What is the Faith Promise Offering for Missions?

The Faith Promise Offering for Missions is the amount you promise to give by faith, above your tithes, during the coming year to the world-evangelization program of your church.

1. The Faith Promise Offering is a biblical plan or method of giving.

a. FAITH is surely biblical. We are saved by faith. We live by faith. We walk by faith. And without faith it is impossible to please God. Whatever is not of faith is sin (Romans 1:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 14:23).

b. PROMISE definitely has biblical support. “Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared” (Psalm 76:11). Promises or vows are very serious and are to be carefully performed, according to Ecclesiastes 5:2-5.

c. OFFERINGS are certainly biblical. Offerings were required under the law and are expected of believers in the age of grace. Israel was told that they had robbed God by not paying their tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8-10).

2. Missions is at the very heart of our Faith Promise Offering.
What is closer to the heart of God than missions? (John 3:16; Romans 10:1)

a. Christ died for the whole world.

b. It isn’t His will that any should perish.

c. They need to be told of Christ’s provision for their salvation.

d. They cannot hear without a preacher.

e. The preachers must be sent.

f. We, the local church, are the senders.

g. Sending means more than praying: It means providing financial support.

3. The Faith Promise Offering is over and above your tithes (Malachi 3:8-10).

4. The Faith Promise Offering is based upon faith. It means that you will trust the Lord to enable you to give it (2 Corinthians 9:8-10).

Article written by Robert A. Mundy, D.D.; Faith Promise Offering Bulletin Insert 1; Baptist Mid-Missions · PO Box 308011 · Cleveland, OH 44130-8011