We value Christ-Centered, Spirit-Lead:
defined: Of undisputed origin; genuine
We truly desire to practice what we preach. We desire to be authentic as the Holy Spirit leads us to be.
The world looks upon the church as hypocritical, not real, not realistic. We believe here, at New Life, that being authentic and having authenticity in all we do is a non-negotiable value.
Our heart is to work with one another, support each other, encourage one another to always pursue Jesus! When we meet we desire it to come from a place of relationship, rather than ritual. Below are the verses we consider when we look at our community, and how God’s word calls us to walk through that with one another!
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. ~ Hebrews 10:24-25
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ~ 1 Timothy 1:5-8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8
We know that the Holy Spirit brings unity of heart and spirit within the church. After all, we can see in the early church that through obedience and unity, God worked in amazing ways among the people!
We’re well aware that all we have comes from The Lord. It’s because of this knowledge that we can freely give back to God, and offer our finances and skills to see Him glorified! Our heart is to be exceedingly generous…whether that’s with supporting local missions, foreign workers, or using our skills within the community. As much as God has freely and generously blessed us, we desire to give back to Him in finances and works.
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. ~ Proverbs 11:24-25
A lifestyle of worship…it’s beyond Sunday morning service. Beyond Wednesday night bible studies, or Tuesday morning prayer time. It is to be our entire life! Every breath we take, every move we make!
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ~ Romans 1:21
Doing life with people and training them up in the way they should go. That’s discipleship! We take it seriously here, and we offer many opportunities for folks to be trained in the Bible, and to be mentored by peers and more mature believers. Let’s be honest…walking this life alone would be tough…that’s why we strive to do that walk together, and see people get to know Jesus along the way!
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:18-20