How we spend our money makes a powerful statement about who we are and what we value. As Christ followers, our generosity flows from understanding that all we have is not ours to own, but has been entrusted to us by God for a purpose. Jesus did not shy away from teaching about a lifestyle of generosity. In fact, He spoke of money more than any other subject.Ways to giveGIVE NOW
“You cannot serve both God and money”
At New North Church, we endorse the biblical guidelines set forth for all believers regarding giving.
Between you and God
Done with a willing and cheerful heart
Consistent and regular
Sacrificial and generous
Directed primarily toward those who lead and feed you
We have a wonderful tradition of giving away the entirety of our
Christmas Eve offering to a global & local initiative. Here’s the
initiatives we’re supporting this year.
Church Plant in Ethiopia with Compassion International
Since 2010, Compassion has planted a total of 294 churches worldwide. Their church planting strategy includes working with an established local “mother” church to plant a permanent “daughter” church in a new, nearby community where they already have a ministry presence.
We are excited to work in Ethiopia because there is not only a huge need there, but we want to do more gospel work in Africa. The investment needed to plant a church is $75,000 and includes building the basic church facilities such as classrooms, restrooms, electricity and plumbing. This church plant will include an initial registration of approximately 200 children who we’ll get to sponsor in the future.
Learn more here.
Minister Housing Assistance Fund
As you all know; we live in a very expensive area which makes it difficult to recruit and retain great staff. Some of our pastors have been evicted due to the difficult housing situations in our area. Many churches in the Bay Area have various ways to assist their ministry professionals with long term housing resources. To better address this huge need, a group of elders and deacons are developing a plan to meet this need.
Our goal will be to help our ministry professionals have more housing stability, become better stewards and to give them deeper roots in the community and ultimately help them towards retirement. A portion of our Christmas Eve offering will establish a housing assistance fund to meet these needs.
WAYS TO GIVE
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We have a wonderful tradition of giving away the entirety of our Christmas Eve offering to one global and one local initiative. View this year's organizations below:
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) are both campus ministries in San Francisco that desire to see college students experience and respond to the love of Jesus and grow in their faith through community.
They are ministries that reach students and faculty of all ethnicities and engage in discipleship around Scripture. A portion of our Christmas Eve offering will go towards Intervarsity’ general fund at SFSU and scholarships for sending students to CRU’s winter conferences and mission trips that allow them to directly encounter Christ through fellowship.
FOIN is a team of Christ-followers in the United States and in India who have joined together to establish partnerships and empower indigenous workers to spread the Good News across northern India. The organization focuses on unreached and unengaged people groups and is committed to planting one “house group” in every village in northern India.
A portion of our Christmas Eve offering will equip pastors and trainers to travel to villages to share the Good News and plant groups who are committed to educating and sharing the message of Christ’s love with the Dalit (poorest of the poor) women and children by establishing literacy centers, transformation groups and homes for abandoned children.
To give to these funds, you can write “Christmas Eve Offering” in the memo line of your check, or select “Christmas Eve Offering” in the dropdown when you give online. This Christmas Eve offering is above and beyond your normal giving.