Flourish Campaign Q&A
Q: What is the fundraising goal this year?
Our goal is to raise $175,000 this year. This goal is extraordinarily reachable if everyone gives as the Lord leads. Some in our body are able to give thousands and some tens, but if each of us gives, we will exceed this goal.
Q: What will the Flourish Campaign money be spent on this year?
We have pinpointed the following areas for our Flourish funds in 2022:
Local Missions ($50,000): Our first priority for missions work is to serve the people who surround us, addressing both immediate and long-term needs. This has always been the heart of New City: to bring the hope of Jesus to the places we live, work, study, and play. In addition to giving financial support, we strive to provide opportunities for our church to carry out the gospel message through community offerings that help our city flourish. We are currently partnered with a range of local organizations, including Hope Women’s Center, Ohana, Kenilworth Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School, and more.
Domestic and International Church Planting ($50,000): Each year we invest in church planting through our relationship with the Orchard Group, an organization committed to planting churches in urban areas around the world. Orchard helped start New City, and now we invest in other church planters who will take the message of the Gospel to their cities, like San Francisco, New York, Paris, Istanbul, and Lagos, Nigeria. Presently, we are supporting a new church plant in downtown Cincinnati called City Church. Additionally, we will be giving financially to the Rise Fund, which was created by the Orchard Group to help pastors of color start churches or to continue their educations.
Benevolence ($50,000): In Acts 4, we see a clear picture of how the early church cared for its members. Followers of Jesus sold their possessions, brought the resources to the church, and the church distributed the proceeds to those who had greater need. At New City, we strive to be that kind of church. Every year, we distribute thousands of dollars to people in our church and community who are struggling financially. We provide support for a range of needs – from school supplies and grocery gift cards to car maintenance and rental assistance.
New City Scholarship Fund ($25,000): We are launching a new initiative this year to financially support our high school graduates as they take the next step on their journeys to adulthood. Through this scholarship fund, we will support our qualifying graduates who attend college (2 or 4 year), trade school, or seek other opportunities (such as working for a missions organization) to develop and serve. If able, we will support these graduates for up to four years.
Q: When does the Flourish Campaign start and end?
November 6 marks the beginning of our campaign this year, and we encourage all Flourish giving to be completed by December 31. However, you can give to the Flourish Campaign at any time throughout the year.
Q: How do I give?
You can give in multiple ways:
Give Online. If you have previously donated online, simply log-in, click Give Now or Schedule Giving, and select “Flourish Campaign” from the drop-down box. If you have not previously made an online donation, you will need to go through a quick registration process before you enter your contribution.
Give on Sunday. Place your cash or check donation in the offering boxes.
Give via Text. Text 602.833.1446 the amount and the word Flourish (example: $100 Flourish).
Give by Mail. Send a check with “Flourish” in the memo line to New City Church, PO BOX 2293, Phoenix, AZ 85002.
Q: Is my Flourish Campaign giving a part of my normal tithe giving or an offering above and beyond that?
Giving to the Flourish Campaign is considered an offering that would be in addition to normal giving. Of course, all donations given to New City Church are tax deductible.