Why We Gather
We gather together weekly as part of our collective pursuit of Jesus. We believe deeply in the power of God at work within us as His gathered people. We believe that the purpose of God’s work within us is directly connected to the work God wants to do through us. So, we gather to see what God can do in us and then through us.
We gather weekly to pursue Jesus through:
The teaching and hearing of God’s Word
Worship through Music and Art
Praying together and Individually
Fellowship with one another
When and Where We Gather
We gather at 8:30am and 10:30am at 165 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista, CA 92084. We offer kid and youth programs during the 10:30am services. Adults and youth, high school and older, gather together in the main sanctuary during the 10:30am service.
If you are new, find us at the First Time Visitor Tent and we'll answer any questions you may have. View our campus map here.
What to Expect
When you attend one of our weekend gatherings at New Community Church, you can expect to find a multi-generational community of people who are seeking Jesus. Each week our gatherings consist of Worship though singing, Passionate teaching of Gods Word, Prayer and sincere connection with one another as a community. The environment is more modern than traditional and filled with people just the same.
What We Believe
It’s about being and living who Jesus says we are and recognizing who Jesus says we are not It’s about recognizing Christ as the center of our lives and pointing to Him as our purpose It’s about valuing Jesus and His glory above all else in everything we do It’s about being reminded and restored to the right knowledge, affections, and actions of who we are created to be IN Christ
+ LIVING FREEDOM
It’s about Biblical Truth: Jesus as the Way, Truth and Life- This leads to freedom It’s about Spiritual Truth: Holy Spirit empowered, conforming us to the image of Christ-This leads to freedom It’s about being known for what Jesus is for-This leads to freedom It’s about our lives being ruled by truth of the Word of God- This leads to freedom It’s about a church culture of grace and honesty, not fear and shame-This leads to freedom
It’s about being connected, not walking alone It’s about knowing and being known by others It’s about being committed to a community It’s about needing each other to remain faithful to Jesus and His commandments until the end It’s about loving one another as our testimony of Jesus to the world.
+ FOCUSED INTENTIONALITY
It’s about being on purpose.
It’s about simplicity. Not doing everything, but having focused intentionality.
It’s about every detail.
Everything we do is connected to greater spiritual truth and therefore deserves attention, passion and excellence
+ TOMORROW MATTERS
It’s about capturing the heart and minds of the next generation- today. It’s about legacy.
It’s about Multiplying, not just Maintaining; Its about Growth, not Comfort. It’s about Gospel: disciples who make disciples. It’s about being reliant on Prayer - God uses our prayers to do far more than we could ask or imagine. It’s about preparing and equipping our whole church to participate in the mission and ministries that God has called us to. It’s about Mission: that we would declare and demonstrate Jesus in the city of Vista, North County San Diego, and beyond.
Affirmation of Faith
+ THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the final authority for Christian faith and living.
+ THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD WHO EXISTS ETERNALLY AS 3 PERSONS
God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and has revealed himself to be perfect in love, righteous in all His ways, and Creator of all things.
+ JESUS CHRIST IS GOD'S ETERNAL SON
As true God and true man, He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, taught men how to live by the example of His sinless life, was crucified as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, was seen by over 500 persons, returned to Heaven to prepare a place for us, and is coming again to judge all men.
+ MEN AND WOMEN WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
Adam and Eve were created in the image of God, were tempted by Satan, and rebelled against God, thus causing all men to fall under condemnation. Through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven of our sins, reborn by the Holy Spirit, and we become children of God.
+ THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ETERNAL GOD AND THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY
Persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He lives in us, teaches us, enables us to live godly lives and to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God.
+ THE CHURCH IS THE LIVING BODY OF CHRIST ON EARTH
Jesus is the Head of the Church and the source of its life. The Body is composed of those who have received Him as Savior and Lord and are committed to one another, existing to celebrate the life of God, cultivate personal growth in Christ, care about one another in Christ, and communicate the gospel of Christ to the world.
+ JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM
Jesus Christ will return to earth to raise the dead, judge all humanity, and establish His glorious Kingdom. When he returns all believers will receive a new glorified body fit for eternal living. This is the hope of the Church. Those who have been reborn by the Spirit will live with and serve Him forever.