FAQ

Here are a few of the questions visitors and prospective members have asked. If you have another question please contact us either by e-mail or by phone.

Affiliations

  1. Is First Baptist Church a Member of the Southern Baptist Convention
  2. Does First Baptist Church Support Missions?

Membership

  1. How can I become a member of First Baptist Church?

Donations and Contributions

  1. Are my Contributions Tax Deductible?
  2. Are there Membership Dues for First Baptist Church Members?

Affiliations


  1. Is First Baptist Church a Member of the Southern Baptist Convention
    Yes. We adhere to the doctrines of the Southern Baptist Convention and to the Georgia Baptist Convention who we support through our Co-operative Giving Program. We are also a member of the New Sunbury Baptist Association to which we contribute regularly.
  2. Does First Baptist Church Support Missions?
    Yes. We contribute to the support of both Home and Foreign Missions through our gifts to the Co-operative Program of the GA Baptist Convention, also by yearly gifts to the State Missions Program, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for Home Missions (USA) and to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions. We also support local Missions through organizations such as Care Net and The Inernational Seamen’s House.

Membership


  1. How can I become a member of First Baptist Church?
    First Baptist Church accepts members by a Profession of Faith followed by Baptism; by your statement that you were baptized by immersion into another church; and by a Transfer of Membership from another Baptist Church stating that you are a Member in Good Standing.

Donations and Contributions


  1. Are my Contributions Tax Deductible?
    Yes. Any cash or cash equivilent gift is recognized by the IRS if you contribute to a designated fund authorized by First Baptist Church, or to the General Operating Fund. We prefer that you make your contribution in person during one of our regular services, but you may also mail a contribution, or drop it by the office. Please furnish your name and address so that we may send you a record of Contribution for your gift.
  2. Are there Membership Dues for First Baptist Church Members?
    No. We invite you to attend our services at any time without obligation. Should you elect to become a Member of First Baptist Church through one of our established practices for accepting members we encourage you to adhere to the Biblical principles of tithing and support of the Church.