Stewardship Challenge

Stewardship Challenge

My first thought when asked to compose a piece for The Branch about stewardship was where to begin. My concept of Stewardship was considered from multiple perspectives: …from observing my parents and grandparents as they put God first in their lives and therefore in...
Give a Little

Give a Little

Growing up, I don’t ever remember my mother talking with my sisters and me about giving to church, but I grew up Baptist, so I remember pledge cards, building campaigns and sermons about giving on Commitment Sunday. I remember when I had a part time job in high...
Why I Tithe

Why I Tithe

My husband, Darin Gehrke, and I tithe because our parents tithed. We tithe because our grandparents tithed. We tithe because we want our daughter, Brynn, to tithe. Honey, my grandmother, drilled into me “To whom much is given, much is required.” Honey taught me the...
Moving Up The Giving Ladder

Moving Up The Giving Ladder

Where does FBG sit on your priority list? While our church is not perfect, as no church is, what I have experienced over the past two decades is a church congregation that seeks to walk through the journey of life together as Christians. We don’t always agree on what...