faith promise - giving to missions

What is Faith Promise?
It's how Central gives to global missions and supports world evangelism. Rather than waiting to respond to individual missionary needs as they arise, believers ask the Lord how much they should give to missions over the next year. They commit to that annual total as "Faith Promise." This commitment makes giving to missions strategic rather than sporadic.

Is there a scriptural basis for Faith Promise giving?
Faith Promise giving is done over a year's time (2 Corinthians 8-10)
Faith Promise giving more than we can afford. (2 Corinthians 8:2-3, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15)
Faith Promise giving reflects our personal commitments. (2 Corinthians 8:5)
Faith Promise giving is optional; although it does clearly demonstrate our love. (Philippians 2:1-4, Luke 6:38, Romans 12:9-10)

Who gives to Faith Promise?
Everyone! Anyone who wants to trust God and be used by God to spread the Good News to the unreached can make a Faith Promise commitment. Children and teens may have less money than adults, but it's important for them to understand systematically giving and living by faith.

What's the relationship between Faith Promise and tithing?
Faith Promise giving is over and beyond a tithe. Tithing is a clear scriptural principle. Tithing recognizes God's ownership over us and all that we have. In practical terms, tithe money runs the local church and its ministries. Faith Promise is a way for us to give specifically to missions. Faith Promise giving expresses our desire that the whole world know what Jesus did for us.

Is this a pledge and will I be notified of my progress?
Your Faith Promise amount is a promise to God, not a pledge to the church. No one will track your progress. Placing your name on the Commitment Card is optional. However, some people do feel like this is a physical expression of their commitment.

How long does my commitment last?
Faith Promise commitments are made once a year during our annual Missions Conference. Your weekly, monthly or annual commitment extends for one year from that time.

How do I decide how much to commit?
Faith Promise is a FAITH commitment. You should prayerfully consider what you believe God wants to give through you. Don't be surprised about what God lays on your heart. Just be obedient. Then, TRUST God to be faithful in His promise to provide.

Click here to participate in Faith Promise missions giving!

mission trips

Along with giving financially to local and global missions, Central participates in the Great Commission by sending members on short term mission trips.  Click here to view pictures from the most recent trips listed below.

New Mexico 2014 "East to West"

Bulgaria 2012 "Send Me Out"

Panama 2011 "Walk Worthy"

local missions

  • boston baptist college

    boston, ma

    Just seven miles from the heart of downtown Boston, Boston Baptist College is a distinctively biblical training center in the context of America's greatest university city.  Boston Baptist College has, for more than three decades, been equipping men and women for church ministry both in the United States and abroad.

  • crisis pregnancy center of tidewater

    chesapeake, va

    Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater is a Christ-centered organization with a calling to reach out to women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies by offering real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing from the past.  More lives are lost to abortion than any other cause of death.  CPC exists to save lives, spare hearts and further the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want our clients to know we genuinely care and have no financial gain from their pregnancy decision. We raise all financial support for our ministry through private funding.

  • National church planting office

    springfield, mo

    The National Church Planting Office is designed to assist the planters, passionate men, and called people who will energize the church in the coming years by planting new churches. Our office is designed to nurture, support, resource and encourage church planters. 

    It is our desire that every man of God be completely equipped for the task to which God has called him. We stand ready to partner with men throughout the United States in an effort to plant local churches.  - Wayne Guinn, Director

  • piedmont international university

    winston-salem, nc

    Piedmont International University is an established provider of quality, Bible-centered higher education for effective lifetime ministry. We are driven by our love for students and alumni and are committed to their success. We serve churches by equipping leaders to obey the Great Commandment and fulfill the Great Commission.

  • union mission ministries

    norfolk, va

    The Union Mission Ministries has been caring for the poor and needy of our community since 1892.

    Mission Statement: “To aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.”

  • virginia assembly of independent baptists

    richmond, va

    “Our purpose is to rally the independent Baptists in the Commonwealth of Virginia in strengthening our position on issues for the common good of all, and to inform pastors concerning things of a critical nature that affect our local churches and their ministries. It shall in no wise be the purpose to promote any school, college, fellowship or personal interest group.”