New Community is a place for everyone. A place where you can come as you are, experience authentic relationships & connect with God in a loving environment.
Whether you are on campus or participating online, New Community is not Church-as-usual. It's Church Unusual. Our goal is to be a diverse community, striving to tear down every boundary that keeps the world from receiving the Good News about Jesus Christ; and to serve by demonstrating His love and power.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. We also believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are designed for our practical instruction in faith and conduct. The Bible is our sole authority for guidance in living the Christian life. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1: 20-21; Psalms 19:7; Matt. 5:18).
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and these three are one God. (Deut. 6:4; Gen. 1:26; Isaiah 6:8; Eph. 4:4-6; Matt. 28:19)
God The Father
We believe that God the Father possesses all attributes pertaining to deity. The Father loved the world, sent His Son to die for our sins, raised Christ from the dead, elects and chooses, draws humanity to Jesus, and adopts believers in Christ as His very own children, therefore becoming their heavenly Father. (Eph. 1:3, 3:14-15; James 1:17; John 3:16, 6:44; Isaiah 53:4-5; Rom. 8:29, 9:11; Gal. 4:5,6)
The Person And Work Of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came into the world so that He might manifest God to humanity, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost world. To this end He was born of the Virgin Mary, and received a human body without ceasing to be God. (John 1:1,14,18; Luke 1:30-35; Hebrews 4:15; Philippians 2:5-11)
We believe that in infinite love for the lost, He voluntarily accepted His Father’s will, became the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb of God and took away the sins of the world. (John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-31; 2 Cor. 5:14; Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 John 2:2)
We believe that He victoriously rose bodily from the dead, defeating Satan, Hell, and death. Upon ascending back to Heaven with all authority, Jesus was accepted by His Father and is now seated on His right hand as a soon coming King. (Matt 28:6; John 20:20; I Cor. 15:55-57; Col. 2:13-16, 3:1; Rev. 19:11-16)
We believe that Jesus is the Head of the church, which is His body, and He does not cease to intercede and be an advocate for the saved. (Eph. I:22-23; 1 Tim. 2; Hebrews 7:25; 1John 2:1-2).
God The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, being co-equal to the Father and Son in all attributes pertaining to deity. (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 3:18)
We believe that in the work of redemption He justifies, washes and sanctifies sinners in cooperation with the Son; He regenerates unbelievers and indwells them at the moment of salvation, thus baptizing them into the body of Christ and sealing them until the final day of redemption. (1 Cor. 6:11; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30)
We believe that through the Holy Spirit God provides every believer power to live the Christian life. We further believe that every Christian receives grace from God in the form of spiritual gifts, which enables him/her to function as a contributing member of the body of Christ. (Rom. 8:9-11; Galatians 5:16-25; Rom. 12:6; 1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 4:7-13)
The Personality Of Satan
We believe that Satan, the devil, is the prince of demons and is declared adversary of God and humanity. However, when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, He limited the power of Satan and guaranteed the ultimate triumph of God and His people. (Eph. 2:2; I Pet 5:8; Rev. 20:10; Col. 2:13-15)
We believe that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again spiritually, and that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe also that our redemption has been accomplished through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this redemption is by the grace of God, an unmerited gift, given in love by God and not the result of any human works. (John 3:7-18; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Rom. 4:4.5)
We believe that upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the believer immediately passes out of spiritual death into spiritual life, and into fellowship with God. (John 1:12, 5:24)
We also believe that once this salvation is accomplished, we shall be kept saved forever. (John 10:28-29; Rom. 3:24, 8:35-39; 2 Tim. 2:11-13; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:5, 8-9)
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ with Christ as the head. We believe all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the Church, which is the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Acts 2:42-47)
We believe that the explicit message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved is to make Christ known to the whole world and that this is the purpose of the Church through the individuals within It. We believe Christians, individually and collectively, are salt and light in society. (Matt. 5:13-16, 28:18-19; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:11-21)
We believe that local churches, such as New Community Church, gather together for practical instruction in the Scriptures, for fellowship with God and with other believers, and for corporate witness to the unsaved world. Our common spiritual goal is to grow toward Christ’s likeness. (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:5; Eph. 4:13-16)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. (Matt. 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:47-48)
We believe that the ordinance of baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5)
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by baptized believers together as a continuing memorial of the Lord’s death until He comes. (1 Cor. 11:23-28)
Eschatology (End Times)
We believe God, in His own time, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish the new heaven and the new earth. The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, personally and visibly in glory according to His promise. The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge humanity in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels. The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord (Ephesians 1:9-10, Revelation 21:1; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7; 3:11; John 14:1-3; John 5:28-29; Matthew 25-41, 46; Revelation 20:10; Philippians 3:20-21; II Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).