Do you know what to believe?
Some religions require adherence to a strict set of rules, while others adjust their rules to embrace societal trends. Some congregations ask you to check off steps during your life in order to reach heaven. At New Beginnings Church we are non-denominational for a reason: we fill a unique place in the Christian Church; one that can’t be defined by a denominational label. This place is defined by Bible teaching, disciple making and a mission focus. You see, Jesus teaches two simple rules to live by (love God and love others as we love ourselves). We do this through corporate worship and in various small group settings. Jesus also gave the church a mission: go and make disciples. The calling of New Beginnings Church is not to reinvent the missional wheel. Instead of trying to accomplish this mission focus ourselves, we partner with organizations who are successfully reaching people for God through specific ministries. Our mission statement says it all: Love God, Grow Together and Serve Others. We’ll help you discover God’s plan for you through Bible-based teaching and practical, no-nonsense guidelines for how to live your life to fullest of God’s intent. When we are in doubt about what to do in any situation, we look to our Bibles for guidance. That’s because the Good Book was written over a span of 1,500 years in multiple languages by 40 authors with perfect consistency. It provides authority and guidance in areas of our lives where we fall short. Today, we dress differently and access advanced technology that is not mentioned in the Bible. However, you may be surprised to discover the people from Biblical times share the same personal challenges as we do today.
The difference between us and them?
We have the archeologically and historically verified written Word of God at our fingertips. According to the Bible, in order to receive the gift of eternal life, God asks us to follow one special rule: believe that Jesus’ death on the cross erases our sins. Does that mean we can continue to sin? No! Our growing knowledge of the goodness of God lessens our desire to sin. We will never be perfect, but accepting God’s perfect gift of grace is the beginning of a rich and transformational life journey.
Is this too good to be true?
It’s never good to focus on how far you were lost. Like the words of the hymn, Amazing Grace, penned by a former slave owner, we should focus on how we’ve been found. The Bible tells us that everyone who believes Jesus died for our sins is a member of the Good Shepherd’s flock. Believers are sure of their path to everlasting life. Does that mean we escape human suffering? No. But the Bible explains how God is always with us – even through times of great personal challenge – and He has a plan for us to thrive. When hardship hits, we should read our Bibles and pray for direction.
Why do I need a church? Can’t I just be a Christian on my own?
At New Beginnings, church is not a spectator sport. God calls us to be part of a body where we can be held accountable to His teaching, where we can avoid a life of carelessness and complacency and where we can be His hands and feet in the world. God saved us from the world so that we could go back in an fight for those who do not know Him. In our small, yet mighty congregation, we actively build one another up and serve our community alongside our mission partners. We walk with care and we are intentional in creating positive relationships. We believe God’s church is not about the building – it’s about the people inside the building and their relationship with Him – shining in an active reflection of His light. Believers have been predestined by God. We have the assurance that whatever God starts in us, He will finish. Believers have hope from God. We bravely face trials because God is always with us.
We do not fear what others say about us. We seek a life that reflects Jesus Christ. And yes, we are nice to mean people! You can live a true Christian life. Once your journey begins, you will notice a big change in all aspects of your life. God’s perfect promise IS true. And we delight in sharing our journey with other believers. Are you ready to live out the Gospel in your own life?
God is in THIS house!