Our Giving Grows goal is two-fold. 

Our church’s work and ministry can be forever changed through our Giving Grows campaign. When we practice biblical stewardship and give generously, God will be faithful to grow us—as individuals and as a congregation. As our giving grows, let us look to God to see how He grows our Faith, Community, Ministry, Trust, and Hope.

SANCTUARY RENOVATIONS
At more than 50 years since its original construction, the Sanctuary is showing its age. An update to this space will help us provide a welcoming environment with state-of-the-art technology that helps us connect with people and glorify God for years to come.

PAYING DOWN DEBT
Our church has taken on a large load of debt during construction. It is critical to pay off this present loan as soon as possible and reinvest those dollars into ministering to people throughout our city and around the world.

“The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.”

– 2 Corinthians 9:6

God continues to call us to sacrificial giving and commitment . Giving Grows will allow us to provide more resources for missions and ministry by reducing the debt we are carrying on the new building. Giving Grows will also ensure that our shared worship space, the sanctuary, will be updated for an entire new generation.

Vision Sunday, October 17

Midday Legacy Luncheon, Tuesday, November 2

Early Commitment Dinner, Thursday, November 4

Commitment Sunday & Children's Art Show, Sunday, November 14

Celebration Sunday, Sunday, December 12

Questions & Answers

One of the biggest questions about Giving Grows, is What is the Purpose? The First Goal will be to provide for updating and renovating our Sanctuary to provide a welcoming environment to connect us with people and glorify God. The Second Goal will be pay down debt acquired during construction of our Broadway Addition. Once we pay off this present loan, we can dedicate those dollars to ministering alongside people, not only in our city, but also around the world.

How will we pay for this?
We believe wholeheartedly that God has given us a vision to reach our city for Christ.  We have faith our church family will rise to the challenge through sacrificial giving. Our Property Management Committee and church leaders have been working on plans to renovate the Sanctuary for years. With God’s help, Nashville First expects to reach our goals and create a well-rounded facility that will help us lead the way for future generations.
How long is the commitment for this campaign?
The Giving Grows campaign will last for three years.
What is the current financial condition of the church? What are the plans to manage the current budget?
Nashville First’s financial condition is stable, given the current economy. To date our budget contributions have been below expected, however the church is managing current ministry expenses, and consistently looks well ahead to plan programs within projected budgeted receipts. This campaign will help us free up ministry dollars by paying down debt and using our resources to focus on reaching our community for Christ.
Why should I sign a pledge card to the “Giving Grows” campaign?
A campaign commitment is an agreement between the person making the pledge and the Lord, to symbolize our “faith promise” to God. The pledge amount and subsequent giving remain at the discretion of the person who is pledging.  Completing a commitment card, enables the church to know what to expect and how to make informed financial decisions.
What are the different ways I can give?
Even a small gift, given regularly, can add up to a substantial donation over time. Get creative—defer major purchases, hold a garage sale, get the children involved with extra chores around the house, reduce spending, give your tax refund.
How can I help?
First and foremost, please pray regularly for our “Giving Grows” campaign. Make a commitment to learn as much as you can about the campaign and the vision it will help us realize. Give sacrificially. The vision God has granted us can only be achieved through faith and sacrifice.

Giving Grows Prayers & Devotionals

Our Prayer Service Group has compiled a series of devotionals to equip our church family to better seek God’s will and grow spiritually during Giving Grows.

(COMING SOON)

Vision Sunday

Giving Grows is a 3-year campaign running from 2022-2024. The first presentation of this will be on Vision Sunday. However, we will continue to have events throughout the 3-year span. 

Testimonials

During my first visit to Nashville First Baptist Church for Sunday morning worship in 2010, I felt welcomed and loved by Pastor Frank and the church, wholeheartedly and unconditionally. Now, eleven years later, I still feel the love. It’s genuine. It’s infectious, I think. It’s the kind of love you want to share with everyone you know. I believe this love is a result of being encouraged, nurtured, and instructed by the Word of God that is shared from the pulpit on Sundays, in Sunday Connect Groups (Sunday School), Connect Group fellowship between Sundays, the Tuesday Midday and Wednesday evening Bible studies, and other ongoing Bible studies that happen between Sundays on the church campus and in the homes of members. There are so many opportunities to learn more about God’s Word and how to apply it to our daily lives as we interact with one another, and especially with those who might not yet know of the eternal hope that we have in Christ Jesus. There is teaching for all ages and generations at Nashville First. It is a privilege to continue to grow and learn how to bear witness to the world. (Incidentally, I enjoyed the benefit of a Bible study by the same name, “Witness To the World,” taught by Pastor Frank, during spring 2020. ) Nashville First Baptist Church honors God. I am honored to support my church.

Gena Carter Edwards

Questions?