What We Belive About...
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Most people agree- there's a problem with the world. Something has gone wrong and needs to be fixed. The gospel of Jesus tells us that God has sent his Son into our world to do something about that problem. Through his death on the cross, taking our sin upon himself, and his resurrection from the dead bringing us life, he has fixed the problem and brought us back to the relationship we were meant to have with God.
Jesus becomes the substitute for our sin and allows us to live in mercy and grace with God and with others. His resurrection gives us life and a new identity. This message is the good news of the kingdom of Heaven that we take into our communities.
Our faith in Jesus brings us to a place of worship. We communicate what we believe about God and the gospel corporately, and personally. Our services at New Covenant are times that cause us to worship, think, confess, hear the gospel explained, and be together as a family.
Worship is also personal. In the context of our busy lives we encourage all to be engaged with the scriptures, prayer, and study, so that we grow in our faith together.
How can we begin to provide ample opportunity for people inside and outside out church to truly begin to know each other? We believe the answer is found in Community Groups.
A community group is a collection of people who gather together on a regular basis to create an authentic time to share their lives, grow in their faith, and build lasting relationships with one another. People gather in homes, coffee shops, garages, working towards relationship together, spiritual maturity, social activity, and social service.
Reasons to belong to a local church are clear from scripture. We hope the following information will be helpful in understanding what makes the church viable as the visible church and clearly stresses membership as a benefit for spiritual growth.
Four Reasons for Membership:
- A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the Church
- A Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to the current consumer mentality in our society
- A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on
- A Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth
Five Statements on Membership:
Membership says, “I belong here.” (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Membership says, “We share the same ministry goals.” Followers of Jesus Christ are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact. Jesus has a work to do in Broward County and around the world, and you are willing to join with others to see that it gets done. (Ephesians 4:16)
Membership says, “I accept responsibility to be a part of the family of God.” You want to be a part of a caring network of people, sharing one anothers joys, sorrows, and helping one another grow. (Galatians 6:1-2)
Membership says, “I am accountable to other followers of Jesus Christ for my walk with God.” You dont want to go it alone in standing for Jesus Christ, and want to receive guidance, equipping, and assistance necessary to remain on target. (Hebrews 13:17)
Membership says, “I am a good steward for how things are done here.” Members serve equally and willingly. Every member and every task is essential to Gods work in us and the world. (1Corinthians 12:20-27)
New Covenant also desires to see our culture healed and renewed socially. Through compassionate living, social involvement, and partnering with the social organizations of our area, we hope to see the culture and city around us restored and healed through the gospel.
Where there is injustice, justice. Where there is brokenness, wholeness.
Cultural and Community Renewal
Here at New Covenant we are aware of the culture in which we live and work. We desire to be involved in the life of our community and world. We believe in the redemption of culture by supporting the arts, sciences, and work of others. The message of Jesus affects the way we see art, beauty, and truth in this world. It causes us to interact with skeptics, doubters, and believers alike.
In all these things New Covenat hopes to walk together in love, to become better individuals, in better relationships with each other, and building a better community around us.