BELIEFS and VALUES
There is only one God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three co-equal persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. It was written by humans under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is the source of truth for Christian belief and living.
Humanity was created to live forever. We believe that all who receive Jesus by faith will spend eternity with God and those who reject Jesus will spend eternity separated from God. Separation from God is endured in hell. Eternity with God is enjoyed in heaven.
Human life is a sacred gift from God and begins at the moment of conception. It is invaluble no matter the age, race, ethinicity, intellect, physical ability or disability and is to be protected and preserved.
Jesus is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father, born of a virgin and the only way to salvation. He came from heaven, lived a sinless life and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all men by dying on the cross. After three days He rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and will return again to rule and reign as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Salvation is God’s gift of forgiveness and reconciliation to all who accept it by faith in Jesus. Salvation is not attained through self-improvement or good deeds. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus into your life by faith.
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and eternal power of God that gives this security.
The Holy Spirit is God, equal with the Father and the Son, who indwells every believer empowering, equipping and enabling them to live a godly life.
Humanity was created by God and in the image of God. However, humanity has been separated from God because of sin and is without hope apart from a faith relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Church was established by Jesus and is God's vessel to expand His kingdom on Earth. The Church is not a building but a body of people who share a common bond through faith in Jesus.
Marriage was the first human institution created by God. It is designed by God to be experienced between one man and one woman in a covenant relationship for a lifetime. The marriage relationship is to be honored by all.
Core Values are the values held which form the foundation for work and conduct. In an ever-changing world, Core Values are constant. At NewLife, our Core Values are not descriptions of what we do or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission. These values undergird what we do, how we do it, and determine which strategies we will use to fulfill our mission. Our Core Values are the basic elements of who we are.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.