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Faith Promise Giving
What is Faith Promise giving?
In Faith Promise giving, individual church members--including adults, young people and children--are asked to prayerfully consider what amount of money God may be calling them to give for specific missionaries, projects, or agencies as suggested by the congregations missions, evangelism, or outreach committee. These commitments stand alongside other church giving commitments.
How does Faith Promise giving work?
Every member of the congregation is challenged to prayerfully consider making a commitment to support missions as clearly described by the missions committee. The church member fills out a commitment card that describes the weekly, monthly or yearly commitment. This card is not signed and is a commitment between the giver and God. These cards are then collected and totaled. The total becomes the congregation’s missions budget for the year. The church member retains a tab as a reminder of the commitment.
Why promote Faith Promise giving?
Congregations that use Faith Promise programs testify that the missions awareness and enthusiasm increase significantly, as does the amount of money given for missionary support. The congregation’s involvement in evangelism grows and God is honored.
Why does Faith Promise result in increased giving for missions?
Churches that use Faith Promise cite two reasons: First, it seems that missions committees do a better job of informing the congregation about the various missionaries or projects before Faith Promise commitments are made. Secondly, church members tend to be more involved and give more when they make personal and prayerful commitments.
Does Faith Promise hurt other church giving?
All the studies show that Faith Promise giving actually enhances other church giving, especially regular budget giving.
How do churches collect their Faith Promise gifts?
Many churches set aside one Sunday per month as their Missions Sunday or Faith Promise Sunday. Some churches prepare special Faith Promise envelopes that they make available to the congregation or they hold a special offering designated to the program. Other churches prepare regular budget envelopes that allow for multiple designations, including Faith Promise gifts.
For more information, contact Jack Stulp at 1-800-266-2175.