We as Christians should joyfully and routinely give – not because it is required, but because it is essential for a church to receive necessary income from its worshipers to meet its responsibilities.
Besides just keeping the lights on, FBC uses the tithes and offerings received to reach out and support our community as well as provide financial resources and people to organizations working at home and internationally to serve others as we as believers are called to be the body of Christ.
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:7-8