The Faith Promise – what we can accomplish together
Since INChurch Melbourne was officially launched in February 2015 our church has collectively given around $200,000 to missions to see the love and message of Christ spread throughout the earth. We do this by making a Faith Promise.
What is a Faith Promise?
A Faith Promise is a prayerful commitment that we make annually, over and above our tithe and general offerings with the specific purpose of accomplishing our vision in missions. We make this commitment with willing hearts and the faith that God will provide the means for us to give this offering over the course of the year. A Faith Promise offering can be given weekly, fortnightly, monthly or as a one-time gift.
How does it work?
We set our missions budget off the commitments that the members of our church make. This is the reason that we ask you to put your name on the card so that we know it is a genuine commitment. Our Senior Pastor Craig Maher and our Business Manager, David Pettitt, only see this card so that we can add the figures up and verify that they are legitimate. At no point will you be contacted and personally asked to give what you have committed in your Faith Promise. It is a faith commitment between you and God.
How should I approach it?
A Faith Promise is a thoughtful, heartfelt commitment to contribute to the missions work that we do as a church. It keeps missions from being something that we do as an afterthought but rather as a key part of each of our lives.
The Scripture which defines this best is 2 Corinthians 9:7-9 NLT: You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
Spend time in prayer, asking God what He would have you give. After you pray, thoughtfully ask yourself these three questions:
What can I afford?
If I put this in my budget, what can I afford to give?
What can I give up?
Maybe there are some “wants” I can lay aside?
What can I believe God for?
What can I believe God to provide? This is faith element of the Faith Promise.
As you take time to pray, we believe that God will speak to you and help you to stretch your faith to see His Kingdom advance in this year ahead.
If you would like further information then please contact our Busness Manager - David Pettitt via firstname.lastname@example.org
You can give your Faith Promise electronically by using the details below:
Missions & Faith Promises
Account Name: INChurch Melbourne Missions
BSB: 012 098 Account No.: 836 596 705
Biller Code - 233908 Reference - 231611195
Faith Promises via Credit Card can be set up as per below:
Monthly Faith Promises are usually deducted during the first week of every month. On going deductions will be made until the end of February 2020. If you have alternative needs please advise our Business Manager David Pettitt in the message box at the bottom of this form.