Archive for September, 2011

NC Ink

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

This coming Sunday, we’re launching a brand new teaching series at New Church called “NC Ink.”  As a way to emphasize the fact that we have been Marked to Make a Difference, we will be providing opportunities for people to win gift certificates for tattoos—real tattoos.

I understand that some people don’t approve of the methods we use to reach people far from God, but my prayer is that as a result of this teaching series, we will have opportunities to help those who wouldn’t normally step foot in a church.

In addition to launching this new series, we are also adding a 2nd worship experience.  Instead of meeting at 10:00 AM, we will provide 2 identical worship experiences, one at 9:00 AM and the other at 10:30 AM.  Check out the teaser video for NC Ink below, and we would be honored to have you as our guest at New Church on Sunday!

T. J.

Categories: Church, Culture, Growth, Videos

Better Together Wk. 3: Saddle Up

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

We closed out our Better Together series last Sunday at New Church by having another Baptism Party!  I had the privilege of baptizing Rob, Sarah, Jarrett, Steven, Jason, Kevin, Sallie, and Jessica!

If that wasn’t enough, we also saw 3 more people indicate that they placed their faith in Jesus for salvation!

We give God all of the credit for what he is doing in, and through, New Church for his glory!  You can click HERE to listen to last week’s message.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth

Better Together Wk. 2: Logistically Speaking

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

We experienced another “first ever” at New Church on Sunday.  During Wk. 2 of our current series, Better Together, our goal was to give people an idea of what they can expect when they attend New Church Groups and to discuss some things that are necessary for being Better Together.

I decided the best way to communicate this information would be to have our Groups Director, Samantha Paulk, join me on stage for part of my message, during which time I asked her some questions related to New Church Groups.

We had never conducted an interview as part of a message before, but it seemed to go over well.  See what you think by clicking HERE to listen to and/or download the message.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth

Groups…get connected

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The first week in October, people from New Church will begin gathering around the Winston-Salem area to hang out, study God’s Word together, and learn to care for each other.  We call these opportunities for growth New Church Groups.

For more information about Groups, or to register online, click HERE, and you will be taken to the Groups page.  If you consider New Church to be your church home, I cannot emphasize enough how CRUCIAL it is for you to get connected through Groups. I truly believe that we’re Better Together!

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth, Milestones

Volunteer Leader of the Week: Daniel Paulk

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Meet Daniel Paulk, our most recent Volunteer Leader of the Week.  Daniel works as an engineer on the weekdays and volunteers on our Host Team on Sundays.  Daniel is married to Samantha, our Groups Director, and together they lead a New Church Group.

I asked Daniel a couple of simple questions about New Church and volunteering.  Here’s what he had to say:

Why New Church?

Samantha and I chose New Church because we were looking for something non-traditional, that we as young adults could fit into and be a part of. We church shopped for a long time, before going to the launch service at New Church, but never found anything that we wanted to be a part of. Once we visited and found out that the core values of the church were in line with our beliefs, we knew right away that we had found the right church for us.

Why Volunteer?

After the first couple of times visiting, I knew that the YMCA where we meet opened at noon, and there was something of a time crunch to get everything put away after church before the Y opened. So I offered to help by putting up chairs and that led to other things, and as I got more comfortable with everyone, I got plugged into more and more things because it felt natural. Simply put, I saw a need and wanted to be able to help.

Thank you for stepping up to meet that need, and other needs since then, Daniel.  I appreciate all that you and Samantha are doing to help us accomplish our vision “…to help people far from God experience new life in Jesus Christ!”  It’s an honor to serve along side you each week!

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth, Leadership

Better Together Wk. 1: No Lone Rangers

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Last Sunday, at New Church, we kicked off one of the most important teaching series we’ve done so far in the brief history of our church.  We’re calling it “Better Together” because we believe life is better lived when we invest in others and allow them to do the same for us.

We are much more likely to grow in our faith, and accomplish more for the glory of God, when we have people in our lives who encourage us, and challenge us, to fulfill the potential God has placed inside of us.

We cannot effectively accomplish God’s plan for our lives alone.  In short, “WE is better than me!”

Click HERE to listen to and/or download the message.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth

Better Together

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

We’re kicking off a brand new teaching series this Sunday at New Church, and it’s sure to be one of the most crucial series we’ve done so far!  We’re taking this opportunity to communicate the importance of developing relationships with other people for the purpose of growing in our faith together, caring for one another, and simply doing life together.  Check out the teaser video for our new series, “Better Together” below.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth, Videos