In Jesus’ final instructions He urged His followers to preach the gospel to every person and to make disciples of every nation. Still today, His followers are endeavoring to complete this task.
Stillwater Church of the Nazarene has a rich heritage of sending and supporting missionaries. We support several hundred missionaries on many world areas.
What is Faith Promise?
Faith Promise is a systematic plan, based on prayerful faith in God, for raising mission offerings in churches.
Why Faith Promise?
• Faith Promise is an offering to the Lord. It is not your tithe because your tithe already belongs to God.
• Faith Promise helps you do your part to fulfill the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
• Faith Promise enables you to give to missions systematically on a weekly or monthly basis.
• Faith Promise provides regular support for missionaries.
• God will increase your faith and bless you for your faithfulness.
The LINKS program of the Church of the Nazarene is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Missionaries are assigned to districts and, then on the district level, connected to local churches. This gives each church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the missionary family and their field of service. Typically, churches send cards, cash gifts, packages, and other remembrances to their LINKS missionaries.
In return, the churches feel a sense of involvement with the global mission enterprise of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries, updates from their field, and even through deputation services while the missionaries are on home assignment. The missionaries are encouraged, knowing people care and pray for them. The relationships built over time personalize names and faces that both the missionaries and their LINKS churches value highly.