Giving FAQs

How does NewCov use my funds?

New Covenant Community Church is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Our Tax ID# is 77-0159317. All donations to New Covenant are tax deductible to the extent that no goods or services were provided in connection with the donation. All donations are received with the understanding that New Covenant Community Church has complete discretion and control over the use of the funds.

How do I keep track of my contribution statement for my donations?

As of January 2015 NewCov is trying to become as paperless as possible! In 2014 we went to a fully integrated system that helps you keep better track of your giving throughout the year. Beginning January 2014, all contributions you made were linked to your myNewCov account. If you haven’t already created a log-in and password, please visit and click Sign Up. Once you’ve set up your account, your giving statements can be viewed at any time by logging into your account. This new option for viewing your giving statements allows you to better track your giving where applicable and gives you immediate access when you need your statement. All giving information is at your finger tips with the click of a few buttons! We do this in an effort to make your giving easier and more effective for the kingdom. Those who make online or kiosk contributions will be able to see those donations any time they access their online giving account.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about my giving history?

Please contact Carla Mathers at [email protected] or 559.298.0688, ext. 206.

I want to restrict my gift to a particular project or program. Can I do this?

By default, donations go into our General Fund. However, you may request that your gift be used for an approved project or program like the ones listed below. Other approved projects or programs may arise periodically throughout the year (for example Tsunami Relief or Gulf Coast Relief).

NewCov currently has four official restricted fund categories:

  • 7 Years to Freedom – This fund is for the elimination of our facilities debt.
  • Benevolence Fund – for local financial assistance to those in need from our church family.
  • Scholarship Fund – by department, to help make NewCov events more affordable and accessible.
  • Missions Fund – includes General Missions and various sub-funds with specific purposes.
What happens to my gift if more money is raised than is needed for a restricted fund?

We will always do our best to not raise more than is needed for a particular project or program, but we can’t always guarantee this is the case. Once a restricted fund’s purpose is met, we will close the fund. But if excess donations have been made, we reserve the right to use those funds for other purposes. All donations are received with the understanding that New Covenant Community Church has complete discretion and control over the use of the funds.

I want to restrict my gift to a particular person. Can I do this?

A gift restricted to a specific individual constitutes a person-to-person gift and is not tax deductible. You can restrict your gift for the Benevolence Fund and suggest it be used to help a specific person but this decision will be made by the Pastors and Deacons.

What if I miss the offering basket as it comes by?

You can simply submit your offering at our Giving Kiosk in the North Lobby or online. CLICK HERE to donate or give online.

Can I set up automatically scheduled contributions?

Yes. You can do this through our online giving.  When you have created an account to give online, you will see the option to give one time, or to schedule your contributions weekly, monthly, a specific day of the month, as well as other options.

What is NewCov's position on using my credit card to make donations or other payments to the church?

While NewCov does accept credit cards, we strongly encourage our members not to use their credit card for donations, registrations or other transactions if they are unable to pay off their credit card in full each month. We prefer the use of checks and debit cards For those with revolving credit card debt or are simply seeking more information on how to manage their money God’s way, we encourage them to enroll in a NewCov Biblical financial principals class such as Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”.

Do you have envelopes available for me to give cash?

Yes! A supply of envelopes is also available at the Welcome Center or from the ushers. If you typically place your tithe check in an offering basket during worship services, you do not need to use an envelope. If you are giving cash, we encourage you to use an envelope and write your name and address on the outside if you want to receive a tax deduction for the gift. Please do not send cash in the mail.

How can I make a stock contriubution to New Covenant Community Church?

Please contact Sandy Brown at [email protected] or call him at 559.298.0688, ext. 231 for information on how to transfer your stock to New Covenant Community Church.