Growing in Generosity, Rooted in Faith

Growing in Generosity, Rooted in Faith

For over 70 years, River Road Church, Baptist has been Growing in Generosity and Rooted in Faith. We have inherited deep roots of thoughtfully faithful ministry, and for that we give thanks to God. In return, we seek to grow in giving of our time, our talents, and our treasure. Thank you for your generosity!

Commitment Sunday
October 22, 2017

What I Believe About Giving

I believe giving to my Church shows thankfulness to God for the many blessings I have received during my life. In reflection, these blessings have come in many forms – good health, family, love, and opportunities, to mention a few. For being indeed fortunate, giving...

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Why We Give: We Believe!

“We participate fully in the life of the church through regular worship, fellowship, missions projects, Christian education, children’s programs, etc. These programs do not run themselves.”

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What Tithing Means to Me

Lessons from our childhood linger throughout our lives. I grew up in the home of a minister who taught church administration at a Baptist seminary. Tithing was an expected part of our family finances. As a child, when I earned money from cutting grass and from my...

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“But Numbers Only Serve as a Beginning to the Story”

“Stewardship” has many meanings for us. When we were asked to write a short piece on giving, and why we give to the church, we began by thinking about the place that River Road Church has taken in our lives. We were married in the Chapel a little over two years ago,...

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Why I Give as I Do

“It’s not the only reason, but certainly one of the reasons I give as I do is because of the Board of Missions. This summer I was fortunate to go on three church mission trips.”

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The Excitement & Freedom of Faithful Stewardship

Stewardship, more than mere giving, is about asking the question, “How is my life to be lived if I am to live my life in God’s service?” There are two ways to ask that question: the minimizing way and the maximizing way. The minimizing way asks, “How much must I do?”...

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Give Tithing a Chance

Several years ago, prior to pledge Sunday, the conversation in our home turned to tithing. We always gave to the church and other charities, but never made a conscious effort to tithe. The longer our conversation continued, the more “yes, but’s” I heard myself saying...

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Introduction to Our Stories of Faith & Generosity

Dearly beloved members of River Road, We are beginning publication of a series of articles by our members about their “take” on their faith as it pertains to living and giving generously. We hope that this will continue the beginning we made in May when we studied Tom...

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