- When the Apostle Paul thanked the Philippian church for the gifts that they had sent him as an investment in his ministry of the Gospel, he described their gifts as “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” (Philippians 4:18).
- God expects us to give willingly, joyfully, and generously. Paul describes the willing giver in 2 Corinthians 9:7 by saying, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
- God expects us to give “with honest intent” (1 Chron. 29:17); to give quietly, not as the boastful Pharisees (Matt. 6:1-4).
- In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commanded His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Beyond your local ministry support, you need to look to God in prayer for His guidance to “adopt” specific works. These are ministries that are vital to the building up of Christ’s kingdom, and outside the scope of local church outreach.
What NCEM Believes About Finances:
- We are stewards of all that comes into this ministry, and we will have to give an account of it to the Lord.
- We have a responsibility to inform our supporters about where our finances go. God is our Provider, and He will move through His Body to meet every need, as long as we and our supporters are walking faithfully with Him.
- NCEM is a nonprofit Christian ministry. It belongs to God, not to any of its members. If He ever chooses to close it down, we will accept His leading. All assets will go to another Christian ministry — not to any individuals associated with NCEM.
Designated Giving Policy
Spending of funds is confined to NCEM Board/Officers approved programs and projects. Each contribution designated towards a Board/Officers approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or the Board/Officers have determined it cannot be completed, the remaining contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.