What's it like at New Life Church? We're all sinners saved by grace. Shame, guilt, or condemnation have no place here.
Want to know the best part? No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, this is where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
Why do we exist?
As a church, we exist to help people find new life in Christ, community, and calling.
Our Mission: Love God. Love others. Serve the world.
How do we help people find new life in Christ, community and calling?
- Passionate, gospel-centered worship
- Purposeful gospel-centered community
- Pursuit of the gospel mission
What we do in order to help people find new life in Christ, community and calling:
Passionate, gospel-centered worship
- Passionate gospel-centered worship holds to historical Christian orthodoxy from church creeds and Reformed confessions.
- Engage and develop multi-generational church leaders to use their gifts and talents to serve in worship.
- Seek to help others outside the church worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, because we believe God is worthy to be worshipped. This is lived out through evangelism, worship, discipleship, community, and multiplication.
Purposeful, gospel-centered community
- Develop and equip pastors, staff members, and the community.
- Develop a healthy culture through discipleship - disciples make more disciples through small groups or mentoring.
- Develop and equip next-generation leaders by pouring into youth and children.
Pursuing the gospel mission by multiplying
- Recognize that the gospel mission is local, regional, and global.
- Fulfill the Great Commission by Sending and supporting workers to spread the gospel to the nations.
- Uphold gospel-centered, Christ-focused, and spirit-led missional engagement.
Authority of scripture – It is in the Word of God that we see the beauty of the gospel. Our Heavenly Father sent His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to die in our place and save us from our sins, and when we believe in Him, He calls us to live into the new life offered by grace through faith in the power of the Holy Spirit.
(John 3:16; Romans 6:4; Romans 8; Ephesians 2:1-10)
Passionate power of prayer – We realize that apart from God, we can do nothing. Yet, God invites us into the sacred space of prayer to be in a relationship with Him. In prayer, we see the transformation and a catalyst for change through the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Psalm 65:2; Philippians 4:6; James 5:16)
Gospel-centered community – We believe we are better together. We want the gospel to saturate families and be the center of marriages and friendships. We want to be stretched and authentic in our relationships with each other.
Engaging generations – We have something to learn from every generation, and every generation has something to contribute.
Leadership development - We strive to raise kingdom influencers to bring change in a world that needs gospel-centered leaders.
(Luke 10:1-17; Romans 12:1-8)
Loving God and loving our neighbors – We want to praise and adore God in worship and in every part of our lives. We also realize that all people matter to God; therefore, all people matter to us.
Thinking beyond ourselves – We live generously and on a mission for Jesus. We want to see places where we can be the hands and feet of Jesus – salt and light in a hurting world.
Engaging the unreached – Thousands of groups and billions of people have not heard the gospel. God calls us to go to the unreached and unengaged people in our world!
In 1983, thirteen city lots of property were designated for the purpose of a third Reformed Church in Sioux Center. In 1990, a steering committee was formed, and planning began.
Our first worship service was held on July 8, 1990, in a Dordt College classroom where almost all of the 200 seats were filled! Regular services began on August 5, 1990, at Te Paske Theatre.
In October that year, the West Sioux Classis issued a call to Rev. Carl Boersma; he accepted, and on January 27, 1991, he was installed as our pastor. Our congregation was officially organized on that same day with 76 families as charter members.
During that first year, our membership increased to 98 families.
Building plans were approved in January 1993, and a ground-breaking ceremony took place on July 10, 1994. Men and machines from our congregation did the building-site ground preparation in September, and construction began in late April of 1995. By September 1995, our membership had grown to 175 families.
In June 1996, the dedication of the New Life Reformed Church building took place.
In 2003, the Crosswalk Education building was approved and completed. The decision was made in 2007 to build an addition to the education wing. By the fall of 2008, it was completed. The two additions have provided 23 classrooms.
God is faithful and gracious! We pray that we will continue to be faithful to Him and grow in faith as we serve Him.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.” ~Zechariah 4:6