Saved By Grace, Not Works

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; (9) Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began...

~ 2 Timothy 1:8-11

It's about His purpose.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

~ Romans 8:28

Our Purpose

Our desire is to further the kingdom of God through obedience to Holy Scripture and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. We recognize the fact that a church cannot be successful if it isn’t empowered by God. We don’t place confidence in our own abilities but rely totally upon God to accomplish His will through willing vessels. We also understand that we as free-will agents have the choice to be loyal servants to our heavenly Father or to be disobedient in word and deed. For this reason we publicly state that all endeavors taken by New Life Baptist Church are ignited to glorify Christ. We believe that any program that the bride of Christ participates in should fulfill one, if not all, of the following purposes.

Worship

We desire to worship Him publicly as well as privately, to revere Christ as the one and only King, the Holy Son of God. We pledge our allegiance to our Savior and strive to live a life of worship and honor to please Him.

Evangelism

We desire to always be conscience of the need to lead lost souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We understand that as Christians we have the great responsibility to share our faith with others in hopes that they will receive the wonderful gift of salvation that is freely offered by our loving God.

Edification

We desire to encourage and build up our brothers and sisters in the name of Christ. We do not wish to hurt or tear down but to faithfully serve one another, strengthening one another for the sake of the kingdom.

Education

We desire to witness the truths of God’s Word to all that will listen. Every individual has the capability to disciple another and we must be mindful of this responsibility in fellowships and relationships that we possess with those around us.