Pastor: John Houmes
Church Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Phone: (954) 374-9672
New City Fellowship exists to make disciples of all people in the reconciling Good News of Jesus Christ through Gospel proclamation (salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone) and Kingdom demonstration (Spirit-led deeds of love, justice and mercy). New City is a planting church in the PCA, around 1.5 years old.
Budget (often for homeless ministry and people in need):
Mercy/benevolence: about $4k per year
New City Fellowship Mercy Ministry
The church itself exists primarily as a mercy ministry. In 2017, 1/3 of the congregation received financial help from the benevolence fund. This was afforded as 1/3 had donated above and beyond their tithes into the benevolence fund.
Financial Peace University
New City Fellowship offers Financial Peace University classes throughout the year
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.
Challenges and affected area:
In the area, there is a strong contrast of socio-economic constituents living in close proximity, along with race and language differences. Culturally, upper middle class residents have been reluctant to mingle with the poor and rather donate from a distance.
Sustained mercy ministry outreach efforts have been difficult, as active involvement from church membership has been low. For about two years, there was active feeding of the homeless in a nearby park on Monday nights followed by a Bible study when InterVarsity college students were present. After the students moved, the ministry folded.