ABOUT NEW LIFE
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 and reflects our mission 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 to hold fast to the truth.
We exist to preserve and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to make mature disciples of all nations for the glory of God.
WHAT BEING A
BAPTIST CHURCH MEANS
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.
New Life is similar to many historic Baptist churches who believed:
- Church membership should be restricted to those who make a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Local churches should be led by a plurality of qualified male elders, but governed by the congregation as a whole.
- Baptism should be administered by immersion in water to those who have made a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
- Local churches can accomplish more for the cause of Christ by voluntarily affiliating with one another for causes such as missions, church planting, and evangelism.
"We believe God is the eternal, uncreated Creator and Sustainer of all things (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16–17). He is the First and the Last, and beside him there is no god (Isaiah 44:6)..."
HOW DO I JOIN NEW LIFE?
Our membership process is designed to reflect our understanding that church membership carries both privileges and responsibilities. In our Explore Membership groups, we discuss what it means to be a healthy church member, what New Life believes and why, and what the Bible has to say about church membership. To learn more about the Membership Process or to sign-up for the next Explore Membership group, click on the link.