There are numerous organizations that are doing awesome work for the kingdom of God and great causes that need support all around the world. So, we thank you for considering to give to our church and helping bring forth our vision through supporting our programs and ministries.
As you consider giving, we’d like to share how we as a church approach fundraising and why we do it – whether it be for short-term missions, academic scholarships or the New Mercy Fund. We want our supporters not only to give, but to give believing in the vision God has given us, understanding the rationale and passion behind the work our church does, and supporting us most importantly through prayer. Ultimately, we hope our supporters will in fact be our partners in God’s kingdom building work.
If you have any additional questions, please also see our FAQs.
At the moment, contributions to New Mercy fall under three broad categories – (1) actual item donations (e.g. vans, equipment, etc.), (2) missions and (3) the New Mercy Fund. Item donations and the New Mercy Fund go toward supporting the ministries of NMCC. Contributions to missions will support our missional efforts around the globe as well as the long term missions organizations with which we partner.
New Mercy takes fundraising as a very serious spiritual practice. Below are the 7 principles that guide our church and frame our approach when it comes to fundraising – whether it be for this church plant, local or overseas missions.
As we seek God’s will and obey Him to bring forth his vision, we believe He will continue to meet the needs of this church and those we serve. So while we intend to remain faithful to our fundraising efforts because we believe God chooses to work through the people we speak to and approach, we believe God will ultimately provide for this church so that we can carry out our mission and vision.
The early church knew what this meant. Everything they “had” was God’s and as stewards, they gave sacrificially and lovingly to each other, the church and those around them. This is why we have proceeded with our fundraising efforts first inside our church – through our leaders and congregation, and now outside our church – to the larger body of Christ.
In Acts 11, we see the first instance of fundraising – to support and bless Judea based on the needs identified by the church. And thus we believe that all fundraising efforts should be designed to meet a need of a community, small or large, and to bless others.
As God’s children, we believe we have a responsibility to support fundraising efforts to completion. We are committed to follow-through and seek those who will partner with us and support the work we will do as New Mercy Community Church.
We take the responsibility of overseeing funds seriously. And as stewards, we will steward all funds collected seriously, appropriately as-intended and will be held accountable by multiple bodies within our church.
From Paul’s letters, we see that fundraising is a corporate undertaking. Members of the early church contributed as needs arose, regardless of financial status, and even saved to give. We believe that all of God’s children are called to give – not because we believe we need to pay God back for his gift of salvation. But as an act of worship and love for God.
There are no minimum requirements or rules for giving. Because it is an act of worship, God cares more about the state of our hearts and the motivation behind our giving, than the amount of the gift itself.
So, we hope that you only give if you feel the Holy Spirit moving you to do so. And if you do decide to give, we look forward to partnering with you and being able to share with you how God uses and challenges our church to be a blessing to the world.