Resources for Ministries
We are blessed with people at New Hope who are generous with both their time and their treasure. The giving of both provides resources that are needed to carry on the variety of ministries of our great church.
Throughout this year, I plan to update you each quarter on where we are in terms of our ministry budget goal.
We Ended 2022 Strong
While navigating an inflationary economy, members and those who consider New Hope their church home, gave generously to close out the year. Your generosity helped us catch up and end the year "in the black". In fact, it was the most generous giving we've had at New Hope in at least 6 years. I am truly grateful for your sacrifice!
Like most churches, we experience giving cycles (high and low giving months). Typically, January and February are lower giving months, and that has been the case this year. We are behind in regard to giving vs. ministry support needs. Our normal pattern has been to see giving pick up starting in March and going forward.
My challenge to all who love New Hope is two-fold: 1) Pray about your part in helping us catch-up so that we enter the summer months in a strong position to carry on the many preschool, kids and student ministry plans. We believe in investing in future generations.
2) If you don't currently give on a generous, consistent basis, pray about doing so. Join us! You will find that God is more than faithful in your everyday life when you choose to trust Him with all the things in your life, including finances.
God continues to use this body of believers, even after 154 years, to accomplish meaningful, eternal things in the lives of others. I hear stories about it almost on a weekly basis! I can think of no greater purpose to invest your time and treasure into than God's Kingdom through New Hope. I look forward to seeing what God will accomplish in 2023, both in us and through us!