Giving

We believe that we are called to be grateful, good stewards of all the gifts that God has given us. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). We believe that even in the 21st century, giving back to God is still a spiritual matter of living from a place of abundance instead of scarcity. 


We see stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it is also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. In addition, we believe that giving is part of what tethers us to the St. B's family. 


We try to make giving financially as easy a possible. If you have any questions about the following ways to give, please contact Teresa Robinson at trobinson@stbs.net


SERVICE
During every service, we pass offering plates down the pews as part of our worship. Cash or checks can be given this way. 


MAIL

Simply mail a check to: 


St. Bartholomew's Church

4800 Belmont Park Terrace
Nashville, TN 37215


Please make sure to put the appropriate memo on your check to help us allocate your gift properly.


ONLINE

Click below to give online via our online giving system, Secure Give, which will allow you to give via credit card, debit card, or EFT (transfer of funds from a checking account). Secure Give, has an app for phones to assist in mobile giving. 


TEXT


With a Secure Give account, you can give in an instant via text message. Text the amount you want to give to the St. B's Secure Give number, 615.237.5393. You will receive a response asking you to confirm your giving amount. Please note that this feature only works once you have set up an account. 

Stewardship Season

God continues to pour gifts on St. B’s. In fact, giving is what God does for a living. Arguably the most famous verse in the Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave” (John 3.16). And it’s in light of all God’s gifts that Fr. Sammy invites you into a new season of gratitude and generosity at St. Bartholomew’s. Through Christ the King Sunday, November 24, we have an opportunity to take three steps in support of our mission and work in the world.


1. Take an Account: What are the gifts in my life for which I’m grateful to God?

2. Ask God: Now what?

3. Act in faith: Pledge to support our church this year with yoru time, talent, and treasure. 


If you didn't receive Fr. Sammy's letter or a pledge card, email the church office. Please continue to pray daily for the St. B’s Family through our season of gratitude and generoisty using the prayer below. 

Both prayer and pledge cards can be found in the Narthex. 




View Fr. Sammy's video |   Read Fr. Sammy's stewardship letter  |  Download and email your pledge card

View St. B's Stewardship Stories: Rodger Dinwiddie, Ty Sparks, The Lawrence Family




Gracious God, giver of all we have and hold as stewards; Grant the people of St. Bartholomew’s a deep and abiding awareness that all things come from You — our health, our incomes, our jobs, our talents, and our generous impulse. Send your Holy Spirit to help us swim against the rising tides of materialism, envy, individualism, and greed in our culture. When we are tempted to think of money as a private matter, remind us that You have asked for part of what we have been given to be returned to You as a symbol of our awareness that You give all we have. And, further, help us to help each other in this grace of giving, for You are the lover of souls and call us to nothing less than transformation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.