- Phone: 979-268-8900
- Address: 700 University Drive East, Ste. 115, College Station, TX 77840
New Life was planted in March 2009 by Living Hope Baptist Church. Rather than continuing to grow increasingly large in size, Living Hope made the sacrificial and missional decision to plant churches. They gave away quality leaders, church members, and finances in order to better serve and reach our community. New Life began meeting as a core group in May 2008, and we held our first public worship service on March 28, 2009.
Our logo is a speech bubble surrounded by a ring. Everything that we do comes back to our mission statement, and we wanted our logo to be a reflection of that belief. Our mission is to preserve and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to make mature disciples of all nations for the glory of God.
The speech bubble represents Gospel proclamation, reminding us that the joyful privilege of every Christian is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The ring surrounding the speech bubble represents Gospel preservation, reminding us that the Gospel is always under attack inside and outside the church. We work to preserve the Gospel (theology) in order to proclaim the Gospel (mission).
Not every Baptist church believes the same things, so this is an important question to ask. At New Life, we call ourselves a Baptist church for two primary reasons. First, we believe the Bible teaches the historic Baptist principles of regenerate church membership, congregational church government, and baptism by immersion in water after conversion. Second, we voluntarily affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), which is an association of free confessing churches.
To expand upon that answer, New Life is similar to many historic Baptist churches who believed:
To join New Life, prospective members attend two classes (or listen to the content online if they are unable to attend one or both classes), complete reading assignments, meet with one of our elders, and sign the Statement of Faith and Church Covenant. After completing these steps, the elders recommend prospective members to the church body for membership, and existing members affirm prospective members at a scheduled members' meeting. Our membership process is designed to reflect our understanding that church membership carries both privileges and responsibilities. Church unity - a common theme in the New Testament - depends on charity (Christian love for one another) and theological unity, which is why we've sought to clearly teach what we believe and how we intend to live out those beliefs in our membership process.
To learn more about our Membership Process or to sign-up for our next Membership Classes, click here.
If you have more questions about New Life, speak to one of our elders after our weekly worship service, a Life Group Leader, or church member. You can also contact the church office below.