There’s always something happening at New Life.


Whether it’s reaching out to help others or meeting up for a social,

there are places to see and people to meet.



Scroll down for a look into how we do things.

People (and more!)




What is a life group?

Big church is great, but it can often be anonymous and it’s possible to be lonely in a crowd.
Life Groups provide an opportunity for everyone to ‘connect’ with others through being part of a small group.

Life groups

Life groups are a vital ingredient for us to grow in friendship, mutual support, prayer, outreach, encouragement, Bible awareness and praise to God. Life groups also plant an expression of Jesus on the streets, neighbourhoods and communities all over the City of Derby.

This is a growing ministry at New Life and ultimately we would love to have Life groups across the whole of the city.


Join a Life Group

 We’re like brothers here at New Life.


From men’s breakfast meetings to social meet ups,

we’re always full of the Word and Spirit.

Come and say hello, and find something you can be part of.


New Life for men

As men we meed to encourage each other in all our varied lifestyles. We want to be men of action, inspired by the love of Jesus to impact all the areas of our lives – from our families to our workplace.

In order to help us grow, we run sessions for just men to engage with, which focus on building relationships, communication, meeting the needs of others as well as the dangers of this modern life. From Men’s breakfasts with guest speakers to Café socials where we connect and chat, we put aside time to develop ourselves to live as inspired lives as possible.

Check the events page for upcoming meets, or organise one yourself!


We take sisterhood seriously!


We’re blessed with awesome people at New Life

who make us all feel welcome and cared for.

New Life for women

Our lives our full to the brim with activities and organising – but we know the importance of building our relationships and growing in Jesus.

We also know as women we can be the difference, make a difference and inspire others to do the same. We organise days and nights out, we club together and go to conferences and we aren’t afraid to make things happen. We aim to make the world a better place and through the love and grace of Jesus we’ll do that one person at a time.

Check the events page for upcoming meets, or organise one yourself!

#Stepout is aimed at our 18 – 30s family

It’s relaxed but hyped. Chilled but organised.

Fun but different. Check it out.

Meet us on the #Stepout Facebook page




We encourage our young people to stand firm.


To stand firm on the never changing gospel in an ever changing world, to think differently,
talk differently and walk with their heads held high never compromising their faith.

Friday nights

11 -18+ years.
Discipleship Course |  7 – 9pm.
Be there.

Monday Evenings

10 -14 years.
E.P.I.C. – 6:00 – 7.30pm.
(Starting back soon!!)
Get equipped.

Sunday mornings

11 -14 years.
9.30am service  and 11.30am service.
The Word, delivered in an engaging
and inspiring way.

Say hello on the Positive Youth FB page


Latest happenings/ Friday nights / fun / friends / games

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 Teaching our children who God is
and how he loves us.


The groups allow for some flexibility within their age ranges as the comfort of the child is paramount. For newcomers registration for all our children’s programmes is available immediately prior to the start of the sessions at 9:25am and 11:25am in their venues.


4 years – 10 years.
COOL Kids stands for Christ Our Only Lord! These guys have their own worship time, a bible story, games, craft activities and huge amounts of fun!


Wigglin' Worship

2 years – 4 years.
Wigglin’ Worship is located on the ground floor of our building and provides some activities planned for participation but also the space to play and relax when your child requires it.



6 month – 2 years.
Crèche is located on the first floor of our building. The crèche has a TV link from the main hall, soft play, changing area and a microwave. Please ask a steward for directions.


Aimed at our more mature & experienced family…
but you don’t need to be over 50 to be a wise owl.


This meeting begins with refreshments and an opportunity to socialise and make new friends followed by a time
of worship singing some great hymns and songs, listening to life stories and lively speakers.

New Life Gold meet on Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 3pm.

Come & join us!

A baby & toddler group with a difference.

Come and meet other mums and share your experiences. We love building up relationships and friendships in children as well as parents, so if your baby is between 0 years and 4 years, come along for a great time.


Little Fishes meet on Wednesdays, 10am – 11.30am

Come along, make friends!


It’s such a privilege to stand alongside someone during the low points of life.


Amazing volunteers help our friends in Derby who find themselves in vulnerable positions.


A friend in need is our friend indeed!

Jakes is once a week and is aimed at those without a home or even without a roof! Food, friends, a warm and fun place to be and opportunities to develop are all part of a typical Jakes evening. The volunteer team also ‘signpost’ to other helping agencies and organisations which helps people find their way to somewhere safe every day of the week.

Monday nights, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, New Life Derby, Normanton Road. 



A real driving force behind New Life ministry

comes from our volunteer base.

With so many opportunities for us to serve and find a ministry that fits us perfectly.
If you feel you’re ready to use your skills here at New Life, chat to someone at the Resource Centre to find out how you can help.

How can you get involved?

Worship & Creative Arts

Worship team
Graphic design
Audio / Visual team
Creative design
Media / Video team



People Management

Resource Centre
Car Parking
Front of House
Preparing Communion
Maintenance / Cleaning


Youth Ministries

Positive Live (11 – 18 years)
Schools team
Outreach team
Youth band
Thirst (11 – 14 years)
Epic (11 – 14 years)

Outreach Ministries

Saturday Evangelism
New people follow up
New Christians Follow up

Children’s Ministries

Crèche (6 months – 2 years)
Wiggling Worship (2 – 4 years)
Cool Kids (4 – 10 years)

Events / Hospitality

Catering / Tea & Coffee


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