God is at work around the world and right here in Old Ford. He has given us the wonderful privilege of partnering with Him in the work of expanding His kingdom. One of the ways to partner with God in the evangelization of the world is through giving to Faith Promise. Faith Promise Sunday is June 23, 2019 in both the 8:30am and 11am services.
What is Faith Promise Giving?
Faith Promise Giving is simply a commitment between you and God to glorify His name through regular giving to expand the kingdom of God. It is not a pledge to the church, but it is a commitment between you and God. This agreement is to be personally involved in the evangelization of the world through giving (beyond your tithe). Faith Promise is not a tithe. It is an offering of thanks. It is a partnership with God in reaching the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Who Should Give?
Everyone! Christ has commanded us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) to take the message of salvation to all those who do not know Him. It is called the Great Commission, not the Great Suggestion. This is a command of God, so every believer in Jesus Christ must be obedient.
Why Should I Give?
Most importantly, because the Bible says to! In I Corinthians 16 and 2 Corinthians 8-9, Paul took up offerings from the early churches to help establish other churches and to reach the lost.
Secondly, you have the chance to be a part of expanding the kingdom of God. You are able to partner with missionaries and nationals around the world who are on the front lines of reaching unreached people groups and nations with the gospel of Jesus.
How Much Should I Give?
The answer to this question must come from God through prayer. We do believe that everyone should give at least something on a consistent basis.
Should I give my regular tithes to Faith Promise?
No. Giving to missions is an offering above your tithes to the local church. Without the church, we would not have a Missions Ministry at Old Ford. Tithing is a clear teaching within Old Testament law. In the New Testament, tithing becomes a privilege under grace rather than an obligation under law. If Old Testament law required at least a tithe, it is inconceivable that Christians would want to do less. “Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)
Sunday May 7th we will be taking your pledges to God for His work. This is simply so we can budget for the next year our missions giving. You will not be asked to put your name or any other information but your pledge amount. The rest is between you and God.
For More Info on our Missions or Faith Promise please contact Jasper Hardison
Missions We Support With Faith Promise
Church of Christ (Jamaica)
Restore Church- Jacksonville NC
Venture Christian Church- Wilmington NC