There are now three ways to give in support of what God is doing through FCBCLA.
Place your check or cash in the offering plate during any Sunday service.
Click on the button above or on the FCBCLA mobile app to give. If you’re giving for the first time, you will be asked to set up an account so you can keep track of your giving as well as receive your year-end contribution statement.
Text To Give
Text the amount of your donation to 1(213) 634-4250. If you’re giving for the first time, you will receive a text with a link to easily and securely register your payment information. Here’s an example: if you wish to give $5, text “give 5”.
“The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart–not reluctantly or our of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.” 2 Cor 9:6-8
According to Scripture, heart-directed giving that pleases God follows four (4) basic and timeless principles.
1) Give Generously (v.6) – We are to give generously. As we sow, we will reap, if we give generously, we will reap generously. We can never outgive God.
2) Give Intentionally (v.7) – We are to give intentionally, not impulsively. Each Christian is to determine for themselves what and how God is leading them to give and then intentionally set aside that amount to give to the work of God’s kingdom.
3) Give Cheerfully (v.7) – We are to give with a cheerful heart, not reluctantly. Giving should never be done under compulsion or pressure. Giving should always be done freely, as an expression of our thankfulness, trust, and worship of God, and
4) Give In Faith (v.8) – We are to give as an expression of our faith in God. We can trust that if we give generously, intentionally, and cheerfully, God will honor our giving and provide for our needs. He will give us everything we need to excel in every good work!
Can I schedule recurring contributions?
Yes. You can specify whether you want your contribution made one time, weekly, twice per month, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Will I be charged any hidden charges or fees to give online?
No. The amount you select is the dollar amount withdrawn from your account for your gift. Your year-end giving statement will reflect this total amount.
On the other hand, FCBCLA will pay a customary transaction fee from our processor according to the payment method below:
|ACH/eCheck||0.50% + .25|
Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes. If you create an account, FCBCLA will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address in January or make it available online for your tax purposes.
What if I change payment methods or want to adjust the date or amount of a contribution?
You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution at any time, including payment method, date, frequency and amount.
You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled.
Is online giving secure?
The giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for “Secure Socket Layer”, a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions. Your information is held securely in our system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact the church office at 213-687-0814 or email: email@example.com.
PRAYER FOR NATIONS
How is God calling you to pray for the nations?
- Pray for the unreached peoples of Thailand, that they would experience the peace of Christ in their hearts. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough, that the Thai Church would continue to grow in community, love, and witness.
- Pray for those in positions of power, and peaceful cooperation among those making national and international decisions.
- Pray for those affected by the recent coronavirus surge, especially in areas and workplaces with more clusters of people.
As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” -Romans 10:11
am actively seeking out those that God has called to serve in missions. My goal is to help people discern if God is calling them to the mission field and help them get there. Additionally, I'm looking for ways in which my organization, RCE International, can support those on the mission field through training and the development of other partnerships.
Sharing Christ with university students through English language teaching at The Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mobilizing Chinese churches for cross-cultural missions with AIM.
Buzz & Ruthi Curtis
Buzz and Ruthi have been OMF missionaries to the Thai people since 1980. They are currently ministering among the Thai people in Southern California, with the goal to raise up mature Thai believers for further ministry in the Thai diaspora church. They are involved in preaching, teaching and visitation ministry. They also assist and encourage pastors in regular training meetings. Their passion is to raise awareness in Thai and American churches about the needs to serve God in Thailand.
Calvin & Erika Ma
The first missionaries sent by FCBC LA, first to West Africa in the 1980s and currently at SIM USA headquarters.
David & Louise Chu
Making disciples in urban cities with Hong Kong Youth for Christ International.
D & R*
Making disciples in Asia.
Joseph & Winnie Sze
Pastoring, discipling, and training churches in Brazil.
Making disciples in Asia.
As the AACF Director, he has the privilege of shepherding 15 AACF chapters across the West Coast. This includes over 500 college students and a total of 20 volunteer and employed staff. The vision of AACF is to develop young adults into Christian leaders on the campus, in their communities, in the workplace, and in world missions. Jon’s role in the organization is to grow the reach and impact of AACF. He is developing infrastructure to advance and support gospel efforts to college students and their communities. And he also gets to minister to students. Jon has been blessed to participate in launching AACF chapters at USC and CSUN. These budding chapters are proclaiming the life-changing message of Jesus on their campuses.
Establishing a church plant with NAMB and reaching out to non-believers of the Rancho Cucamonga area. Making disciples, edifying believers, and training future leaders. Building family groups to impact marriage and parenting.
Joyce & Uno
Graduating from UCLA, Joyce answered the Lord’s call to full-time ministry and has since served in campus ministry and leadership development in several Asian contexts. Upon graduating with a degree in medicine, Uno was convicted about God’s love through the Beatitudes and answered the Lord’s call to full-time ministry. He has since served in campus ministry, most recently as the team leader of a medical team.
Coaching teams in the US preparing for international missions.
Serving internationally in humanitarian relief and development contexts, particularly with refugee communities. She has served in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia
Peter & Lillian
Bible professors and indigenous church planting mentors at Bethel Bible Institute in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Hospital chaplain for USC’s health care system for over 40 years. Training chaplains through Hospital Chaplains Ministry Association (HCMA).
A congregation in Downtown LA focused on bringing people into the fellowship of God's family, building them up to Christ-like maturity, training them for their ministry in the local church, and sending them out to share the Good News all for the global glory of God. One of our goals is to see a “set free church” move into DTLA to provide a church that meets the needs of this community, providing them a hand up and not just a hand out—helping them find their purpose in life.
Making disciples in Asia.
providing crisis care to missionaries globally.
*Due to the sensitive climate in countries our fieldworkers operate in, names and photos have been omitted for the protection of their safety and the gospel work being done.
Join a Prayer Group
- FCBC Missionaries*
- Create your own!
*For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Student Ministry:
Worldwide Friends at USC
Bridges International at USC
Serve the homeless community with The Brooks in Downtown LA
*Contact Pastor Jimmie at email@example.com
The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan for the World by M. David Sills
A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue by David W. Shenk & Badru D. Kateregga
Christian. Muslim. Friend: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship by David W. Shenk
Radius International blog
“Thinking About Missions?” by Wycliffe Bible Translators
Short-term Missions Application
Long-term Missions Application
Request and submit forms to Missions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Missions Committee at email@example.com