A Faith Promise is a promise to give a financial gift for
global outreach based upon faith in who God is and what He is calling us to do.
It is a commitment that by God’s grace, we will give a certain amount of money
that God puts on our hearts, as He makes those funds available. A Faith Promise
commitment is motivated and compelled by faith, trusting that God will allow us
the means to give and serve needs around the world for His glory. A Faith
Promise for missions is one external expression of obedience to Christ’s
command to fulfill the Great Commission to reach all nations with the gospel.
Based on His promises, He uses our faithfulness to build His church worldwide.
Some may worry that this is a kind of pledge drive or that
the participants will be receiving phone calls about the commitments made. This
is a Faith PROMISE - not a pledge, and this promise is not to the church. We
are promising God that if He provides the resources, we will pay them forward
to support missions and missionaries as He has directed our hearts. The church
will not collect names, but will collect the promised amounts, so that giving
can be appropriately planned. This is, ultimately, a promise between us and
As we commit ourselves to this step of faith, it gives us
new eyes to see our stewardship. Instead of sitting back and waiting, we begin
to actively look for ways God will provide for us to fulfill our Faith Promise.
Faith Promise is also not a tithe. We believe in tithing at
Cypress Church (Malachi 3:8-10). Faith Promise is a gift that is above and
beyond our tithes.