Skip the offering plate, give online

The First Baptist Church of Redlands is offering our members and friends a new way to support our ministry. Our new electronic donation program allows you to make contributions without having to lift a pen to write a check or reach into your wallet for cash.

This new electronic donation program offers many benefits to both the church and the donors.  Electronic donations are low maintenance, allowing our office administrator additional time to devote to other pressing tasks. Additionally, electronic donations provide a way for members and friends to regularly support our church even when they are away from a service due to vacation or other activities.

There are three ways you can utilize this program:

One way is to go online to our website ( and click on the “Donate” button. From there you will be taken to a page where you can set up your online giving account and link it to a bank account or credit card. You may set up recurring donations if you desire and you can also donate to special funds (such as the Fellowship Fund).

Another popular way is to use your mobile device to scan the QR code found on the Electronic Donation Slips on the back of the pews. Once the code is scanned you will be taken to a mobile donation page that will allow you to make your donation.

If you want to set up recurring donations but do not want to do it online, you can get a donation form from the church office or from one of our ushers. Once this form is returned with your banking or credit card information, Angel, our office administrator, will securely set up the donation for you.

When you give electronically we encourage you to place one of the “I Gave Online” slips in the collection plate as it comes around on Sunday.  This will help to provide a visible reminder of all the tremendous support our church receives and will help to encourage others to try electronic giving.

Just as we do with cash and check donations, FBCR will give you a donation statement for your tax records, and your bank or credit card statements also provide a record of transfer. You can change or cancel your authorization at any time by going to your account online or by speaking with our Office Administrator.

Remember, electronic giving is just another option for you to give your tithes and offerings to The First Baptist Church of Redlands and all the local and global programs we sponsor.

Read the FAQs on our website: 

-words by Tom Herron, printed in the July 2015 issue of the Tapestry.


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