What an amazing Easter!
I can’t begin to thank this church enough for caring for our community. Your passion, vision, servant attitude and especially your care for lost people matters to Jesus in soooooooo many ways!
“Thank you… You are an amazing church who is willing to sacrifice some things in order to see the real things that matter come to life… eternal life! “Pastor Ken
Twenty-five years ago… Valerie and I started a church where unchurched people would love to attend.
This meant we wanted to play music that they liked even more than what we liked in style. We wanted to have an Easter egg hunt following the services because it was convenient for them. We decided to do Santa Claus so their kids could get pictures absolutely free. Radical methods for church but not for our community!
And guess where the inspiration for doing a “different” church in our community came from? The apostle Paul!!!
Paul talks about his heartbeat, his vision and his desire to reach people that haven’t heard the gospel. He says in Romans 15:20 “My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else.”
That was and still is the power behind New Community.
In fact, we wrote a vision statement reminding all of us of why we do what we do around here! Our mission is that we exist “To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creatively designing environments that encourage and equip people to Love God, Make Friends, and Change the World! (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:29-30).
“My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else. “Apostle Paul -Romans 15:20
I personally pray for 7 people nearly every day. I call it my “7 for Heaven.” One of my friends came this Sunday and was hooked from the beginning and wound up receiving Jesus by the end of the service.
You can imagine my joy for having church willing to let him come and hear his music so he could hear Jesus. You all are amazing!!
So, thank you New Community!
Thank you for doing the vision for 25 Easters! Thank you for allowing us to create environments for them! Thank you for your time, thank you for your energy, thank you for following the vision. You are an amazing church who is willing to sacrifice some things in order to see the real things that matter come to life… eternal life! Wow! You are the best!
Eagerly awaiting what’s to come with you,
April 4, 2018