Missions Faith Promise FAQ's

“They gave of themselves as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…. See that you also excel in this grace of giving. ...Your plenty will supply what they need” 
~ II Corinthians 8:3,7,14

What is a Faith Promise?

Faith Promise is way of giving to world evangelism. 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 Promises helps us give strategically to all our missionaries that New Life supports.

Is there a scriptural basis for Faith Promise missions giving?

Faith Promise giving makes us channels of blessing. In His covenant with Abraham, God said that through Abraham's descendants, "all peoples of the earth would be blessed”, (Genesis 12:3).  Faith Promise giving is a way of handing on the blessing.

  • Faith Promise giving reflects our personal commitments (II Corinthians 8:5)
  • Though Faith Promise giving is optional, it does clearly demonstrate our love (Philippians 2:1-4; Luke 6:38, Romans 12:9-10)

Who should give to Faith Promise?

Everyone! Faith Promises are a great way for everyone to get actively involved with Missions!!!

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.

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 to give specifically to reaching the unreached of the world. Faith Promise giving tangibly expresses my desire that the whole world know the Good News.

“Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission
has forfeited its biblical right to exist.” — Oswald J. Smith

A FAITH PROMISE is simply a way of doing what we feel God wants us to do, giving to Missions what we feel God wants to give through us. Scripture tells us in a   variety of ways that He wants us to be a giving people. He also wants us, as spiritual children of Abraham, to be involved in that Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis 12 of seeing that "all nations will be blessed." Our involvement in Faith Promise grows from a very practical and active way for us to respond to the Great Commission: God's desire that all nations come to know Him.

 “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me
to make for Him.” — C.T. Studd