See All the People

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See All the People “We have to see all the people God has called us to reach and this becomes the foundation of effective ministry.” Rev. Junius Dotson, Engaging Your Community: See All the People Friends, I want to remind you of our Leadership Retreat on Saturday, January 25th from 9:00 -2:00 at New World Church. Our focus for this retreat will be “Seeing All the People.” We are going to be in conversation about how God has called us to engagement in the community. We will focus on our “why,” that is who we are called to serve and how we engage in meaningful ways with the community that surrounds New World. I hope you will make plans to … Read More

All In

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Friends, we begin this new year grateful to God for the many ways God has sustained and blessed us. I am thankful for another year in ministry with you and I am filled with hope for our future. I believe God has awesome things in store for us, but we must work with God to make miracles happen. I want to encourage you to renew your commitment to the Lord through New World Church. If you are a member of New World, you have committed to serving the body of Christ with your prayers, presence, gifts, service and your witness. In other words, you committed to be all in. If you’re all in, this means you’re sold out, you are … Read More

Christmas Is About God

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“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) Let’s not be mistaken, Christmas is all about God. It’s the story of God sending God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Our salvation is initiated by God and ultimately accomplished by the sacrifice of the Son of God, Jesus. The people and events that surround Jesus’s birth are not impressive, but they reveal a God who is. Mary and Joseph were teenagers, Bethlehem was not a grand town, and Jesus was born in a lodging for animals. Let’s be clear, Christmas was accomplished by God … Read More

Laity Sunday

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Laity Sunday celebrates the ministry of all Christians. It is a Sunday to recognize and celebrate the partnership between laity and clergy. It reminds us that we cannot do ministry alone, that God calls all of us to serve God’s kingdom, and that we are all in the business of making disciples. We are blessed at New World to have gifted and capable laity that faithfully serve God and God’s church. I want to encourage you to be present this Sunday, November 17th as we celebrate laity Sunday. Lay members of our congregation regularly lead in worship and will do so on Sunday. They will also bring the message at both worship services. At 9:00, Cody McAdoo will be speaking … Read More

The Lord is Near

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The Lord is Near I remember an incident that occurred when my oldest nephew was around 6 years old. I had taken him to the grocery store with me and we were in line about to check out when I remembered something else I needed to purchase. I could see the aisle only a few steps away, so I told him to stay put, made a quick dash to grab that item, got back in line only to discover my nephew was nowhere in sight. I began to panic and to pray as I searched for him thinking that my sister was going to disown me for losing her only child. As I walked back and forth checking each aisle, … Read More