The Faith Promise – what we can accomplish together
Every year, for the past several years our church has collectively given around $1,000,000 to missions to see the love and message of Christ spread throughout the earth. We do this by making a Faith Promise.
What is a Faith Promise?
A Faith Promise is a prayerful commitment that we make annually, over and above our tithe and general offerings with the specific purpose of accomplishing our vision in missions. We make this commitment with willing hearts and the faith that God will provide the means for us to give this offering over the course of the year. A Faith Promise offering can be given weekly, monthly or as a one-time gift.
How does it work?
We set our missions budget off the commitments that the members of our church make. This is the reason that we ask you to put your name on the card so that we know it is a genuine commitment. Our Senior Pastor Jack Hanes and our Business Manager, Ps Rob De Martin, only see this card so that we can add the figures up and verify that they are legitimate. At no point will you be contacted and personally asked to give what you have committed in your Faith Promise. It is a faith commitment between you and God.
How should I approach it?
A Faith Promise is a thoughtful, heartfelt commitment to contribute to the missions work that we do as a church. It keeps missions from being something that we do as an afterthought but rather as a key part of each of our lives.
The Scripture which defines this best is 2 Corinthians 9:7-9 NLT:
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
Spend time in prayer, asking God what He would have you give. After you pray, thoughtfully ask yourself these three questions:
WHAT CAN I GIVE?
If I put this in my budget, what can I afford to give?
What can I give up?
Maybe there are some “wants” I can lay aside?
AND IF I ADD MY FAITH TO IT?
What can I believe God to provide?
As you take time to pray, we believe that God will speak to you and help you to stretch your faith to see His Kingdom advance in this year ahead.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.
If you would like to make a Faith Promise this year please fill out the form below.
This will be sent directly to our Business Manager Ps Rob De Martin who will add it to our overall figure.