Every single dollar stewarded at New Life Fellowship Church Dallas is part of the “Missions budget,” strategically deployed to advance God’s mission here and around the world. Let us all prayerfully consider how we might continue to invest in this mission with our hearts and God’s possessions. (2 Corinthians 9:7, Matthew 6:4).
What We Believe About Giving
"Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
- 2 Corinthians 9:7
At New Life Fellowship, we believe the giving of our first-fruits is an act of worship, a way that honors God (Prov 3:9) while also living mindfully that ALL we own, not just what we give is the Lord's (Psalm 24:1). God is a giver of eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Cor 2:12) and temporal (Dt 8:17-18, James 1:17) and when a follower of Christ freely and joyfully gives away their increase, whether it be money, possessions, time, or talents, they are imitating God.
We are excited about your desire to give, not only because of how your gift will allow us to continue to be about our mission of being and making disciples, but also because of what your gift prayerfully communicates to the world about your heart and relationship with God (2 Cor 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33).
How to Give
You can give online using the button below. ACH (checking account) is our highly preferred method of payment because it saves us money on fees, allowing the maximum dollars possible to go directly to ministry use. To give with ACH, you will enter an account and routing number.
Debit / Credit cards are a payment option as well.
(Example: $100 with ACH is a $1.31 fee & $100 with a debit/credit card is $3.30 fee)
During Church Services
Gifts can by brought in or sent by mail to the following address:
New Life Fellowship Church, PO Box 361172, Dallas, TX 75336
If you are choosing to make a financial gift, your gifts can be designated for to the General Fund, which supports the day-to-day ministries and church support services, or to the Building Fund, which supports building and development opportunities. All contributions to New Life Fellowship are applied to the General Fund unless they are designated to another fund.
Year-End Giving Information
If you have participated with us financially this year, you can expect to receive a mail / email acknowledgement of your contributions no later than January 31, 2020. If you have changed your physical address or email address in the past year, please let us know at info@NewLifeFellowshipDallas.com.
How are budgets created, approved, and managed?
Each new budget is reviewed at two levels:
1. Our internal Finance Team
2. Our Officers (Elders & Trustees) ultimately approve the budget
We have processes that track every dollar in and out of New Life Fellowship, with monthly reporting.
How does New Life Fellowship prepare for the unexpected?
Given that our economy cycles over time and we could be impacted in a downturn, we see wisdom in maintaining some reserves for the unknown. In accordance with the direction of our Financial Team, we target setting aside funds to cover four months of operating expenses, along with a reserve account to fund catastrophic repairs.
What significant opportunities are ahead for New Life Fellowship Church Dallas?
· Church Chair Pews for the Sanctuary
· Landscaping Development of Entrance with New Church Signs
These projects cannot begin until the necessary resources are provided by our body.
What is our budget allocation?
How do I get more information about how my tithes / offerings are spent?
We regularly meet with Members to discuss our budget and answer questions. Please email us to set up a meeting with someone from our Financial Team.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
1. THE FIRST TITHE (GEN. 14:19–20)
And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
2. JACOB OFFERS A TITHE (GEN. 28:20–22)
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”
WHAT MOSES SAID ABOUT TITHING
3. THE TITHE IS INTRODUCED AS LAW (LEV. 27:30–34)
Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it. And every tithe of herds and flocks, every tenth animal of all that pass under the herdsman’s staff, shall be holy to the Lord. One shall not differentiate between good or bad, neither shall he make a substitute for it; and if he does substitute for it, then both it and the substitute shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.”
4. TITHES ESTABLISHED FOR THE LEVITES (NUM. 18:21)
To the Levites I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting
5. THE LEVITE’S TITHE (NUM. 18:26)
Moreover, you shall speak and say to the Levites, “When you take from the people of Israel the tithe that I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present a contribution from it to the Lord, a tithe of the tithe.”
6. OFFERINGS AND TITHES (DEUT. 12:5–6)
But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go, and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock.
7. TITHING FOR FESTIVALS (DEUT. 14:22)
“You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.”
8. TITHING FOR ORPHANS, WIDOWS, AND SOJOURNERS (DEUT. 14:28–29)
At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.
HOW ISRAELITES TITHED
9. BRINGING IN THE TITHE (2 CHRON. 31:4–5)
And he commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion due to the priests and the Levites, that they might give themselves to the Law of the Lord. As soon as the command was spread abroad, the people of Israel gave in abundance the firstfruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field. And they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
10. NEHEMIAH REESTABLISHES THE TITHE (NEH. 10:35–37)
We obligate ourselves to bring the firstfruits of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of every tree, year by year, to the house of the Lord; also to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God, the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, as it is written in the Law, and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks; and to bring the first of our dough, and our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the wine and the oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and to bring to the Levites the tithes from our ground, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all our towns where we labor.
11. THE PRINCIPLES OF PLENTY (PROV. 3:9–10)
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
12. THE LORD REQUIRES MORE THAN REGULAR TITHES (AMOS 4:4–5)
“Come to Bethel, and transgress; to Gilgal, and multiply transgression; bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days; offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!” declares the Lord God.
13. THE ROBBING OF GOD (MAL. 3:8–9)
Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, “How have we robbed you?” In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.
14. TESTING GOD IN THE TITHE (MAL. 3:10–12)
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT TITHING
15. GIVING IN SECRET (MATT. 6:1–4)
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
16. DON’T NEGLECT THE WEIGHTIER ISSUES (MATT. 23:23)
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
17. THE FAITHFUL GIVER (MARK 12:41–44)
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
18. TITHING AND JUSTICE (LUKE 11:42)
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
19. TITHING AND PRIDE (LUKE 18:9–14)
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
20. TITHING TO MELCHIZEDEK (HEB. 7:1–2)
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
To give online, use the button below.
Tithes, Offerings, Donations & Gifts can also be mailed to
New Life Fellowship Church, PO Box 361172, Dallas, TX 75336
All contributions to New Life Fellowship are applied to the General Fund unless they are designated otherwise.