NewGround is primarily funded through an annual offering taken by Christian Reformed Churches across Canada.
We also rely heavily on private donors and grants.
Will you join our mission to help churches love their community?
Let us tell you!
All across Canada, there are churches like yours, filled with people who long to see their communities transformed with the love of Christ. Yet many congregations don’t have all of the resources or expertise in order to do that. This is where NewGround can help.
NewGround helps churches discover God’s dreams for their city and local community and where He is already at work and how churches can join Him.
The churches and ministries you are helping to support are deeply grateful. While these ministries might not be in your own city or town, we believe that the work of the Lord is being done and you are actively participating in growing God’s Kingdom!
Thank you for your generosity and partnership!
Resources for Churches
NewGround 2023 Offering
NewGround Sunday was May 7th this year!
Churches received a NewGround Mailing in early April.
Each year churches can choose to hold their offering* on NewGround Sunday or any other Sunday in the year.
Some diaconates have included NewGround right in their church budget! Or you can do a combination of both!
*IF YOU ARE NOT HOLDING AN OFFERING, we are still asking churches to hand out the inserts/postcards to let your members know about this wonderful program!
New resources for the 2023 offering are now ready! See below...
Ways to Donate to NewGround
Let your church members know how they can donate to NewGround*!
>> Please ensure donations are directed to "Diaconal Ministries Canada" and are earmarked "NewGround".
Resources for Donors
“With the financial assistance from NewGround, our church opened a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre several years ago. NewGround also provided coaching and help with networking with another church with a CAP program. As the Centre’s manager, I am passionate about the opportunity to witness how God connects us to people in our community and to see Him at work in and through our church. I am very encouraged by the volunteers and other ways the church members have been involved. One volunteer shared this: ‘I have seen first-hand that CAP has been a real blessing in the lives of clients as they found hope to overcome crippling debt. I have also experienced the unexpected blessing of new friendships through the CAP program. CAP is a very worthwhile ministry, and I will continue to pray that it will flourish and bless many more clients in our city.’ CAP connects us to what God is already doing in our community!”
--Nancy V, CAP Centre, Crosspoint CRC (Brampton, ON)
“I was giving a tour to a social worker and as we went through each room of MY House, she was amazed that there was such a wide range of free resources available to youth at one place, without any pre-requisites or qualifications. Any youth could have anything, no questions asked. Most items had been donated from the community and local churches.
The very next day, that social worker brought one of the youth she oversees to MYHouse. This young girl was running out of food and other essentials. We gave her a couple boxes of food and supplies to bring back to her home. She received so many nice things that she needed that she exclaimed, ‘I feel so spoiled!’”
--Calvin W, Director (partnered with Mission Hills CRC, Mission, BC)
Will you support NewGround this year?
Here are 3 (or 4) ways you can donate today...
*Contributions directed toward an approved program or project will be used as restricted with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the National Director, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where most needed.
What is NewGround?
NewGround helps churches...
- DISCOVER God’s dreams for their church and local community,
- REALIZE where He is already at work, and
- equips churches to JOIN Him.
Watch this video to see how NewGround can help YOUR church love its community!