What is Faith Promise? Faith Promise is our way of funding the local and global outreach ministries of Friends Church. Rather than waiting to respond to individual appeals as they come along, believers ask the Lord how much they should give to missions over the next year. Then they commit to that annual total as a “Faith Promise”. Faith Promise thus makes missions giving strategic rather than sporadic.
What’s the relationship between Faith Promise and a tithe? Faith Promise giving is over and above the tithe. Tithing is a clear scriptural principle, dating back to the earliest pages of Genesis. Tithing recognizes God’s ownership over me and all that I have.
In practical terms, tithe money runs the local church and its ministries. Faith Promise is a way for us to give specifically to reaching the unreached of our community and the world. Faith Promise giving tangibly expresses my desire that the whole world know the Good News.
Your commitment funds our ministry partners: Bhutanese/Nepalese Churches, Catalyst Ministry, Coalition for Hispanic Ministries, Community Friends Church, Doxa Church, Friends of Recovery, Hannah’s Home, Harriet Tubman Movement, Helping Hispanics Hope, Human Coalition, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Ministry Developers Network, World Renewal, World Vision, and Wycliffe Bible Translators. In addition, your commitment helps us provide the food pantry, benevolence, Cleveland City Mission meals, Betty’s Boutique and Celebrate Recovery.
“They gave of themselves as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability….See that you also excel in this grace of giving…. Your plenty will supply what they need”– II Corinthians 8:3, 7, 14