Who We Are
In the unfolding drama of Scripture, the story begins in a garden and ultimately ends in a city. Sin entered the world distorting God’s good creation leaving mankind in desperate need of redemption. Jesus Christ is that redemption, making all things new by his Spirit which dwells in the hearts of his people. The Kingdom of God has already come – King Jesus has inaugurated it – but it is not yet consummated. The tension between the already and the not yet is the reign of Christ who is conquering the sin and disbelief in the hearts and actions of his people. New City Church is not about bringing something new to the City of Lawrenceville but about discovering how Jesus is already making all things new through the lives of his people.
THE VISION IS TO LIVE AS THE FAMILY OF GOD TOGETHER PROCLAIMING AND DEMONSTRATING THE GOSPEL OF GRACE TO ONE ANOTHER AND OUR CITY.
As Jesus perfectly embodies these identities, we believe that being conformed to his image through the power of the Spirit results in a new restored identity (2 Corinthians 5:17) as:
- Disciples: Jesus is the ultimate disciple, perfectly submitted to the will of the Father; we will follow Jesus in all of life. (1 Peter 2:4-5, Colossians 3:3, John 15:8, Acts 11:26)
- Family: Jesus has perfect communion within the Trinity; we will live as the family of God; seeking unity with Him and one another. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 6:9, Galatians 4:4-7, Romans 8:14-17, 1 John 5:1)
- Missionaries: Jesus was sent as the perfect message living among us; we will live to see the Message advanced to one another, our city, and our world. (Hebrews 2:14-18, John 17:16-19, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
- Servants: Jesus, in perfect humility, came not to be served but to serve; we will serve one another and our city for the glory of God and the good of all people. (John 13:14-15, Deuteronomy 10:18, Leviticus 19:33-34, Matthew 25:35)
- Worshippers: Jesus worshipped the Father perfectly in all of life; we will worship him in all spheres of life as a response to his love for us. (Romans 12:1-2, John 4:23 – 24, Luke 4:8)