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What We Believe
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity who became flesh to reveal God to man and become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error.
We believe every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to a lost world.
For a complete "We Believe" document click here.
You can receive God's Gift of eternal life today!
Anytime, anywhere...if you know that:
God loves you - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
You are a sinner - Your sins have separated you from God.
"..For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."
Jesus Christ is God's only provision for your sin - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
You can receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. If you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
The following is a suggested prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I repent of my sins and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Help me to be the kind of person You want me to be."
If this expresses the desire of your heart, pray this prayer and Christ will come into your life as He promised and God will give you the gift of eternal life.
Just What is Baptism?
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace. It demonstrates to all concerned the person has accepted the Christian way of life. Baptism symbolizes an open break from sinful practices and Satan’s control. It is an open declaration of one’s conversion experience and of his or her intention to serve the Lord.
Baptism, as an ordinance, does not cleanse the soul from actual sin, but ceremonially, serves as a testimony unto the people of that fact. At New Beginnings we baptize by immersion; that is one is submerged beneath the water. We have “died to sin” and are therefore “buried...with him by baptism” (Romans 6:2-4)
Actual cleansing of the soul from sinful elements cannot be effected by literal water; only “the blood of Christ” is able to “purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (Hebrews 9:14)
Please click or tap here for additional Baptism information and to know what to expect during your Baptism.
You can register here for baptism.
Welcome to the Family!
While you certainly don't need to be a member to attend New Beginnings, we find most people find richer and deeper meaning in their relationship with Christ by becoming part of a church family.
Those who want to join the church seem to understand the paradigm shift from "What do I get?" to "What can I give?" They also seem to draw great satisfaction from knowing they are instrumental in leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you wish to officially join New Beginnings you need to have a personal relationship with Jesus, a willingness to follow Christ in Baptism, be willing to support our ministry with time, talents and treasure, and are willing to be held accountable to the church in matters concerning your relationship to God and others.
To help you decide whether or not you wish to join our family, we offer a four-week class or audio series at the same time as New Beginnings University that provides all the information you need.
For more information, contact us.
Baby Dedications are a special time when parents dedicate their child (newborn-2years) to God with the support of family and friends.
This celebration is purposely set aside from other church events to help families focus on the commitments they are making to raise their children to know and follow God.
It's a memorable event that includes refreshments and even a family portrait.
In order to prepare for the event, parents are required to attend a Parent Orientation and complete a little homework (yikes!). No worries, you will want to do this homework.
When we have Baby Dedications as a scheduled event, you will be able to register from this page.
Until then, feel free to watch the videos and print out the Homework Card at your convenience.
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