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.
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:
As demonstrated by Jesus, we will be people who take responsibility for our growth in grace. We will be disciples who make disciples through sharing our lives together in missional communities and discipleship groups.
Because Jesus is King we will have a life characterized by worship both corporately in worship gatherings and personally as we are scattered.
God has made us a covenant family, his sons and daughters, and we are called to live in such a way that those around us see Jesus and the Father’s plan for our redemption. We do this primarily through missional communities.
We serve Jesus by serving one another and our city. Through this people get a preview of the Kingdom of God as we experience true freedom to live as we are intended; in such a way that it demands a Gospel explanation. We live as servants primarily through missional communities.
Having been reconciled to God we now live as sent people; demonstrating and proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the world. We do this by multiplying disciples, missionaries, and churches – just as Jesus did.