LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS
We are passionate about showing you who Jesus is. Whether it is in our own neighborhood or across the globe, we can tangibly express God’s love for humanity through regular missions giving and missions trips.
FAITH PROMISE MISSIONS GIVING
We love to give to our missionaries. Every single year, Life Church faithfully supports, through people's FAITH PROMISE GIVING, several missionaries who are currently on the field. Every year we reimphasize missions giving to our people and encourage them to pray about an amount to personally give for the year, encouraging them to pray and ask God what He might do "by faith" through their own giving. This type of giving is taught in (2 Cor 8:9) where Paul shares the inspiring testimony of sacrificial faith giving by the Macedonian Churches. He is careful to emphasize that they gave in two ways: "according to their ability" and "beyond their ability". Giving "according to your ability" may involve sacrifice or it may not. When you give "beyond your ability", God has to be personally involved in your finances, because if He puts an amount in your heart that is above and beyond what you have, it will require faith to obtain that amount to be given. So making a faith promise is a sacred act, a spiritual agreement between you and God. He will guide you in your decision and bless you for your commitment. That's the spirit of "Each one must do what he has purposed in his heart..." that Paul talks about in (2 Cor 9:7).
FAITH PROMISE VS. TITHING
A faith promise is not your tithe or a portion of your tithe. Your tithe, the first tenth of your income, is the Lord's and belongs in your local church. A faith promise is an agreement between you and God about how much you will believe for God to provide for you to give toward missions.
WHO CAN MAKE A FAITH PROMISE?
Every family can make a faith promise, or each member (even children) can make individual faith promises.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO MAKE A LARGE FAITH PROMISE?
No amount is too small. God honors and uses our obedience more than the amount of our giving. Limited income should not prevent anyone from making a faith promise. Jesus said that the widow who gave just a "mite" in the offering gave more than all the others because she gave all she had.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT A FAITH PROMISE CARD?
When members of a congregation make faith promise commitments, church leaders are able to determine how much the church can commit to support missions.
WHO WILL KNOW WHAT MY FAITH PROMISE COMMITMENT IS?
Only those who supervise missions funds will see your commitment. If faith promises are totaled publicly, amounts may be read, but names will not be announced.
DO I RENEW A FAITH PROMISE COMMITMENT EACH YEAR?
Yes. Each faith promise is made for a specific period of time. At Life Church we do it once a year.
WHEN SHOULD I GIVE MY FAITH PROMISE?
Some will give each week, others biweekly or monthly. People often give their faith promises along with their pay schedule.
GOING ON MISSIONS TRIPS
Each year Life Church goes on missions trips. In the last 10 years we have been to several different places, including Louisiana (Katrina), Chicago, Mexico, and Bogota Columbia. Maybe God could use you as you commit yourself to a week of missions. If you would like to know more information about a missions trip, please talk with Tom Stewart at church.