What is it?
A pledge of trust that God will enable the believer to give, over and above the tithe and regular offerings, to the world missions’ ministry of the Church an amount he does not actually have, then praying that God will supply it. This is in distinction to tithing—giving from resources already provided.
Why do we do it?
The basis for tithing is obedience. The basis for Faith Promise giving is faith. The Scriptural pattern for Faith Promise giving is found throughout the Bible, but perhaps most clearly displayed by the Macedonian Church described in 2 Corinthians 8: “…they gave of themselves as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…”; about which the Apostle Paul exhorts: “…see that you also excel in this grace of giving… your plenty will supply what they need…” (verses 3, 7, 14). Just as we have faith God will save His elect, through faith we provide support for the spreading of the gospel at home and around the world.
When is it done?
Each Fall, pledge cards are distributed to the congregation asking for prayerful consideration of support for the Missions program at SouthLake Church. Support comes in three ways:
- Physical Support of programs and activities
- Financial Contributions
Based on the pledged amounts, a support budget is established for the following calendar year and missionaries and outreach program directors are informed as to what level of contributions they can expect from SouthLake Church for that year.
Participating is Easy!
How to do it? Pray, Decide, Commit, and Act!
Pledge cards will be mailed out in the Fall and will also be available on the table in the Church lobby. Please submit cards in the Offering Plate. Our support runs on a calendar year, and the pledge drive takes place in the fourth quarter of the prior year.
If you would like to know who the Faith Promise Giving supports, please see our list of missionaries.