YOUR GIVING MATTERS

Your giving truly matters! It makes it possible for us to continue doing the work God has called us to do. We believe it is a good work and we thank God for you and your dedication to partner with New Community. Our confidence continues to be in God's faithfulness, and we know that through our prayers He will meet this need. 

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god will make a way out of no way

a faith tithe testimony

It was payday again and although I was thankful to have money in my account, I knew it would only be there for a temporary amount of time. On top of my rent and daycare fees being due, I knew I wanted to participate in the Faith Tithe Challenge, which was Sunday, February 2. After writing my budget, I realized there was no way I was going to be able to tithe unless I sacrificed paying my rent on time. I knew that was not an option so I made the decision to not tithe.


When I arrived at church that Sunday, I was wrestling with thoughts of trusting God. As I set in service, I was talking to God in my mind saying, "God I want to tithe, but I have to pay my rent. I know you have provided for me before, but I'm still afraid." Shortly after I said those words, Pastor Kevin began his sermon and started talking about having life-changing faith. I knew at that moment, God wanted me to trust Him. I decided to go ahead and submit my tithe. I went home that afternoon and told God that I needed the money for my rent by February 5th in order for my rent to be on time. 


Leading up to the due date for my rent, I spent my mornings in prayer and finding scriptures that would encourage me. I quoted scriptures like Malachi 3:10 where God says, "Test me in this and see if I will not open up the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to receive it."


The morning of February 5th, I checked my bank account hoping there would be a random deposit and unfortunately there wasn't. I thought about taking out a loan but I could feel the Lord telling me to trust Him.


The next morning I woke up and took a deep breath and checked my bank account. To my surprise there was a deposit of $647 which was my state refund check. At that moment I had no words and immediately fell to my knees. All I

could do was say, "Thank you Lord!" 


This experience taught me that I can truly trust God with my finances. I learned that God truly can make a way out of no way. 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KEVIN JAMES