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.

How Our Church Handles Finances

Each year, church leaders prepare a budget, outlining expected receipts and planned expenses.  These budgeted expenses are paid through the tithes and offerings of church members.  A church administrator maintains financial records on receipts and expenses, and reports those to an elected board of church leaders, and to the church as a whole.  Your tithes and offerings ensure that the church continues to reach out to our community, and around the world, with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Missions Giving

Grand Avenue Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).  We are an autonomous church, but we ascribe to the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the SBC.  A portion (over 10%) of all budget giving is distributed to various SBC missions enterprises.  The majority of our missions giving is done through the Cooperative Program, which distributes those funds to various international, national, state and local missions groups.  However, we also encourage members to give additional amounts to missions causes.  Seasonal giving efforts help supplement our financial support of International Missions (the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering), North American Missions (the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) and State Missions (the Dixie Jackson Offering).  However, members may give additional amounts to "Global Missions" throughout the year, and those finances are divided among the various missions enterprises listed above.

Ways To Give

Give Online

You can give using a credit or debit card, and may also schedule periodic gifts.  Options are available for a variety of giving funds, including designated funds. Our church also uses a special app called ShelbyNext for a variety of purposes, including online giving, child check-in, calendar of events, and member contact info.  If you need assistance downloading and using this app, please contact our Executive Pastor.

Give In Person

At any of our worship services, offering boxes are located near exit doors where members and guests may conveniently deposit their gifts.

Mail A Check

If you prefer to mail your check, please make it payable to Grand Avenue Baptist Church and send it to the address shown to the right.  
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
3900 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72904