How Money Works

How We Fund Movements

Our Networks of reproducing churches work together to catalyze movements. Each Movement is led by a Movement Leader and consists of approximately 3-4 Networks of churches which are each led by a Network Leader. Our Networks of reproducing churches work together to catalyze movements. Each Movement is led by a Movement Leader and consists of approximately 3-4 Networks of churches which are each led by a Network Leader.

Our financial model is unique and designed specifically to help churches and leaders reproduce the Jesus Mission at every level. We are committed to stewarding the dollars God provides. 

We ask each NewThing church to contribute financially to the mission based on its status in the movement.Here is how money works at NewThing:

 

Reproducing Churches

NewThing asks that each reproducing church show a commitment to reproducing by investing the FIRST $5,000 per year of its church planting dollars into its own Network. Those collective funds remain within that Network and are available to catalyze ongoing reproduction of church planting. The Network Leader with input from the Network) invests these dollars to further church planting, campus planting, Leadership Resident grants and coaching in the Network via submitting a request with corresponding receipt(s)to NewThing Catalyst for reimbursement It's that easy!

It's important to note that every dollar a reproducing church contributes remains within its local network. In effect, this means that reproducing churches in NewThing are receiving the resources, coaching and leadership for free!

While we do ask that each church contribute $5,000 annually, we do understand that some churches may not be able to meet this minimum. If needed, a graduated scale is offered and can be discussed with the Network Leader.

 

Network Leaders

NewThing asks that each network-leading church show a commitment to reproducing by investing the FIRST $10,000 per year of its church planting dollars into NewThing Catalyst to serve leaders and churches in the field. If needed, a graduated scale can be discussed with the Director.

 

Movement Leaders

NewThing asks that each movement-leading church show a commitment to reproducing by investing the FIRST $25,000 per year of its church planting dollars into NewThing Catalyst to serve leaders and churches in the field. If needed, a graduated scale can be discussed with the Director.

 

MOUs

Each NewThing church signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a mutually agreed upon partnership. This MOU is automatically renewed after 12 months unless specified in writing by either party. Most churches invest in monthly increments which is helpful for budgeting and cash flow purposes within both the Networks and the CatalystTeam. However, churches can choose what best fits for their own context. Your church will receive a Contribution Statement monthly. This is a financial snapshot for you to use in planning your contributions to New-Ming.

God continues to provide NewThing plenty of opportunities to further the Jesus Mission and our ability to do that is dependent on the dollars we receive. Together, we can accomplish more for the Jesus mission! 

The NewThing Catalyst Team

We believe reproducing happens at the edges and that's where we want to keep it. Consisting of visionary leadership and support (less than 2.0 FTE), the Catalyst Team helps train, resource, and direct our reproducing movements and is supported ONLY by Movement and Network Leader Contributions; this central support team budgets its efforts largely based on these contributions.