WELCOME TO NEW LIFE!
At New Life, we are all about the Gospel of Jesus!
We gather together to read the scriptures, to sing to God and to one another, to hear the word preached, observe the ordinances of Lord's Supper and baptism, and pray.
We also have discipleship classes for all ages where we learn what it looks like to follow Jesus together.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. We hope this page will help you know what to expect when you visit us on a Sunday morning. We can’t wait to meet you!
Our philosophy of worship is simple and is derived from the commands of Scripture. We believe that when we gather, we should:
READ THE SCRIPTURES
Paul commanded Timothy to devote himself to the public reading of Scripture (1 Tim. 4:13a). Because of this, we structure our worship services to devote time to the public reading of Scripture.
SING TO GOD AND TO ONE ANOTHER
Worship through song has the dual purpose of honoring God and edifying the church (Eph. 5:19). Our worship team plays a variety of songs that feature God-glorifying, biblical lyrics, ranging from ancient hymns of our faith to songs written specifically for New Life.
PREACH THE WORD
Paul wrote to Timothy, “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word…” (2 Tim. 4:1–2). We believe that one of the primary ways that God speaks to us is through the preaching of the Word. Our pastors preach verse-by-verse through Scripture explaining and applying the Bible as the authors intended.
OBSERVE THE ORDINANCES
At New Life, we invite all baptized believers to receive the Lord’s Supper weekly in our worship service, which symbolizes our communion with God and one another through faith in Jesus our Lord.
We also regularly celebrate baptism at the end of our worship services, which symbolizes our death with Christ and our resurrection to new life through faith in him (Rom. 6:4). Those being baptized share the story of how they came to faith in Jesus and are immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in obedience to Jesus (Matt. 28:19-20).
PRAY TO GOD THROUGH CHRIST OUR MEDIATOR
Paul writes, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2). We believe that we can do nothing apart from God, and we believe that God answers us when we pray to Him through Christ our Mediator. We do not use prayer as a “filler” before moving on to another aspect of the service. Rather, we are intentional regarding how we pray and what we pray for.
Children of all ages are welcome in our Sunday morning worship services. Preschool care is also available for children under four. For older children and youth, worship resources are available to encourage them to actively engage in the service.
We offer discipleship classes for adults focused on applying biblical truth to daily life. Our NextGen ministries focus on engaging children and youth in the study of God’s Word and encouraging them to joyfully respond in faith to the gospel.
We would love to see you soon! If you have questions about our worship services, preschool care, or anything else, we are here to help you.