At the First Baptist Church, we support both foreign and home field missionaries; and we carry out the great commission ourselves through regular door to door visitation.
All of our missionaries are supported through Faith Promise.
For those not familiar with the term, “Faith Promise,” let us define what Faith Promise giving is:
1. A New Testament Model
It is Scriptural. According to II Cor. 8 & 9. The Apostle Paul practiced it. He would ask the churches to promise a certain amount and give them an allotted time to get it together then would come to pick up their gifts using them in the establishing of churches and winning the lost for Jesus Christ. (I Cor. 16:2)
It makes giving a spiritual thing and establishes true consecration as the only valid basis for sharing with God our means. We”purpose” in our heart to give. This is the Bible plan. (II Cor. 8:4-5 and 9:7)3. It is an act of absolute faith with trust in the Lord. It sets a definite goal for our future service to the Lord.
It is church centered, and provides missionary giving, which otherwise might not be available to individuals.
2. The Aim of Faith Promise
Its aim is to never glorify individuals or organizations – Only Jesus Christ!
Its sole purpose is to support the work of world evangelism which is commanded by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:15) It is designed to bring us into a closer and completely dependent attitude upon God and a more blessed fellowship with Him.
3. How It is Accomplished
Every year, usually in January/February, you will be asked to indicate, on a special card provided, what amount you will give weekly for the next year. You do this without putting your name on it.
The money given through Faith Promise Missions will be recorded and the amount kept separately. The Faith Promise is taken up by the ushers of the Church each service for a few weeks after the initial announcement. Please put your promise card in the offering plate without your name on it. You will only indicate whether you are an adult making a commitment with the letter “A” in the “Age” section of the promise card.
4. Four Main Points about Faith Promise
Faith Promise Missions is an expression of our obedience to Christ’s command to “make disciples of all people.”
It is strictly between you & God. If you decide you cannot give as you promised then you tell God alone. Only He and you will know.
It is waiting before the Lord for His instructions as to what He wants you to give in reaching the world with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It must be carried on by faith that God will supply for other things which arise as you proceed in giving what you promised Him. (II Cor. 9:7-8)
5. Three Things Faith Promise is NOT
It is not a pledge! No one but God knows what you promised.
It is not something that someone will call on you to collect.
It is not ever to be taken away from your tithes & offerings.
We encourage you to learn more about our current missionaries by clicking on their names from the “Missions” drop down list. Some missionaries have been omitted from the list for security purposes.