God's people have always been characterized by their giving. However, over time, the way that we give has changed. For example, people no longer bring goats, sheep, calves and grain to God as they did in the Old Testament. Giving money is simpler, cleaner and theologically more sound since Jesus has made the ultimate sacrifice. As the way that money is exchanged has changed, we at West Marion Baptist Church are extending members a new way to offer their tithes, offerings and financial gifts to God.
Anyone who would like to give to West Marion Baptist Church online is welcome to do so through our church website. The system makes it easy to quickly transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. One-time gifts and recurring withdrawals can both be set up, and gifts can be given to either the church's general fund or to the church's 'flower fund'.
At the West Marion Baptist Church, we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check. For those who'd rather transfer money electronically, though, giving through the church website is an option.
Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At West Marion Baptist Church, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and to give as God leads them. For those who prefer an online way to give, the church website now offers one. Feel free to set up an account and make an offering, or contact the church for help with giving through the site.