I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Truly, we have much to be thankful for!
I also pray that this letter finds you in joyful and wondrous anticipation this Advent season.
In our early days, we sent out leaders to form New Life church plants in NYC. As we saw the need to serve the poor and immigrant communities in our neighborhood, we sent out leaders to local parks to provide medical services. Throughout our history as a church, we have sent leaders throughout our city to form small groups for the sake of connection and discipleship. Every year—through a commissioning service—we send our congregation to their places of work to be the presence of Jesus, working for the shalom of the city.
At New Life, we must continue to hold onto this ancient calling. Our responsiveness to this calling from Jesus will determine the short term and long term impact of our church in our city, as well as our own personal life in God.
To that end, this Christmas Offering is for the purpose of helping us continue this “Season of Sending.”
God has entrusted our New Life community with three large missional components: 1. Our Local Church, 2. New Life CDC, 3. Emotionally Healthy Discipleship.
In each of these areas, we are looking to take the next step of being sent on mission. This Christmas offering positions us to do just that.
This year’s goal is to reach $500,000 by December 31, 2018. All donations made after Thanksgiving will go towards this Christmas Offering.
Please review this page for more about our vision and ways to give. Then, pray and ask God how you are to participate. The potential impact on thousands of lives is very exciting.
In prayer and partnership,