God finances the spread of the Gospel by offerings given willingly by people who want to support the ministry and enable the ministry to fulfil its vision.
Exceeding Faith is a Bible teaching ministry which is spreading the Word of God live and online. By giving offerings and partnering, you can help me reach more people, as well as make the Word of God more available through live ministry, books, articles, online broadcasts, podcasts and Bible courses.
If you would like to help support Exceeding Faith:
- You can give by PayPal using the link below.
- You can give by bank transfer or direct debit. Please contact me through the Facebook page for bank details.
This can be a one off gift or regular monthly offerings.
I appreciate your support and trust you have been encouraged by the teachings available from Exceeding Faith. Your gift will help spread the Word of God more through this ministry.
Giving by PayPal
PayPal does not pass on any of your personal details (address etc) to me with your gift, except for your name and email. Your giving is processed by PayPal.
Partners are people who hook up with the vision of a ministry and commit to support it.
- Being a partner is about standing with me to accomplish what God is doing through this ministry.
- Partners give monthly or regular offerings, pray for the ministry and let others know about the live broadcasts, website etc.
- Partnership provides stable consistent income which enables the ministry to teach the Word of God wherever and however God leads and enables ExceedingFaith to spread the Word of God for free
God’s Plan for Financing Itinerant Ministries
Local churches are financed by the offerings given by church members. I believe itinerant ministries are financed by offerings from partners. An itinerant ministry is a travelling teaching ministry.
Bible Teaching on Giving and Partnership
:1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
In Exodus, God instructed Moses to tell the people to bring an offering. People were not to be pressured into giving, but were to give willingly from their heart. This offering was then used to construct the Tabernacle, God’s dwelling place.
Today, we are not building a natural Temple or Tabernacle, but we are part of God building His church and spreading His Word. The Gospel is free, but it takes finances to spread it. Often, churches and ministries are unable to do what God has called them to do because of finances.
I believe that partners who support a ministry by offerings help enable the ministry to fulfil what God has called it to do.
My desire is to be able to take the Word of God to people for free, without financial limitations on where I can preach or what the ministry can do. This is why I do not take up offerings on the live online Bible teaching videos that I do each week. These are for teaching the Word, not for taking up offerings. I want people focused on receiving the Word of God during these teachings.
In order to do this, I believe God uses partners. These are people who connect with the vision of this ministry and believe in what I am doing. They want to help me fulfil the call God has given me to teach the Word of God by giving offerings to Exceeding Faith.
Partners who helped Paul Spread the Word
The Philippian church supported Paul regularly and sent offerings to him on multiple occasions. They partnered with Paul by sending him regular offerings, so he could preach in other cities. The scriptures clearly show this.
Phillipi was a retirement city for wealthy Romans and ex-generals, a Roman colony and a city with status in the Roman Empire.
In Acts 16:9-12, God specifically led Paul to Macedonia to preach the Gospel. Paul often refers to ‘the Macedonians’ in his other writings, which included the Philippians. Philippi was in Macedonia. Paul established a church there and then had an ongoing relationship with the Macedonians, which he refers to multiple times in his writings.
2 Corinthians 8
:1 Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
The ‘grace of God’ referred to here is a grace to give. The Macedonian churches became givers. They gave to the poor and to Paul to help him fulfil his ministry
2 Corinthians 11
:7 Did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?
:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages from them to minister to you.
:9 And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
Paul desired to take the gospel to people for free. This meant he needed finances from somewhere else to take care of his needs and enable him to preach for free. Notice that, in verse 9, Paul says the Macedonian church supported him by supplying for his needs. This enabled him to have his needs met without being a burden to the people he was preaching to in other places.
Philippians 4:10-11, 14-19
:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.
:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:
:14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.
;15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.
:16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.
:17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
:18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The Philippian Church Supported Paul
In Philippians 4, Paul talks directly to the Philippian church about the gifts and offerings they sent him. In verse 14, he says they ‘shared in’ his distress. Verse 15 talks about how after Paul left Philippi, they gave to him. When Paul was in Thessalonica, they ‘sent aid’ more than once for Paul’s needs. He then confirms in verse 18 that he had received the gift they sent. This passage shows clearly that the Philippian church supported Paul when he was in other cities preaching the Gospel and backs up what we saw in 2 Corinthians that the Macedonians support enabled Paul to spread the Word to other cities for free.
Paul was able to take God’s Word to people for free because God used the Philippian church to support him by taking care of his needs.
Today, partners do the same for a ministry. By partnering with Exceeding Faith, you are enabling me to take God’s Word to more people and fulfil the call upon this ministry.
Thank you, I appreciate your support.