The Christian life and the mission of the church take place in a context of relationships—vertically towards God and horizontally to one another. As a family united in our faith, we give ourselves to Christ, His Church, and one another (c.f., Phil. 2:2, Eph. 4:4-6).
What It Means To Be A Follower of Christ
To be a Christian means to have a personal relationship with God.
This was and still is God’s purpose for creating mankind—to know Him and live in obedience to Him (Gen. 1:27-28, Jn. 17:3, Ps. 100:3).
To be a Christian means to trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
Through humans’ disobedience to God, sin came into the world and separated mankind from God (Rom. 3:10, 23). Therefore, no matter how we might classify ourselves, we are all sinners. Yet because of God’s great love and grace toward us, He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die in payment for our sins (Rom. 5:8).
To be a Christian means to walk in the newness of life.
When we turn away from our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as our only Saviour, God forgives us of our sins, renews our broken life, and gives us the gift of eternal life (Gal. 2:20, Rom. 10:9-10, 2 Cor. 5:17).
To be a Christian means to be a faithful follower and servant of Jesus Christ.
A Christian surrenders his or her own passions and desires daily to Christ. As a faithful student, a Christian is eager to learn and grow in his or her knowledge of Christ. As a committed servant, a Christian actively lives out and obeys the teachings of Christ (Lk. 9:23, Mk. 10:45).
What it Means To Be Baptized
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead (Rom. 6:3-5).
If you have decided to follow Christ and want to be baptized, please fill out a connect card located at the welcome table and our pastor will reach out to you.
Belonging to One Another
At New Song Community Church, we value authentic Christian community by intentionally belonging to one another. This looks like using our words to encourage one another and edify the Body (1 Thes. 5:11, Eph. 4:15-16). It also means being present in each other’s lives through corporate worship services on Sunday, participation in our weekly community groups, and sharing life together in everyday settings (Heb. 10:25).
We would love to have you join one of our community groups. Please contact us below and we will connect you with a group.