Why is the Faith Promise Plan A Superior Plan of Giving?

1. Because it is based upon faith. God says: “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

2. Because it exalts the Lord. (2 Corinthians 9:13) God is glorified when His power and love are demonstrated. Thus as He supplies the means for giving, He is glorified. The more we depend on God, the more He is glorified.

3. Because the potential is greater. Obviously, one can give more if there is more to give. And God supplies the gift from His limitless resources (2 Corinthians 9:8; Philippians 4:19).

4. Because it brings more people into the giving picture. Often, only one member of the family does the giving. But in the Faith Promise Plan, children and young people are encouraged to make a Faith Promise Offering in consultation with their parents. However, parents are discouraged from paying their children’s Faith Promise Offering. It is important that the children learn to trust the Lord. We teach them to pray, to attend church, and to study the Bible. Why not teach them both the importance and blessing of giving!

Testimonies abound from children and young people who have experienced God’s supply for their Faith Promise Offerings.

5. Because there is invariably more money with which to carry on God’s work. There is usually a substantial increase in missionary support over the percentage methods. In addition, there is also more general fund giving, as many realize the importance of giving both tithes and offerings.

6. Because it brings more blessings to the giver. Since the Faith Promise Offering encourages generosity on the part of the giver, the result will be greater blessings on the givers. “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6).

Article written by Robert A. Mundy, D.D.; Faith Promise Offering Bulletin Insert 2; Baptist Mid-Missions · PO Box 308011 · Cleveland, OH 44130-8011