Who Is New Life?
New Life Morton and Washington is one community that strives to be an authentic Christian community that reaches out to ensure that no one misses out on the grace of God.
We do this by growing: We strive to be in community together, constantly growing alongside one another to create an authentic community of faith.
By giving: We recognize that everything we have is given to us by our heavenly Father. As His church, it is our responsibility to give both our time (in serving) and our resources back to the Kingdom, so that more people can encounter Jesus.
By going: As followers of Christ we all have the same mission to reach the world for Christ. We want to be the authentic community of faith that is constantly reaching out to those around us, both through the Church and in our own day-to-day lives.
What Are New Life's Beliefs?
Because we value the Bible as the supernatural, inerrant Word of God, we prioritize the exposition (unpacking) of Scripture in our preaching regardless of delivery style and emphasize its truths in our Core Ministries (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23).
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Salvation is not something that we earn or work for, but it is a free gift from God by His grace (undeserved favor). We are saved when we believe that Jesus lived the perfect life we could never live, died the death that we as sinners deserve, and rose again so that we could have everlasting life in Him (Eph. 2:8-9; Acts 4:12; 2 Cor. 5:21; Romans 10:9-10).
The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose from the grave on the third day. If you believe in the Gospel, you will be saved (1 Cor. 15).
The Mission of Christ
Because we value the mission of Christ, we encourage all members and regular attenders to give generously (our tithe concept of this is 10 percent), serve regularly within a core ministry or service, and in some fashion, participate in community outreach and national/international missions (Matthew 22:37-40; 23:23; 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 8-9).
The Transforming Work of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
Because we value the supernatural work of God, we pray regularly in our ministries and willfully submit to the ultimate leading and work of the Lord in recognition that the work of salvation and continual life transformation is beyond the capacity of man alone to produce (Ezekiel 11:19; Matthew 16:18; Mark 10:26-27).
We value excellence in all things, as in all things we recognize that we are working for Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:23).