Houston’s First Baptist Church is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an accrediting organization that is dedicated to helping Christian ministries and churches uphold high standards of responsible stewardship. For more information, visit ECFA.church.
Houston's First uses a secure and convenient platform to support our online giving option — enabling you to make your generosity intentions a reality. Through our online giving platform, you can make either one-time or recurring contributions. When you give, you can designate your gifts for any of the giving purposes listed below.
If you have questions about online giving, please contact Betsy Walker, 713.957.5806 for assistance.
To begin the online giving process, select the Houston's First campus or worship service that you attend:
Kainos — Donations to Kainos go toward our Great Commission Fund (ministry operating budget) and various special projects and missional endeavors impacting our city, our nation, and our world for Christ. Learn more about Kainos here. (If you currently receive offering envelopes in the mail and you sign up for recurring donations, the envelopes will no longer be sent to you.)
General Missions — Direct financial support to the local and global missions efforts of Houston’s First Baptist Church.
Benevolence — Funds used to provide financial assistance for those who apply through the Benevolence Ministry at the Faith Center.
World Mission Offering — Received once a year from the Houston's First family on a designated Sunday, this offering supports missionaries serving through the International Mission Board, the North America Mission Board, or with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Many people choose to give to the WMO throughout the year.
Click here to give to specific mission trips sponsored by Houston's First or to individuals going on one of our trips.
Click here to give to General Missions at Houston's First
The gifting of stock to the church is a “win-win” situation for both the donor and the church. Since the church is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the gift will qualify as a charitable contribution and is tax deductible. This is a very simple and easy process that can be coordinated through the Financial Services office of the church.
If you would like to donate a gift of stock, or desire additional information, please contact Amber Willet, 713.957.5807. On all tax questions, it is advisable to consult with a tax advisor or CPA.
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Houston's First provides a monthly financial report summarizing contributions to the church and expenses incurred by the church. Find the latest report here, along with information about our budget process, auditing practices, and accountability measures.
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