What We Believe

What We Believe

Our Goal

New Story exists to make more and better followers of Jesus.

This comes from Acts 16:5. The author, Luke, sums up what happens when the message of the gospel is clear, “So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.” More and better. This is even seen in the “+” and “>” in our logo.

Our Values

There are values that we believe should mark us as followers of Jesus.

  • Found people find people
  • Saved people serve people
  • Life is better connected
  • Growing people change
  • You can’t outgive God

Our Beliefs

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s Word revealed to us through divine inspiration. It consists of sixty-six books written by human authors as guided by the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures are the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living.

God the Father

We believe there is only one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are fully divine. God is the Creator and Sovereign of the universe.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is fully God and fully man. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, and sacrificed himself on the cross for the sins of mankind. He was raised from the dead and ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of God, the Father. Jesus Christ will return to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, coequal with the Father and the Son. He was involved in creation and the inspiration of the Bible. The Spirit makes people aware of their sin and points them to the truth. He lives within those who trust in Jesus, guides them to live for Christ, and grow in grace. He gifts and empowers Christ followers to serve.


We believe that man and woman were created by God in His image and likeness. Even though they were created innocent, they voluntarily chose to disobey God. As sinners, they were alienated from God and adversely impacted the whole creation with sin and death. Their sin affected their thinking, feelings, and will to the extent that they are incapable, of themselves, to respond to the things of God.

Angels and Satan

We believe that angels are spirit beings created to serve God as messengers. Satan, a spirit being, fell into sin through pride. He is a tempter and accuser of man and an adversary of God and His purposes. Satan, also known as the Devil, will suffer eternal punishment along with the angelic beings that fell with him.


We believe that God, by His grace and mercy, offers forgiveness of sin and a relationship with Him based on the work of Jesus. This provision is given to all who place their trust in Jesus alone. Salvation is expressed in a life of spiritual growth through the power and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This new life begins when the lost person repents and receives Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Christ follower is eternally secure in Jesus, being kept by God’s love and power.

The Church

We believe that the Church, in a universal sense, consists of all those who trust in Jesus beginning at Pentecost. This Church is known from the Scriptures as the body of Christ. In a local sense, a church is a voluntary gathering of Christ followers identified by their baptism and assembled to accomplish Christ’s instructions to make disciples. A church is led by pastors (elders) guided by the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit. They are assisted by deacons (servant leaders). Each Christ follower is gifted with abilities to serve to build the body of Christ. A church observes two ordinances–Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the believer’s immersion in water symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. This ordinance identifies a believer with Jesus and the other Christians. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial symbolizing the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ. A church is constituted as a congregation of believers under the headship of Christ. It is self-governed and accountable only to Christ. A church is distinct from the civil government which has been ordained by God for protection and order of all people.

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