The Mission... Why We Give

At Faith Building Church, we don't give to get blessed... we give because we ARE blessed!  Because of your generosity and financial support, we are able to feed and clothe those who are lacking, counsel those who are broken, support ministries literally around the globe, and offer practical ministry and equipping of our own church family right here!

Ways to Give:

  • Online securely through the links on this page
  • Text a dollar amount to (513)456-4499
  • Cash or Check in person at a worship service
  • Mail a check to: P.O. Box 1200 Lebanon, OH 45036

Give From Your Heart

If Kingdom giving to the local church is new to you, begin by purposing to simply give regularly and generously and not be concerned with “how much” or if you are giving “enough”.  You see, Jesus said that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).  When our hearts have been transformed by the Gospel, our lives will follow in generosity.

A Value That Lasts

At Faith Building Church, we recognize the true value is in the Glory of God.  In Philippians 4:19, Paul says that "my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  The glory of God contains all of the riches that you need.  The glory of God can supply everything money can buy and everything that money can't buy.  Love, joy, peace, faith, grace, and everything else you need in life is found in abundance right in the middle of God's glory.

And guess where God's glory is.  It's on the inside of each of US!

That is the reason we will never look at you as a means to get something that we need.  We will never look to you and your financial giving as our supply because we know that the same loving Heavenly Father Who supplies our corporate need as a church family is the same Father Who loves you and your family enough to see to it that you have an income, means to clothe and shelter your family, and a way to eat every time you are hungry.

So rest assured that we are in this together.  Our job as a church is to get revelation knowledge to you so that you can access this glory in your life.  Your job is to be obedient to the Lord as He leads you and help us spread this Word as far and wide as we possibly can.

Let's partner together to reach this world with the goodness of God like never before!

New Testament Giving

It is very important to us that you understand how a new covenant believer is called to give.  2 Corinthians 9:7 says that we are supposed to give as we have purposed in our heart, "not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver."  In other words, we never want you to feel any pressure from us or make you think that you need to give here.  If you choose to support us with your financial seed, we want it to be because you know in your heart that we are fertile Kingdom soil.

When you give the way God has intended, verse 8 of that same chapter goes on to say that you will be "sufficient in all things" so that you can "abound to every good work."  This is God’s way for both you and His Kingdom to prosper!

Healthy giving will always be out of a generous heart.  If you believe that the Lord has called you to support us, we will gladly receive it with thanksgiving and invest it with integrity into God's Kingdom.

What is online giving?

Online giving is the ability to give a donation or schedule a series of recurring donations electronically using your debit card, credit card, or bank account through a secure third-party.

Are there any hidden fees or charges?

No.  You select the dollar amount for your gift.  The amount you enter will be the total amount of your donation that will be transferred from your payment method.  No costs or fees.

What should I expect my first time giving online?

When you click the "Give Now" button above on this page, you will be redirected to another page which contains a secure 128-bit SSL encrypted payment form.  (Sounds fancy, but it's really simple!)  On that page, you can choose to make a one-time donation without setting up an account or you can choose to set up a login that will allow you to come back later to give again or set up recurring donations.

Bonus information:  Each subsequent time you visit this site to give, you will have the option to use a stored payment method, meaning a much faster process.  The first time takes just about 3 minutes to give.  Subsequent times take about 30 seconds to give.

What should I expect my first time giving by text?

To give by text, you simply send a text to (513)456-4499.  The body of the text is a dollar amount.  Note: You only need to type the numbers of your donation amount... no dollar sign or any other characters.

The very first time you send the text, you will receive a return text with a link.  Click on the link and you will be directed to a secure site to fill out your payment method.

Bonus information:  Many people save this phone number in their phone's contacts.  If you want to give by text again, you simply send a text with a donation amount to the same number.  It will recognize your phone number and you will not need to reenter your payment information.  The first time takes just about 3 minutes to give.  Subsequent times take about 5 seconds to give.  It really is that seamless!

Can I use either a debit or credit card?

Yes.  You may use any debit or credit card issued by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Note:  At Faith Building Church, we want to see all of our partners debt-free!  Many people use a credit card for the convenience of being able to make electronic payments.  If you are able to pay off your credit card balance each month, we encourage you to use this giving method if you so choose.  However, if you are having a hard time with recurring debt, please refrain from using a credit card and rather use a different giving method.  In fact, reach out to one of our staff pastors so that we can help you in getting on the road to being debt-free.

Can I use an electronic check?

Yes.  Simply choose the "Bank Account" option on the payment page.

Do I have to set up an account?

No.  Simply click on the "Give Now" button above and you can give a one-time gift as a guest.

Can I write a check or give cash?

Yes.  You can absolutely write a check or give cash at any time.  There will be an opportunity to give this way when the bucket is passed during our worship services.  Checks should be made payable to "Faith Building Church" or just "FBC" if you want to keep it short.

Note:  You can mail a donation at any time to "P.O. Box 1200 Lebanon, OH 45036".  If you choose to mail a financial gift, we ask that you refrain from mailing cash.

Is giving to the church a debt I owe?

No.  The Bible is extremely clear that the New Testament believer is not to ever give out of obligation.  You pay your electric bill, you do not "Pay your tithes" or any other financial donation.  Jesus paid your debt of sin so you could be declared righteous.  You don't have to ever give financially to earn your righteousness.  That's why we talk about giving around here.  Because it's just that... a gift.  Not a debt.

Can I earmark my gift for a specific ministry or fund?

Yes.  When giving online, you will be able to use a drop-down menu to direct your donation to the ministry or fund of your choice.

Can I track my giving?

Yes.  If you are a partner, you are able to use your Elexio login and password to see your complete giving history.  This includes, not only electronic giving, but also any gifts by cash or check.  If you are not a partner, you can check your account history if you set up a login and password when you give online.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Contact our Treasurer at (513)932-5504 and she will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.