Faith Promise Missions is an integral part of our church's ministry. Faith Promise Missions is a simple, Bible based program that uses the New Testament plan for reaching the world with the gospel. It is strictly voluntary (as were all biblical offerings), but all members are encouraged to give to Faith Promise Missions.
Our church is routinely made aware of the New Testament program for giving to missions as found in I Corinthians 16:1-4. Through missions conferences a simple outlined pledge card is distributed to each member of the church with an explanation of Faith Promise Missions. The pledges may be given annually, monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, or as the Lord provides.
All funds are collected into our missions account and 100% of the monies are distributed to the mission efforts of Bible Baptist Church. The benefit of this type of program, when compared to Southern Baptist methods like Lottie Moon, is that we have the privilege to meet our missionaries face to face and host them in our church. We get to hear their burden in person and make our decision whether to support them or not, based on our own judgment. We also receive prayer letters from each missionary regularly, updating us on the works they are involved in and we post these letters for the church to review.
The "faith" in Faith Promise Missions involves each individual making a commitment to give a predetermined amount to missions systematically and regularly by faith. Each individual is encouraged to pledge an amount that will have to be provided by God through their faith, and give it as He provides. When God provides for this need to be fulfilled, it nourishes the faith of the church and the individual through whom God has supplied the need.