217.875.0696 2606 Route 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526
Investing in our community and our youth is a vital part of our ministry. In partnership with the Decatur School District, we support the students, parents, and staff at Durfee Elementary by providing after school tutoring, special events sponsorships, mentoring, and many volunteer hours each week.
Volunteers can serve as many or as few hours as they are called upon by God. The really nice thing about this ministry is anyone can participate - from college age to seniors. There is always something you can do to help improve the education, character, and success of a child.
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Planting Churches Locally and Globally
Our first church, "Passion Community Church" was planted over 5 years ago. Located in Mt. Zion, Illinois, "Passion" continues to be a vibrant part of the community. In fact, they have an average weekly attendance over 200 and have recently gone to two services.
Following the teachings of Jesus to go into all the world, we planted our second church in 2012 in a tiny village in the Dominican Republic called El Mango Limpio. The church, "Iglesia De Nuevo Comienzo" (Church of the New Beginning) recently moved into its new worship facility where they are averaging over 100 people weekly. "Nuevo Comienzo" has multiplied twice and started two new churches in the area called: "Agua Para Los Sedientos," and "Nuevo Renacer Iglesia."
Our third church plant took us to a small village in Venezuela called Calabozo in December of 2013. The church, "Jerusalem City of Peace," continues to impact the community.
Should you like to give financially to our church plant ministry, please contact us by clicking here.
Giving of Yourself
Sometimes the greatest gift any of us can give is simply the gift of ourselves. There are many people from our church and in our community who simply need to know somebody cares.
That's where our visitation outreach ministry comes into play. Volunteering even only an hour or so once a week on a regular basis can make a world of difference in someone's life. Our volunteers listen, offer support, and encourage those who are not able to attend a regular church service.
New Beginnings will partner with you to help you understand the dynamics involved, along with practical ways you can make your visits a blessing for everyone involved.
For more information about this outreach ministry, Contact Us or call the church office at the number below.
Life can throw a lot at us and there are times when we all need some help dealing with life's toughest issues. Things like codependency, eating disorders, abuse, and addictions, not to mention love and relationship issues.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, life-changing, 12-step recovery program for adults. Celebrate Recovery encourages fellowship and celebrates God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. Celebrate Recovery meets once a week.
Please click or tap "Resources" for detailed information on each topic.
For more information, contact the church office and we will put you confidentially in touch with our trusted Celebrate Recovery leaders.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
James 2:17 reminds us that faith without action is dead. While you may not have the resources or calling to be a "missionary" in a third world country, there are many people in need right outside your front door.
Regardless of your age, experience, or passions, God expects us to be His hands and feet and to serve those around us. Whether it is working with women, children, the hungry, or those who find themselves in a tough spot right now, you can make a difference in someone's life.
We have complied a list of local opportunities, along with their contact information. New Beginnings has a working relationship with these agencies and recommends them.
To see or print a list, just click here.
New Beginnings offers mission trips on a fairly regular basis to various places both near and far. We encourage you to pursue these opportunities as they arise. Mission trips are a great way to serve others with the gifts God has given you. Our previous mission trips include: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Appalachian Mountains, New Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Muncie, IN and Africa.
Should you like to give financially to our missions ministry, please contact us by clicking here.
Ministry to Homebound