Giving

Our mission at Northeast is pretty simple. We focus on loving God and loving others. Accomplishing this mission requires the financial sacrifice of the people that call Northeast their home. Giving is a way of showing love for God and for others. When you give, you enable Northeast to help its people grow spiritually and meet the needs of our community.
Thank you for your generosity. The following link will help you set up an account with us and securely give online. For more information about ways to give, scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Why Give At northeast?

Your giving helps:
  • Discipleship - We believe that a relationship with Christ is the most important part of your life, and we want to help you live a life that is focused on Him. We do that through small groups, study opportunities and conferences that will help you engage on a deeper level in your relationship with Christ. It's why we celebrate baptism and stories of lives changed.
  • Love The 'Ville - This is the outreach arm of Northeast and is the greatest way we are able to show our community and world that they matter.
  • Weekend Services - From kid and student programming to worship and weekly messages, we want to inspire you, challenge you, and ultimately move you closer to Christ.
The Bible tells us to give, but it's more than that. It's making a difference in the lives of so many people. Your giving is actually bringing someone closer to Christ, and there is nothing greater in this world than that.

 

ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing and applying Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ to accredited organizations. This certification may not matter to you, but it matters to us. Financial accountability is important to us, and that is why we take the extra steps to remain responsible with the money given to Northeast. 
  • 2017 Annual Report
  • Giving FAQ's
  • Contribution Statement

 2017 Annual Report

As you know, 2016 was a potentially dangerous year for us as we navigated a senior leadership transition. But you all stepped-up and literally shattered every goal, broke every record, and blew-up all our expectations. We didn’t think it could get any better… but then 2017 happened and we did it again! Thank you for serving and funding the vision of NECC to redefine “church” around the love of Jesus one small act of great love at a time.
The following link takes you to our 2017 Annual Report. This is digital version that is interactive! Using your mouse, you can flip through the pages, zoom in and out and even click on a few links throughout the pages if you want to learn a more about something we have highlighted. Use your cursor to scroll over the page and then click on the highlighted area. We recommend you make the report full screen to get a better view. 

2017 Annual report

Giving FAQs

How do I give?
You can give by check or cash in the offering plate, wall deposit boxes, mail, text or online
What do my contributions support?
General Fund: Donations to Northeast Christian Church support its General Fund. This fund makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church.
Special funds: Periodically, opportunities to designate a donation to a specific ministry initiative become available. To designate your contribution to a specific fund, simply indicate the name of the initiative on the memo line of your check or on your envelope, or if giving online, put the amount in that specific box.
How does Northeast uphold financial accountability?
Northeast is firmly committed to good stewardship of funds entrusted to us. To ensure our financial accountability to you, we are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We fully support the ECFA and display its seal proudly to reflect compliance with its membership standards.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
You can contact Shawna Donahue at 212-5204 for general questions about giving; or Lisa Middleton at 212-5227 for questions about the Arena system or Online giving.
Do I need Giving Envelopes?
No, Giving Envelopes are not necessary but they are available for your convenience.
Can I get Giving Envelopes?
Yes, you can get them through the Northeast website at www.necchurch.org under the “Give” tab and then follow the listed instructions.
What is Arena?
Arena is our web based, multi-functional church management software.
Do I need an Arena Login to set up Online or Text Giving?
Yes, you do need to set up an Arena member login for online or text giving if you have not previously not done so.
 Can I give online?
Yes, however, while this can have advantages, we want each person who chooses this option to make sure they are giving in a spirit that is pleasing to the Lord. While there are several ways to give electronically, including automatic withdrawal from checking accounts (ACH), savings accounts, debit cards and credit cards, we strongly discourage the use of debit/credit cards due to their associated fees.
 How do I give online?
Go to the Northeast website at www.necchurch.org and click on the “Give” tab at the top right of the page, then click on “Give Online” from the drop down window and follow the instructions.
 Can I give a one-time gift or recurring (repeating) gift online?
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to process from your bank account, savings account or debit/credit card at a frequency chosen by the donor.
 Is it safe to give online?
Yes.  Our Arena portal is a secure site.
 Can I update/change my personal information and/or preferences in regard to giving?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log into the Arena system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system. (Please keep in mind that, per IRS regulations, once a gift has been made to the church it cannot be refunded.)
 Are there any fees involved with giving online?
As the donor, you will not pay any fees with an online gift.  However, the church does incur fees for processing.  It is most cost effective for the church if online tithes and offerings are set up as ACH transactions rather than debit/credit cards.
 When will contributions be taken from my account?
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows time for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
 Can I give by TEXT?
Yes, you will find instructions for text giving by going into the Northeast website at www.necchurch.org under “Give” ”Text to Give.”
Are my contributions private/confidential?
Yes.  For privacy and confidentiality, only a few key Northeast staff members have access to giving records.
 Can I designate my contributions to a specific ministry?
Yes, but the church prefers contributions to go into the General Fund so church leadership can use the funds as needed for the day-to-day ministries and services of the church.
 Are my contributions to Northeast tax deductible?
Yes, but always check with your tax accountant or financial advisor for current IRS tax regulations that apply to non-profit contributions.
 How late in the year can I make a donation and still receive a credit for this year’s taxes?
Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for that year's tax purposes.
Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.
 Does Northeast send out a paper Contribution Statement?
Only if specifically requested. In order to be more time and cost efficient, contributions statements are available anytime through the Northeast website under the GIVE tab.
 When does Northeast send out Contribution Statements?
If requested, paper statements are mailed out at the end of January.
Can I donate personal property?
Yes, in some cases, but check with the Northeast Financial Office at 212-5204.
 Can I donate stock and/or mutual funds?
Yes, please contact the Northeast Financial Office at 212-5204 to get specific information.
 Can I donate real estate?
Yes, Real estate gifts at the request of the donor may also be accepted, depending on the circumstances. You should also consult with your tax advisor to make sure this is the right choice for you.
 Can I make Northeast the beneficiary on a life insurance policy?
Yes, talk with your life insurance agent about how to go about setting up Northeast as a beneficiary.
 Can I put Northeast in my will?
Yes, talk with your attorney about how to list Northeast in your will as a beneficiary.
 Can I include Northeast in my estate planning?
Yes, talk with your attorney and/or financial planner about including Northeast in your estate planning.
 Can Northeast help me with my finances and/or budget?
Yes, through our Money Coach Ministry.  This is a group of trained financial advisors who are available to assist you with financial and budgeting matters.
 Who do I contact to get help from a Money Coach?
You can contact the church through the Northeast website under “Ministries” → “Care” → “Money Coaching” or contact Steve McCormick, Financial Administrator at or by phone at (502) 212-5245.

Annual Contribution Statement

Northeast leaders are entrusted by our member to be responsible stewards of the tithes given to us. After careful consideration, the leaders of Northeast have made the decision to move away from mail paper statements to all our members, opting instead to use email. Not only does this save the church the expense of printing and mailing statements, you as members will receive your statements in a quicker and secure way. 
Click the following link if you would like to print your own statement at any point in the year.

Print Statement