We gather in worship to receive what God alone gives and we scatter to share it where we live, work, and play. We pursue the WISDOM lifestyle, but none of us have it mastered. As people in process, we trust God’s promise in Scripture which says "that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:6)
Since our start in 2000, God has rallied New Beginnings together for a time such as this: to share Jesus with thousands of people locally and hundreds of thousands globally. This happens person-to-person and house-to-house through prayer, care, and share with our family and friends wherever we live, work, and play. We provide multi-generational opportunities to grow deeper and wider as a church through outreach & inreach events, discipleship opportunities, connect groups, and service to our community. This also happens city-to-city and nation-to-nation by starting different churches that reach different people.
We’ve seen God’s faithfulness week after week as our church is being used by Him to reach people with Jesus’ love. But God’s work in and through NBLC to shape the life of Christ in each of us isn’t finished yet. No matter where we each are in our faith journey, we can all come to know Christ more, work out more fully the new life He worked in us through baptism, and center our lives more completely on making Christ known. We consider it a great opportunity to help people discover the transforming power of faith in Jesus Christ and we want you to join us on this journey!
Our vision is to see thousands of people connected to Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament at NBLC while catalyzing partnerships to plant churches that reach hundreds‐of‐thousands of people locally and globally.
Grace Alone. God loves us, even though we rebel against Him. God sent Jesus to give us what we did not deserve: forgiveness, life, and salvation.
Faith Alone. Those who hear the good news of Jesus and believe it are rescued from a fate worse than death. Jesus creates faith in us through His Word.
Scripture Alone. The Bible is where we go to find out what we believe; our reason and experience must submit to God's Word.
To learn more about what we believe as a faith family, read through the Book of New Beginnings.
We want you to grow in your faith (trust) in God—or as disciples. Discipleship at NBLC is summarized by the WISDOM lifestyle. We measure growth through each aspect expressed below.
Ready to experience this life-changing growth? Visit our Faith Steps page to get started!
God calls us together to receive His gifts and His people respond. This is the heart of the Christian life. We receive God’s gifts through His Word and Sacraments and flowing out of His grace comes our living response. Is corporate worship a priority for you?
The Holy Spirit inspires us to live out the “one another” verses of the Bible. You cannot live out the “one another” verses of the Bible through the hit‐n‐run experience of weekly worship. Are you committed to faith‐centered relationships through the week?
Jesus’ love compels us to serve others both in our church and community. We each have a God‐given PLACE to serve. Using our “Spiritual Gifts” we serve where our hearts—or our passions—lead. We also apply our natural abilities, personality, and various experiences. Have you discovered what role(s) you play in NBLC’s mission and ministry?
The Lord motivates us to make spiritual habits a part of our daily lives just like other life routines. Devotional Bible reading and prayer become a regular priority (we all have a regular Time, Place, and Plan for when we eat). Other habits of the Christian life include fasting, generous giving, memorizing Scripture, and studying our beliefs. To remember what are basic Christian disciplines, think GPS: Giving, Prayer, and Scripture study. How do your “spiritual disciplines” compare with other habits in your life like exercise, eating, sleep, time with friends?
God reaches others through our Prayer, Care, and Share way of life. We each have an average of seven unchurched family and friends whom God put in our lives on purpose. So we resolve to Pray daily for at least one of these people, spend at least an hour per week with that person—because Care is spelled T-I-M-E, and we strive to Share—invite these people to at least one event each month to connect them with God’s Word and His Church. Who is a person you’ve identified whom God wants to reach through you?
The Holy Spirit will open doors for NBLC to plant churches both locally and globally. We are a church‐planting-church. We were started by another church and intend to replicate this great way to make Christ known. After all, “Different churches reach different people” and “More churches reach more people.” We’re on a mission from God! How do you see yourself supporting our church planting efforts?