Vision Baptist Church strives to be a missionary training and sending church. Many of our people give above their regular offerings for the church a special offering we call Faith Promise. That is our mission’s offering. Every dime of that money goes to help get the gospel around the world.
We are currently giving over $60,000 a year to missions. That is pretty good for a church that is just over 3 years old! I am excited about the chance to do so much for the cause of world evangelism.
I thought, however, that many of our newer people might not understand how that is done. If you will get one of the giving envelopes from someone in the church office then you can give your regular offering that goes to support the local ministry of our church and designate something extra for the cause of World Evangelism.
We now have 7 missionaries sent out of our church. They travel from church to church presenting their ministry and raising funds to get to the field. Other churches like our church give them money on a monthly basis.
As you give above your regular tithes and offerings to faith promise you enable us as a church to give more and more.
I do not remember where I got the following note but it helps you to see the attitude about mission’s giving!
If you have any question about how to give please talk to me or any of the leadership of our church and we will explain it to you personally!
How much shall I give?
1. If I refuse to give anything to missions this year, I practically cast a ballot
in favor of the recall of every missionary.
2. If I give less than heretofore I favor reduction of the missionary
forces proportionate to my reduced contribution.
3. If I give the same as formerly, I favor holding the ground already won;
but I oppose any forward movement. My song is “Hold the Fort,” forgetting
that the Lord never intended His army to take refuge in a fort. All his soldiers
are commanded to “Go!”
4. If I increase my offering beyond former years, then I favor an advance
movement in the conquest of new territory for Christ.