We are excited to announce that on Saturday, February 26, 2022, the author of Joining Jesus on His Mission, Rev. Greg Finke will return to NewLife! 

In September of 2021, Greg and his wife, Susan, visited NewLife for their first churchwide learning opportunity. They helped us take a deeper dive into the concepts of “Joining Jesus.” 

In February, Greg & Susan will provide us with another learning experience as we learn about and plan to launch Missional Communities in our local communities. 

More details coming soon! 

What's This All About?

“Jesus is up to something.” This is a phrase that can be heard around our NewLife community and it shouldn’t surprise us. As a body of believers, we’ve been trying to follow Jesus more intentionally, even during a pandemic, and Jesus has been showing up faithfully. 

From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He invited disciples to follow Him and then led them into the lives of real people who received His grace and promises in tangible ways.

Jesus is doing the same with us. He invites us to follow Him, marks us with His name in baptism, and leads us into the lives of real people. And those people have names, stories, joys, heartaches, etc. He loves them and invites you to follow Him into their stories.

Throughout our Joining Jesus on His Mission partnership, we’ll learn practical ways that will  help us recognize and respond to what Jesus is already doing around us. We’ll see that joining Jesus on His mission is much easier than we think.

Share Your Story

Over the past several months, the people at NewLife have been encouraged to notice the places they live, work, and play a little differently. This may have led to simply introducing oneself to a new neighbor or throwing a block party in their subdivision with a NewLife Party Pail. However big or small, Jesus is always at work…and we’d like to hear how it’s going! To tell us more about your experiences, lessons learned, or how these new concepts are going in your life, click on the button below. 

Share Your Story

How Can I Get Involved?

There are several ways to engage in our Joining Jesus series. 

1) Read the book: Joining Jesus on His Mission

This book, written by Rev. Greg Finke, will help you understand the mission of God in a way that makes joining Jesus on his mission more achievable…and exciting! To get a copy in your hands, please contact the church office.

If you’d like to cover the cost of this book ($10) for yourself or others with a financial gift, please click here.

2) Read the Gospel of Luke

The better we know Jesus’ story, the easier it is to see him active in our lives. Remember the promise of Easter: “He’s going ahead of you…” Now, Luke’s Gospel will help us see Jesus even more clearly.

3) Worship Handouts

A weekly worship handout is available to guide you through this series. This includes a weekly reading guide from both the Joining Jesus book and the Gospel of Luke, a weekly prayer, discussion questions, and more. Click below to access the weekly worship handouts.

Worship Handouts

4) Core Connection

Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to take a missional next step into everyday life. Our Director of Discipleship & Outreach, Sam Orozco, helps us deepen our Joining Jesus journey as he meets up with different NewLife families in their neighborhood to see what Jesus is up to.

Click below to watch the entire series from this Joining Jesus edition of Core Connection.

So, what are you up to Jesus?