This past Sunday during public worship I had the opportunity to share our vision for 2019 at NewCity.
I celebrated the many years of God’s faithfulness at NewCity in cultivating a rich community of disciples that has cared for each other well and seen so much growth in people's relationship with God, in Christ.
Building on this foundation of the church gathered, we want to focus on cultivating a missional culture at NewCity. We understand and believe a congregation with a missional culture gathers to be formed, in Christ, and is formed to be sent, with Christ, into mission in all of life.
In 2019 we are taking two bold steps in this direction:
First we are completing the discipleship pathway. This will include the release of a core curriculum for Christian Education and Equipping as well as the launch of Formation Circles. There will be an informational meeting on Formation Circles in March. In Community Groups we will continue to iterate and capitalize on the week of co-mission and pour into our current community group leaders.
Second, we are moving toward more integration and collaboration with CrossTown and Eric Stites in the Parramore neighborhood. Towards this end, Eric is now our Assistant Pastor for Mercy and Justice. He will also serve as the number two preacher on our preaching team.
Please take a few minutes to listen to the audio recording of the 2019 vision communication. We have provided the audio as well as a visual of the slides we shared for those of you who may have missed it this past Sunday. Please join us in prayer as we ask God to be with us and go before us in pursuit of our vision at NewCity in 2019.
Grace and Peace,