During the month of February, we intentionally focus on our calling to further God’s kingdom in the U.S. and around the world. Jesus’ Great Commission says that we are to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Several years ago our elders and pastoral staff chose to support our mission work by asking each of us to make a Faith Promise.
Faith Promise is in the spirit of 2 Corinthians 8:1-6, where Paul commends the Macedonian believers for giving beyond what they had in great generosity to the ministry taking place in Jerusalem. We ask each person to pray and ask the Lord what they should give to missions based on God’s provision from sources they don’t presently see. The giver says in effect, “Lord, You know my financial situation. I believe You will provide this amount above and beyond my other known resources. I am willing to be a channel for Your provision. As You provide this money, I will give it to our missions fund.”
We would like this year’s budget to be $150,000 so that we can continue to support our missionaries. Will you join us in prayer, asking God to provide the full $150,000 for missions this year, and would you ask Him to lead you to the amount He would like to provide toward that goal through you?
See below for a list of all the missionaries that Grace supports (for you to use regularly in prayer). As you look over this list, would you also take some time to pray and ask the Lord to reveal to you how you can be part of His plan to help our brothers and sisters reach this nation and other nations for Christ? As the Lord leads you, please place in the offering, mail to the church, or give online through The City the amount He leads you to give over and above your regular gifts to our church.
To submit a Pledge for 2017 online, click here.
In His Love,
On behalf of the Missions Team, Pastoral Staff, and Elders