Each year our Official Church Board approves a budget that allows us to fulfill the ministries that God has given to First Christian Church. How do we meet our budget? We support our church ministries through a Private Promise. What is Private Promise? First of all, it is a Private PROMISE. Each of us makes a promise to God that we will support the Church through a planned and regular offering. Secondly, it is a PRIVATE Promise. Only you and God know what you promise to give for the coming year. We trust each other to give generously and faithfully. Money can deepen our spiritual life or become a hindrance to it. “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also,” Jesus said in Matthew 6:21. The love of Christ is our treasure—money is one important means we use to share our treasure with others.