We are New Birth Community Church
...Birthed to Build Lives
...Worship God. Love People. Share Christ. Make Disciples.
We do this by moving believers through the following process
...Joy Time, where we Worship God every Sunday @ 9:45 a.m.
...We encourage all our members to go through the next step, Journey Through, where we grow spriituality and learn to love God and people. (Sunday School every week at 8:30 a.m. , weekly bible study, and periodic enrichment classes)
...We encourage members to give back to God, the Church and the Community by getting them to Jump To serve others
....All members are encouraged to Join Together to continue the process of making disciples.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Of The Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and, therefore, is and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
Of The True God
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth: inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Of The Fall of Man
We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and, therefore, under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
Of The Way of Salvation
We believe the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who, according to the will of the Father, became man, yet without sin; honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior.
A BRIEF HISTORY AND FUTURE VISION
The New Birth Church was established in August 2003 with approximately 32 members. In April 2004 we purchased the old Clarke Street Mission building, which was also formally known as the "Clothes Closet."
When God allowed us to purchase the property, we had already been informed of what kind of area this was. We believed that man's extremity is God's opportunity. What we really mean is that instead of looking at what the area was, we began to dream on what the area could become. So, this not only was our challenge, but our opportunity to get involved in real ministry.
This history and still somewhat present condition of our community is drugs, broken homes, straying children, mentally poor, physically run down, and spiritually bound. Parish Street, which runs on the east side of our church facility, has been nicknamed "Crack Alley." There is no positive place in the community where children can go. Some of the children, whose parents are unable to take them to positive places, for whatever reason, intake a lot of negativity. Then in the future they possibly become drug dealers, drug users, thieves or a danger in some kind of way to our community, city, county and/or country.
Many people have given up on this community but God has not. Therefore, we believe that God has called us to make a difference. We know that this will not happen overnight but we have already started heading in the right direction. Our desire is to impact our community for Christ. The vision is to be a church that can minister to the total man. That means that whatever mankind could possibly need in the natural, we want to be able to provide or at least steer them in the right direction. We have already seen families changed; souls saved and some clean up in the area.
Some of our future goals are to purchase as much property as we can around us so that we could beautify the land, build a family life center with recreation and education space, to tear down some of the old houses and build low income houses and apartments, to start an after school program to enhance the communities youth, to continue to spiritually educate our children, to have a summer program that will positively activate and cultivate our youth, etc.
With all this in mind we ask that you continue to pray for our church, that we will be the church on purpose.