NewLife Community Lutheran Church of Swartz Creek, MI


How did NewLife get started?

A small group of people decided to start our church in 1997, determined to engage their community the message that people really do matter to God. People from all walks of life need to feel the love of God. The church’s primary focus is helping them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We currently are averaging 220 on a Sunday, and many are new and repeat visitors.

What does your church believe?

We believe the Bible is God’s Word and is relevant for every generation. Even though NewLife is non-traditional in style, we are deeply committed to the inerrant, unchanging truth of the Bible. As a community of believers, we are affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod headquartered in St. Louis. We operate as an independent church among other member churches in the Genesee County area. We are connected to our church’s national headquarters through our District Office located in Ann Arbor. For more information on the LCMS go to

What should I wear?

One of the banners that hung on our front lawn displayed a pair of blue jeans and said “CHURCH CLOTHES.” We believe people can be comfortable in church. So at NewLife, you’ll see everything from business casual to jeans to shorts and sandals in the summer. The most important thing is that you come!

What does it mean to be a member at NewLife?

We exist to help people become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Members do this by committing to growing in understanding of God’s great love for us. This is a lifelong process and happens through regular worship, Bible study and relationships with one another through small groups.

How do I get involved?

We believe it is important that God’s people are given an opportunity to serve and be involved. God has supplied all His people with special gifts in order to use the right people, in the right places, for the right reasons. For more information on opportunities to get involved, please contact us.