New Life in Christ is a diverse community. We have people that have grown up going to church, and others that have walked into church for the first time in the last few months. We have people that wear t-shirts and shorts on Sunday mornings, and others that prefer to wear a shirt and tie. So wherever you fall, we’d love to have you and get to you know you!
My teaching ministry can be summed up with the following quotes from the Apostle Paul (Acts 20:24,32) “I consider my life worth nothing to me unless I … complete the task the LORD has given me—the task of testifying to the Gospel of God’s Grace. And now I entrust you to God and the message of His grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those He has set apart for Himself.” I believe that if a person leaves a church service feeling guilty, condemned, unworthy, not “measuring up,” not “doing enough,” that they have NOT heard the Gospel—Good News– of God’s Grace.
Sunday mornings I have the privilege of helping people hear what God has to say to them in a personal way. My goal as a teacher is to always encourage you with the truth from God’s Word as it applies to your daily life. You invest an hour and fifteen minutes of your valuable time to spend with us. While I try not to take myself very seriously, I am serious about helping you hear from God. He wants you to experience His supernatural help in every area of your life: Spiritual; Psychological; Social; Physical; Financial; Marital; and Parental. He offers that help via His Word, the Bible–so my teaching is always based on the Word of God. Christ wants His followers to experience abundant supernatural love and joy. My goal is to have that joy, especially as I encourage you on Sunday mornings so that you come away feeling encouraged about your relationship with Christ and so that you, too, have His abundant love and joy.
- Paul Gray
First Sunday of each month we Remember Jesus by celebrating Communion together. We enjoy remembering Jesus’ love and grace that He demonstrated when He took all the sins of the world on Himself at the cross and the Father reconciled us to Him, not counting our sins against us!
We spend a little time each week using music as a way to glorify Jesus. We sing songs that thank Him, that praise Him, that worship Him, that ask for His help, and that tell of all the good things He’s done for us, and we seem to find ourselves encouraged in the process. Sometimes the songs are modern and fairly rockin’. Sometimes they’re classic hymns, and sometimes they’re original compositions, but at the heart of all of the music we sing is a desire to worship our savior in a way that is authentic rather than contrived, and that is always lead by the Holy Spirit.