Our Missions StatementThe mission of New Life is to ATTRACT people to Jesus Christ, DEVELOP them toward spiritual greatness and EMPOWER them to serve God and lead others.
- Attract: Through our music, message and example anyone and everyone can be attracted to the Lord. We will create a spiritual culture where people from any background can experience the life changing power of Jesus Christ.
- Develop: Our ministries will be faith based, Spirit led and culturally relevant. We will teach biblical truth that provides solutions to the complexities of life. Everyone will be encouraged to reach their God given potential in Jesus Christ.
- Empower: We will create an environment where people feel included and inspired to walk out their faith in practical ways. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover the joy of serving God by serving people.
What we Believe
The Scriptures InspiredThe Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the Revelation of God to man; the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thess. 2:13; II Peter 1:21)
The One True GodThe one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I Am”, the Creator of heaven, earth, and the redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22)
The Deity of the Lord Jesus ChristThe Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
- His virgin birth (Matt 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)
- His sinless life (Heb. 7:26; I Peter 2:22)
- His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
- His substitutionary work on the cross (I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21)
- His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Cor. 15:4)
- His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1-3)
The Fall of ManMan was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19)
The Salvation of ManMan’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
- Conditions of Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)
- The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Rom. 8:16)
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Eph. 4:24; Titus 2:12)
The Baptism in the Holy SpiritAll believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; I Cor. 12:1-31) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9) With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit. (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts. 2:43; Heb. 12:28), and intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost. (Mark 16:20)
The Church and It’s MissionThe Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23) Since God’s purpose concerning is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason-for-being of the Assemblies of God as part of the church is;
- To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16)
- To be a corporate body in which man may worship God. (I Cor. 12:13)
- To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Eph. 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:28; I Cor. 14:12)
The Assemblies of God exists empressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:
- Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs. (Mark 16:15-20; Acts. 4:29-31; Heb. 2:3, 4)
- Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God. (I Cor. 2:10-16; I Cor. 12, 13 and 14)
- Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Gal. 5:22-26; I Cor. 14:12; Eph. 4:11, 12; I Cor. 12:28; Col. 1:29)