Your gifts make a difference in many ways

God provides for the ministry of our church through your tithes and offerings and your gifts are honored with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and accountability. It’s more than keeping the lights on and the gears turning; it’s about personal worship to God and handing Him back what He already owns…and it’s about lives changing through the transformative power of the Gospel in our region and beyond.

Why Give ?

Giving is Worship!  He has given us everything.  We give back to Him as an act of gratitude and worship.  We give to help others receive what we have received.  We give because it helps us to grow more like Him.

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What to Give ?

The Bible gives us patterns of giving that please the Lord, but they all start with giving ourselves back to Him by seeking his forgiveness (we have all fallen short of His perfect standards), asking Him to take back His rightful place as the one in charge of life, and then expressing our gratitude in every area of our lives.

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How to Give?

There are many ways we can give back to the Lord to express our love for Him, for fellow believers, and for those who need to know him.  Although this site provides methods for financial giving through our local church, we give in many ways.

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But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?

Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

~1 Chronicles 29:14

Tithe-General Fund

Gifts to the “General fund” are what allow First Street Community Church to continue and expand its ministry. 

88% of these Tithes & offerings are used for general operating expenses as we endeavor to Share God’s Love & Tell His Story here in Lincoln.

7% is sent to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program which funds many programs for education & training, Church Planting, Disaster Relief, and other ministries in North America and around the world

2.5% is sent to the Sacramento Region Baptist Network to support training, ministry, and church planting in the greater Sacramento area.

1.5% is placed in our Outreach and Evangelism Fund which among other things supports our Fun After School Time for Kids programs.

1% is placed in our Local Missions Fund to support ministries which are doing special things that we cannot do ourselves.

Building Fund

All gifts to the Building Fund are being used to fund future building enhancements included in the Master Plan.

Enhancements such as additional lighting in the parking lot, courtyard usability improvements, and safety improvements will increase our long term ability to minister to the community around us.

Major Maintenance

Gifts to Major Maintenance will allow us to pay cash to take care of major needs as they arise. Examples of needs include replacing aging warped doors, window blinds, carpet deep cleaning, sprinkler improvements,  and tree trimming.

Missions Giving

We give to Local Missions year around in addition to the 1% from general undesignated giving.  Three times a year we participate in special missions offerings.  In April it is for North American Missions (known as the "Annie Armstrong Easter Offering".  In September it is for California State Missions.  In December it is for International Missions (known as the "Lottie Moon Christmas Offering".

Additionally throughout the year we participate in other activities such hosting blood drives and Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Local Missions

Gifts to Local Missions provide for FSCC support of Local Ministries beyond our local church.

The Missions Committee presents local ministries, which are doing things we cannot, during the month of June. Gifts for the Sierra Pregnancy & Health Center are collected in baby bottles (so be saving your change to fill those bottles when they are made available the first Sunday of June). 
     The Local Missions fund is also used to help other urgent ministry needs of which we become aware.  In 2022 we sent fund to help missionaries affiliated with another local church who were staying in Ukrain and providing support to refugees and local emergency workers.


California Missions

In Setember we emphasizes California Missions.  All gifts designated for Missions in September will be sent to the California Southern Baptist Convention to help support church planting, migrant ministries, disaster relief, foreign language misistries, and helping other churches grow their ministries in California.  The video below covers many things being done and encourages folks to "Consider California" which is a mission field itself as we reach people from around the world who come here.

Frequently Asked questions

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