Friday, August 31, 2007

Accelerate Testimonies

If you are interested in joining our Accelerate Group it starts, Tuesday night September 18th and runs for 10 weeks. For more information about this group, stop by the Information Table or send us an email.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Are you interested in Leadership

Attention Emerging Leaders! If you're feeling God's nudge to be a leader, we want to hear from you. The Align Group is starting in a week, and depending on your interest, it might be a good entry point to exploring leadership at New Life.

Attendance is only by staff recommendation, so, if you're interested, contact a staff member to find out if this meeting might be right for you. You can contact us at

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Our Blog is Going Global....sort of!

That's to everyone who is checking in at our blog.

We’ve had people visit our blog from 5 different countries...
  • Romania
  • Taiwan
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • And of course the United States
In the United States we’ve had people visit our blog from 9 different states..
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Washington
  • And of course California
In California we’ve had over 200 visits this month from 15 different cities including
  • San Francisco
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Pasadena
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Miramonte
  • Anaheim
  • Irvine
  • Los Angeles
  • And of course...
  • Corona
  • Riverside
For those of you who are visiting our blog from out of the area, you might also be interested in checking out our website at

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Align Group Starts September 10th

The Align Group starts Monday, September 10th from 7 - 9 pm.

A crucial part of getting on mission as a church is our Align meetings. These meetings are designed to help leaders understand the direction and vision of becoming a disciple-making church. The meetings will run for five consequtive Mondays, are are invitation-only.

If you need childcare, please contact us at

Are You Interested in Being a Leader in 2008?

If so, we have some important meetings coming up in September. To find out more talk to a staff member or contact the church at 951.736.5433.

Health Update on Mike Hannah

Thanks for everyone who is praying for Mike Hannah. As you know a month or so ago he was experiencing some chest pains, and went through some testing. Here is an update from Mike:

Hey New Lifers,

I just got back the results on two of my heart tests, an echo cardiogram and a stress test (that’s when they hook you up with wires and make you run on a treadmill). Both of the results came back great, so praise God for that!

It still doesn’t account for the chest pains, so the next step is to go back to my primary physician and explore another line of testing.

The good news is that the chest pains have greatly decreased. So thanks to everyone who is praying and please continue to remember me in prayer!

Building Update

Today (Tuesday) we received an email from the owner of the building. He just received the final conditions from the county on his construction project and hopes to get to us soon on the proposed cost for space we want to lease. We’ll keep you updated as information comes in. Thanks to everyone who is praying.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Photos from Hume Lake

Check out the photos from the Senior High Summer Camp. You can check them out here.

Beach Baptism August 18th

This is a video of our beach baptism at Corona Del Mar.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Follow Up From Sunday's Giving Message

Ideas to Learn More About Giving - On Sunday we talked about giving as an act of worship. Here are some follow up action steps to grow as a giver.

Idea #1 - Listen to a Message on Giving
- Below are two different messages to choose from.

Message 1 - Interested in learning more about the question..."How much should I give"? Check out the following message where Mike Hannah lays out, the Bible principles and his own personal practice.

Download MP3 File

Message 2 - Here is another giving message from our "Get Real" series. This was part of a study through the book of Malachi

Download MP3 File

Idea #2 - Check out the Giving Page on our Website - For more information check out the giving page on our website.

Idea #3 - Have Some Fun and Watch the Video From Sunday! Here is the full length version of the video we showed on Sunday.

Football Giving Video

Here is the full length version of the video we showed on August 26th during the morning service

Friday, August 24, 2007

Are you praying for our church?

If not, get in on the action! Each week we send out a weekly email with three all church prayers. This email will come straight to your computer and remind you to lift up our church family in prayer.

If you're interested in receiving this weekly email. Email us at prayer@newlifecommunitychurch and put "weekly prayer email" in the subject line.

This Sunday at New Life

Join us this Sunday as we continue our series “Inside Out” the topic is Inside Out Giving.
Baptism Video This Sunday – Two Saturday’s ago, six people were baptized at Corona Del Mar during our family beach day. We’ll show the video this Sunday.

Leader’s Meeting This Sunday Evening - 5-7 pm at the Corona Hills auditorium.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Corona Valley Friends Church

As many of you know, Corona Valley Friends Church shares space in our Corona Hill building. On Sunday mornings, while we meet at Santiago, they hold services in Corona Hills.

As a sister church in our community, please take time this week to lift up up in prayer! If you would like to learn more about them, here is a link to their website.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Leaders Meeting This Sunday

Attention all Leaders:

Let's talk about getting "On Mission" as a church. Join us for the leaders Meeting this Sunday, August 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Listen to the Video Invitation

P.S. Childcare is Available by Pre-arrangement

Video From Sunday, August 19th

Many of you asked about the video we showed on Sunday. Here is the full length version of the guy who is worshipping God in Manhattan.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Love Languages

During the message this Sunday, Mike Hannah refered to the Five Love Languages. The focus was on how these are five ways we express love to God. As a reminder, here are the five love languages.

If you are want to learn more about the five love languages, check out this link, it will take you to the original author's website.

Greek Word from Sunday

During the Sunday service Mike Hannah shared a greek word for Worship from the New Testament. As promised, we are posting it to the blog. It is the Greek Word "Proskuneo" which means to draw forward kiss. Here is a some information if you want to study more.

We've also included a link if you want to dig deeper.

Friday, August 17, 2007

This Sunday- Inside Out

Why do people cheer at football games, applaud at performances and raise their arms in victory after winning a game? Because when you’re pumped up on the inside, it shows on the outside! It seems that people have a built in desire to express what’s inside. Bring a friend and join us this Sunday, as we start our new series, “Inside Out”.

Here are the series topics

Inside Out Worship – August 19th
Inside Out Giving – August 26th
Inside Out Living – September 2nd

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Listen to our Weekend Messages on Itunes

New Life Community Church is part of the Itunes store! You can visit our page by clicking the icon below. Although our podcast is part of the itunes "store", it's free of charge! If you have itunes, subscribe now.

If you don't have itunes, you can download the software for free, and it's availabe for both mac and pc. Find out more by going to

Are you part of Growing in Faith?

Are you a part of Growing in Faith? If so, thanks!

If not, get involved!

Growing in Faith is our all church effort to get a home of our own. You can find out more by checking out our Growing in Faith website.

Do you give at New Life?

Are you one of the members who faithfully support our church? If so, we want to give you a big thanks. Because of your generosity, people are growing in their faith and lives are being changed.

Do you want to learn more about giving?

We've posted a giving message online. You can find listen to it here

For more information you can also check out the giving page on our website.

Do you have a praise report?

Over the last two weeks we've heard an unusual amount of praise reports! Let's praise God for that!

Good new is for sharing, if God has done something in your life, let us know. Send us an email to

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1

Did you notice the activity on the property?

Did you notice the activity on the property? Click here to find out more information

Family Beach Day

Make Plans to Join us at Corona Del Mar this Saturday starting at 10:00am. We are going to be having volleyball, tug o’ war competitions between students and their parents, and also a special beach baptism at 3:00pm. Activities and lunch begin at noon. This is a good way to connect with your church family. The fun continues after sunset with a bonfire and worship. Don’t miss out ! Be sure to invite family and friends to this great event.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Property Update

Check Out our Growing in Faith blog for news and updates on our property.
Click here to go there.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Weekend Service Crime Scene?

Did you notce the caution tape on Sunday morning? It's not a crime scene. It's an experiment. We're roping off sections of the auditorium to bring people closer together.

At the 9:30 service we're trying to keep everyone in the middle section of the auditorium. At the 11:00 service we're using two sections of the seating.

Here are two ways you can help.

Leave the back row open for people with strollers and those who have trouble using the stairs

When you take a seat, help us by moving toward the middle of the section

If you have any questions, please contact Seth Schmit our service coordinator -

Weekend Service News!

This past Sunday was our third highest attended Sunday of the year! Thanks to everyone who is inviting friends to church and welcome to those of you who are new to New Life!

If you're a regular member, help us reach out and welcome those who are new

If you're new, you're out guest, let us know how we can help you.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

This Sunday- "Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting"

Join us this Sunday as we continue our “One Hit Wonders” series. The one chapter book of the Bible we’ll be looking at is 3rd John. The one hit wonder for that book is Kung Fu Fighting - come this Sunday and find out why we picked that song. Get a head start and read 3 John before Sunday. See you then.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Love Based Obedience, Obedience Based Love

On Sunday we looked at the Bible book - 2nd John. Verse six describes love as walking in God's commands, and then goes on to share that God's command is to love. This verse gives us two perspectives - Love Based Obedience, and Obedience Based Love. Here is visual of the circular motion we discussed. We can obey because we love and we can love because we obey. Which of the two do you most need to focus on right now?

To hear the message go to

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Do you "You Tube"

We post our videos on YouTube. To date we've had over 1800 views of our church's videos. If you're on YouTube. Our username is "newlifeca" (as in New Life California - "new life" was already taken). You can watch all our videos here on the blog. But if you're on You Tube and want to find us, search for "newlifeca".

Friday, August 3, 2007

Meet the Pastoral Advisory Team

The Pastoral Advisory Team

The Pastoral Advisory Team provide leadership for our Growing in Faith project. They meet regularly to monitor progress and oversee all Growing in Faith giving and approve all expenditures.

Members of the Pastoral Advisory Team include: Ron Burleson, Mitch Fischer, Mark Loomis, Marty McLeod, Mike Mulholland, and Mike Wagner.

For more information on the Pastoral Advisory Team please contact any of the team members, or you can contact Mike Wagner at

Thursday, August 2, 2007

This Sunday- "Don't Pull Your Love Out"

Join us this Sunday as we continue our series – One Hit Wonders. This weekend we’re going old school with a hit from the seventies, and a one chapter book of the Bible called 2nd John. See you this Sunday!

Summer Camp

Please pray for our Junior High and High School students at they make there way to Summer Camp next week. Pray that it will truly be a life changing experience for all of them and that they will come back on mission for Christ.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Outreach mailers

Did you know that each month we send out a outreach mailing to new homeowners? This mailer contains a letter welcoming them to the community, information about our church and an invitation to our current series.

We send out approximately 300 a month to people who are new in community. God is using them to reach out to others. Here is a portion of an email we recieved this month from someone who received our mailer....

"I received you're "welcome to the neighborhood" mailing after we purchased our home. We currently attend another church, but might be looking to move to something a bit smaller....thanks for the mailer!

The money for this outreach came from a special gift that is running out. But we would like to continue this important outreach.

It takes about $250 a month to mail these out. If you would like to contribute toward this, write "new homeowner mailing" in the memo area of your check. In the meantime, please pray that God would use these to reach out to people in our community.

For more information contact Seth Schmit at

Thanks for Using the Blog!

Thanks for visiting the Blog! Visits were up 70% compared to last month. We had a total of 215 visits!

More and more members are taking advantage of this great way to stay connected. Thanks for being one of them!