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NC Ink, Wk. 4: The Mark That Matters Most

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

We wrapped up our NC Ink teaching series last Sunday at New Church by talking about “The Mark That Matters Most.”

I taught out of Isaiah 53, which is a prophecy that speaks specifically to what Jesus would encounter as he accomplished God’s plan to redeem mankind to himself through his death and resurrection.

We also gave away gift certificates for tattoos as a way to recognize the fact that we have been Marked to Make a Difference!  You can listen to and/or download this week’s message, and others, by clicking HERE.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Culture, Growth, Milestones

New Church Update, 10/21/11

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m so pumped to share with you what God has been doing in the life of New Church for his glory!  Click on the icon to the left to read our latest newsletter!  Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth, Milestones, Videos

NC Ink, Wk. 3: Making a Mark That Lasts

October 19, 2011 Leave a comment

How do you make a mark that lasts?  That’s the question we answered last Sunday at New Church.  Jesus answered this question in Mark 10 during a conversation he had with his disciples.  He also modeled the answer during his ministry and even to the point of his death.

To listen to and/or download Sunday’s message, and others, Click Here.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth

NC Ink, Wk. 2: Whose Mark?

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Whose mark will you make?  That was the takeaway from Week 2 of NC Ink.  I posed that particular question because the truth is all of us will make some kind of mark on this world.

Each of us has to decide if we will invest our time, energy, and resources into making our own temporary mark, or if we will pursue God’s plan for us to make his lasting and eternal mark on this world.

Click Here to listen to, and/or download, the message, “Whose Mark?”

T. J.

Categories: Church, Growth

September 25th Baptism Party

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

On September 25th, New Church had its 2nd Baptism Party, and a group of people who were ready to take this important next step in their journey of faith identified with Jesus by taking the plunge.

Since our launch on January 9, 2011, we’ve seen 70 people place their faith in Jesus for salvation and have been able to baptize 18 people!  All of the glory goes to God for what he’s doing in, and through, our church!

This time around, I had the privilege of baptizing Rob, Kevin, Sallie, Jessica, Sarah, Jarrett, Jason, and Steven.  Check out the video below:

Categories: Church, Growth, Milestones, Videos

NC Ink, Wk. 1: Marked to Make a Difference

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The first week of our new teaching series, NC Ink, was one for the books.  Not only did we talk about what the Bible says about tattoos, but we did it twice!  Last Sunday was the first week we began offering 2 identical worship experiences (9:00 AM and 10:30 AM), and it was amazing!

In fact, we had the 2nd highest attendance in the history of New Church last Sunday, but more importantly, 4 people indicated that they placed their faith in Jesus for salvation!  In less than 9 months of existence, our church has seen 70 people cross the line of faith!  All glory goes to God!

If you live in the Winston-Salem area, we would be honored to have you as our guest during this teaching series as we talk about how we have been Marked to Make a Difference!  Click HERE if you would like to listen to and/or download last Sunday’s message.

T. J.

Categories: Church, Culture, Growth, Milestones

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