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Urban Missionary Initiative

Inspiring Generosity

A friend from the recovery community was going into a local prison as part of a ministry team to share the gospel with inmates.  Each team member needed to provide 200 dozen homemade cookies to distribute to the inmates and the prison staff as an act of agape. 

 

This friend reached out and asked if New Hope could help.  We immediately put out a plea and our community provided 120 dozen of the 200 dozen cookies that our friend needed!  

 

Why is that remarkable?  Because New Hope is one of the poorest, most drug-infested communities in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Yet when faced with the opportunity to share the gospel in a really practical way, the people of New Hope stepped up generously and without hesitation!  

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

—2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Paul's Encouragement

​In II Corinthians Paul reminds the Corinthians that the Macedonian believers were “being tested by many troubles and were very poor.”  But despite their trials and their poverty, they were filled with abundant joy from knowing Christ and that joy overflowed in rich generosity.  They gave not only what they could afford, but FAR MORE, Paul says.  And they did it of their own free will.  

The Macedonians understood that true generosity is giving from a mindset of abundance, not scarcity.  When we give with a heart of generosity, it will come back to us 10, 100, even 1000 times.  God provides everything we need and plenty left over to share with others.

 

Paul used this example to remind the people of Corinth that they were called to become partners in mission with Paul and others who were sharing the gospel all over the ancient world.

 

You have the same opportunity to help us reach the city of Dayton for Christ!​

Your Generosity Matters

Over the past 15 years, New Hope has served

thousands of people by providing a place

for worship and community while meeting

some very practical needs. 

 

And while God is doing a mighty work among us,

we need help. 

 

Would you consider coming along side us to “restore hope one life at a time through Jesus Christ?”

Your generosity can make a profound difference in our community.

 

Please consider these possibilities:

  1. Plant yourself at New Hope Church for a year.  Give your time, talent and tithe to the work of New Hope as a missionary from your home church.

  2. Join a monthly New Hope serve team. Examples include:  

  • Teach a class

  • Work with our facilities team

  • Serve in our kids’ ministry

  • Bring a team and plan/put on a community event

  • Join our outreach team

   3.  Give a one time or regular financial gift to support the work:

  • $1,200 provides supplies for our recovery ministry for a year

  • $1,500 pays for one of our four major community events 

  • $5,200 covers childcare for a year for our growing Saturday night Christian recovery ministry

  • $10,000 covers the partial salary of one of our amazing part-time staff

   4. Pray for us.  Whatever you do, please commit to pray for New Hope and the work to which God has called us in inner East Dayton!

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