What 'Be Present' is About

Be Present is a Gospel venture of North Creek Church for the advancement of the relief and restoration to the needy. Through community service projects and our collective resources we seek to be present in our neighborhoods and in the nations.

As WE FOLLOW JESUS, we are compelled by His love for people who are nothing like Him – the broken, poor and the lost. We fit neatly into those categories.

We realize that programs do not bring about change, people do. Our hope is for you to be present by acting locally and thinking globally.

Click to see a list of our Be Present partners


HERE ARE THE VALUES THAT GUIDE OUR EFFORTS:

Recognize the difference between restoration and relief
We first must know the difference. Then seek to help not hinder.

  • Relief is emergency aid or temporary provision to alleviate immediate suffering from natural or man-made tragedy or injustice
  • Restoration is our direct application of the gospel for on-going spiritual and physical renewal in distressed or unreached communities and cultures

We partner with other organizations
To accomplish the mission of being present, we recognize the need to work with strategic partners. In many ways, these organizations have pioneered efficient and effective ways of providing relief and/or restoration. Together we are able to multiply our efforts towards a shared mission.

We are all broken
Whether it’s financial, physical or spiritual we are all in need of restoration. It’s out of our mutual brokenness that we seek to restore others and be restored ourselves.

FOCUS AREAS

In our commitment to be present in our neighborhoods and in the nations, we have chosen to focus on three major need areas and enlist strategic partners to expand and multiply our work.

We are for Children
Ensuring hope and education for the next generation by investing in their present circumstances to enable a better future

Everyone should have a new beginning
As the church we know the importance of beginnings. Whether natural or man-made tragedy, we seek to provide opportunities for all people to have a fresh start in life.

Catalyst for freedom
We will be an instrument of freedom for the oppressed and justice for the marginalized in our neighborhoods and the nations.

Be Present FAQ's

  • IS BE PRESENT JUST ABOUT GIVING MONEY? +

    No. It is a movement to be the church (Be Present) first in our families then in our neighborhoods and equally in the nations. Our hope is that Be Present stirs us the church to get dirty and give ridiculously in order to see the Gospel spread to every corner of the globe.
  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GIVE MONEY TO BE PRESENT? +

    All of the money given to Be Present goes to the local and global causes of North Creek Church. We prioritizes the money received first to our financial promises made (i.e. monthly commitments to our Global Missionaries) and then to our strategic partners. One of the benefits of giving to North Creek through the Be Present initiative is that we assess the ever-changing needs of neighbors and global partners and allocate resources accordingly.
  • CAN I FUND A SPECIFIC CAUSE? +

    Of course, but please consider giving in general to Be Present. This gives us the opportunity to steward your resources towards the causes that are in the greatest need of funding at any given time. While all partnering organization could use more money, we recognize that sometimes there are in greater need of a different resource (i.e. people, food, clothing) while another organization or individual may have an urgent need for funding. North Creek will seek to use wisdom and a lot of prayer as we prioritize funding needs.
  • WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND GLOBAL EFFORTS +

    The main difference is that we want you to get dirty locally and give ridiculously globally. Here is the way we describe our efforts: Local – Build relationships with our neighbors and local partners by primarily getting dirty with them and if the need arises giving ridiculously. Global – Support restorative work to the nations by primarily giving ridiculously and as the opportunity arise sending people to get dirty.
  • WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TITHING AND GIVING? +

    To us there is no difference. The church should be a generous community and the Bible gives us a principle of giving a tenth (tithing) back to God. But at North Creek we think a 10% is just a starting point and encourage you to give freely and joyfully. That said, you may be wondering how the church is funded. For the sake of clarity monies marked for Be Present will be used to bring about the gospel through serving our neighbors and nations. All other monies given to the church will be used for the general operations and advancement of the church in neighborhoods we support. You are welcome to view the previous calendar year’s Annual Expense report at anytime.
  • I HAVE A HEART FOR A CAUSE THAT IS NOT LISTED IN BE PRESENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO? +

    Awesome! Be Present is all about making an impact for the gospel by being the church locally and globally. Our whole heart is to give more resources to very specific and strategic areas to maximize our efforts. We have chosen to do for a few what we wish we could do for everybody. To take the next step, please email your cause to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration. In the meantime, bring your cause to your small group facilitator. This may be a perfect opportunity for your small group to take action. If you are not part of a small group please visit coffeechurch.com to learn how you can get connected.
  • HOW DO I GIVE? +

    You may give money through our secure online area, in person or by mail. Additionally, we ask that you consider giving your time and resources to the several initiatives we take each year.
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