|What is Faith Promise Giving?
|Is Faith Promise missions giving right for your church?
It may be if your church has a burden for world evangelization and would like to double or perhaps triple her missions
giving. It is even probable that your regular offerings will go up at the same time. This isn't some pie-in-the-sky
scheme, but a proven Biblical method of financing world evangelization that woks equally well in churches of all sizes
and social backgrounds.
Interested? Here is more information:
What Faith Promise Giving is not.
Faith Promise is not a pledge.
No cards are signed and no agreement is made with the church or pastor.
Faith Promise is not tithing.
Tithing is giving ten percent of a person' income to the Lord.
Faith Promise goes beyond tithing and trusts the Lord to supply a special offering for missions.
Faith Promise is not a love offering.
Love offerings are received at special times for specific and particular needs.
Usually these are given as one-time offerings as God burdens the hearts of His people.
Faith Promise is not prosperity theology.
God does not guarantee that a person will become wealthy because he gives to
missions what God has provided.
Faith Promise is not unreasonable giving.
Missions is the work of God and it is reasonable to expect Him to finance
His work through His people.
Faith Promise is not the only method of missions giving.
Many fine churches do great mission work who do not use the Faith Promise plan.
But, those doing a good work, in all probability, could do even better with Faith Promise.
What Faith Promise Giving is.
Faith Promise giving is giving by the grace of God as taught in the New Testament. (2 Cor. 8:1, 7, 8) -- "Moreover,
brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; Therefore, as ye abound in
everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in
this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity
of your love."
Faith Promise is trusting God to give through us,
for the cause of world evangelization, what He would not otherwise give to us.
Faith Promise is giving as God enables.
It is God's ability, and not our own, that provides what we give.
Faith Promise is church centered and promotes the overall ministry of the church.
Faith Promise is an organized, purposeful approach to missions giving in a church.
Faith Promise involves every member in a church.
Whether young or old, rich or poor, all may participate in this exciting exercise
of faith in God to give to world evangelization.
How Faith Promise Giving works.
In a Missions Conference the members are made aware of the needs of world wide missions and how God desires to
Each member is then encouraged to pray for an amount that he will trust the Lord to provide on a regular basis.
A commitment is made between the individual and God, that, if the Lord will supply, a specific amount will be given
regularly through his church the coming year.
That amount is placed on a commitment card, unsigned, and turned in. All of these cards are totaled so that the
church may have a general idea of the amount of mission work it can plan to budget for the coming year.
The Results of Faith Promise.
Individual members and the church as a whole will experience an increased faith in God to supply the needs, not only
for world evangelization, but for every area of their lives.
The church will experience an increase in her missions giving. As a result, more missionaries and mission projects
can be supported.
The average church can expect an increase in her regular giving.
The church will have a greater awareness of mission activity around the world.
The individual will experience the thrill and joy of knowing that they have become a real partner with the missionaries
and in the work being done.
If you desire to learn more about Faith Promise giving for your church, you may contact the Macedonian Missionary
Service at the address below. The staff will be happy to give you more detailed information and recommend
experienced Faith Promise speakers for your Missions Conference.
MACEDONIAN MISSIONARY SERVICE
P.O. BOX 68
POLK CITY, FL 33868-0068
FAX: (863) 984-4505