WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD. IT IS ESSENTIAL, USEFUL AND APPLICABLE TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory over sin and death and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and eternal life we must repent of our sin, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit transforms our lives and enables us to use spiritual gifts of wisdom, faith and power to the glory of God.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, to love Him and to love people.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that we need to live ready for the promised return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A local church with a global vision.
We exist to present God’s love through Jesus Christ, by the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit, to men, women, young people and children from our own neighbourhood to the nations.
OUR CORE VALUES ARE:
LOVE | HONOUR | FAMILY | SERVANTHOOD | GENEROSITY
In 1951 a group of approximately 12 people, hungry for more of God, formed a small congregation. We thank God for those early days and for His faithfulness over the years which has given rise to the vibrant, international, worshipping community we know as New Life Church today.
Our desire is to be a true expression of the Kingdom of God and to give to all the opportunity to find freedom and forgiveness in the new life that Jesus, Son of God, Saviour of the world offers.
The four key areas of our church life are worship, equipping, mission and mercy. In short our heart is to be a people who have a growing passion for God which results in a growing compassion for the community and the world.
Our hope is that everyone, whether a partner of New Life or a visitor, will understand and capture the heart and sound of this local congregation and then amplify it in the market place of life.
Henry & Rachael Ita
Henry and Rachael consider it a great privilege to serve and lead New Life Church. Their passion is to see men and women, young and old, from every culture, tribe and tongue encounter God in a new way as we worship God in the Beauty of His Holiness. They relocated to the UK from Nigeria in 2003 and have been in New Life since then. They have 2 beautiful daughters Annabelle and Hannah who love the Lord.
Andy has been married to Sonia since May 1992 and has 2 amazing children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. He was in the Army for 6 years and had a life changing encounter with Jesus. They have been a part of New Life Church since 2001 and has been an associate leader since June 2012. He loves music and football. Andy and Sonia have a passion for people from all walks of life and grasp any opportunity to connect with people from our community.
Dan & Lucy Pegg
Dan and Lucy grew up through youth ministry in their teens and have had the privilege of serving at New Life Church for over 10 years now. They have watched our local area become more and more diverse over this time and are loving the challenge of leading young people from a host of different cultural backgrounds towards Christ. They are passionate about people and about building God’s house. They are blessed with five incredible children.
Associate Leader and Belper Church Pastor
Paul is a grateful husband and father of three children who love the Lord. He enjoys fellowship with God’s people and loves being in his current role as Belper Church Pastor. Being born and raised in South Africa has given him a love for fishing and hunting. He believes that to serve is to soar.