Friday, January 30, 2009

February Bible Reading Challenge

The February Bible reading guide is now ready. Click here to download.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Urgent Please Be at Church This Sunday

Hey New Lifer's,

This Sunday, we need all the members of our church family to make it a priority to attend the morning service.

We're going to take an unexpected break from our series in Haggai to address a challenge that has hit our church hard and fast. As members of the church family you need to know what's happening, what we're planning to do about it, and how it might affect our future.

Next week we'll resume our "regularly scheduled" series in Haggai. So if you're thinking about inviting someone to church (and we hope you are) please wait until next Sunday, because this week we need to talk as family.

Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January Financial Update

Our January Giving was : $28,328
Our Budget for January is : $33,962
The difference : (-$5,634)

As our church and family members continue to struggle through these poor economic times, let’s keep each other in prayer. Our Father in heaven knows our needs, but he also wants our trust in Him. Let us pray as one voice and trust in the Lord for His provision.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine's Dinner

Attention all couples! Join us on Friday, February 13th for a special couple’s dinner. We will have food, games, fellowship, relationship teachings, gifts and prizes. Tickets will be available at the Information Table for $20 a couple. Limited childcare is available for $5. We hope to see you all there.

For Your Consideration

“I will place shepherds over them who will tend them” Jeremiah 23:4

Introducing Scott Weisheit - We’re pleased to present Scott Weisheit as a candidate for the position of lay pastor at New Life Community Church.

What is a lay pastor? A Lay Pastor is someone officially commissioned by the church to assist in the pastoral care of the members, including performing weddings and funerals, counseling, hospital visits, and prayer for the sick.

The process - Before officially commissioning someone as a lay pastor, a period of thirty days is set aside for members to have input. Between now and February 20th, members can have input on the proposed candidate.

After February 20th, if there is no reason the candidate should not serve, they will be recognized in the position of lay pastor. You can send any comments to

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Commitment Sunday

On February 8th, we’re asking members to play a part in keeping our property. We’re calling this project Growing in Faith. There are two things you can do to play a part.

1) Grab an information packet - We’re sending out information packets in the middle of January that give details about how to play a part. If you don’t receive one, they will be available at the Information Table.

Pray - Please pray about what you can do to help us take the next step toward a home of our own.

For more information on Growing in Faith, Click here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Group off to a good start

The new Sunday evening group is led by Curt and Terry Pflaumer (seen above) and hosted by the Nichols is going great. Here is a report from last night's small group.

"the group was great last night. We had 10 people, had lots of good sharing and learning and then had a great meal with Homemade lasagna, chicken tortilla soup and a really good chicken, corn and jalapeno dish. It was awesome"

Sounds good to me!

for more information, check out our small group page here.

Paul Russell Leads Small Group - Starts This Tuesday

Paul Russell will be leading the Tuesday night small group that meets at the church building. This group was formally lead by Seth Schmit, but Paul will be taking over the groups starting this Tuesday. Ron Burleson will be the coleader of the group, so it promises to be a good one!

If you don't yet have a small group, join them this Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Full length video from Sunday

Here's the full version of the video we showed from Sunday.  The music is a remake of "Forever Young".  The band is "Youth Group" from Australia.  Footage is from 1975 skateboard championships. . 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Growing in Christ

One of our goals for 2009 is to offer more to challenge our long term, more mature believers. We know that some of the activities that spur a younger believer do not always stretch a longer term Christian. So for 2009 we’re launching some new opportunities to challenge our growing believers. Below is a quick snapshot:

In:Depth – “In:Depth” is a new workshop designed for the growing believer. The heart of the workshop is an in-depth study of the book of Galatians. The goal of the workshop is to equip believers to study God’s word at a deeper level. As we do an in-depth study through the book of Galatians, we’ll learn principles for interpreting God’s word. This group will start in about 12 weeks.

Advance – Advance is a workshop that covers advanced topics I’ve taught in smaller settings in the past. This workshop will discuss what it means to be “In Christ”, the relationship between the Christian and the law, and concepts from a workshop I taught years back called “Kingdom of God”. Collectively these are some of my favorite theological topics to teach on. If you haven’t heard me cover these, I think they will challenge you biblically. This workshop will be offered later in the year.

Faith Essentials – This year we are offering a new workshop called Faith Essentials. This workshop involves reading a basic theology book that covers the foundations of the faith. Each week we’ll read a chapter and then gather together to discuss it. We hope this workshop will raise the theological understanding of our entire church family. Stay tuned for date and time.

Year Long Bible Reading Plan- A foundation for growing in Christ is studying God’s word. This year we are introducing a yearlong Bible reading plan. If you have a plan that is working for you, by all means stick with it. But if you’re looking for something new, you may want to try out the 2009 reading plan. It involves reading a chapter a day. It will be synced to our messages on Sunday morning (when possible) and over time, will get someone through all the books of the Bible.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Attend a Meeting

Our church is at a crucial crossroads regarding our plans for a
future church home. On February 8th we're asking members of our
church to help us decide whether or not we can keep our property.

The details are too difficult to explain here, so we're asking
everyone to make time to attend an information meeting. This
meeting is designed to give facts, answer questions and provide you
the information you'll need to decide your participation.

We only have a couple meetings left. The next is tomorrow night
(Thursday evening) at 7:00 pm. We're serving pizza at 6:45, so
come a little early grab something to eat.

Hope to see you then!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reading a Chapter a Day

Over the last two weeks we've received many responses from members who are committing to read their Bibles. Know that we're praying for you to stay strong in reading God's word. To find out more about the 2009 Bible reading challenge. Check out here.

We're Green

Here are some of the ways we practice recycling and conservation:
- We recycle useable materials, (Like connecting cards, and bulletin
inserts) from one Sunday, and when applicable, use it the next Sunday.  

- We also have a recycling container for cans and bottles, located in our church kitchen.

- We have programmed thermostats that help us control energy usage.

If you’re interested in playing a part in helping us conserve, please contact us at

Monday, January 12, 2009

God's Pie Video

Here is the video we showed during the Sunday service on January 11th. 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Haggai Resources

We have set up a page online with some resources on the book of Haggai. Click here to check it out.

Our House- This Sunday

The start of the year is a time for new beginnings. Find out how to make a new start with God. The Bible compares our life to that of a house. Join us for a series on building a life that God blesses. We’ll look at how to build a life on the right foundation, with the right priorities, and with God’s blessings. Join us this January for the start of “Our House”.

Messages Include:

Building Your House on the Right Foundation: Taking the First Step to a New Start with God

Following the Blueprint for Blessing: Making the Changes that Make a Difference

Hammering the First Nail: Four Questions to Ask When Tackling a God-given Project.

Avoiding Discouragement During a Spiritual Remodel: What to remember when things get worse before they get better

Making the Most of a New Beginning: Putting the finishing touches on a new start with God

Leader's Rally- This Monday

Join us for our first leader’s meeting of the year. The date is Monday, January 12th, the time is 7:00 pm. Childcare is available only if requested. Please let us know you’ll be there by responding to this email, or calling the church office at 736-5433 by this Friday. 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.

P.S Please come ready to share 1 or 2 stories where you see God at work changing lives through your ministry or in our church.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Discipleship Essentials

The group starts on Tuesday, January 20th so you have two more Sundays to sign up. This “hands on” workshop is designed to walk you through seven key discipleship essentials that will help you grow in your relationship with Christ and will be taught by Mike Hannah.

Date: Starting Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Corona Hills
Childcare: Please call
Cost: There is a $10 notebook fee.

For more info you can check out here.

Listen to the Message Online

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

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bible Reading Challenge

We want to help you become a more Bible-Centered Christian. We’re challenging every member to read a chapter of the Bible each day.

The Bible is the inspired word of God, it’s 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 towards know more of God’s word. Click here to download the January checklist.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This Sunday, Together

Join us this Sunday as we finish our series, "Together". We will learn that following Jesus goes better together. See you this Sunday!