Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thoughts on Contentment

Monday, August 30, 2010

Keeping Money in Perspective

1 Timothy 6 tells us to take an eternal view on our finances. It reminds us that wealth is "uncertain" Here is a message from last year that talk about using money wisely. It was part of a four week series called "Uncertainty"


On Sunday we looked at passage in the Bible were God talks about contentment. Here is a message from an older series that talks about contentment and our attitude toward money.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

You can serve our community through Gods Kitchen

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in" Matthew 25:35

Our church helps feed those in need on the second Wednesday of each month. We do this through a partnership with a local organization called "God's Kitchen" For more information contact Ingrid Mirander at
ingridmirander@yahoo.com or sign-up at the Information Table. You can also
check out our webpage Here

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Do you ever wonder how you can pray for our church?

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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Subscribe to our Weekend Messages through Itunes

Each week the weekend message is posted as a podcast at the itunes store. We have over 160 weeks worth of messages to listen to. This allows people to download individual messages or subscribe to our weekly podcast. If you have itunes, search for us under "new life community church".

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mexico Outreach happens every month, get involved today!

Our church supports a orphanage in Mexico. Towards the beginning of each month a team of volunteers goes on a one day trip to Ensenada to help share God's love. To find out how to get involved check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Giving to God

Last week, as we studied 1 Timothy 5, we talked about playing a part in the church family by financially supporting the ministry of the church. If you want to find out more about giving to God, here is a link to the giving pages of our website.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Flyers for new relationship series

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In September we're doing a series on love from 1 Corinthians 13. We just got the flyers printed and we need your help to get them out.

1) Grab a handful of flyers and pass them out where you live/work/play

2) Give a gift to help us mail out 20,000 of the flyers. It takes about $14 to reach 100 people.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Did you know you can listen to the message online?

You can listen to our weekend services online! Check out weekend service webpage and you can hear the message, download the bulletin and the study notes. Check out the weekend services web page.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Want to learn how to become a follower of Christ?

We’ve prepared some helpful materials that show what the Bible says about becoming following Christ. These self-study materials will assist you in taking the first steps to growing spiritually.

To receive these materials, or to talk to someone in person, please contact us at connect@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

You can also check out our online information.

Friday, August 13, 2010

How is your Bible reading going?

We're challenging each member to read a chapter of the Bible a day. We're calling it our Bible reading challenge. If you're using our reading plan, we're in 2nd Samuel right now. To find out more, check out this webpage.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Helping those in need

The Bible says “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” (Proverbs 19:17). There are members of our community, and even our own church family who are in need. If you would like to find out practical ways to help, check out the following webpage Here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Are you On Mission?

We’re On a Mission.

Around New Life you’ll hear the phrase “On Mission”. There’s a reason. Our goal is to help people live “On Mission” for Jesus Christ. If you’re new to our church, we want to give you idea of what being “On Mission” is all about. So with that in mind, read on!

What does it mean to be on mission? A “On mission” person is someone who understands and engages in the mission Christ has given our church.

What is our church’s Mission? Our purpose is to reach people for Christ and get them grounded, growing and on mission. That is our picture of what a disciple-making church looks like

What does an “On Mission” Person Look Like? An on mission person is someone who embraces and lives out our mission of being “grounded, growing, on mission”. Those three words have specific meanings for us. So let’s look at a quick snapshot of what a grounded, growing and on mission member looks like.

Someone who is grounded in Christ…
• Places their faith in Christ’s finished work
• Experiences assurance of salvation through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
• Publicly declares their faith through Baptism

Someone who is growing in Christ…
• Understands the faith essentials
• Embraces the discipleship essentials
• Pursues opportunities for growing together in Christ

Someone who is on mission for Christ…
• Make a commitment to the body of Christ
• Makes a contribution to the cause of Christ.
• Pursues their unique role in the mission of Christ

Will you be on mission with us?

To find out more attend our upcoming accelerate workshop starting September 28 - click here for more information.

1 Timothy Background Fact - Background on the church of Ephesus

The book of 1st Timothy was written to Timothy while He was serving at the church in Ephesus. Here is some background on the church of Ephesus.

We don't know who first brought the Gospel to Ephesus first. There were Jews from Asia present at Pentecost. During Paul's second missionary journey he made a weekend visit to the synagogue in Ephesus and left his helpers, Aquila and Priscilla. It appears that there was a group of Christians in Ephesus before Paul began his ministry there. The church however, seems to have received its definite organisational beginnings with the ministry of Paul. (Acts 19:9)

During Paul's third missionary journey as was his practice, he began his ministry in the Jewish Synagogue. When fierce opposition arose, Paul separated the disciples, organised the believers as a separate and distinct group, and began a two-year ministry centred in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. (Acts 19:8-10) The Gospel ministry began to have dramatic effects on the worship of Artemis and the magical arts and when severe opposition broke out Paul was forced in leaving the city after three years of ministry. Paul left the Church under the leadership of her own elders. (Acts 20:17) He returned briefly after his release from the first Roman imprisonment. (1 Timothy 1:3)


Monday, August 9, 2010

Outreach Opportunities

Hi New Life... below are a couple opportunities to help us with outreach.

1) Fall Mailer:

We want to send an invitation to 20,000 neighbors who live within a radius of the church, and we need your help to do it. The total cost of the mailing is $2,820.00. That breaks down to $14.00 to reach 100 people. Can you help with the cost of this outreach? If so, when you make your gift, designate it to “mailer”.

2) Mexico Outreach:

Casa Hogar, the orphanage we support in Ensenada Mexico, has lost a lot of the support it was receiving from other churches & organizations. Right now, just being able to supply adequate meals has been a struggle for them. If you'd like to help, please make a gift towards "Mexico Outreach".

Thanks for playing a part in Outreach!

1 Timothy Background Fact - Background on the City of Ephesus

The book of 1st Timothy was written to Timothy while He was serving at the church in Ephesus. Here is some background on the city of Ephesus.

Holman Bible Dictionary:

EPHESUS (ehf’ uh ssuhss) One of the largest and most impressive cities in the ancient world, a political, religious, and commercial center in Asia Minor. Associated with the ministries of Paul, Timothy, and the apostle John, the city played a significant role in the spread of early Christianity. Ephesus and its inhabitants are mentioned more than twenty times in the New Testament.

Ephesus in the New Testament:

Paul stopped at Ephesus at the end of his second missionary journey, left Priscilla and Aquila there, and returned to Antioch (Acts 18:18-21). Apollos preached in Ephesus soon thereafter and met Priscilla and Aquila who “expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly” (18:26). Paul, on his third journey, spent more than two years in Ephesus teaching and preaching in the synagogue and in the hall of Tyrannus. The success of his preaching at Ephesus triggered a riot headed by the silversmiths who feared that their business of selling miniature replicas of Artemis (Diana) or her temple would suffer severely (Acts 19:24-41). After the town clerk quelled the disturbance, Paul left Ephesus for Macedonia. At the conclusion of this missionary endeavor, on his way back to Palestine, Paul stopped at Miletus and sent for the elders of the church in Ephesus so that he might speak with them (20:17).

Ephesus is also mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:32. Paul noted that he had fought with beasts at Ephesus. Many commentators understand this statement to be only a figurative reference to strong and dangerous opposition. At the close of 1 Corinthians, Paul wrote that he would remain at Ephesus until Pentecost “for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries” (16:8-9).

Elsewhere in the New Testament Ephesus appears as the location of one of the seven churches addressed in Revelation (1:11; 2:1). Ephesus, the leading city of Asia Minor, is appropriately the first of the seven churches. In the opening verse of the letter to the Ephesians some manuscripts describe the recipients of the letter as the saints who are “at Ephesus.” The earliest and most reliable manuscripts, however, do not include the reference to Ephesus. In 1 and 2 Timothy, Ephesus is mentioned three times. Timothy was urged to remain at Ephesus (1 Tim. 1:3); reference is made to Onesiphorus and “in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus” (2 Tim. 1:16-18); and the writer stated that Tychicus had been sent to Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:12).

Christian tradition from the second century and later claimed that the apostle John moved to Ephesus, and after living to an old age, died a natural death there. Another, more dubious tradition states that Mary the mother of Jesus also died in Ephesus. See Asia Minor; Ephesians; Revelation, Book of; Timothy.

From Holman’s Bible Dictionary

Thursday, August 5, 2010

1 Timothy Background Fact - Timothy

The book of 1st Timothy is a letter written to a young leader named Timothy. The following is a entry from a Bible dictionary regarding Timothy….

TIMOTHY (tihm’ oh thee) Personal name meaning, “honoring God.” Friend and trusted coworker of Paul. When Timothy was a child, his mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois taught him the Scriptures (2 Tim. 1:5; 3:15). A native of Lystra, he may have been converted on Paul’s first missionary journey (Acts 14:6-23). Paul referred to Timothy as his child in the faith
(1 Cor. 4:17; 1 Tim. 1:2; 2 Tim. 1:2). This probably means that Paul was instrumental in Timothy’s conversion. When Paul came to Lystra on his second journey, Timothy was a disciple who was well-respected by the believers (Acts 16:1-2). Paul asked Timothy to accompany him. Timothy’s father was a Greek, and Timothy had not been circumcised. Because they would be ministering to many Jews and because Timothy’s mother was Jewish, Paul had Timothy circumcised (Acts 16:3).

Timothy not only accompanied Paul but also was sent on many crucial missions by Paul (Acts 17:14-15; 18:5; 19:22; 20:4; Rom. 16:21; 1 Cor. 16:10; 2 Cor. 1:19; 1 Thess. 3:2,6). For example, when Paul was unable to go to Corinth, he sent Timothy to represent Paul and his teachings (1 Cor. 4:17). Later when Paul was in prison, he sent Timothy to Philippi (Phil. 2:19).

Paul felt that no one had any more compassion and commitment than Timothy (Phil. 2:20-22).

So close were Paul and Timothy that both names are listed as the authors of six of Paul’s letters (2 Cor. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:1; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1; Philem. 1). In addition, Paul wrote two letters to Timothy (1 Tim. 1:2; 2 Tim. 1:2). As Paul’s ministry neared the end, he challenged Timothy to remain true to his calling (1 Tim. 1:18). As Paul faced death, he asked Timothy to come to be with him (2 Tim. 4:9). At some point in his life, Timothy was imprisoned; but he was released (Heb. 13:23). See Paul; 1 Timothy; 2 Timothy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Congratulations To Our New Members

Congratulations to our new members here at New Life.

Have you been wondering about membership? To find out more about membership, email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

August Leaders Rally This Monday!

Join us for our August leader’s meeting. The meeting is on Monday, August 9th at 7:00 pm. Light snacks will be served. We look forward to seeing all of our leaders there. If you have any questions, please contact your staff leader.

Want Some Free Food?

Have you recently started attending New Life this year?

Then let us buy you a Subway sandwich!

Connecting Point is a great way to learn more about our church and how to get connected. We’re glad you’re here and want to welcome you. Bring the whole family, we’ll bring the Subway!

For more information email us at connect@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pray for the Youth!

Our Youth Groups are up at camp this week. High School group is at Hume Lake, and our Jr. High group is at Ponderosa Pines.

Many Christians have stated that they first began their relationship with Christ at a summer camp. Pray that God will impact our youth to have an awesome time and for our youth to have truely changed lives.