Frequently Asked Questions About Faith Promise
Q: What is a “Faith Promise”?
Faith Promise is an agreement you make with God to give a specific amount of money to the cause of local and world missions through your local church. In other words, it is a promise you make in faith (not based on any funds you now have or expect to have) that God will provide additional funds into your hands so that you can give to missions.
Q: What is the difference between Faith Promise and my usual offering?
Your tithe is based on money you expect to make during the year. A Faith Promise is totally different. It is a promise based on faith. It is what you trust God to provide out of His resources, not on what you expect to earn. It is not a pledge; you will never be asked to “make good” on your faith promise. If God provides, you give; if God doesn’t provide, you don’t give. There is absolutely no pressure!
Q: Practically, how does it work?
You will receive a perforated Faith Promise Card. You will be asked to pray for an amount you believe God will provide to you in ways you know not of, and then write that amount down on the card. Half the card you will keep as a prayer reminder. The other half you will present to the Lord. Then you simply watch and pray for God to provide what you have promised to give.
Q: How does God provide?
God has unlimited resources and ways to provide what you have promised by faith to give. Here are just a few possibilities: A bonus at work, an inheritance, a gift, you may get an unexpected tax refund, the opportunity to work a second job or get overtime, a raise, a windfall from investments, etc. Another possible source of new income is to cut expenses: a child graduates from college so no more tuition payments, a diet plan or fast that saves on a lunch or two each week, etc. The possibilities are endless. Some people believe in missions and just want to prioritize giving to this great cause, so they make whatever sacrifices are necessary.
Q: Does Faith Promise Work?
Yes! We have been blessed to see our faith promises honored by the Lord. When we live by faith and trust God to provide, then we discover for ourselves the faithfulness of our Lord. This is your opportunity to live the Kingdom life and to really live by faith, trusting God to provide.