online giving

God wants us to give with a cheerful heart and a generous spirit.  God does not want us to give because we feel we have to.  It pleases God to see that we give because we want His kingdom to grow.  We can give many things; we can give our time, money, talents, and prayers. All of these things help others to learn about God's wonderful plan of salvation.

Online giving is a convenient, environmentally friendly, and secure method to give to the ministry of First Baptist Church Plainfield.  

To give online, please click the button below and you will be directed to the church's secure web-portal to make your gift. 

Please visit the following for instructions to help in donating or call the church office at 317.839.8163 if you need assistance. 

online giving instructions

  1. Select the Give section at the top of the home page.
  2. Click or tap the Give Online button.
  3. Sign on to your account.  If you don't have an account simply fill out the information on the forms and you will be asked to create an account at the end of the transaction.  You don't have to have an account but you will be required to reenter your information each time you give without an account.
  4. Select the fund where you want your donation to be recorded and used.
  5. If how you want your donation to be used isn't listed as an option, choose other - inform the Church Financial Secretary of your funding intent.
  6. You will be asked to fill out Your Contribution Amount, Contact Information and Payment Information.  After entering the information, you will be asked if you want to create an account.
  7. You can use either a credit card or make a bank account transfer to fund your contribution.
  8. Once all of your information is entered, click the Make Contribution button.  You will receive an email with your contribution information.

Giving FaQs

1) Why should I give online? What are the advantages?

Online giving is a convenient way to contribute to the ministry of First Baptist Church Plainfield. It eliminates the need to write checks and enables you to give from anywhere. If you miss weekend services you will still be able to give.  

2) Who can participate in online giving?

Anyone who wishes to give to First Baptist Church Plainfield and has a checking/saving account or debit/credit card can participate. You do not need to be a member of FBCP to give online.  

3) Do you accept credit or debit cards?

Yes, online giving allows you to use both credit and debit cards. In addition, you can use your checking or savings account to have funds transferred to church accounts.     

4) If I set up online giving, can I still give by check from time to time?

Yes. You have total freedom to choose how and when to give.

5) What if I try online giving and don’t like it?

There is no requirement to use online giving. It is very easy to begin or stop making online giving transactions whenever you desire.  

6) Can I designate which funds I give to? 

Yes. The donation page will contain a few preset funds for you to select, and there will be an "Other" category where you will have the option to enter the fund of your choice in the Notes field.   

7) Can I split my donation across multiple funds?

Yes. You could enter $500 in the Amount field, set the Budget field to Other, and then in the Notes field you could enter the following: $400 Tithes, $50 Deacon, $50 Debt.  

8) Can I schedule recurring donations?

Yes.* You can specify whether you want your contribution made one time, weekly, twice per month, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You can set up as many schedules as you would like, so it is possible to give a monthly gift as well as a weekly one.   

*Note: When you schedule a recurring donation, a small validation amount ($0.11) will pend on your account but will not be charged or posted to your account. It is only for validation purposes. Please allow 2-3 business days for this to disappear. 

9) Will I still receive a contribution statement?

Yes, we will continue to email your statement quarterly or mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address. You will also receive an email confirmation every time you give online.  

10) What if I need to change my contribution?

You can view, edit, or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the bank account number, date, frequency, and amount as long as you created an account on the giving page. 

11) Is online giving secure?

We've taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. FBCP and our online giving provider 'Simple Give' take security very seriously. All information is encrypted with 256 bit SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for "Secure Socket Layer," a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies, such as Amazon, to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.

12) Do I incur a charge for using online giving?

There is no cost to you.  

13) How will my online giving transaction appear on my bank statement?

You bank statement will list a transaction from First Baptist Church Plainfield.  

14) Who is the church's online giving provider?

The church uses 'Simple Give' as its online giving provider.

15) Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact the church office at 317.839.8163 or by email at for more information.

16) How do I find my bank routing number?

There is a link on the giving page titled 'Where can I find these numbers?' Click the link for easy to understand help on determining your routing number.

restricted funds

We have several restricted use funds where you can designate your offerings:

Building Fund – contributes to the monthly mortgage payment.

Debt Reduction Fund – Adds to the principal amount of the mortgage payment each month. 

Deacon Fund – transfers to the Deacon account to support our community and church members.

Scholarship Fund – The interest received from the investment of the scholarship funds provides scholarships to church members continuing their education. 

Reserved Fund – This fund will be used for a financial emergency facing the church and can only be allocated with a majority vote of the Finance Board.  

Capital Improvement Fund - Long term projects such as a new van, parking lot repair, clearing the woods, or potential air conditioner replacement(s).