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Oswald Smith, pastor of People's Church in Toronto, Canada, publicized the phrase "Faith Promise" to describe his asking the people of his congregation to make an annual financial and prayer commitment or pledge to world evangelism. The idea was born out of his own experience of feeling that God was asking him to give more than he thought he could give.
|Your total Faith Promise goal depends on what items you put into it [ see example ] [ second example ]|
"The present global financial situation is a good opportunity for us to examine our ways, to repent of our greed and wastefulness, amd to reassess our stewardship practices. However, it is also an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate faith and trust in God's radical generosity. One way we do this is by giving freely, not withholding or hoarding. God delights in a cheerful giver because He is a cheerful giver. As we trust Him we become like Him!" -- Daniel Psaute, Nazarene missionary
-- Howard Culbertson
Faith Promise event resources: Sample brochure Bulletin inserts
Commitment cards Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Children's card
"Giving more with less pain" -- a book chapter on Faith Promise FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Guidelines for success Poetry Recipe from Haiti Sample budget Budget visual
Themes 1950's Mission-opoly Bible themes Use a phrase from a song Other suggestions
Missions music possibilities: Classics Contemporary Songs in many languages
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