God is the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of the universe. He is all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present. He is both perfect and personal.
The Trinity: God has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the one and only son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. He lived a perfect human life.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is relevant for life today.
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of His glory. As a result, all are lost, without hope, apart from Christ and in need of salvation through Him.
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life is available to all who trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
Saved by Grace: God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Accepting Christ is a personal decision. We respond by believing that Jesus is who He claimed to be, by turning to the Lord, confessing our faith, and being baptized.
The Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer to help us become more like Jesus. He is our comforter and counselor.
The church is the body of Christ in the world today and consists of all Christians everywhere.
Baptism is an act of obedience that Jesus himself did as an example for us to follow. It is an important part of one’s decision to become a follower of Christ. It is a pledge of allegiance, a total physical commitment. Baptism says “all of me belongs to Him”.
We baptize by immersion because this is the way it was practiced by the apostles and the early church. The meaning of the Greek word for baptism is to immerse or plunge under water.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-41; 8:35-38; 16:30-34; Romans 6:3-5; Galatians 3:26-27
The Lord’s Supper is an act of worship which reminds us how much we matter to God. He sent His Son to die on the cross as a substitute for our sins. This sacred supper was introduced by Jesus the evening before His death on the cross.
The Lord’s Supper held a prominent place in the worship of the early church (Acts 2:42, 20:7). We believe that the same should hold true for today, so we offer it every Sunday for those who desire it.
At New Life we practice “open” communion. All believers in Jesus Christ are welcome to partake.
Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:2-25; Luke 22:14-40; John 6:53-59; I Corinthians 11:23-29