Why We Give
Giving is an an act of worship and obedience from a heart surrendered to Christ ... a choice we make to follow God's instruction for us. Pastor Justin reminds us often that the Lord wants us to give from our hearts. God always honors and blesses obedience, we don't give to get. We give out of our need to act on our faith. God uses those resources for His glory and to further His Kingdom.
What's the difference between "tithes" and "offerings?"
God calls each of us to give 10% of our "first fruits" to the "storehouse"...to the church we've been called to serve. Our tithes help to create the quality environment, ministries, and discipleship tools we all enjoy. Congdon Street also believes that our church, as one body of believers, is called to tithe.
Occasionally, God calls us to make sacrificial offerings above our tithe. These offerings are usually designated to a specific capital steward campaign, ministry or outreach, or perhaps to help meet the needs of a specific person. In addition to those needs being met, your obedient generosity many times also increases the faith of the recipient!
How to Give
If you can’t make it to one of our services, and/or don’t have an internet connection, you may send your offering in in the mail. Checks for any Congdon Street campus should be made payable to Congdon Street Baptist Church and mailed to the following address. On the memo line, please designate where to apply the gift (tithe, Advance, etc.)
Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Please remember, the USPS prohibits the mailing of cash or coins… use this method for checks only.
Perhaps the most familiar way to give a tithe or offering is during a worship service.
Maybe you forgot cash or a check when you came to church. We have online giving options. You can give once, or set up a recurring option that fits with your schedule. Click here to set up your online giving account! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 401-421-4032.