These aren’t empty words on a webpage, and the vision and goals that we share are not for our sake. This statement is what we aim for in everything we do: from Sunday morning singing, to Thursday evening Life Groups, and everything in between. NewLife is not here to garner a good reputation, make money, or be famous. We are pursuing this mission in a heart-level effort to love God, love others, and love our communities.
So what do we see ahead? What does God want to do in us and through us?
We see a church filled with disciple-making disciples. We are a people who passionately pursue Christ, who share the Gospel with those who do not know Him, and who cultivate intentional relationships to point others to Christ. Making disciples is at the core of who we are; it runs through our veins, and the world around us can not help but see Him in us.
We see a church living in the freedom only Jesus can give. We are a people set free from addictions, entanglements, and patterns of this world, transformed to be a living sacrifice to God.
We see a church where serving is like breathing, necessary and life giving. We are a people who have discovered and are living out the purpose for which God created us. We have set aside our own pursuits to serve others.
We see a church that is healthy and prepared. We are a people deeply rooted in our relationship with Jesus, allowing Him to determine our steps, our schedules, and our commitments so that we are ready for the remarkable journey ahead.