Our Core Values

The Core Values of a church shape what, and who, that church is. New Life has eight Core Values that give emphasis to who we are and each of these Core Values are established upon Biblical principles.

  • Local & Global Evangelism

    The Church should be inflamed with the message of salvation and always eager to share it with all who are lost in both a personal and public manner. (Matt. 9:11-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)

  • Relevant Preaching & Life Changing Worship

    The Word of God should be preached and taught in an uncompromising fashion without hesitation, yet with sensitivity and relevance. (Rom. 10:14-17; II Cor. 4:5-7)

  • Practical Ministry To Those Hurting

    The Church exists to perpetuate the work and mission of Jesus Christ on the earth until He returns. Jesus was in love with the lost and was consumed with compassion for the bruised, the broken, and the bound. The Church must be a citadel of hope for a lost and hurting world. We’re consumed with love and passion for those who are broken, bruised, or bound by life; this moves us to service. (Matt. 25:41-45, Rom 5:8, Lam. 3:21-23)

  • Loving Fellowship in an Authentic Community

    The primary form of the Church is that it is a “family” of believers. The Church should express the love of Christ both among believers and unbelievers alike. Discipleship and Christian development is best done in a close, family environment. We grow and mature best as our lives intersect each other. This healthy interchange of relational discipleship is best done as the scripture designed it – within the context of a “Family”. (John 17:11-22; Gal. 6:1-2; Psalms 133:1)

  • The Authority of Scripture

    The Word of God is the final authority and guide in all matters of life. It is to be the sole premise of all areas of Christian faith and should be clearly and effectively taught with daily application as its goal. We believe that the Scriptures are not merely to be appreciated as literature, a work of history, or moral wisdom, but rather they are the very Words of God given to us for practical, righteous and fulfilled living; and so we value them as such. (II Tim. 3:16; James 1:22-25; John 1:1-3,14)

  • Every Member Faithfully Tithing

    Giving to spiritual work and ministry through the arm of the local church is both a privilege and a responsibility for all believers. Membership in a local church is naturally connected to financial stewardship and support. Our financial gifts and support enable the church, which is the visible extension of the hands of Christ, to be effective and fruitful in ministering His love to humanity.(Mal. 3:8-12; Acts 2:44-47)

  • Full Use of Every Member’s Spiritual Gift

    Every member in the local church should be actively engaged in some form, in the ministry of the church. Such participation involves both the knowledge of, and use of, spiritual gifts. The Holy Spirit has endowed each believer with divine gifts and graces for the expressed purpose of building and strengthening the Body of Christ as a whole. Active involvement in ministry is never a demand, but joyful and willful service to others is a necessary component of personal spiritual growth. (Eph. 4:1-3; Rom. 12:4-8; I Cor. 12:1, 1-11)

  • Excellence in All Areas of Ministry Life

    With a sobering awareness that the local church is the visible representation of the mission and purpose of Christ, it is our passion to represent Christ with excellence. We see each ministry arm and function of our church as an extension of the hands of our Savior. Therefore, it is our desire to be excellent in our service to others, whether through technology, visual and oral presentations, compassionate outreach, worship and the arts, or any other medium. We are certainly not there yet, but we are striving for excellence daily. (Dan. 6:3; Col. 3:23; Exod. 31:3-5; Phil. 1:10)