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About New Life

It’s all about Jesus at New Life

New Life is located in Saginaw, MI. We hold weekly services on Sundays, and we meet in Small Groups throughout the week. We exist to proclaim Jesus Christ everywhere. We have been radically changed by his life and teachings, and we want everyone to know about it.

New Life is big on Serving. Jesus came to serve us. Now we obey him by living out our faith. We love to serve each other, our Saginaw community, and our Worldwide Community. New Life’s desire is that everyone finds a place to discover their God-given gifts and use them for his mission.

Our Mission at New Life

Our mision is to proclaim Jesus Christ and His Life-Changing Power everywhere . . . starting locally with our family and friends and going globally to people who do not know Jesus. God loves people and changes lives and we want everyone to know.

Our Vision at New Life

New Life is committed to 4 Vision Focal Points that can be summed in 4 Words: Know, Flow, Grow and Go…

We pursue the Lord in prayer and through passionate worship. We learn about Jesus and his way of living by studying the Bible, and live out the life of Christ in our small groups by loving and serving one another in humility, honesty and transparency.

We need the Holy Spirit to transform our lives to reflect Jesus Christ and to bring transformation to our community. We operate in the gifts of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible and expect God’s supernatural strength to enable us to pursue His mission.

Jesus has a mission for us. As we seek to follow Jesus, we need training. We believe the local church is the place to be trained and equipped for service to God. Learning should always lead to doing. It is our desire to grow up to be just like Jesus..

In the very beginning, God told the first humans GO all over the Earth. Jesus gave Christians the same mission of going to every nation, teaching people about him. We want to tell people about Jesus and serve them in His love, bringing hope in places of despair.

We want to know Jesus Christ deeply, so we are Christ-Focused in everything we do. We pursue the Lord in prayer and through passionate worship. We learn about Jesus and his way of living by studying the Bible. We also live out the life of Christ in our small groups by loving and serving one another in humility, honesty and transparency. We publicly identify with Jesus through baptism in water.

We believe that the Holy Spirit enables us to live Spirit-Empowered lives because our own efforts are not enough. We need the power of God to transform our lives to reflect Jesus Christ and to bring transformation to our community. We operate in the gifts of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible and expect God’s supernatural strength to enable us to pursue His mission.

When Jesus rescued us from sin and death, he did not intend for us to sit on the sidelines and watch. He has a mission for us. As we seek to follow Jesus and operate in the gifting and power of the Holy Spirit, we need training. We believe the local church is the place to be trained and equipped for service to God. Learning should always lead to doing. It is our desire to grow up to be just like Jesus..

In the very beginning of Creation, God told the first humans to be fruitful and multiply and GO all over the Earth. Jesus gave Christians the same mission of going to every nation, teaching people about him. To multiply is to grow and go. We want to tell people about Jesus and serve them in His love, starting new churches and bringing hope in places of despair. God’s love is too big not to share!

Statement of Beliefs at New Life

God

There is only One God! Always has been—always will be. The One God is relational in His being which helps explain why he created people and desires a relationship with us. God has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (three), but yet He only claims to be One. This is commonly called the Trinity.

The Bible

The Books of the Old Testament and the New Testament are inspired by God and are fully reliable and serve as our instruction manual for life and we should do our best to follow the precepts revealed in them.

Creation

God created the world out of nothing. He is not the creation, but He is present everywhere in creation.

Sin

God created people in His own image (the ability to communicate, reason, make decisions, love), but the first humans rebelled against God (that’s called Sin) and this act welcomed evil and death into the world and now all people are disconnected from God and deeply flawed and in need of rescue and renovation.

Jesus

Good News! Jesus came to rescue us! Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit in regards to his Human Nature, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a perfect life, performed many miracles and died on a cross. Jesus died in our place, taking the punishment for our wrongdoing and rebellion. Because he is divine as well as human, He was resurrected physically the Sunday morning following his death. He has returned to Heaven and is now our advocate before God the Father.

The Holy Spirit

Even though Jesus left, he said he would send someone to be with us. The Holy Spirit has been sent to give new life to us, to transform us, and to empower us to do God’s work on earth. He is our counselor, comforter and teacher and He convicts us of sin and confirms that we are the Children of God. The Holy Spirit transforms us so that we reflect the character of Jesus and He empowers us with gifts to serve the church and the world.

Salvation

Humans are saved because of the work of Jesus on the cross. We get credit for his perfect life and for him taking our punishment on the cross. Because of what Jesus did, we can be restored to a relationship with God and live forever with him. This is a gift (Grace) of God. No one deserves it! No one can earn it! But we do need to turn away from evil, ask God’s forgiveness for the wrong that we have done, and place our trust in what He has done.

Baptism

After we repent (turn away from evil and turn toward God) and place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and what he has done for us, we should be baptized publicly by immersion in water . . . in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

There is another baptism in the Bible. The Lord Jesus Christ baptizes those who follow him with the Holy Spirit. This is called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This baptism empowers the believer to serve the Lord and provides the believer with gifts to serve the Body of Christ.

Communion

Each month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion, Eucharist). Before we eat and drink, we should examine ourselves and ask for forgiveness for anything that offends the Lord. The elements of communion (cup and bread) are symbols of Christ’s body and blood and are useful in building up our faith in the Lord Jesus. The Communion Celebration should be treated reverently.

Death

When those who have placed their faith in Jesus die, their souls immediately enter into the presence of God, enjoying conscious fellowship with Him, there to await the resurrection, when they will receive a new physical body.

Christ’s Return

Jesus Christ will return to transform all creation into what it was meant to be. He will judge both the living and the dead and will separate both the redeemed and the lost, assigning those who rejected Him to eternal punishment and those who follow Him to eternal life.