We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples of all people through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
New Life Church is a body of believers who value diversity in all ministries. We are intentional in our efforts to relate to each other in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-gifted environment. As a church, our primary values are word, worship, and prayer. Our desire is to honor God and provide discipleship to our church by allowing these values to be intertwined in all that we do. Our vision is to be a multi-ethnic, multisite, missional church that has an expression of the Gospel that would reach every person in Hampton Roads.
Over 2,000 years ago, Christ died to reconcile man back to God and create a bridge between the ethnicities of the world. Multi-ethnicity in the church is more than a movement, idea, or a mission statement. Rather, we believe it is a reflection of the scene around heaven’s throne where people from every tribe, tongue, and nation will one day worship before the throne of God. We believe that the Gospel, preached and demonstrated from a multi-ethnic people united as one, is a sign and a wonder to an unbelieving world.
Our desire is to create an environment where different cultures and ethnicities are respected, cherished, and united their pursuit of Christ.
New Life Church values diversity in every area of the ministry, and we aspire to be intentional in creating a multiethnic church culture through:
• Our eclectic worship style
• Ethnically-diverse leadership
• Proactive evangelistic and outreach ministries
• Various initiatives that foster authentic community
The vision is to reach as many people with the Gospel as possible. In a time of deep uncertainty, the need for dynamic, life giving churches could not be greater.
In order to meet the unique needs of those in our communities, New Life Church aims to bring the church to the people by having a campus accessible within a 30-minute (or less) drive of everyone in Hampton Roads. This will be accomplished by establishing additional campuses in strategic locations as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community.
Being multi-site allows one vision and mission of one church at each campus while having a unique implementation of that vision and mission that is tailored to fit the needs of a specific neighborhood.
We maintain one name, one budget, one set of elders, one vision, one staff, and one membership roll. On the weekends, our single church is divided up into multiple locations throughout various cities. Each of these weekend services looks nearly identical from campus to campus. The sermon is the same across all of our campuses; however, some locations watch the message live via video.
More than a program and more than something we do, we live missional lives. This mindset positions and serves as the foundation for all the church’s ministries and functions. It shapes how we plan ministry initiatives, spend our money, staff our church, and disciple our congregation. Missional living is infused in every aspect of our church as we partner with God to see our neighborhood, community, city, region, and world transformed for His glory.