Why We Give

God has richly blessed us in so many ways, including financially. Since God is the owner of all we have and has entrusted us with His resources we are to be His managers or stewards and should strive to use all of our resources in accordance with God’s will.

As an expression of gratitude for all God has done for us, we return to Him a portion of what He has entrusted to us. The Bible commands us to give a tithe, which is ten percent of our gross income, to the local church. In addition, as an expression of our love for God, we give offerings above the tithe to the local church, as well as, to other ministries both locally and around the world.

Even in the face of trials and worries, we are called to commit to God our best and not our leftovers. How could we do anything less in light of what God has done for us?

How Your Gifts Are Used

Your contributions to Dawson support all of Dawson’s campus ministries which include our Children’s and Student Ministry, our Music Ministry, our Health and Wellness Ministry, our Hispanic Ministry and many others. In addition, your giving provides the resources necessary for the administrative needs of the church such as facilities maintenance, food services, media, personnel and information technology.

Beyond our walls, your giving supports God’s work in many ways. A portion of all contributions goes directly to missions work through cooperative giving programs that support missions work both locally and abroad. Each year a portion is also used to support specific ministries such as M-POWER and Kids Connection and other Christian ministries and missions work.

Ways To Give

There are a variety of ways you can contribute. Donations can be made to our annual budget, our building campaign or other giving opportunities.

Cash or Check

Contributions can be made by cash or check through the following methods: the offering plate during worship services, through your Sunday School class records envelope, at the North Building reception desk or by mail to: Finance Office, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, 1114 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209.

Online Giving

Contributions can be made by using our secure third party Online Giving form. Dawson members can contribute securely online through our Members pages.  Use the Arena Login link at the top of the page to log in with your Dawson username and password, and follow the links to the Online Contributions page.  You may specify a one-time donation or set up recurring donations. You will also be given the option of setting up your own login and password so that name and address information will be automatically retrieved each time you return.

Contribute by Internet Banking

Contributions can be made to Dawson if you use internet banking through your financial institution. Please reference your church envelope number as your account number when setting this up with your bank.

Contribute Regularly and Easily by Direct Bank Draft

A direct bank draft is a convenient way to know that your tithes and offerings are going each month to the ministries of Dawson and that you are being found faithful in your giving. If you would like to give your tithes and offerings through a bank draft or for more information, please contact Rowan Smith at (205) 871-7324 or

Complete the release form below and return it to the Finance Office.

Bank Draft Release Form

Investment Securities

Appreciated stock is an excellent way to contribute because capital gains taxes are not assessed and your contribution goes farther. You can transfer your stock electronically to Dawson’s account by contacting Rowan Smith, our Business Administrator, at (205) 871-7324.

To transfer stock electronically, you will need the DTC number and Dawson’s account number. You may also give stock certificates. A form is available in the Finance Office that must be completed when giving stock certificates.

When donating stock, please contact Rowan Smith to notify him of the transfer.

Contribution Statements

Statements of Contribution are mailed to members at the close of each quarter or you may call the Finance Office at any time for an update on your account.