What we Believe
New Life Christian Community is a non-denominational community of followers of Jesus Christ.
Statement of Purpose
We are gathered, constituted, and exist to exalt Jesus Christ as Lord and proclaim His name above every name to the exclusive glory of God and to enjoy Him forever by submitting to, obeying, and fulfilling all that the Lord Jesus Christ calls us to throughout His Word as corporately pledged to one another in church covenant.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the entire Bible is the Word of God, written perfectly under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is to be strictly and reverently understood according to the author’s original intent. Taken as such, we believe the Bible is sufficient to have supreme authority (superseding even this document) in all matters of life and faith.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
We believe in the perfect sovereignty of God in creation, providence, revelation, redemption, and final judgement.
The Person and work of Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ; that He is truly God and truly man, God’s eternally begotten Son, and that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning work on Calvary, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His glorious ascension into heaven, His sole mediatorial intercession, His endless reign, and His future personal, visible return to the earth.
The Person and work of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit; that He is truly God and manifests the active presence of God in the world and especially the church. He enlightens the minds of sinners and brings about regeneration through the finished work of Christ. He then permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance , strength, and wisdom, as He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ and produces His fruit to the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, male and female they were created, for distinct but complementary roles in the church, home, and marriage. We believe that Adam and Eve sinned and thereby incurred not only physical but also spiritual death. Having been separated from God as a result of our fall in Adam (our representative head), all mankind exists in a state of total depravity as guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed.
We believe that all sin is ultimately against God alone and that any transgression can only be atoned for by the blood of Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus Christ is the only saving grace, whereby we receive Him alone for salvation as He is offered to us in the gospel as defined by God’s Word. Those who are forgiven in Christ Jesus (in this or those in past generations) therefore can have no proper condemnation from man or God, as he is no longer condemned by God.
This new life of salvation from the wrath of God, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life cannot be earned, deserved, inherited, or bought. The fruit of the new life in Christ is not exemplified in the adherence to the law of the Old Covenant but in fruits of the law of the Spirit under the freedom of the New Covenant.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the work of Christ on the cross and is an outward picture of the inward baptism of the Holy Spirit, and, therefore, is done by immersion for those who are walking in fellowship with Jesus Christ and who have publicly professed faith in Him.
We believe that the communion of the Lord’s Supper is to be eaten corporately, by those who are walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, as a reminder of His sacrificial work on the cross and proclamation of His certain return.
We believe that the people who make up the members of Christ’s body are His Church—designated as both the bride and body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and exists to evangelize the lost and to edify the saved to the glory of God alone.
The members of Christ’s body, who make up New Life Christian Community and those who comprise the Body of Christ outside this congregation are united to Jesus Christ our Head and, by nature, will cooperate with one another as His members and Partners in the exaltation of Jesus Christ, to the glory of God alone.
Regarding manhood, womanhood, and sexuality this congregation affirms the Nashville Statement. To read this statement, click here.
Regarding Social Justice and the Gospel the New Life Elder Board closely aligns with the Dallas Statement. To read this statement, click here.