The high calling of believers is to glorify God. This means that all the things we seek to do as a church are directed towards this great goal. We want to clear away the clutter that characterizes much church life today. At New Covenant we focus on three main objectives:
- Discipleship and Fellowship
Christians worship. God has revealed himself to sinful man in the Bible, which is his word. He has shown us the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Worship is how we respond to that good news! Acceptable worship is God-ward, rather than man-centered. We worship God through his Son and by his Spirit. Our worship is simple. We do not entertain because we want to focus our attention on the Living God who has brought us salvation in Jesus.
Discipleship and Fellowship
Christians grow. Solid, healthy growth occurs when God’s people gather together. Discipleship is the process of growing into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ; it is the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. This amazing and gracious work of God’s Spirit occurs in the worship services as well as in other times of meeting and fellowship. One special time of discipleship and fellowship is our Wednesday night prayer meeting. This is a sweet time of instruction, sharing, and of course, praying. It is a moment when we uniquely bear one another’s burdens before God’s throne of grace. Rather than segregating members into various ages and life circumstances, we encourage dads to bring their boys to the men’s breakfast, moms to bring their daughters to the ladies’ Bible study, and parents to bring their children to prayer meeting. We believe that the church is best served when members gather together as the family of God, for this is what we are.
Christians witness. Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13, 14). A church that doesn’t tell others the good news of the kingdom of God is a false or sick church. We make it our aim to bring others into the flock of Christ so that they too would know the joy of his salvation. The message is simple, “Repent and believe in the gospel!” (Mark 1:15). Evangelism occurs in many forms. The best evangelism occurs in the worship service when God’s Word is preached! We invite friends and family to prayer meeting, fellowship breakfasts, and other gatherings. New Covenant also maintains a couple of formal ministries to bring the gospel to our community.