Year-End Giving 2017

The end of 2017 is approaching, and with it comes the challenge to practice generosity. Year-End Giving 2017 benefits the following ministries:

  • Arts Academy
    More than 150 children receive free instruction in the arts (music, dance, culinary, fiber, video, & more), developing skills that impact the global church.
  • Club 305
    This outreach ministry to Parsons Elementary has celebrated its 11th birthday. It impacts children’s academic, social, personal, & spiritual growth.
  • Local Outreach
    Monies in this fund benefit those facing a tough financial situation. We show compassion by helping out with an unexpected bill or basic needs.
  • Passion Conference
    Thousands of young adults converge in Atlanta for a conference encouraging their faith at a crucial time in life. Help us make this moment affordable to FCC students.

To make a special year-end gift benefiting these four ministry areas, indicate "YEAR-END GIVING 2017" on your check or online donation.


Ways To Give

Whether part of our weekend services or at some other time in your week, contributing your tithes and offerings is an act of worship. Here are various ways you can give. Thank you so much for supporting the ministries of First Christian Church!

Make one-time or recurring contributions on the web.

Gary, Jack, and Judy

Text to 2176264006 with the dollar amount in the body of the text. The first time you'll be prompted to enter your banking info, but after that it's a breeze!

To change your text-to-give card information, simply text the word “reset” to 2176264006

Julie Smith cares for patient

There's a kiosk in the church lobby located near the Welcome Center where you can slide a debit card.

Pastor BJ with Maasai in Kenya

Gifts can be mailed to:
First Christian Church
3350 N MacArthur Rd
Decatur, IL  62526

Lacey Phillips

We always pass an offering place during our weekend worship services.

In order to report a charitable contribution on your 2017 tax return, your gift(s) MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE CHURCH OFFICE OR CLEARLY POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 31, 2017.

Consider giving a gift of stock to the church. For more information about the tax benefits and procedure, contact your broker or Dan Steffeny at or 217.875.3350. NOTE THAT STOCK TRANSACTIONS OFTEN TAKE SEVERAL DAYS TO PROCESS, SO PLEASE INITIATE THESE TRANSACTIONS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15, 2017.

Getting your gifts to the church earlier also helps us speed up year-end processing. Thank you so much for giving to the ministries of First Christian Church!

Share your tithing story!

We want to hear how God has blessed you for taking this next step in your walk with him!

If you have any questions regarding your gifts to First Christian Church, contact Dan Steffeny, Business Administrator, at or 217.875.3350.