WHO WE ARE
The New Community Church is an interdenominational congregation. This means our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds and denominations. We celebrate the contributions of everyone who embraces this community as their spiritual family. We are part of the Willow Creek Association of churches.
Our mission, our creed, is found in Mark 12:29-31. Here Jesus tells us that the greatest life-mission is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” and to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We want to increasingly be a church that loves God and others.
Our vision is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus and authentic community with each other so that everyone we interact with can experience God’s plan to bring us peace, purpose and prosperity.
We are a church centered in Jesus. We find our life, health, vision, and strength in the person of Jesus Christ. We will keep Jesus at the center of our faith and life together.
We are a church rooted in Scripture. The Bible is our unique and authoritative guide for understanding who God is and how to orient our lives fully around him. We embrace the story of the Holy Scriptures as God’s relational interaction with people over the course of history.
We are a church dedicated to Faith expressing itself in Action. We value action empowered by the Holy Spirit as a natural outflow of our faith in Jesus, expressing God’s love, compassion, and justice in word and deed in our everyday lives.
We are a church formed in Relational Community. We value authentic Christian community as a necessary environment in which spiritual growth can occur.
We are a church committed to Unity and Excellence. Because Jesus only ever gave and gives his absolute best for us and for our flourishing, we do the same out of love for God and a desire for our community to flourish.
The sole basis for our belief is the bible. We embrace the story of the Holy Scriptures as God’s relational interaction with people over the course of history.
We believe God is a being of unimaginably wonderful power, goodness, and love.
We believe the world exists because God created it, that it belongs to Him and therefore we should cherish and care for it.
We believe all human beings have dignity and worth because they were created by God in His own image and are valued by Him beyond our ability to measure.
We believe this world has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned, and are estranged from God, from each other, from ourselves, and from creation.
We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word, but is at work to redeem and reconcile what He has made.
We believe that the Way of Jesus is the way of redeeming our world and that his life has the power to transform our planet. He lived a sinless life on earth and willingly paid for our sin by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead and will, one day, bring total restoration, eliminating sin and its destructive influence.
We believe that God calls us and empowers us, by his Holy Spirit, to join in the healing and celebration of human community. We believe the Holy Spirit longs to bring us wisdom and comfort. We believe that our lives, submitted to the Holy Spirit, will increasingly be filled with love, joy, peace, and purpose.
We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, and growth to the human race.
We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right.
At The New Community, all are welcome to attend, explore, and participate in taking steps of faith toward Christ. We recognize that doubts and questions about faith are a normal part of spiritual growth, and we do not claim to have all the answers. We do claim, however, that all the answers can be found in the person of Jesus.
What is our Sunday morning experience like?
We gather on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. The first thirty minutes (10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) is devoted to our children. During this time they engage with adult leaders in age-specific classroom environments. (Parents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee or juice and a time of fellowship with other adults, or to enter the auditorium and enjoy some rare moments of quiet prior to the worship service!) At 11:00 a.m. adults and children gather in the main auditorium for our worship service. In the tradition of the Psalms, we sing songs to God. We pray. We share a few announcements about things that are going on. And then we learn from the Bible by listening to one of our teachers (during the adult teaching time, there is childcare provided for children ages 3 to 8).