"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you ,
so that in all things at all times, having all that you need,
you will abound in every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:7-8
What is Faith Promise?
Each year, our church family will enjoy together an adventure in Global Missions giving known as FAITH PROMISE. Faith Promise is a Spirit-led means of financially supporting foreign missions. It involves "faith" because we are deciding to give over the next year money we don't currently have or aren't certain we will receive or intend to give as God enables. It involves "promise" because as God supplies the money, we promise to follow through in joyful obedience and give it to Global Missions instead of using it for other personal needs.
Why do we make a Faith Promise?
The Bible commands us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone. (Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15) Faith Promise provides our church with opportunities to partner with ministries, church planters and missionaries who are able to take this Kingdom task. We determine the Global Missions budget by your Faith Promise commitments. In turn we can determine which evangelistic ministries and projects in which to participate.
Is Faith Promise the same as tithing?
Faith Promise is in addition to our monthly tithe (the tithe is 10% of our income that is used for the operation of our church ministry) Faith Promise is an adventure in giving that is "over and above" our regular tithe and challenges us to give sacrificially and generously to spread the Gospel around the world. Faith Promise giving targets our desire to see our church impact God's Kingdom around the world. Think of it like this....our tithes finance Local Missions and Faith Promise finances Global Missions.
Faith Promise Resources
|Faith Promise Devotional |
|Take time over the next few weeks and read through this short Faith Promise Devotional. Pray, asking God to guide you in what you would commit to Faith Promise.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mark Diener at firstname.lastname@example.org.