Your gifts to FAITH PROMISE provide for many types of ministry in the global Church of the Nazarene. These ministries are supported through the World Evangelism Fund.
Support of hundreds of missionaries deployed around the globe
Training for national workers
Support for retired missionaries
Support for primary and secondary schools serving thousands of children
Support for Bible colleges, universities, seminaries, and vocational and training colleges serving thousands of students.
Support for medical clinics and hospitals
Base support for the facilitation of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, JESUS Film Harvest Partners, and other projects
Support for local ministry projects as we reach out to our own community.
Why are there so many offerings for Missions?
First and foremost the Nazarene Church is a church that focuses on reaching new people and telling them the good news about Jesus Christ. It is a part of our heritage and our culture. We believe that God has called us to go out into the world and our local communities and represent Jesus so that others may know Jesus as their savior.
Faith Promise is not just another offering. It is the primary funding source for missions within our church. Each person is making a promise to contribute a specific amount to missions all year or as a one time gift. Faith Promise is not your tithe it is given in addition to your regular tithe. It is not a substitute for the other missions offerings taken throughout the year. The other offerings provide an opportunity for those not participating in Faith Promise to give towards missions and additional opportunities for us to give more as the Holy Spirit leads.
We are taking the resources God allows us to manage on His behalf and investing those resources in a way that more of God's children will know of God's love. In return we trust that while investing God's resources that God will continue to provide us what we need to serve God. We recognize that at times this may mean changing our spending habits or making some drastic changes in our lives, but we also know that living within God's direction with fewer resources is dramatically better than living with more resources outside of God's direction.