What is Faith Promise?
This offering is comprised of individual commitments to give a specific amount to cross-cultural missions—as God provides—over the next year.Learn More About Missions
This offering is comprised of individual commitments to give a specific amount to cross-cultural missions, as God provides, over the next year. It should expand, rather than decrease or replace, our normal giving. As new missionaries step out in faith, the needs continue to grow. Join your church family in responding to these laborers as well as the other missionaries we already support.
This commitment is non-binding, but seriously undertaken. All participants fill out a card describing their commitment which are turned in on the Sunday morning of our Mission Conference or sometime afterwards. Throughout the next year, we designate our commitments as “Faith Promise.”
There are many creative ways we can free up resources in order to fulfill and increase our Faith Promise: Reduce our living expenses, control our spending habits, adjust our lifestyle and make personal sacrifices. These may lead us to cut back on things like cable TV, magazine subscriptions, entertainment, eating out, new clothes, etc. While these things fade away, the work of missions has eternal results.
In writing about the Macedonian church Paul commented, “…they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…” (2 Cor. 8:3). He was encouraging the church in Corinth to give generously to the work of the gospel, all with the reminder that “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7). All believers should pursue such a spirit of giving.
Prayerfully consider what amount the Lord would have you commit to missions in the year between the conferences. Join us in this challenging exercise of trusting God to provide all our needs as we seek to partner with the work of the gospel overseas. And remember; the Faith Promise benefits the giver as well as the recipient (Acts 20:35)!