Here at New Life, we embrace a giving lifestyle. There is tremendous joy found in giving and investing in things that will outlive us here on earth.
Our members, church attenders & pastoral staff give, because we have been given so much by God; and we want to honor God with our resources.
Why should we give?
When we give, it is an intentional act of faith and declaration to God that we want to be like him (God is a giver!), and we are trusting ultimately in him to sustain us; not our income. We are not only saying we love God and want to follow him, we are actually putting action to our words by investing in causes important to the heart of God (helping other people find Jesus!). It is an act of obedience, faith and love.
Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us “Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine.” Giving to God & others, through the church, is one way of doing this.
After all, God showed it pretty well in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.“
God gave first. We respond by giving a portion of his blessings back to him, so that more people can know Him as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission. There are many other verses that talk about giving as well (Malachi 3:8-12, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 are just a few).
Every year, (usually around September), the members of our church meet together to pass a budget for the following year. We continually look at how we can better spread the hope found in Jesus to our local community, and we desire the flow of the resources God provides to reflect our mission to make and mature followers of Jesus Christ.
What happens when we give?
Because you give, we are able to spread the good news of Jesus here and around the world.
We share the gospel with kids, teens and adults regularly at our church. We see people baptized and lives changed. We see faith begin, and celebrate each time it is strengthened. Beside our many local ministries, right off the top we turn around and invest approximately 20% of the gifts we receive in causes outside of ourself.
- Local Families in need
- Berkshire Christian school
- New Direction Crisis Pregnancy Center, in North Adams
- Open Door Church, Lee (new church plant)
- Over 3600 missionaries globally, through our International Mission Board (www.imb.org)
- Northeastern Baptist College, Bennington, VT – training the next generation of local Christian leaders
- Mid-America Seminary, Northeast Campus, Schenectady, NY – training the next generation of local pastors.
- Lakeside Christian Camp – Using nature and a beautiful environment to impact kids & adults with the message of Jesus.
- Baptist Convention of New England – providing funding for church planting efforts across New England
- Hudson Baptist Association – providing funding in our local region for new church planting efforts.
Our goal is to be a place of hope for the hurting, a lighthouse in a dark world, a place where the broken and lost find peace and direction. And most importantly, a place that shares the life changing message of Jesus with our community and the world. When you give, you join with us in ministering!
Because others have given in the past, many have come to know God personally and have embraced a happier, healthier lifestyle that honors God. He (God) has revolutionized marriages, restored broken relationships, broken habits and hangups, and everybody who gave had a chance to support that; what an investment!
Thank you in advance for your involvement in what God is doing here!
We offer several easy ways to give, and all of our options are safe and secure.
Tip – For Church Center & Paypal, you can setup recurring automatic donations easily, so you don’t have to login and do this every week. It makes your tithing even easier.
1. You can give online here, through the Church Center.
(also available as a Smartphone App – may take a few seconds to load)
2. Give via text message
Just text: 84321 with a message!
- Message: The amount you’d like to give. For example, “$100, or $50, etc…”
More Texting Details
The first time you give, it will ask you for a credit/debit card information.
After that, all you need to do is text a dollar sign ($) along with the amount, and it will text you a response saying your giving was successful. Store the number as something you will remember like, “New Life Text Giving” for future reference. It is super easy!
We don’t take your trust lightly when you give to God through New Life.
We offer full transparency in all of our financial matters. If you would like to see our most recent financial report just request one from Cody Mitchell, our treasurer, or call the church office at (413) 684-0001. We have quarterly business meetings to share the status with our church, and gladly invite newcomers to come see what God is doing through your gifts!