OUR VISION: WHY WE EXIST

REACH, TEACH, AND SEND

NEW LIFE EXISTS TO REACH ALL PEOPLE, TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY, NO MATTER YOUR BACKGROUND, AGE, GENDER, OR CULTURE; ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE TABLE. WE EXIST TO TRAIN AND EQUIP AND TEACH EVERYONE FOR THEIR NEXT STEP AS THEY WALK WITH THE LORD. WE EXIST TO SEND PEOPLE OUT FROM OUR TABLE LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR A SEASON, LONG-TERM OR SHORT-TERM; OUR TABLE WILL EMPTY AND BE REFILLED. 


Our vision is based on two teachings of Jesus:

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

MATTHEW 22:36-40 NIV

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

                  MARK 16:15-20 NIV


MISSION: WHAT WE DO

BEING THE CHURCH WHERE WE LIVE AND WORK

 


VALUES: HOW WE DO IT

SPIRIT-FILLED AND LED

CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL PRAYER  

EQUIPPING, TRAINING, DISCIPLING THE BELIEVER  

VIBRANT FAMILY COMMUNITY

RELEVANT WORSHIP AND BIBLICAL PREACHING  

RADICAL GENEROSITY

INVEST IN AND RAISE UP THE NEXT GENERATION

LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MISSION


What We Believe:

We Believe...the Scriptures are inspired by God.   [1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21]

We Believe...there is only one true God - revealed in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). [Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Luke 3:22]

We Believe...in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both fully human and divine. [Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:39; Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:9-11]

We Believe...we were separated from God through disobedience but that we can be saved and restore fellowship with Him through repentance and accepting Jesus’ work on the cross. Humans will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in Hell, or accept Christ’s gift of the forgiveness of sin and be saved. Eternal union with Him is eternal life. [Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 24:47; John 3:14-18, 17:3; Romans 5:12-19, 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13; and Revelation 20:15]

We Believe...and practice water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) as a remembrance of Christ’ suffering and death for our salvation. [Matthew 28:19; Acts. 2:38; Romans 6:4; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Corinthians 11:26]

We Believe...baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience following salvation available to all believers that empowers us for living, as in New Testament times. We believe in the orderly exercise of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We encourage the personal use of the gift of tongues. [Luke 24:49; Acts 10:44-46; 1 Corinthians 12-14]

We Believe...every believer is made holy (sanctified) at salvation and grows in their experience of this throughout life, as we separate ourselves from sin and grow closer to Christ. [Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16]

We Believe...the Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin under the leadership of men and women who are divinely called to serve a local body of believers. Each of us is to reach others for Christ, worship Him with other believers, and edify and care for those in our local body. [Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22-23] 

We Believe...divine healing of the sick is for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16]

 We Believe...that Jesus will return for His church (His bride), reign here on earth for the Millennium, followed by a final judgment and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. [Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Isaiah 11:6-9; Ezekiel 37:21-22; Zecharish14:5, Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21 & 22]