we can mail your statement to the correct address.
Why do we use offering envelopes?
God set the ultimate example on how to give by the sacrificial giving of His very own Son. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord, and so the resources He has blessed believers with ultimately belong to Him. It is a believer’s responsibility to be good stewards and give back to the Lord what is His by giving to the church.
What are my giving options?
Bellevue offers several convenient giving methods. Consider taking advantage of one of these easy giving options as you tithe and contribute to the ministry of Bellevue. These methods allow you to donate to the General Budget of the church, to missions, to pay off the debt retirement, as well as other designated offerings throughout the year.
- Online Giving: Online giving is a safe and easy way to give to Bellevue Baptist Church. This method allows you to schedule a recurring or one time gift to the church through electronic transfer of funds from your checking or savings account or through your debit card.
- Weekend Service: Simply place cash or checks in an envelope provided in the pew or mailed to your home and place in the offering plate during our worship services. Make sure your name and address as well as an amount is indicated on the envelope in order to receive credit for tax purposes.
- By Mail: Mail your donation to Bellevue Baptist Church, 4950 State Route 56, Owensboro, KY 42301. Be sure to include your name, address, and amount on envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.