New Covenant Fellowship Church Gives Grace Fund Check To Church Member

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Bernie Miller and Brenda Cowan
Bernie Miller and Brenda Cowan
Dr. Bernie Miller, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1326 N. Moore Road, presented a check for $2,000 to Mrs. Brenda Cowan on Sunday to pay off a consumer debt. 
 
“I feel blessed to be a part of a church family that has a Grace Fund,” Mrs. Cowan said when expressing her gratitude to the congregation. “As a recipient, I am so very thankful to have received the gift because it has removed a mound of stress.”
 
Dr.
Miller said, “Four years ago I saw a principle from the early church in the book of Acts where Christians brought money to the Apostle's to help those in need. Too many people are in debt, so we decided to create a fund that would help members get out of debt. To qualify, members have to completed Crown Financial Ministries’ 10-week Bible study on how to manage their money."
 
“If a member needs help after completing the Bible study, they submit a request to the Grace Fund committee. The applicant is then interviewed by a counselor from Partnership For Families’ Consumer Credit Counseling division to decide what consumer credit card the church should pay off,” Dr. Miller said when asked about the process.
 
“Going through the course was a blessing itself, but getting a boost towards our journey to financial freedom through the Grace Fund has reinforced our belief that we can get out of debt sooner,” said Mrs. Cowan.
 
Assistant Pastor Lurone Jennings II said, “I’ve never been a part of a church that teaches members how to get out of debt and then helps them by giving them a gift, not a loan, it’s a gift from our Grace Fund. To my knowledge, we’re the only church with a program like this.”

Steve Ellison: How Can You Say?

Bob Tamasy: Not Just A Sunday Kind Of Thing

Venue Church Partners With Howard High School With $50,000 Donation


Jeremiah chapter 2 seems to be one long diatribe of the Lord against His chosen people. He chose them not because they had any characteristic at all that made them more desirable than any other ... (click for more)

Compartments. Lots of things have them – toolboxes, purses, refrigerators, desks, cars, luggage. All designed to keep stuff in predictable places for easy access when needed. Many people like ... (click for more)

Venue Church met with representatives from Howard High School to discuss how Venue Church and its members could partner with the school to meet community needs. Through that conversation, ... (click for more)



Church

Steve Ellison: How Can You Say?

Jeremiah chapter 2 seems to be one long diatribe of the Lord against His chosen people. He chose them not because they had any characteristic at all that made them more desirable than any other nation. In fact, He chose them before they were even a nation. Just as God created Adam from nothing, He created the nation from basically nothing. He did not choose one of the nations formed ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Not Just A Sunday Kind Of Thing

Compartments. Lots of things have them – toolboxes, purses, refrigerators, desks, cars, luggage. All designed to keep stuff in predictable places for easy access when needed. Many people like to divide areas of their lives into compartments as well, for much the same reason. Most of us work, have families, and maintain active personal lives. Often those don’t intersect, and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Game Ends In Chaos As Kiffin Returns To Knoxville And Narrowly Wins

The long-awaited return of Lane Kiffin to Neyland Stadium ended in chaos as many in the crowd of over 102,000 tossed hundreds of bottles and other debris onto the field, causing a 25-minute delay and injuring some fans who were hit in the head by flying objects. Tennessee still had a chance at a comeback in the final 54 seconds, but two final efforts to get into the end zone ... (click for more)

Injured Motorcyclist Rescued On Lookout Mountain Saturday Evening

An injured motorcyclist was rescued Saturday evening on Lookout Mountain. Chattanooga Fire Department Squad 20, Squad 13, And Battalion 1 Chief (Red) assisted in rescuing the driver from an embankment. (click for more)

Opinion

Don't Double The City Judge's Workload Or Cut Their Pay

Why would any City Council person want to double the work load of our wonderful city judge and cut her pay in half? The answer should be no, no, no. Ed Gravitte (click for more)

Why Mandates Are Ridiculous - And Response

Hamilton County COVID cases 62,525 Hamilton County COVID deaths 638 By my math 62525/638 = 0.012 percent 0.012 percent of people that got COVID died from it 99.988 percent survived including myself I just wanted to point out how ridiculous vaccine mandates really are and how COVID hysteria, driven by the media and federal government, is unwarranted. Vaccines reduce ... (click for more)