Our Church family is strongly committed to Global Evangelism and World Missions. We are honored to be the sending church for two missionary families. We are strong supporters of the associated mission work of the American Baptist Association.
Missionaries We Support
Chase Reynolds, Wycliffe Translator (Indonesia)
Holly Couch, St.Petersburg, Russia
B.R. Siingh North India
David P. Smith - LifeLine Church Plant, Mansfield Tx
CityReach International - Youth Mission Trips
David Hardin - Outreach Bible Project
Jay Gibson Allen, TX
Terry Edwards Fort Worth, TX
Kim Williams Houston, TX
Shin Kamoda Tokyo, Japan
ABA - Interstate & Foreign Missions Fund Texarkana, TX
David and Deb Bostick Ukraine
Ernie Hopper Kenya, Africa
Texas State Missions (Salary Fd.) Garland, TX
Texas Missions Development Jacksonville, TX
Pine Springs Encampment Laneville, TX
Texas Baptist Institute Henderson, TX
Jim Black, Romania
John Steich, Seattle, WA
Interstate Mission Development Searcy, AR
Rusty Teer, Thailand
Russell Knight , Tumwater, Washington
Aaron Johnson Washington, PA
Texarkana Orphanage Texarkana, AR
Texas Mission Builders Laneville, TX
Emmanuel House Women's Shelter Romania
Bill Johnson Foreign
Arlington Pregnancy Center Arlington, TX
Arlington Life Shelter Arlington, TX
Dave Manary, Romania
Timothy Sims, Thailand
Rodney Burdette, Thailand
Eric Schrock Romania
David Helmick, Kosova
John Michael Strader, Kenya, Africa
Jon Lowe, Brownsburg, Indiana
Jodie Vesely, Russia
We believe in and practice Faith Promise Mission Giving
What is Faith Promise Giving?
Is Faith Promise missions giving right for your church?
It may be if your church has a burden for world evangelization and would like to double or perhaps triple her missions giving. It is even probable that your regular offerings will go up at the same time. This isn't some pie-in-the-sky scheme, but a proven Biblical method of financing world evangelization that woks equally well in churches of all sizes and social backgrounds.
Interested? Here is more information.
What Faith Promise Giving is not.
Faith Promise is not a pledge. No cards are signed and no agreement is made with the church or pastor.
Faith Promise is not tithing. Tithing is giving ten percent of a person' income to the Lord. Faith Promise goes beyond tithing and trusts the Lord to supply a special offering for missions.
Faith Promise is not a love offering. Love offerings are received at special times for specific and particular needs. Usually these are given as one-time offerings as God burdens the hearts of His people.
Faith Promise is not prosperity theology. God does not guarantee that a person will become wealthy because he gives to missions what God has provided.
Faith Promise is not unreasonable giving. Missions is the work of God and it is reasonable to expect Him to finance His work through His people.
Faith Promise is not the only method of missions giving. Many fine churches do great mission work who do not use the Faith Promise plan. But, those doing a good work, in all probability, could do even better with Faith Promise.
What Faith Promise Giving is.
Faith Promise giving is giving by the grace of God as taught in the New Testament. (2 Cor. 8:1, 7, 8) -- "Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love."
Faith Promise is trusting God to give through us, for the cause of world evangelization, what He would not otherwise give to us.
Faith Promise is giving as God enables. It is God's ability, and not our own, that provides what we give.
Faith Promise is church centered and promotes the overall ministry of the church.
Faith Promise is an organized, purposeful approach to missions giving in a church.
Faith Promise involves every member in a church. Whether young or old, rich or poor, all may participate in this exciting exercise of faith in God to give to world evangelization.
How Faith Promise Giving works.
In a Missions Conference the members are made aware of the needs of world wide missions and how God desires to finance it.
Each member is then encouraged to pray for an amount that he will trust the Lord to provide on a regular basis.
A commitment is made between the individual and God, that, if the Lord will supply, a specific amount will be given regularly through his church the coming year.
That amount is placed on a commitment card, unsigned, and turned in. All of these cards are totaled so that the church may have a general idea of the amount of mission work it can plan to budget for the coming year.
The Results of Faith Promise.
Individual members and the church as a whole will experience an increased faith in God to supply the needs, not only for world evangelization, but for every area of their lives.
The church will experience an increase in her missions giving. As a result, more missionaries and mission projects can be supported.
The average church can expect an increase in her regular giving.
The church will have a greater awareness of mission activity around the world.
The individual will experience the thrill and joy of knowing that they have become a real partner with the missionaries and in the work being done.