- Phone: (479) 783-5161
- Meeting Address:
3900 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Bible Study: 9:15am
Society bombards us with ways to spend our precious resources, but very few of them truly yield everlasting results. When we declare that we belong to God, we turn all we are and all we have over to God's control - our money, our property, our time, our energy, our body. Instead of owners, we now act as caretakers.
At the Grand Family, we believe that one of many ways we express our love for God is
In today's wired world, giving financially is easier than ever before. Although many Christians prefer to give to the local church by writing a check or giving cash, you can also give electronically, in two simple ways:
You may also give online through our secure server, using a debit card, credit card or bank draft. You can do one-time gifts, or scheduled, recurring gifts. Click here for that online giving site. Best of all, these gifts are automatically recorded to your giving record, which you can check online at any time. For more information about getting access to your giving record, email .
You may also give using PayPal. Be aware that our church incurs an additional processing expense from PayPal.
Each year, church leaders prepare a budget, outlining expected receipts and planned expenses. These budgeted expenses are paid through the tithes and offerings of church members. A church administrator maintains financial records on receipts and
Grand Avenue Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We are an autonomous church, but we ascribe to the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the SBC. A portion (over 10%) of all budget giving is distributed to various SBC missions enterprises. The majority of our missions giving goes to the Cooperative Program, which distributes those funds to various international, national, state and local missions groups. However, we also encourage members to give additional amounts to missions causes. Seasonal giving efforts help supplement our financial support of International Missions (the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering), North American Missions (the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) and State Missions (the Dixie Jackson Offering). However, members may give additional amounts to "Global Missions" throughout the year, and those finances are divided among the various missions enterprises listed above.