Who We Are &
Why We Exist
The mission of New Life Church is to create a vibrant community of faith-filled believers who
deeply experience the love and presence of God, and joyfully share Jesus with everyone everywhere.
We seek to engage people in personal and powerful ways to be the church God has called us to be.
The three primary ways we accomplish that are what we call GATHER, GROW & GO.
We gather together for powerful times of worship and ministry where we have something to offer for every age and stage.GET CONNECTED
We grow in the transforming truth of the Gospel, improving our personal relationship with God and one another through small groups because we really believe that we are better together.JOIN A GROUP
We go to be the hands and feet of Jesus, impacting our local community and the world through outreach, missions and evangelism.MAKE A DIFFERENCE
New Life is a place where everyone’s welcome & can find a place to belong. Here are the three core values that describe us and drive all that we do:
We believe it's the presence of God that brings transformation to hearts and lives. So, more than just anointed worship or powerful preaching, it’s our prayer that each person who walks through our doors will sense the presence of God and experience His love flowing through us.
EQUIPPING & RELEASING DISCIPLES
We believe disciples of Jesus disciple others in the Kingdom. So, we're not territorial about our ministries and there’s always room for more at our tables. Our heart is to see each person walk in purpose and use their gifts for God's glory, so we relish the opportunity to help those who call New Life "home" to find a place where they can plug in and make a difference.
SERVING JESUS WITH GREAT JOY
We believe that saved people serve people. It's more than what we do, it's who we are. And we embrace this identity with gladness, giving our lives for others to know Christ. There's nothing that brings us greater joy! Because of this, we place value on every interaction we have with people.
Formed in 1984, as a local fellowship of the Assemblies of God in Reinbeck, Iowa, this church stands as a testimony of the persistent, faith-filled prayers of a local farmer named Orville Backens who believed God 40 years for a Spirit-filled, evangelical church to be established in Grundy County.
Beginning as a home bible study, the congregation later held meetings in the Reinbeck Memorial Building before purchasing the current property in 1985, which had operated as a plumbing shop. From these humble beginnings, God continues to build His church as a lighthouse to draw people near to God through the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
New Life Church is part of the Assemblies of God fellowship, consisting of 60 million adherents worldwide. This “Statement of Fundamental Truths” contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to.
To put it simply, we're both grounded in the truth of scripture and filled with the power of the Spirit. This means we believe that everything we read about God doing in His Word is available for us to experience today. We encourage you to learn more about what we believe by clicking the button below.