New U is a series of classes that help you to go from an unconnected attender or new believer here at New Life to a fully connected and serving and equipped member of our church. Completing these classes is a great way to join us in our vision of glorifying Jesus Christ, increasing God’s word, and multiplying disciples.
Class 101 is the basic introduction to our church family and is designed to clearly explain who and what our church is. This class covers Our Salvation, Our Statements, Our Strategy, & Our Structure. You will hear the history of New Life Church, learn our purpose, mission, and values, and learn about God’s desires and purposes for your own life. In this class you will have the opportunity to confess and/or confirm your faith in Jesus Christ, commit to being baptized, and become a member of New Life Church. This class is suggested for anyone at New Life who is unfamiliar with our vision and mission or who is looking to define the basics of what it means to be a Christian. At the end of Class 101 you will have the opportunity to fill out, sign, and submit the Membership Application or wait until another time.
Details: Two 2-Hour Sessions
Do you want to become more like Jesus? Class 201 will help you develop the habits you need to jump-start your spiritual growth. It will give you an overview of the basic individual spiritual habits every Christian needs in order to grow: Quiet time with God (prayer and Bible reading), Giving, and Fellowship. At the end of Class 201 you will have the opportunity to learn about and join one of New Life’s existing small groups or wait until another time.
Details: Two 2-Hour Sessions
Class 301 is all about you and learning how God has purposefully and specifically created you. In this class you will discover your personality type, natural abilities, strengths, weaknesses, and spiritual gifts and how they all work together to reveal how God intended you to live for him and serve him. At the conclusion of this class we will schedule a one-on-one meeting with you to meet with our pastor or another elder to discuss where God may be calling you to serve. Our goal is to connect you to God’s purposes for your life and to encourage you to serve in an area that you are passionate about; not because you have to, but because you want. At the end of Class 301 you will have the opportunity to meet many of our ministry leaders and will even have an opportunity to sign up to begin serving in a New Life ministry for a trial period.
Details: Two 2-Hour Sessions + 1 Personal Session
NewU 401 is an 8-week session that will equip you to live boldly and to share your faith. In this class, you will watch and discuss The Way of the Master curriculum featuring Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. Based on the award-winning TV series The Way of the Master, the Basic Training Course is specially formatted to train believers in a group setting to simply and confidently share the gospel with family, friends, and strangers. The eight, individual sessions include:
- Cultivating Compassion for the Lost (30min)
- Discovering Hell's Best Kept Secret (38min)
- Learning to Overcome Fear (38min)
- Practicing What You Preach (33min)
- Crafting the Message (35min)
- Answering the Top Ten Questions (50min)
- Exposing the Myth of the Modern Message (35min)
- Spreading Your Wings (33min)
These lessons will teach you to overcome your fears by using a proven, powerfully effective way to make the gospel make sense. You won't be at a loss for words. You don't need to be an expert in apologetics. Instead, you'll learn the forgotten biblical principle of bypassing the intellect (the place of argument) and speaking directly to the conscience (the place of the knowledge of right and wrong) - the way Jesus did.
Using a captivating teaching style, Kirk and Ray not only tell you how to witness, they show you, through fascinating on-the-street conversations with gang members, atheists, cult members, intellectuals, etc.
Details: 8-week Session Every Thursday from 6:30pm-8pm