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4120 E. Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
719-596-5119
 
Office Hours, Monday – Thursday 9A – 4P (Closed 12-1)
 
Sunday Service at 10:30 AM in the Worship Center
 
Hispanic Ministries at 10:30 AM in the Stone Chapel
  • Children’s Sunday School– 9:00AM & 10:30 AM
  • Youth Sunday School, Sunday at 9:00 AM
  • Adult Sunday Morning Community Groups at 9:00 AM
Teen Gathering, Wednesday at 6:30 PM 
Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6:30 PM
More Than Food & Clothing Ministry 11:30a – 1p (Thursday)
 
Our campus is used for everything from college commencements to business meetings, sports activities and community outreach events! We look forward to meeting you soon!
 
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Sunday Morning Community

 
LIVING WATER CLASS – FACILITATED BY RON KIDD.
Reflecting God. For all ages.
 
TOOLSHED CLASS – FACILITATED BY Chris Thornton.
Various topis and studies. For ages 55 and up.
 
SHEPHERD’S FOLD – FACILITATED BY BETH POTTENGER. The Shepherd’s Fold group is a fun-loving discussion group of over-60s who love to learn from Scripture and from each other.
 
WILD CLASS – Facilitated by Bob & Marilyn Hamilton. This group is for young married and families and is now studying “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. 

 

The mission of the HIS Kids Children’s Ministry is to support the overall mission of our church. We do this by partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children. The result is the Discovery of God’s Truth, Development of Christ-like character, and Determination to live a Spirit filled life.
 
At the heart of Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 lies the reality that our relationship with God was never meant to be a once-a-week experience. Rather it’s an ongoing, daily process that takes place in our homes and our families, as well as in our church (Romans 12). As we disciple children with God’s truth we understand that parents play an important role in developing their child’s world view. Springs Firsts desire is to partner with families to help encourage and equip children with the tools necessary in building their relationship with Jesus Christ so that they can endure the trials of life. Our approach to ministry includes both evangelism and discipleship. Our desire is that as children mature, they will grow in God’s grace and wisdom through the following areas:
1. Discover God’s Truth. As children discover God’s truth and understand the value of unconditional love, they become aware that God not only made them, but loves and cares for them as well. They begin to learn who Jesus is.
2. Develop a Christ-like Character – As children discover who Jesus is they develop an understanding of what God desires from them. Things like honesty, kindness, self control and patience become real to the child. Bible stories like David & Goliath, Creation, Noah’s Ark, the Parables of Jesus and the early Church, lay the foundation for children’s awareness of how amazing God is. Scriptural passages such as the “Full Armor of God” and “Fruits of the Spirit” in response, teach children how to live for God.
3. Determination to Live a Spirit Filled Life. As children develop a Christ-like character, the determination to know God’s calling in their life grows. This is not career planning but the defining moments that lay the foundation for a Biblical world view. Identifying the relevancy in every day life will bring clarity to not only the title of Christian, but the very nature of who they are in Christ. This awareness leads to their determination to live a life of victory and obedience that is in line with God’s original plan.
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Our Vision
Our vision is to see a vibrant, growing ministry where children are excited to learn more about God’s plan for their lives; an environment that creates excitement within the family unit, leading to parental leadership both in the church and at home. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Our Role
Our primary role is to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us to cultivate a Biblical world view in each child and prepare them for the ministry God is calling them to. (Colossians 3:17)
 
 

Student Ministries

We love to come and worship on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM! And on Sunday mornings at 9 AM we study the Word of God together. And then at 10:30 we worship with the church family.
Throughout the year we have many events that include quizzing, game nights, mission trips, camps, retreats, hiking days, and the list goes on!
All of these things are to help us to become more like Jesus as we embrace our community of students to come to know Jesus, serve others and worship HIM!!!

Welcome to Our Military Ministry.

Our vision is to see the military and veteran community of Colorado Springs impacted by the Gospel and transformed into fruitful disciples of Jesus. We seek to do this by embracing, supporting, and transforming the service members, veterans, and families of Colorado Springs through bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.
We understand the unique pressures placed on military families, from repeated deployments, strenuous training schedules, and the stress of moving away from friends and family to a new community.
So if you are a service member, veteran, spouse, or other family member in the Colorado Springs area; we want to make you feel welcome, loved, and supported.
If you have any questions, please email or call us, or just stop by for our weekly bible study.
Check in with Pastor Jerry Scroggins at jscroggins@springsfirst.org or call 719.596.5119.
 
We have been asked by Ft. Carson chaplains to begin gathering items for the chaplains (in the field) to have available a small store of items the soldiers may need or want. These items will be over and above the individual care packages we send to soldiers that are deployed. Please consider bringing these items (monthly) and placing them in our donation box at the military counter.
March: Safety razors, shaving cream in a tub or jar (no aerosol), and female sanitary items.
April: Tooth brushes, tooth paste, chewing gum, temporary dental filling kit.
May: Bar soap, tubes of shampoo & conditioner, combs, body lotion.
June: Sunscreen, Chapstick, eye drops (moisture), Tylenol, band-aids, antibiotic ointment.
July: Boxes of individual drink mixes (to include coffee), microwave popcorn.
August: Packages of individual snacks such as cheese or peanut butter, tuna/chicken & crackers, small cans of food, meat jerky or stick (no pork).
September: Individual small packages of crackers, pretzels, cookies, and dried fruit.
October: Hard or chewy candy (no chocolate – except m&ms)
November: Small containers of laundry soap, magazines, puzzle books, and DVD movies.
 
 
 
Springs First, New Life Church and First Presbyterian served over 60 women and children of deployed spouses at Ft. Carson Wednesday evening. We were able to “Embrace” these young women and chat with them over a delicious meal. They were also able to win several door prizes and hear a speaker. This ministry has been happening once a month and will continue into the foreseeable future. There were 9 of us from Springs First loving on these great young women and their families.
 
 
Pretty cool appreciation to our Church and to the Military Ministry at Springs First! #LoveGodEmbracePeople
 
 
Appreciation From Our Troops –
 
 
“Hi! I got my care package! Thank you SO much! I am very blessed to have such an amazing support group in SFC! I miss you all very much and am counting the weeks as they’re seeming to fly by rather quickly!:)” – Robert in Afghanistan.
 
“I appreciate it a lot. Please let them know I read the letters and that I appreciate them and their gifts.” – Clayton in Okinawa.
 
“I received a care package today. Thank you so very much. Know that your actions are highly appreciated by myself and my men. I picked through it and grabbed a few items, but the mass majority I shared with the guys.
The package actually arrived about a week ago. The mail came in on the same flight that took me out. My job requires me to go back and forth between two locations. I returned today to find your package and several letters from my wife. What a pleasant surprise that was.
In the letter you ask if there was anything I need or perhaps just wanted. I actually have all I need, for I have the advantage of going back to KAF every couple weeks where there is a small soldiers store. As for my guys, they’re stuck here at Tarin Kowt with nothing of the sort. In fact they got the showers up and running here only just yesterday, so amenities are extremely limited here at Tarin Kowt. With that being said any and all hygiene products would be greatly appreciated, including toilet paper. We always seem to use it faster than they supply it. I have also noticed guys asking around for envelopes and paper to write to their families, so writing materials would also be nice. And for my final request,… There is a checker/ chess set a couple soldiers made out of water bottle caps and a peace of cardboard. So a few board games would really bring on some smile’s among the guys.
Thank you again for all that do. Most of all thank you for your prayers. May the Lord Jesus bless you and yours.
Sincerely, Joshua”
 
This one is from the Command Chaplin.
“I wanted to let you know that we received your care package! Thank you so much to all those who took time to do that for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, and it’s nice to know we are on your mind and in your prayers.
Daily highs hit 105-110 these days, with an occasional 115. It gets down to around 80 at night, which actually feels pretty good!
Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. Appreciate your faithful support of our great Soldiers and Families!
Blessings,
Pat Devine”
 
“Just another quick note to let you know that your package arrived, and the contents are in the hands of our great Soldiers! Thank you SO MUCH for your ongoing support of 2nd Brigade, both with sending packages forward and supporting the deployed spouses dinners. One of my passions is connecting the local community to our Soldiers, and I sure appreciate your interest and energy in doing that for 2IBCT.
Thank you again, for your ongoing love and care of our Soldiers!
Blessings,
CH Devine”
 
“Greetings everyone,
What a joy and honor to have worked with every single one of you over the past 9 months!
This coalition of local churches that want to support and minister to our military, is an absolute answer to prayer.
We are looking forward to this months Deployed Spouses Dinner, and have an excellent guest speaker; Rachel Mitchell (my worship leader from Provider Chapel).
It is somewhat sad that this is the final one for 3ABCT, yet the great news is that they are coming home. Hallelujah!
You all have made a wonderful difference in the lives of our 3ABCT spouses and children during this deployment.
Thank you so much, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.
In Christ,
CH K.”

 

Prayers for our military and their families.

Our military members face threats and violence as the serve around the world and at home. It is vital that each of us pray for them and their families. By praying the Lord’s Word, this helps God release His power, protection, and presence into the lives of those we are praying for.
 
PROTECTION.
Thank you, Father, for the courage and selfless service of our military. May all who serve at home and around the world turn to You for rest and protection. Keep them safe from all hidden dangers and deadly diseases. May they not fear the terrors of night or the disaster that may strike at mid-day. Order Your angels to protect each one of our military members wherever they may go. Keep their feet from slipping, and hold them securely in Your strong right hand until they are all safely home. (Psalm 91:1-11, 121:3, 139:10)
 
STRENGTH.
Almighty and everlasting God, grant our service personnel Your strength to carry our their duties. Give them Your courage and endurance each day as they use their skill to overcome all obstacles. When they feel weak, be their strength. If they are tired, remind them to look to You so they can mount up with wings like eagles, run and not get tired, walk and not grow weary. (Psalm 18:31-36, 31:24, Isaiah 40:31)
 
APPREHENSION OF EVIL.
Lord, let no weapon formed against any of our service personnel prosper. May all evil doers be discovered and apprehended before they bring destruction to others.
 
WISE LEADERS.
Lord, grant our commander in chief, President Donald Trump, his Joint Chiefs of Staff and other military leaders Your wisdom as they make truly godly decisions. May they submit themselves to You and seek Your guidance as they make decisions. May they also see guidance from godly and trustworthy Christian counselors. As they call upon You Lord,  show them great ans unsearchable things they do not know. Cause Your Name to be exalted among the nations as a result of our military involvement. (James 1:5, Proverbs 20:18, Jeremiah 33:3, Psalm 46:10)
 
GOOD COMMANDERS.
Father, may all our military commanders in the field submit themselves to You and Your leadership. May each one of them be truly dedicated to the physical, emotional, and Christian spiritual well-beings of the troops assigned to them. (James 4:6-8, Mark, 10:42-44)
 
SOUND PREACHING.
Lord, may all of our military chaplains teach Your truth of the gospel. May each one of them preach only that Jesus Christ is Lord, not in fancy words but in the power of Your Holy Spirit. Use their teaching and preaching to open the eyes, ears, hearts, minds, and all souls of all our military members, their families, and the civilians around them so that each one may see the glorious light of Your gospel shining upon them. (2 Corinthians 4:2-5, 1 Corinthians 2:4, Matthew 5:14-16)
 
PROVISION FOR CHILDREN.
Father of the fatherless, fill in the gaps of love that the children of service personnel feel as they miss their parents due to deployment. May each of these children sense Your everlasting love for them. Provide for all of their needs out of Your great riches in Christ Jesus. Comfort them and keep them in Your care until they are reunited  with their loved ones. (Psalm 68:5, Philippians 4:9)
 
HEALING.
Lord, You are the Great Physician and Healer, who mends and restores broken bodies, minds, hearts, souls, emotions, and relationships. In the name of Jesus, please heal the painful memories and trauma of war which our military personnel have seen. Restore their hearts, minds, souls, and emotions. Comfort those who may have lost family or friends and physically strengthen and heal those who are recovering from physical and emotional wounds.

 

Our Military Ministry continues to grow and expand into our community. Praise the Lord! But we need your help.

We currently have several deployed military members from our church stationed around the world. We are in the process of sending care packages to these overseas military members as well as providing gift cards to their spouses who remain here in the states. If you would like to help us with these care packages stop by our Military counter and pick up a list of items to purchase. If you don’t have time to pick up the items yourself, you can contribute by, check, cash or online. Please designate contributions to “Military Ministry”. We’ll do the rest.

Additionally, Fort Carson has asked us to come on Post and provide a dinner, fellowship, and icebreaker for approximately one hundred spouses and the families of deployed soldiers. We will also have the opportunity to talk about our church. These events are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month in 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm. Again, we need many volunteers to help with these events. Ladies we really need your help with this one! Sign up at our Military counter in the lobby. Or email me at jscroggins@springsfirst.org.

You don’t need to be in or have been in the military or have any experience to volunteer. Everybody is welcome.

Future dinners we will support: Dates to come in fall of 2020.
 

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT OUR MILITARY
1. “Adopt” a specific deployed service member for their 8+ months of deployment (returning late Nov 2019)- obtain a box from the military counter with a list of approved items you can fill the box with and return it by the second Sunday of the month unsealed.
2. Purchase from another list several items we can use to fill boxes.
3. Donate $25 monthly to help cover the cost of mailing the boxes.
4. Help with the monthly Families of Deployed Dinners which several churches host at Ft. Carson or Peterson.
5. Help with childcare at the weekly Protestant Women of the Chapel Bible studies on both bases.
6. Help us with our all church children’s Easter Egg Hunt coming up in April, we are inviting military families from both Peterson and Carson.
7. Last, but not least, pray for our military and their families. Ask the Lord to keep each of them from harm’s way and that Satan will not be able to tempt either partner to stray from their vows.
Please stop by the Military Counter for more information.

 

 

Hispanic Ministry

Our Hispanic Ministry meets Sunday mornings at 10:30am in the Embrace Community Center. This ministry reaches out to our families and neighbors who speak Español. We embrace all ages – from babies to grandparents! This year we want to reach more people than ever in worship, Bible study, fellowship, compassion, and community. Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”(Mk. 11:17) Amen!
 
Por décadas, la familia de Springs Iglesia Primera siempre ha tenido miembros hispanos adorando, orando y sirviendo en el cuerpo de la congregación. Este ministerio extiende su mano a nuestras familias y nuestros vecinos que hablan español y abrazamos a todas las edades – ¡desde bebés hasta abuelos! Este año queremos conocer a más personas que nunca y juntarnos en la adoración, el estudio de la Biblia, la confraternidad, la compasión y la comunidad. Jesús dijo, “Mi casa será llamada casa de oración para todas las naciones.” (Mc. 11:17) ¡Amén!
 
 

Springs First Church Ministerio y Servicio Hispano

 
Ph. for English:  719-596-5119

Ph. for Spanish:  719-216-1942/719-639-4036 

Domingo:

Escuela Dominical para todas               9:00 a.m.

Servicio Matutino de Adoracion         10:30 a.m.

 Miercoles:

Estudio de la Biblia y Actividades

Para todas las edades                             6:30 p.m.

Jueves:

Comida y Ropa                            11:30-1:00 p.m.

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Cómo conocer a Jesús

1. Reconozca que Dios le busca con amor y le ofrece salvación. 

Su amor lo incluye a usted.

Porque tanto amó Dios al mundo, que dio a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo el que cree en él no se pierda, sino que tenga vida eterna” (Juan 3:16).

Él tiene una vida nueva para usted. “Yo he venido para que tengan vida, y la tengan en abundancia” (Juan 10:10b).

2. Reconozca que el pecado le separa de Dios y de otros. 

Pecar es caminar por nuestro propio camino en rebelión contra la voluntad de Dios. Cuando nos alejamos de Dios, nos alejamos de la vida.

Todos han pecado. “Pues todos han pecado y están privados de la gloria de Dios” (Romanos 3:23).

El pecado trae muerte. “Porque la paga del pecado es muerte” (Romanos 6:23a).

No podemos salvarnos por nuestros propios esfuerzos. Como pecadores intentamos inútilmente de encontrar el verdadero significado de la vida en caminos y lugares erróneos. “Porque por gracia ustedes han sido salvados mediante la fe; esto no procede de ustedes, sino que es el regalo de Dios, no por obras, para que nadie se jacte” (Efesios 2:8-9).

3. Reconozca que Jesucristo murió y resucitó por nuestros pecados. 

Jesucristo murió en nuestro lugar. “Pero Dios demuestra su amor por nosotros en esto: en que cuando todavía éramos pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros” (Romanos 5:8).

Él es el camino a una nueva vida. “Por lo tanto, si alguno está en Cristo, es una nueva creación. ¡Lo viejo ha pasado, ha llegado ya lo nuevo!” (2 Corintios 5:17).

Él da paz interior. “En consecuencia, ya que hemos sido justificados por medio de la fe, tenemos paz con Dios por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo” (Romanos 5:1).

Él da libertad. “ Así que si el Hijo los libera, serán ustedes verdaderamente libres” (Juan 8:36).

Él da vida eterna. “Mientras que la dádiva de Dios es vida eterna en Cristo Jesús, nuestro Señor” (Romanos 6:23b)

4. Debe arrepentirse y pedirle a Dios que le perdone. 

Admita y confiésele sus pecados a Dios. “Quien encubre su pecado jamás prospera; quien lo confiesa y lo deja, halla perdón” (Proverbios 28:13).

El arrepentimiento significa: 

•  Reconocer sus pecados.
•  Lamentarse de sus pecados. 
•  Confesar sus pecados.
•  Estar dispuesto a abandonar sus pecados.


 • Permitir que Cristo cambie su vida.

El perdón es una promesa. “Si confesamos nuestros pecados, Dios, que es fiel y justo, nos los perdonará y nos limpiará de toda maldad” (1 Juan 1:9).

5. Ponga su confianza en Cristo y recíbalo como su Salvador. 

Cristo está listo. “Mira que estoy a la puerta y llamo. Si alguno oye mi voz y abre la puerta, entraré, y cenaré con él, y él conmigo” (Apocalipsis 3:20).

Puedes recibir a Jesucristo ahora. “Mas a cuantos lo recibieron, a  los que creen en su nombre, les dio el derecho de ser hijos de Dios (Juan 1:12).

¿Harías esta oración? Señor Jesús, quiero tener vida. Sé que he pecado. Necesito de tu perdón. Creo que moriste en la cruz y resucitaste por mis pecados. Ahora te acepto como mi Salvador personal. Abandonaré mi vida pecaminosa. Sé que tu gracia y poder me capacitarán para vivir por ti. Gracias, Jesús, por salvarme y por darme una nueva vida.

Para ayudarle a vivir una vida plena en Cristo:
•  Tenga la seguridad del perdón de Cristo
•  Lea su Biblia y ore diariamente.
•  Encuentre una iglesia con un pastor y otros cristianos que se preocupen por usted.
•  Conviértase en parte vital de esa iglesia. 
•  Comparta su fe con otros.


Creencias

DECLARACIÓN DE LA CREENCIA

Creemos en un solo Dios: el Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo.

Creemos en la inspiración divina y la autoridad de las Escrituras tanto del Antiguo como del Nuevo Testamento.

Creemos que el hombre fue creado a imagen de Dios, pero a través de la desobediencia pecó y cayó, y que toda la raza humana comparte la naturaleza perdida y depravada del hombre.

Creemos que la expiación (la sangre derramada de Jesucristo derramada en la Cruz) es para toda la raza humana; y que quienquiera que se arrepienta y crea en el Señor Jesucristo se salve del dominio del pecado.

Creemos que la salvación es el regalo de Dios solo por gracia y recibida por fe personal en el Señor Jesucristo.

Creemos en la resurrección de Jesucristo, nuestro Señor, y que Él ascendió al cielo y está intercediendo por nosotros.

Creemos en el Espíritu Santo, nuestro Consolador y Ayudador enviado a habitar en nosotros, y colocar en nosotros dones espirituales para ser usados ​​en el Cuerpo de Cristo a través de su iglesia.

Creemos que el bautismo del Espíritu Santo es la obra santificadora de Dios y es para todos los creyentes una dotación definitiva de poder para el servicio más allá de la salvación.

Creemos que las ordenanzas de la iglesia, por el mandato de Cristo, son el bautismo en agua y la cena del Señor, que se dan a los que han nacido de nuevo.

Creemos en el glorioso regreso de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

 

Embrace Food Clothes

Springs First wants to be a beacon of light in our community. If you are in need of some groceries to get you through a few days, we would like to help with that. Please read below on how we can help you.
 
DISTRIBUTION
Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm on East Side of building (Embrace Community Center).
 
GUIDELINES:
* Clients will have to sign-in (Reports given to Care & Share).
* It will be first-come, first-serve.
* There will be no access to the storage area by clients or volunteers during distribution.
 

Missions

MISSION INFORMATION BY EMAIL
Would you like to receive missionary newsletters, regional mission newsletters, “Engage” online magazine, Prayer Mobilization Line updates, JESUS Film updates, etc? Contact NMI President, Sheree Bales, to have your name and email address added to the list, and this information will be forwarded to you as it comes in. This is a great way to learn more about missions around the world and know specific ways to pray.
“ENGAGE” Magazine
When most people think of the word “magazine,” they imagine flipping printed pages. But “magazine” can refer to a type of content.
 
Engage is a Web site format containing magazine-style content—stories about people, articles delving into our church’s mission strategies, mission book reviews submitted by readers, how-to articles, photo packages, and personal reflection essays. Its target audience is every Nazarene, especially lay people. To sign up for the newsletter, visit www.engagemagazine.com and click on the link in the Newsletter Signup box. To register to be a writer, click on “Log In” at the top of the page, then fill out the form. Once you validate your registration by clicking on a link that is sent to your e-mail, you will be able to sign in and begin writing!
WHAT IS THE WORLD EVANGELISM FUND?
What Is the World Evangelism Fund?
The World Evangelism Fund is the cooperative genius of the mission enterprise of the Church of the Nazarene. It is based on the concept that we can do more working together than could ever be done working alone.
 
Why do we have World Evangelism Fund?
Missions in the Church of the Nazarene is a large enterprise. To accomplish the Great Commission—spreading the gospel and the message of holiness around the world—requires money.
 
In “faith-based” missions, missionaries must spend valuable time raising financial support. They conduct services, take offerings, receive pledges of support, and then pray the amount raised covers living expenses. Sometimes if the money runs out, missionaries are forced to return home.
 
In this type of support, churches do not always share equally in the mission work. Larger churches are sometimes visited by more missionaries than they could possibly help, while some smaller churches are overlooked.
 
The World Evangelism Fund was created to allow missionaries to work more effectively and to encourage all churches to support missions
 
The World Evangelism Fund goes directly toward accomplishing the mission of the Church of the Nazarene, to make Christlike disciples in the nations. The World Evangelism Fund is the funding that operates the Church of the Nazarene and its entire mission effort, from the operation of the Global Ministry Center to districts and churches around the world.
 
How does the World Evangelism Fund work?
 
Full-time missionaries (excluding volunteers) in the Church of the Nazarene receive a monthly paycheck based on a standard amount plus a cost-of-living adjustment.
 
Missionaries also receive medical insurance (see Missionary Health Care) a pension provision, and other items (such as housing and travel costs).
 
The World Evangelism Fund comes from the generosity of Nazarenes around the world. Each church is challenged to contribute an assigned apportionment, but many, seeing the effectiveness of the world mission enterprise, choose to overpay.
 
How is the World Evangelism Fund collected?
 
Traditionally, it has been through two large offerings a year—the Thanksgiving and Easter offerings. Some churches continue to successfully raise their entire fund this way.
 
Faith Promise is a plan based on mission giving at systematic intervals rather than just twice a year. Through Faith Promise, people pray about the amount they should give for missions (over and above their tithe). The amount is often given weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Over time, churches find they raise their mission support and often go over their goal through this giving plan.
 
The Benefits of the World Evangelism Fund:
 
* Missionaries—They receive a regular paycheck, freeing them from the added worry of raising finances. Missionaries still write letters and conduct deputation services to inform people of happenings in their field of service; however, suchactivities do not consume a large portion of their time on the mission field.
 
* Churches—Regardless of size, each church has the opportunity to take part in the global mission endeavor. Also, just as individuals are blessed by God when they commit a portion of their resources for His kingdom, so churches are blessed when they allocate funds to help reach the lost around the world.
 
* What is Award of Excellence? In 1991, the Award of Excellence began, honoring those local churches overpaying their World Evangelism Fund by 3 percent or $1,000, whichever is less. A district receives the district Award of Excellence by paying 100 percent of its World Evangelism Fund goal. In an effort to encourage further giving to World Evangelism Fund, the Board of General Superintendents, at the suggestion of the General NMI Council, approved the Award of Excellence, a World Evangelism Fund overpayment plan, in 1992. “All moneys overpaid by the local church toward the World Evangelism Fund are used to explore and enter new world areas.” (Handbook and Constitution)