What We Believe
Our mission to be a church that is Loving, Learning and Leading is rooted in our beliefs about the Bible, Jesus, and these basics of our faith.
To the right you can learn about our Core Values. We believe and declare the truth of the Nicene Creed monthly as a congregation along with Communion, and if you are interested in reading it, you can see that here.
Below is a summary of our statement of faith, which you can read in more detail with scripture references via the link at the end.
That the sixty-six books of the Bible are the only inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.
That the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and through His death and resurrection, He paid the price for our sins.
That salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the church to be observed until the time of Christ's return.
That the church is God's primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth.
That God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service.
Click here to view a more in depth, with scripture references, statement of faith.
To get you equipped to impact Kalamazoo and the world with the love of Jesus, every aspect of New Day is rooted in these four core values (that become the acronym FIRE):
FATHER HEART OF GOD
Father-God desires above all things for you to experience His love through a deep, personal relationship with Him as His child. Discover how you can walk in an abundance of the Father’s love.
God is calling each one of us into deep friendship with Him and He is also preparing us to be His bride for all eternity. It is our greatest commandment: to love our God. When you let Jesus lead you to the Father, and let the Holy Spirit transform you, you can then lead a life of greater intimacy with Him. That is your ultimate destiny - to spend eternity with God, and now is the time to prepare. Our second command is to love our neighbor as ourselves. That's why family and friends are such a focus here—community is important to God, and it's important to us.
We want you to be set free, transformed, renewed, and healed. Let God restore you emotionally, physically, and spiritually through His amazing healing power. His desire is to bring you into the fullness of who you were created to be—a child of God.
EXTENDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Our desire is to equip you in two main ways so you can further the Kingdom of God. We want to help you learn to function in your God-given gifts so you can fulfill your purpose as God's child. And we also want you to be prepared to share the message of the gospel through evangelism, at every opportunity God gives you.