Purpose and Beliefs


OUR PURPOSE

We exist to consistently create and recreate a spiritual environment at New Covenant where each of us will progressively grow into a more Christ-like person. And we exist to offer the life transforming message of Jesus whenever and however we can.


OUR VISION

We picture a better future for us… by becoming more like Jesus in our attitudes, actions and speech, by becoming more like Jesus in grace, mercy, love and forgiveness, by learning how to love God with all that we are, by learning to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Key Theological Commitments

The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.


Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus alone.


The Church is God’s ordained means of gathering and perfecting believers.


The Church is to rely upon the ordinary means of grace (the Word, Sacraments, and Prayer) for the building of the kingdom.


The Westminster Confession of Faith (including the Larger and Shorter Catechism) is the most accurate understanding of what the Scriptures principally teach. (A copy can be found here)

What we believe

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.


We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.


We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.


We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.


We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.


We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.


We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.


We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

other beliefs

We Believe in Prayer


We believe in the power of prayer, expecting God to accomplish surprising things when His people express their total dependence on Him. Therefore we boldly ask God to do things so magnificent that we know we could not possibly achieve them in our own wisdom and strength.


We Believe in Personal Discipleship


We believe we are to nurture every Christian, for all who embrace Him are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Disciples are people who are being transformed into radically committed, fully devoted, lifelong followers and learners of Jesus Christ, and who are growing in Christlike character and in their ability to minister to others.


We Believe in Sharing the Gospel


We believe that our neighborhood, community, nation and world are our mission fields. We are not to live self-centered lives, but are to reach out to our families, friends, neighbors, and the world by word, deed, and example. This means we take seriously the Great Commission, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Without compromising the sovereignty of God, we affirm the responsibility of each person to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and our responsibility to extend the Gospel invitation as a call to salvation to everyone who hears its message. We invite all, without distinction, to drink freely of the Water of Life and to live eternally. In this way, we seek to “extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”