The Scriptures provide us a powerful promise and guidance for investing strategically in the Kingdom:
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”
(2 Corinthians 9:6-8, NIV).
Partnership Affirmation provides a clear path for donors to communicate their intent to invest in worldwide ministries and to partner with national leaders and missionaries.
We encourage churches to prayerfully follow these steps in determining what they will give during 2017.
(September to November):
Seek God’s Guidance
Take time to pray and reflect. Meet with friends, spend time with your church’s ministry staff, gather with members of your church’s leadership team and ask God for direction.
(October to November):
Allocate Monies Strategically
Once you have a sense of direction, evaluate your budget. By faith, allocate these monies strategically and trust in God’s abundant provision.
(December to January):
Communicate 2018 Commitment
Use one of these three ways:
Making a commitment helps provide the church and the donor clarity in terms of the gifts they plan to give in a specific ministry year. Communicating those commitments to FMWM helps missionaries and world area overseers to know of those who are standing with them in ministry. Additionally, the commitments provide a means for evaluating budgets and fund levels for Country Support Accounts (CSAs), Missionary Support Accounts (MSAs) and Asia’s Church Planting & Development (CPDs) accounts during the year.