First Presbyterian Church approaches financial stewardship from a biblical perspective. We do not view the money that Christians give to the church merely as a way to pay the church's bills. Rather, we see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting FPC’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.
We teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis every year in November on Consecration Sunday and we also regularly remind ourselves throughout the year of the biblical philosophy that the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development is greater than the need of the church to receive. We give out of gratitude to God for what we have been given, and this nourishes and deepens our spiritual life. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we treat people like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. We encourage people to give proportionately and systematically in response to the question, "What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?"
Attendees and members of FPC are encouraged to make a financial commitment to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries. Our church will share these gifts in our community and around the world, trusting that God will use our gifts to build his kingdom, a place where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.