We see fundraising as a form of ministry. Through fundraising we share our mission and vision and invite you into it. Our mission is to help you experience a transformed life based on God’s truth. And we believe that transformation leads to a generous spirit, and a generous spirit is part of living a blessed life.
When those with money and those who need money share a mission, signs of new life appear. We see that every day. And it is with confidence built through seeing God’s hand on this ministry for more than 30 years that we invite you to invest yourself in New Life through the resources that God has given you—your energy, your prayers, and your money. Our invitation is clear and confident because we trust that our mission and vision are “like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in season, and their leaves do not wither.” (Psalm 1:3)
Giving to New Life gives you an opportunity to participate in the spirit of what we are about. When you give, we don’t see it as a successful transaction, we see it as the beginning or building of a relationship.
In asking for financial support, we will make our needs known, and we will remind you what the results of your giving produce. We will also remind you that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7), and if you can’t give cheerfully, if you don’t feel God has prepared you to make a gift or commitment to give at this time, then you shouldn’t give. We will not attempt to guilt you into giving nor to make you feel bad if you don’t give.
We believe God honors the heart and sacrifice of the giver, not the dollar amount of the gift.
One of our core values at New Life is connection. We ask for money, and we also attempt to connect with you, get to know you, and to love you. We pray that through our invitation to you to give and the relationship we develop with you, you will draw closer to God. We also believe in expressing gratitude to our donors. Every month, each staff member makes phone calls to say thank you to those who donate, with no agenda other than to say thank you and to create connection.
We are a ministry that strives to make each dollar you give go a long way. We don’t believe in extravagance; we see money as God’s gift for us to manage in order to further the purpose and mission of New Life, not for our own personal pleasure.