Faith-Promise Missions is an integral part of our church ministry. Faith-Promise Missions is a simple program that bases its dogma on scripture and the New Testament plan for reaching the world with the Gospel. It is strictly voluntary (as all other New Testament offerings are), but expected from all members of our church.
The program is introduced to all members of the church at our annual mission’s conference. During this conference the church is made aware of the New Testament program for giving to missions as found in I Corinthians 16:1-4. At the end of the conference a simple outlined pledge card is distributed to each member of the church. On this card is an explanation of Faith-Promise Missions and a sequence of pledges that one may feel led to make for missions in the coming year. The pledges may be given annually, monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly. They range from $100 – $5 with an additional blank marked “other.”
All gifts are taken into our mission’s account and 100% of the money is distributed to mission works in the United States and around the world. At present our church supports 34 Foreign Missions and 27 Home Missions..
The benefit of this type of program is that we have been privileged to meet all our missionaries with their families and hear them preach in our church. We receive prayer letters from each missionary, updating us on their works that are read during each of our Wednesday night prayer services.
The “faith” in Faith-Promise Missions involves each individual making a commitment to give a predetermined amount to missions systematically and regularly by faith. Each individual is encouraged to pledge an amount that will have to be provided by God and give it as He provides. When God provides each week for this need to be fulfilled it nourishes the church and the individual who God has supplied the need through.