A WORK IN PROGRESS...
Most of those who regularly attend New Life have been a long way from God at some point in our lives. We've been messed up, knocked down, passed out, ripped off, and broke. We've been addicted, disillusioned, hopeless, and desperate. Most of us have tried to fill the void in our lives with everything but the one Thing that was meant to fill it. God has led us together...and to hope. He has led us to community, spiritual growth, and peace. We have learned that He loves us just as we are, but loves us too much to leave us that way. We will never forget where we have been, and will never stop pursuing where He is leading. We are a work in progress.
DOING LIFE TOGETHER
At New Life we believe that God wants to do life with you…that He means to have a relationship with you on a daily basis...and He is pursuing you. Not in a weird way, but in a wonderful way. He will not force you to listen (even though He could). Instead He patiently and lovingly moves in your life. At New Life, we are doing life together in a way that helps us turn down the "noise" in our lives so that we can notice when God moves, and what He is doing.
SOME THINGS WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons:
- God the Father - who created everything around us and constantly pursues us
- Jesus - who became a man and died on a cross for our forgiveness around 2000 years ago
- Holy Spirit - who leads us and guides us to the kind of life that God intends for us to have
This is one of the things we don't completely understand...but we are learning more every day.
About the Bible
We believe that God led humans to write the Bible. It is full of messed up people, terrible stories, and heroic adventures. It's full of difficult statements, controversial conversations, and profound truths. We do not pretend to completely understand it, but we believe that God gave it to us as a road map to hope, joy, and peace...and we are constantly learning more about it.
We believe that all people were created by God, and that He is proud of what He created. People are His pursuit. He has said that it is His will for ALL people to be led back to Him...and God gets what He wants. We believe that people are what matter most to God...and they matter most to us too.
We believe that Jesus was a real human. We believe that he came to earth to give people the opportunity to reconnect with God. We believe that he lived a perfect life for 33 years and then was killed on a cross. We believe that his death was accepted by God in place of our death. We believe that when we put our trust in Jesus, He is what gives us peace here on earth and a place in heaven.
We believe that the church is God's plan for people to have community, and to share His love with others. We believe that God is saddened by empty religion, and we have dedicated to an authentic pursuit of Him and His plan for New Life.