Vision & Mission

 
 

Vision: To see our city and neighborhood (historic Northwest & Northwood) renewed and transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Mission: To connect people to Jesus Christ and One another in order to make disciples that that multiply and become God’s instruments of God’s grace, justice and mercy.

 

Values:  (CCDDJ)

 

Christ-Centeredness: The Gospel is the good news that because He loves us and creation, God has entered into our lives and the world in Jesus Christ.  Jesus came into the world, being both fully-God and fully-Man and lived a perfect life of obedience, died for our sins and resurrected from the grave, to free us from the penalty of sin.  While we are undeserving, we are given new life in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

 

Conversions:  New Song will seek to make disciples of Christ through Missions and Evangelism.  The hope is that the fellowship, love of the saints, and godly living will attract believers and unbelievers to the person and work of Christ.  Our desire is that new believers will feel like they are entering a family, and not an organization (Acts 2:47).

 

Discipleship: More than just programs and consumers, we aim to produce people who actually follow and grow in love and obedience to Jesus Christ.  We aim for leaders and community who share their very lives with one another to the end that mature and equipped believers live as “sent” missionaries to their families and friends and wherever they may live, work and play.  This can be summarized in the phrase, Life-on-Life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD).

 

Diversity: We believe that the kingdom of God is diverse and creates a united family of faith out of that diversity.  Our ultimate identity comes through being united in Christ through faith, and as children of God, we must come together in spite of ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, generational and other differences.  

 

Justice: Like the Israelites under Babylonian captivity, we see the church as called to “seek the peace and prosperity of the city of which I have carried you into exile.  Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (Jeremiah 29:7). We believe God wants to bring renewal, and the church is called to actively engage in renewal by serving faithfully and sacrificially, giving radically, pursuing the poor and marginalized, radicalizing the middle-class and praying for the good of the city.  We believe God wants renewal, and the church must actively engage in the city to seek its renewal by serving faithfully, giving radically, and praying for the good of the city