Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Serve @ New Life

Help us in our mission as a church! Below our some ways to get plugged in and "On Mission":

1) Bulletins: Volunteer every other month helping to fold, stuff, and prepare the bulletins for our weekly services. This involves a weekly pick up and drop off of bulletin materials and about 1 hour to package bulletins for the month you serve.

2) Info Center Host: Welcome and assist service attendees at our info center after the 9:30 or 11 am service. This is a once a month or every other week position.

3) Kidzlife Check-In Center Host: Welcome and assist parents checking in their kids for classes. This involves arriving early to the 9:30 or 11 am service. This is a once a month or every other week position.

4) Greeters: Greet and assist service attenders at our 9:30 or 11 am service. This involves arriving early to one of the services. This is a once a month or every other week position.

5) Refreshments: Provide a welcoming and connecting atmosphere by preparing snacks & drinks for our weekly services. This is a once a month position preparing for both services. This involves purchasing & preparing snacks during the week, arriving at 10:10 am on Sunday to set up for first service. Then also setting up for the 2nd service.

If you would like to play a part in one of these areas of ministry, send us an email at

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Join Our Prayer Team!

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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Accelerate Starts September 20th!

Accelerate is a small group designed to move you forward in your relationship with Christ and your connection to the church family. Our next groups begins
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 PM and runs for 8 weeks.

Stop by the information table this Sunday to sign up for the Accelerate group or for more information on any of our other small groups. If you need any more information on Accelerate, check out our website.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Did you know you can listen to the message online?

Check out our weekend messages page and you can listen to the message, download the outline and get the small group questions for the weekend message.

This Sunday- Dreaming

Join us this Sunday for the last week of our series, Dreaming. This is a four-week series that will look at the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. This week why we shouldn't underestimate God's power to fufill his plans.

For more information on our series, please click here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Put your heart into it

Jesus says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21).
To learn more about giving, check out the giving page of our website.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Topics for our series in the life of Joseph

Sometimes The Path to the Palace is through the Pit

The Big Idea from the weekend service was…

Sometimes the path to the palace is through the pit

We also talked about ways to respond during the “pit” times of life….

1) Don’t be Surprised

2) Be faithful where you are

3) Know that the pit is only a pit stop

4) Look to Christ for help during tough times

If you would like to listen to the message, or download a copy of the message check out here. The title of the message is "Don't be surprised if things get worse before they get better"

Estado 29- Ensenada, Mexico

Our church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Estado 29. 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 in this ministry, check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This Sunday- Dreaming

How do hardships fit into God’s plan?

Join us this Sunday as we see that sometimes the way to the palace is through prison.

P.S. Get a head start by reading Genesis chapter 40 and 41.

For more information on our series, please click here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Commiting Your Life to Christ

Do you want to find what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

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 You can also check out our online information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Give Online

Do you bank online? An increasing number of our members are giving their offering using their banks bill pay system. You can set up your giving just like any other account you pay using your bank's online bill pay. You won’t have to worry that you forgot your checkbook or if you miss a service, your giving is already set up.
To find out more, check out our online giving page.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Helping Those in Need

“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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

LYFE Wednesday Night Youth Group

Come to New Life on Wednesday nights at 7 PM for inspirational teaching, Spirit-filled worship, life changing small groups, friendly team games, and super cool leaders... If you want to find out more about our student ministries click here.

This Sunday- Dreaming

Join us this Sunday for week two of our series, Dreaming. This is a four-week series that will look at the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. This week we'll look at how Joseph was tested and tried while trying to do God's will.

For more information on our series, please click here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Overview of the Bible Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, August 16th for a one-night workshop designed to share a quick overview of the Bible. The workshop will be held in classroom #5 at our church facility from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

When: Tuesday, August 16th
Where: Classroom #5
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sign up at the Information Table on Sunday or email us at:

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 about how to be "On Mission" at New Life, check out our webpage here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

July Giving Update 2011

How did we do in the month of July?

We were $4,471.75 short of our monthly budget.

How much does it “cost” to run the church?

In a 5 Sunday month it takes a minimum of $35,747. This is the bare bones fixed costs of keeping the doors open. It allows us to pay the bills and fund a minimal amount to our ministries.

How much was the actual giving for the month?

The giving for July was $31,275.25

What do we do cover the short fall?

Currently we are allocating money for our monthly costs and keeping excess funds to help cover possible future giving that does not cover the monthly budget. We currently have enough excess to cover this short fall.

Is there anything else I need to know?
If you’re someone who regularly gives to God at New Life: Thanks! Your giving makes a difference.

If you’re someone who is not yet giving: Make a decision to get involved. Take the first step toward the biblical practice of giving. You can find out more about giving here.

And for everyone: Please take time this week to pray for the finances of both our church family, and the individual families that make up New Life.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Leader's Rally

Join us for our August leader’s rally. The meeting is on Monday, August 8th at 7:00 PM. Pizza will be served starting at 6:45 PM. We look forward to seeing all of our leaders there. If you have any questions, please contact your staff leader.

This Sunday- Dreaming

Some people are dream chasers, others are dream crushers. It's one thing to have a dream, it's another to see it come to reality. In the Bible, we see a guy who had a dream and all the obstacles he had to overcome along the way. People tried to put him down, but God was at work in his life to bring the dream to pass. Join us in the month of August for a series on the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis.

For more information on our series, please click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Casa Hogar- Ensenada, Mexico

Our church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Casa Hogar. Each month, a team of volunteers goes on a one-day trip to Ensenada to help share God's love.

Here is a video from our last trip to Casa Hogar.

If you would like to join in our next trip to Casa Hogar, stop by the information table on Sunday to sign up or
email us at To get more information about this ministry and other ways to support Casa Hogar, please visit our outreach webpage here.

Need a Bible?

Need a Bible? We have Bibles available at our information center. These Bible are free and/or available at super low cost. Stop by the tables for more information.

P.S - We buy our Bibles in bulk from the International Bible Society. They offer Bibles in many translations (We use the New International Version) and many languages. If you're interested in learning more about them, you can check out their website.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Serving at God's 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
or sign-up at the Information Table on Sunday. You can also check out our website for more information on serving locally.

Monday, August 1, 2011

June 26th Baptism Pictures and Video

Congratulations to all of those who were Baptized on June 26th!

If you were a part of our Baptism or didn't have a chance to make it, come check out the rest of the photos on our website.

Here is the video of some of our members getting baptized on June 26th.

If you have been thinking about getting Baptized, or would like information about Baptism, check out our Baptism Website to look for our upcoming Baptism Class.

Are you a Generous Giver?

Are you growing as a generous giver?

Our church believes there are a handful of discipleship essentials that form the foundation for following Christ. They include activities like spending time with God, sharing your faith, serving others. One of these discipleship essentials is generous giving. If you want to know more about giving, check out the giving section of our website. If the practice of giving is new to you. Listen to one of the following messages, and begin taking steps to grow in your giving.