NEW COVENANT MISSIONS INC

Planting God's Love in the Darkest Places of Africa

aka formerly New Covenant Foundation   |   Coeur d Alene, ID   |  www.newcovenantmissions.org

Mission

To end the injustice of people dying without having an opportunity to hear about salvation through Jesus Christ. We will do whatever it takes to empower the local indigenous believers in Africa to fulfill the Great Commission in their communities (Matthew 28:19–20). We will be known by our love of God and our love of people.

Ruling year info

2002

President & CEO

Erik Laursen

Main address

PO Box 218

Coeur d Alene, ID 83816 USA

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Formerly known as

New Covenant Foundation

EIN

82-0535692

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Christian (X20)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently 99.7% of mission activity and funding from the US is focused on areas where there is already an established church. Our focus is to plant churches and work in the .3%

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Indigenous Church Planter Sponsorships

The fulfillment of the Great Commission depends on church planting. Jesus told us to disciple, baptize, and teach (Matthew 28:19-20). Those three things are done in the context of the local church.

Cultural and language barriers are much less of an obstacle for indigenous Church Planters. The cost to support an Indigenous African Church Planter is far less than sending a foreign missionary.

When you sponsor a Church Planter, you join a family to plant multiple churches, develop leaders, make disciples, and reach the unreached of Africa! This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity that will build your faith as you read their incredible stories and pray for their families and ministries.

We work in partnership with various denominations throughout Africa to ensure that each Church Planter has received effective training prior to being sent into the field.

Currently 99.7% of mission activity and funding from the US is focused on areas where there is already an established church. Our focus is the opposite:

to reach the unreached, to transform COMMUNITIES for Christ, to see the Great Commission taken literally,
this is who we are

Population(s) Served
Tribal and indigenous religious groups

We partner with local Ethiopian University Fellowship programs to empower the students in difficult regions of Ethiopia to share the Gospel with the fellow students and neighboring communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As we plant churches we also research the various needs of the community and implement projects such as latrines, fresh water, orphanage support, school support, medical missions, community health trainings, and more to show the practical love of Jesus through the local church.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Certification of Transparency by Excellence in Giving 2018

Certification of Transparency by Excellence in Giving 2020

Awards

Bronze for Non-Broadcast Productions in General-Not-for-profit 2017

34th Annual Telly Awards

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians, Muslims, Tribal and indigenous religious groups

Related Program

Indigenous Church Planter Sponsorships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are our Indigenous Church Planting staff members that are supported by donations

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Christians, Muslims, Tribal and indigenous religious groups

Related Program

Indigenous Church Planter Sponsorships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Worked launched among Unengaged People groups in 6 new nations

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Indigenous Student Missions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers at our local church plants + volunteers at our University Programs

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of testimonies offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Indigenous Church Planter Sponsorships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individual reports on a monthly and quarterly basis from Indigenous Church Planters

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Discipleship and Church Planter Trainings

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Amount of people that heard about the Gospel from our teams.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Quarterly church planting reports, bi-annual ministry report, annual ministry report.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our heart is to see at least one indigenously self sustained church planted in every village of Africa and to practically demonstrate the love of Christ through various community projects such as fresh water wells, public latrines, medical missions, and community health trainings.

Our strategy is to put prayer and worship as a priority in our lives. If our leadership is not directed by the Holy Spirit we may be able to achieve worldly goals but the eternal spiritual goals will be left untouched. Once per month we set aside a full day to pray and fast for our work in Africa.

In partnership with local African churches, New Covenant Missions recruits, trains, sends and equips Indigenous church planters to be strategically sent to plant churches among unreached people groups in Africa. Currently we have local U.S. churches, businesses, foundations and individuals sponsoring over 307 African Church Planter families spread across 25 nations.

Through this sponsorship program, we provide the Church Planter families with the basic costs of living and then we continue fundraising in order to equip them with various tools such as seed money to launch small shops, mountain bikes or motorbikes, portable solar powered Jesus Film kits, solar powered audio bibles, discipleship training, Muslim evangelism training, community health evangelism training, community development projects (public latrines, fresh water, medical services), and whatever else it takes to empower the church to grow!

Our goal is to plant locally sustained churches. Typically the church planters go into an unreached area and work for three years to make disciples and train up leaders. Once a local church is established, the leadership raises money to sustain the church. Once the church is sustainable, the church planter begins to plant another church in a different area. Currently none of the churches planted by our church planters require outside support.

As long as the Church Planter family is willing to continue moving and planting churches we continue to support them in their calling. The relationship built between the Church Planter family and their American sponsor truly is the most priceless part of the strategy as it ministers to both families. Sponsors receive quarterly personal reports and are given opportunities to visit, pray for, and equip their Church Planters.

We currently have registered regional offices in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Senegal overseeing our work in 25 nations total of which most also have legally registered offices. We have full time indigenous staff members in every nation that we work in. We have formal partnership agreements with some of the largest denominations in Africa as well as the Evangelical Students Union of Ethiopia.

We currently support over 307 Indigenous African Church Planters and their families. Over 1.2 million have heard the gospel and over 88,861 people have accepted Jesus since we launched the church planting efforts in 2003. Most of this fruit has happened since 2013.


In the last 4 years we brought fresh water to over 30,000 people, we brought free medical care to over 20,000 people during our medical missions, we equipped 85 Church Planters with portable solar powered Jesus Film kits, we distributed hundreds of quality Bibles and thousands of Gospel literature booklets, we broke ground to plant churches in four villages that were "hostile" to the Gospel. Additionally, we planted the first ever known churches among 30 people groups and saw the first ever known believers come from some of these groups.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEW COVENANT MISSIONS INC

Board of directors
as of 3/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Stemm


Board co-chair

Gil Mertz

Buck Frymeir

Murray Hiebert

Deborah Hiebert

Bobby Carmody

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/24/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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