CORE VALUES

Salvation
We strive to incorporate the Gospel message in our preaching, teaching, and daily witness. The Great Commission must be at the forefront of all we do. We believe obedience to the Gospel is the key to every individual’s best life. (Matthew 28:19)

Worship
Worship appears in many forms; however the only true worship comes from the heart and moves the spirit. Anything short of this is worship of self, personality, talent…and not God. We encourage the most sincere, enthusiastic expression of your love for the Lord within the bounds of decency and order. (John 4:24)

Excellence
Since everything we do, even the insignificant, is done as unto the Lord, then we strive to make every effort, event, and opportunity something that exceeds the expectations. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Service
Upward growth is measured by downward mobility. Service is critical to the success of any leader, any church. The more we grow in Christ, the easier it is to help the very least among us. Pride is the enemy of God, so we encourage humility that is manifest through serving others. Luke 22:26

Relationships
Anything living is connected. True life in Christ is manifest in our ability to connect with the family of God in meaningful relationships. Small groups are available to help you get connected to the greater body. (John 15:5, 12)

Diversity
Diversity of culture, ethnicity, age, gender, religious/socio-economic backgrounds is a healthy sign for the church. We intentionally cater to every “group” in terms of ministry. Heaven is a diverse place and the church should be as well. (Revelation 5:9)

Purpose
Unity of purpose dictates that we will not cater to "personal preferences" in our attempt to do God's will to reach the un-churched in this region. (Matthew 12:30, 1 John 2:19)

Identity
We will be known for what we are for. New Life is for the salvation of the lost souls, for the lifting of the fallen, the healing of the broken, for the encouraging of the disenchanted. We lift up the salvation of Jesus rather than using our platform as a place to constantly condemn. (Luke 4:18)

Generosity
Sowing and reaping is an inescapable law. The Bible teaches that financial stewardship is the responsibility of every believer. While tithing is an Old Testament mandate, it foreshadows an even greater responsibility in the New Covenant. We understand giving in the New Testament is not of constraint, but a matter of heart. As we sow (time, talent, treasure) we shall also reap. Consistent, free-will giving is indicative of a redeemed soul in love with its Savior. We believe faithful giving into the storehouse where you are being fed is God’s plan. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

Succession
Since it only takes one generation to lose everything we have, we are focused on our children and youth. The next generation is vitally important if we are to ensure the rich legacy of the church. Through culture and training we will invest heavily into the next generation. (Psalm 103:17)

Family                                                                                                                                            The family is God’s plan and the home front is often the battlefield for the enemy. Our church must lead the way in speaking the values which are essential for any society to be blessed by the One who designed the idea of family, in that life begins at conception and is God’s alone to give and take, that marriage consists of one man and one woman together in the bonds of holy marriage, and that children are the heritage of the Lord and must be protected and nourished. (Genesis 1:26-28)

Honor
Scripture tells us to honor all men. When you place honor on someone you elevate them to their rightful place. Within the church we honor the authority and leadership structure of this house. Information and directives must flow from the top down. Compliance is our way of honoring those in authority and bringing the blessing of God upon our church. Every soul weighs the same in God’s economy, and we therefore value and honor everyone. (1 Peter 2:17)