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Making A One-Time Payment

If you would like to make a one-time donation or payment for a special event to First Frisco, CLICK HERE. Then follow the instructions. 

Automated Giving

If you'd like to make giving easier, set up Automated Giving.  You will need to create a login and password, then select 'Scheduled Giving'.

Biblical Giving

In a money-centered world, the church can seem like just one more organization with a manipulative angle for separating you from hard earned cash.  The truth is, giving is just one area where God calls his children to be committed, but it is not optional.

Scripture has a lot to say about Christian disciples and their money.  In fact, Jesus himself teaches that our money priorities are of great importance to our relationship with God, our witness to others, and our spiritual maturity.

So, what does the Bible teach about giving?

1. Everything we have to spend, keep, and give comes from God. (2 Corinthians 9:10)  Scripture teaches that our money is not really our money.  We won't take anything with us when we die.  We are called to be faithful stewards of the resources that God entrusts to us.

2. Every child of God is called to give financially. (2 Corinthians 8:1-4) The giving capacity of individuals varies greatly, but it is a common false teaching that only the financially gifted need to give.  Giving is a faith-building exercise, an act of worship, for every member of the church.  Scripture teaches that the way we give when we have very little is the best indication of how we will give when we have a lot.

3. Every gift matters. (Mark 12:41-44) God sees every gift and every motive.  The standard is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice.

4. We need our giving more than God does. (Acts 20:35) Giving and learning to give blesses us in a way that no other act of faith can.

5. We should give cheerfully. (2 Corinthians 9:7) Over time, children of God should get a real sense of joy and freedom in giving.  If giving causes us pain, resentment or fear, then something isn't settled about the issue.

6. The motivation for faithful giving comes from love and gratitude. (2 Corinthians 8:9;9:8) It shouldn't take long for us to understand that we can't out give God.  The more we count our blessings, the more we will love giving and be grateful for the opportunity.

7. Committed giving puts God first. (Exodus 22:29,30) Throughout Scripture, God challenges His children to give to Him FIRST as an act of faith and obedience.  Giving God our leftovers is not an act of faith.

8. Committed giving is consistent. (I Corinthians 16:2) "Consistent" will vary from person to person.  Here is a simple guideline for regular giving:

9. As we receive, we give.

10. Committed giving is proportionate. (2 Corinthians 8:12-14) The more God gives us, the more God expects us to give.  Again, it's not equal giving, but equal sacrifice.

11. Committed giving is generous. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8) God is lavish in His love for us.  When we are stingy or begrudging in our giving, we do not reflect that love.

12. Committed giving is a tithe. (Malachi 3:10; Leviticus 27:30-32) Tithing is the standard for giving throughout the Scripture.  The tithe is really just the sum of all the components that have already been mentioned here.  It represents our commitment to give God a predetermined percentage of everything we receive.  Most Christians teach 10% as the basic tithe.

13. At First Frisco, we have an obligation to share what Scripture teaches about giving.  Each member has an obligation to prayerfully consider what committed giving is for them.  No one else can do that for us.

To make giving more convenient, the church has established online giving, enabling members to contribute to the missions and ministries of the church with an electronic funds transfer from your checking account or a credit or debit card. Please know that we do not encourage anyone to enter into debt in order to make a contribution.

The information you submit on these secure pages is used for the sole purpose of processing your contribution. A confirmation email will be sent to you for your records.

To begin the online donation program, please click on the following link to be routed to the online donation form:

https://www.shelbygiving.com/g3/

 

United Methodist Approach To Stewardship

Today, United Methodists join others to help all of God's children in places near and far and seek to bring transformation and hope through the ministries of our church, whenever and wherever we can. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry, we believe that God calls us to be the heart, spirit and hands of God's outreaching love.

First Frisco's 2017 financial stewardship emphasis, Cornerstone - Intersecting Life and Faith, is an intentional effort to share what Scripture teaches about giving and to help each of us grow in this area of discipleship.  We talk about money because the Bible talks about money.  We talk about money because Jesus talked about money more than any topic except the Kingdom of God.  We want to grow together and we want to give together as an act of faith and as an act of love for the One who loved us first. 

 

2017 Stewardship Commitment

You are invited to complete your 2017 Stewardship Estimate of Giving Card online or visit the church office for a printed copy. Thank you for your commitment to our mission of making disciples who will love God, love others, and serve the world.


Holy Ground Campaign

First Frisco had the unique opportunity to purchase 6.5 acres of additional land adjacent to our prior property, a portion of which is Preston Road  frontage.  We obtained a loan through the Texas Methodist Foundation and the Holy Ground Campaign began to pay for the land during the course of a three-year capital effort.

If you would like to make a pledge to the Holy Ground Building Fund Campaign, CLICK HERE or complete the printable pledge document.

Questions? Contact our Finance Secretary, Martha Beard.