Beyond Mission Offering
Lifestreams South Perth financially supports our mission family through the Beyond (Local) and Beyond (Global) mission offering.
The mission offering is an invitation to partner with God as He works in this world. It is money that we give towards our mission family which is above and beyond our normal tithe. It is based on generosity and faith, trusting God to provide the money that you have committed to give.
How does it relate to my regular tithe?
Tithing is a clear Scriptural principle; those monies are used to run our local church and ministry. The mission offering is above and beyond this money. It is a way for us to give specifically toward reaching the unreached of the world and help fulfil the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
How do I decide how much to give?
Firstly pray! Ask God how much He wants you to give towards the mission offering each month. Paul says that “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly” (2 Corinthians 8:12). So, make this commitment before God with joy and thanks – not through guilt or compulsion (2 Corinthians 9:5-7).
Paul also teaches that our giving is in proportion to what we have (2 Corinthians 8:11), but he also encourages us to be generous – to be willing to step out in faith. Don’t be surprised at the amount God lays on your heart. It may be larger than what you are comfortable with.
How long will this Mission Offering commitment last?
The commitment is for 12 months. Giving is reviewed on a yearly basis.
How will God provide for my Mission Offering?
Seeing God provide this money is a wonderful faith journey! As this is a commitment between you and God, trust Him to provide. He may provide through increasing your income or decreasing your expenses. It may be an unexpected gift – money that God provides because He trusts you to pass it on.
For others, God may lead you to sacrifice a luxury – like your daily coffee or a takeaway meal – or to give out of your abundance.
Have faith (Matthew 13:31-32) and give as God enables you to give.
I would like to give towards the Beyond Mission Offering.