Being a disciple of Jesus Christ brings us into one body with all believers to see the gospel reach from Lima to the ends of the earth.
It’s our mission from God. We link arms with our neighbors to reach our neighbors, with our friends to reach our community, and with our partners to reach the ends of the earth.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
– Matthew 25
Faith Promise is an agreement with God to be personally involved in ministry to others around the world through giving beyond tithing. It is our privilege to partner with the work God is already doing, helping His Kingdom break in. By Faith, I Promise.
Together we make specific commitments (promises)–that stretch us a little (faith)–of what we will do to support important local and global mission endeavors in the coming year. This giving is all done beyond the general budget and never receives money from regular tithes and offerings.
Our missions team seeks like-minded mission and ministry partners who are passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to extend “local compassion on a global scale” by coming alongside and supporting organizations and individuals with both financial and human resources.
Faith Promise Distribution (Rounded)
50% – World Evangelism Fund
33% – International
13% – Local/Regional
3% – Special Projects
Faith Promise feeds into the World Evangelism Fund which enables Nazarenes around the world to work together to make Christlike disciples in the nations. This centralized oversight ensures long-term support, sustainability, and significant accountability for:
700+ missionaries in 160+ countries
Literature in 90+ languages for churches, pastors, and schools
New church plants
Faith Promise resources also let us partner with international missionaries with whom we have special relationships, like:
Cambodia – Titus and Jewel Romdenh, World Gospel Mission
Egypt – (Name withheld for security)
Papua New Guinea - Nick and Ashlie Hershberger, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Worldwide - Julie Stratton, Global Disciples
Worldwide – Mike and Anita Huckins, Youth With A Mission
And our Faith Promise commitments enable us to partner with many missionaries domestically, including:
Nashville - Dan and Emily Heinkel
Seattle - Michael and Hillary Skinner
Toledo – Jacob and Amber Hawes, CoMission Toledo
Generous giving to Faith Promise enables us to impact the lives of people in Lima and throughout our region:
Spring Hill Camp Scholarships
Lima Rescue Mission
Youth for Christ
CASA of Allen County
Heartbeat of Lima
The Salvation Army
… and more…
From time to time we become aware of needs that were not previously budgeted, and the Missions Team sets aside some funds to meet needs like:
Refugee relief (through Nazarene Missions)