WE ARE is really an invitation to live out what we already are, a family. And like all families, it means a commitment to growing and going. To learning and loving. To serving one another and the outside world with intentionality.
Some of us have been around New Life a long time, and when we hear the call to family, it gets us excited. I love that. If that’s you, please don’t miss this opportunity to reaffirm your love for this place and for these people. It serves as a great encouragement to all of us.
Some of us may have been around a while, but have found our hearts worn down by the busyness of routines, even church routines. In that scenario, this invitation may sound like one more thing, one more commitment, one more list. I pray that God might use this season to create a fresh desire in us for God and His family. That He might give us all the spiritual rest we need to jump back in to life here in the church. One driven by grace, not by guilt.
And some of us are still checking things out, still unsure about the claims of Jesus or exactly what spiritual community is all about. That’s great! Take your time. You’re always welcome here. We hope and pray that as God continues to reveal himself, He’d draw you to his Son and then to other believers. We pray you’d see what family life at New Life is like (however dysfunctional it may be at times!) and that you’d want to lock arms with us. We’d consider that a great honor.
Family. This is what God is doing in our faith community and this is what we're inviting each other into. May God give us the grace we'll need to become a people who are: SIMPLE - DEEP - and MISSIONAL.