Monday, March 31, 2014

Accelerate starts April 22nd

Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, April 22nd and meets for eight weeks. 

To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

This weekend's message

 
This weekend we continued our series on Real Love and looked at what the Bible has to say about staying married. 1 Corinthians 7 teaches us that God’s plan is for marriage to last a lifetime and, when problems happen, to do
our part to work through them. These are five choices to make when you feel like giving up:


1) Keep to the code. “I give this command…not I but the Lord” vs. 10
2) Lay off the “chorizo”. “must not separate” vs. 10
3) Avoid the temptation to do something permanent - “remain unmarried”. vs. 11
4) Don’t abandon a relationship God is calling you to work on. “must not divorce” vs. 11
5) Reach out to Christ and ask for His help.

To download the full outline or listen to the message, visit our website

Good Friday

Join us on Good Friday, April 18th at 6:30 PM. We will worship, pray, and share communion as we reflect upon Christ's death on the cross.

Childcare will be provided for infants to children 3 years old, and we will also have a class for kids in preschool to 4th grade.

Join a Life Group for the "Real Love" series




We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group  


Group Leader: Kyle Wilcox

Who: Men, 18-29 years

Time: Mondays, 7:30 pm

Place: Church, Room 6

Contact: 951-858-2768

Friday, March 28, 2014

Join a Life Group for the "Real Love" series






We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group.  

Group Leader: Nick Bradshaw

Who: Young Couples

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

Place: Church facility

Contact: 951-736-5433

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bible Reading Challenge


Are you reading through the book of Psalms? You are if you are following our Bible Reading Challenge. The Bible is the inspired word of God that helps us to know God and follow him. Many of us own a Bible, but don’t have a regular plan for reading it. To help bring focus, we’ve put together a Bible reading plan that brings you through a chapter of the Bible each day. If you follow this day by day checklist, you’ll be taking the next step toward knowing more of God’s word. 

Check out our website to download our Bible Reading Challenge checklist.


Join a Life Group for the "Real Love" series





We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group.  

Group Leader: Solomon Cheifer

Who: Men & Women, All Ages


Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm

Place: Church Facilities –
Main Auditorium

Contact: 951-520-6979

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Need a Bible?

Bibles are available for purchase at the information center for $5. If you do not have a Bible, we would love to give you a Bible for free as an encouragement to start reading God's Word. Be sure to check out our Bible Reading Challenge and other resources available online and at the info table for getting more out of your Bible reading.

Helping those in need



Would you like to help someone 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. The holidays are a great time to reach out to those in need. There are members of our community, and even in our own church family who can use a helping hand over Christmas. Here are a few ways that you can get involved:
1) Buy a gift card to a local supermarket and drop it off at the church office, we'll then pass it along to someone in need.
2) Make a special financial gift to the church and designate it for "members in need," we'll direct 100% of the gift to a member who could use a helping hand. 


If you would like to find out more practical ways to help, send us an email at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Join a Life Group for the Real Love Series



 


We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group.  

Group Leader: Mark Loomis

Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Place:  South Corona

Contact: 951-515-8819

Monday, March 24, 2014

This weekend's message


This weekend we started our new series on Real Love and looked at what the Bible has to say about marriage. 1 Corinthians 7 teaches us that, for married couples, physical intimacy should happen regularly and should only be withheld mutually. These are the reasons why that we covered on Sunday:

1) Because it’s part of the deal we signed up for. vs 3 “duty”
2) Because in marriage we’re on a joint ownership plan. vs 4 “the
husband’s body does not belong to him alone”
3) Because God commands it. vs 5 “Don’t deprive each other”
4) Because when we don’t, we place our spouse in unnecessary
temptation. vs 6 “so that Satan will not tempt you”

To download the full outline or listen to the message, visit our website. You can also check out our relationship resource page here.

Accelerate group coming April 22nd


Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, April 22nd and meets for eight weeks. 


To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

Baptism class this Sunday


Our next baptism is coming up soon! To find out more about baptism, come to our baptism class on Sunday, March 30th from 12:15 to 1:00pm. In this class, you will learn what the Bible teaches us about baptism and why it is an important step in your relationship with God.

You can sign up by sending us an email.

For more information, check out our Baptism page here or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Why I like going through books of the Bible

(Note: This is part of a larger series on the weekend messages. Click here to see the original post)

Why I like going through books of the Bible
As general rule I like going through books of the Bible during the weekend service. Over the course of a typical year, 75% of the Sundays are probably going through a book of the Bible in a structured way, the other 25% are more topical in nature (Christmas, Easter, etc)  The following are three benefits of going through books of the Bible

o   It allows us to study a passage in context – As we study a passage as part of a structured series, we have an opportunity to see that passage in light of the bigger teaching of that particular book of the Bible.  We see what comes before and after each passage as we move along week by week.

o   It promotes familiarity with a book of the Bible – If each week we jumped around and looked at one verse here, another verse there, it would harder to become familiar with the overall message and contents of a book of the Bible.

o   Opportunity for members to read along – By going through an entire book of the Bible, members have the opportunity to read ahead  They know what’s coming next and can study along to better form their own understanding of the passage. This is especially helpful in larger books, when we don’t cover ever chapter in equal detail, members can fill in the blanks by studying the “non-covered” portions of scripture on their own.

There are other good reasons for going through books of the Bible, but the above are a good start. 

Next week’s topic “Why I Break Books of the Bible into Smaller Series”

Join a Life Group for the "Real Love" series




We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group  


Group Leader: Kyle Wilcox

Who: Men, 18-29 years

Time: Mondays, 7:30 pm

Place: Church, Room 6

Contact: 951-858-2768

A new Life Group is Starting This Week



We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. As part of this Life Group focus, we’re launching a brand new Life Group.  

Dave and Maria Gorham will be leading a group on Tuesday nights in Norco.  The group is open to men and women of all ages. For more info, see below.

Group Leader: Dave Gorham

Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm*

Place: 3596 Hillside Ave.
Norco, CA  92860-1549

Contact: 951-834-5479


*Note: While the group is scheduled for Tuesday nights. For the first meeting, the group will meet on Saturday, March 29th  (Not Tuesday, March 25th).  For all remaining weeks, the group will meet on Tuesdays.  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Join a Life Group for the "Real Love" series






We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group.  

Group Leader: Nick Bradshaw

Who: Young Couples

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

Place: Church facility

Contact: 951-736-5433

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Childcare is now available for the Young Couple's Group




A new group for young couples is starting this month.  In order to make it easier for young families to attend, the group will be providing childcare.

The group will be lead by Nick Bradshaw and will meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  The location will be the church building and the start date is Tuesday, March 25th. The group will initially meet for the six weeks of our upcoming “Real Love” series. 

For more information, contact the church at groups@newlifecommunitychurch.net or Nick at nick@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Children's offering


Each weekend, children have an opportunity to give an offering in our Kidzlife classes. This is an opportunity for kids to learn giving to God at an early age. We invited parents to use this as an opportunity to share this important value with their kids. If you have any questions, please contact our children's staff at kidzlife@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Visit our giving webpage


To learn more about giving at New Life, check out our giving webpage. It answers many frequently asked questions and includes helpful resources on giving at New Life and other topics such as “What does the Bible teach about giving?” You can even give to New Life online through our web page. To visit just click here!

Committing your life to Christ

Want to find out how to start a relationship with God?

If so, we want to help you take the next step. 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. 

Join a Life Group for the Real Love series



 


We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. This series begins the third week of March and runs through the first week of May. If you haven’t found a group yet, consider the following Life Group.  

Group Leader: Mark Loomis

Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Place:  South Corona

Contact: 951-515-8819

A new Life Group is starting this month



We’re inviting everyone to join a life group for the six weeks of our “Real Love” series. As part of this Life Group focus, we’re launching a brand new Life Group.  

Dave and Maria Gorham will be leading a group on Tuesday nights in Norco.  The group is open to men and women of all ages.

This group will start in the third week of March, and continue for the six weeks of the “Real Love” series.  For more info, see below.


Group Leader: Dave Gorham

Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm*

Place: 3596 Hillside Ave.
Norco, CA  92860-1549

Contact: 951-834-5479


*Note: While the group is scheduled for Tuesday nights. For the first meeting, the group will meet on Saturday, March 29th  (Not Tuesday, March 25th).  For all remaining weeks, the group will meet on Tuesdays.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Why I like to plan ahead

(Note: This is part of a larger series on the weekend messages. Click here to see the original post)

Why I Like to Plan Ahead
Some pastors plan there messages week by week. I tend to have a schedule of topics that extends from six month up until a year into the future. The following are some of the reasons I like to plan ahead…

Intentional Biblical Diet - By laying it out, I can look at the overall balance of God’s word that our church is getting. By having a schedule, others can have input.  For example, each year I give my proposed message schedule to our church board members and the staff. This allows others to see where I’m going.

Getting a Head Start on Studying – If I know that three months from now I’m doing a series on the life of Jacob dealing with integrity. I can keep my eyes open ahead of time for passages, stories, and examples to file away for upcoming series. At the beginning of year I create files for the series and start collecting material along the way.

It helps with overall church planning – All staff members are provided with a copy of the message schedule – this allows them to plan with the messages in mind. They are able to see the start of new series, the topics we’ll cover, when guest speakers will be here, etc.  It can allow from a more integrated church calendar.

It fits how I am wired – Part of me is very spontaneous, I’m wired in a “figure it out as you go” mode.  But because preparing and delivering the message is an exceptionally draining activity for me, I need this part of my life to have some structure.  Speaking is the one activity (Besides counseling) that can suck the life out of me.  The spiritual and creative energy that goes into the weekly message can be exhausting.  Knowing what I’m speaking on, ahead of time, gives me a weekly starting point in what can already feel like an overwhelming process.

Subject to Change – While I plan ahead, the message schedule is always subject to change.  I always want to be open to changes God may want or needs of the church that should be addressed.

So… those are some of the reasons I plan ahead.


Next week this series on the weekend message continues with “Why I like going through books of the Bible”.