Faith promise gifts differ from regular offerings in that a faith promise requires the giver to commit to giving what he or she does not currently have—a promise requiring faith that God will provide.
It is based on 2 Corinthians 10:15–16: “Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.”
- Church members are to prayerfully consider the amount to promise.
- The giving is to be in addition to a person’s normal offering (or tithe).
- The promise is a one-year faith commitment.
- Faith is to be placed in God, not the giver’s own power.
- The whole process is to be carried out in faith, trusting God to supply.