The Bible teaches that giving is a part of growing in our faith. It is a response to God’s good gifts to us, and it is an act of worship toward Him. If you are visiting our website, but Blackford Baptist Temple is not your church home, we do not expect you to give. There is no obligation to give at any of our worship services. However, if BBT is your church home, or if the Lord has touched your heart about supporting His work here at Blackford Baptist Temple, we hope this tool will help you to abound in the grace of giving.
Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving options. They can designate where their giving goes (general fund, love offering, missions, etc.) and the frequency in which they give. Online giving is secure and tax deductible. Online giving allows you to set up your giving using an automatic bank draft to your account or via a card transaction (credit/debit).
Text giving is incredibly simple and fast. Through our text giving platform, Tithe.ly, you will be able to give in seconds. Simply text an amount (eg $100) to (833) 936-1537 and you’ve donated!
If this is your first time using text giving, simply text the word “Give” to (833) 936-1537. You will be provided with a link to set up and account and save a card or bank information. After this, you can use text giving by texting any of the below options.
Please call the church office with any questions (765) 348-2187
You can also give online using PayPal
Simply text (without the quotes):
A number to give that amount. Eg: “100”.
A number and fund to designate your gift. Eg: “100 Offering”.
A number and schedule for automated giving. Eg: “500 Monthly”, “100 Tithe Bimonthly”, “50 Offering Weekly”, or “250 Fortnightly”.
“Cancel Auto” to cancel automated giving.
Add “cover” to cover the processing fees of one transaction. Ex: “100 Offering cover”.
Add “Cover fees on” to cover the processing fees on ALL text gifts..
“Cover fees off” to turn off covering the processing fees on all text gifts.
“Card” to add a new payment method.
“Refund” to refund your last transaction.
“Options” to see the initial list of options again.
You can prioritize giving in your budget
The Bible indicates giving is to be a “first” and not a last or left-over matter in my life. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles. Online, your giving is done automatically.
You can increase your faithfulness.
Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home, or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel and other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness.
You can help your church.
Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers. As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and example for others to follow.