On a typical Sunday at New Life, you’ll meet a wide variety of people of all generations and backgrounds. But we like to focus on what brings us together rather than the things that make us different. So we celebrate our differences and understand that our growing faith in Jesus is what matters the most to us.
We also see ourselves as a vital part of the community around us. New Life is not an isolated community, but part of a much larger network of relationships in Wakefield and the South County area. We love the idea of interacting with people who are not like us so that through us they can see a different picture of Jesus and the church. In short, we’d like to say that New Life is becoming a trusted cultural influence in our community.
New Life exists to help you take your next step toward becoming an all-in follower of Jesus. Practically speaking that means we know every person starts their faith journey somewhere different. Some are coming from a previous church background but have long since left that behind. Others are coming from very little church or religious experience. But regardless of where you’re beginning from, we want to help you take your next step toward following Jesus more fully.
Our beliefs can best be summarized in a historic statement of faith that followers of Jesus have been affirming for centuries. It’s known as the Apostles’ Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Keith McNamar has been the Lead Pastor here at New Life since 1999. Among other things, Keith enjoys reading books that most people find boring, brewing his own cold brew coffee, baking sourdough bread, and spending time at his other church - the CrossFit gym at which he is both a coach and part-owner.