Financial Next Steps

Looking to take some financial next steps? Below is some information and some Bible passages about finances and stewardship. We are here to answer any questions and if you would like to set up a time to talk to one of our pastors about finances and stewardship they would love to work with you. Use our contact form and we will be in touch!

Read what the Bible says about giving & generosity:

Start with Proverbs 3:5-10, Matthew 6, Acts 4:32-37, I Corinthians 16:1-2, II Corinthians 8-9. These passages talk about trust, motives, worry, God’s provision, sharing with those in need, and becoming a regular, generous and proportionate giver among other things.

Start giving regularly:

Prioritize giving in your budget and stay faithful. Set up a consistent, automatic giving schedule through online banking or create an account and start online giving.

Be a percentage giver:

The Bible refers to 10% as a target for giving (it’s called tithing). Unfortunately, a large percentage of regular church goers in America give little or nothing. If every person at Bay Area Baptist gave 10% of their income, our church impact would more than double. If you’ve never given before, start by giving a set amount or percentage regularly and work your way up to the tithe. If you’re already giving or tithing, increase your giving by a set amount or percentage each year. Watch God honor your generosity!

Get help:

Get free financial counseling and additional resources at Bay Area Baptist.

Take The 90 Day Tithe Challenge:

It’s not about the money; it’s about your heart.

Jesus taught that your heart follows your money. At Bay Area Baptist we believe that you can’t be a fully devoted follower of Christ without being generous. Take the next step on your spiritual journey by making this 90 day commitment to “test drive” tithing as an act of faith and obedience to God.

God doesn't need our money. He owns everything. We give because it takes faith to give, and God wants us to trust Him. He tells us in Proverbs 3:9-10 to "Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out" We give first and the blessings of God (not necessarily monetary) follow.

Want to Live a Generous Life? Pray through these questions and take a next step.

What am I doing to teach my family about the joy of generosity?

Where in my life am I rich in the things money can’t buy?

If today were my last day, would I be happy the legacy my financial choices leave?

What’s one thing I can do today to live with a generous heart?

Where have I seen the generosity of others directly affect my life?

Although I might not be chasing money, are there areas of my life where I hold onto and give it more importance than it deserves?

Make a year end gift:

Special one-time, year-end gifts can be symbolic response of a renewed focus and commitment. This faithful act changes the giver from the inside out. Split your holiday budget between buying presents and making a special offering.