Faith Promise Missions is a powerful and proven way for each local Church and Christian to have a part in the Great Commission reaching the world with the Gospel.
A faith promise commitment is an offering given by faith, above the tithe, to support worldwide missions.
You can help spread the Gospel around the world! Here are 10 easy steps to partner with God through Faith Promise Missions.
1. Realize God has entrusted you with the Gospel.
“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.”
1 Thessalonians 2:4
What an amazing thought! Are we being good stewards of the Gospel?
2. We are commanded to spread the Good News both in our community and around the world at the same time.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
We should go soul winning at home and support soul winning missionaries abroad.
Paul gave an account of his missionary endeavors when he had the opportunity. Through the technology of the day, you can provide regular reports quite easily. The prayer letter is your only regular interaction with supporters. Make sure it is well thought out, prepared, and powerful!
Acts 14:27 “And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.”
Here are twelve tested ingredients to writing a powerful support letter:
As our church was in the process of doing an audit of our Global Missions impact, I spent a year reading through scores of missionary and church planting letters sent to our church. Some of these letters were from missionaries we supported financially while some of them were from ministries we did not support. I was amazed at some of the trends I saw in these letters so I went back several months into the letters to see whether the trends I saw were outliers or consistent themes of each ministry.
I came to the following conclusions: (more…)