“We are a people glorifying God by reaching people for Christ and furthering the Kingdom of God in Evans and the Nations”
1. What is Faith Promise?
Faith Promise is way of giving to global missions. Rather than waiting to respond to individual appeals as they come along, believers ask the Lord how much they should give to missions over the next year. They then commit to that annual total as a “Faith Promise.” Faith Promise thus makes missions giving strategic rather than sporadic.
2. Is Faith Promise giving Biblical?
The Bible teaches us to obey the Lord in the giving of His tithe and to honor Him in the giving of our offerings.
Faith Promise is a type of offering whereby we have the opportunity to give to support global missions - Systematically, Sacrificially, and Supernaturally.
3. What’s the relationship between Faith Promise and paying a tithe?
Faith Promise giving is over and above the tithe. Tithing is a clear scriptural principle, dating back to the earliest pages of Genesis. Tithing recognizes God’s ownership over me and all that I have.
In practical terms, tithe money runs the local church and its ministries. Faith Promise is a way for us give specifically to reaching the unreached of the world. Faith Promise giving tangibly expresses my desire that the whole world know the Good News.
4. How do I get the funds to fulfill my Faith Promise?
God may increase your income.
God may decrease your expenses.
God may lead you to sacrifice.
5. How do I make a Faith Promise?
Study the scriptures.
Total up your giving to global missions for last year.
Increase that total by a reasonable percentage.
Divide the total by 52 or 26 or 12 (weekly, bi-monthly or monthly) contributions according to your individual pay schedule.
Prayerfully again consider the amount you can faithfully purpose to give. (II Corinthians 9:7) Do not be surprised at what God lays on your heart. Just be obedient.
Fill out a Faith Promise Card, indicating your Faith and Promise.
6. Is this a pledge and will I be notified of my progress?
This is a promise to God, not a pledge to the church. Your Faith Promise amount is between you and God. No one will notify you or keep track of your progress toward your commitment.
7. Who can make a Faith Promise?
Anyone who wants to trust God and who wants to be used of God to get the Good News to the unreached can make a Faith Promise commitment (Luke 6:38, Proverbs 11:24- 25). Youth and children are encouraged to participate in Faith Promise giving.
8. When do I give my Faith Promise?
Faith Promise commitments are taken every year at our annual Missions Conference, but you can begin your Faith Promise commitment at anytime.
If you're new to Redeemer, or would like more information, please contact Anthony Highfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.