Beliefs

 

Our Mission:

New Life is dedicated to connecting people to God and to one another for their New Life in Christ.

Our Vision:

Through God’s power, we seek to build a community that celebrates God’s goodness together, communicates God’s grace, and creatively uses its gifts to reach out to our community.

Our Roots:

New Life is a church focused on our community, with roots in the Christian Reformed Church. (www.crcna.org)

 

The Bible is what we believe to be the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and life.

God. We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.  It is God who in the very beginning created all that we are, see, and have. He continues to sustain our universe by His power, wisdom, and goodness.

Salvation is God’s gift of grace to humankind.  He gives this grace freely – not because people have earned it by anything they have done.  This gift comes to us through God’s Son, Jesus Christ.  Salvation (life now and forever) is obtained by willingly receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

Jesus Christthe Son of God the Father, was sent to the world to become our substitute in receiving God’s judgment on our sin. Jesus voluntarily paid for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as our substitute, satisfying God’s justice and removing the guilt of all people. He alone paid the debt of our sin; there is no other Savior. Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to reign with His Father over all things.

The Church: We believe the church is a community of people who are striving to begin, or grow, in their relationship with God. In the Bible, God instructs believers to gather together regularly, devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of the Bible, the observance of baptism and communion, fellowship, and service to others through the development and use of talents and gifts.

The Christian Life: The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, guides believers in understanding and applying the Bible to their lives. Being a Christian in this world does not mean we are perfect. Believers still sin and need to keep turning back to God for strength, direction, and forgiveness. The Christian life is a relationship with God that is always growing and developing. At New Life Church there are no perfect people allowed. People are encouraged to come as they are and learn more about what it means to grow in their relationship with God.