Friday, August 30, 2013

New Life Church Baptism

Last Sunday we moved our annual river baptism inside the church building at New Life Church Riverfalls. Nine individuals expressed their faith in Christ publicly by being baptized. It was a great afternoon!

Travis Anderson, Hope Gilbert, Crystal Ward, Terri Scott, Nicole Madgewick, Emily Foullon, Layne Reavely, Chelsea Zook, Jack Fraley all gave their testimony Jesus changing their lives and their following Him.

Monday, August 26, 2013

New Life Church helps clean up West Linn High School

The annual cleanup day for West Linn High School was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, August 25. We already had a baptism scheduled then. Bridges to Change had their annual picnic slotted for the same time.

Rather than being embarrassed by our absence, I called the coordinator. She said she'd be very grateful if we could work on the school grounds before Sunday. 

So, Thursday evening last week a team of Ignite students sacked 17 bags of yard debris. Saturday morning a team from the Hellweg's life group finished the cleanup around the music/theater building. Their bags filled my pickup. 

Turns out only a handful people came out on Sunday, in the rain. I am certainly thankful New Life Church made the extra effort to serve our neighbors ahead of time. Thank you all!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Today's River Baptism has moved

On account of the rain we are moving the baptism to New Life Church Riverfalls. It will still be at 4:00. It will include awesome testimonies. It will still even have a cookout at the end. You won't, however, need your lawn chairs! Hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sign Up for 3D Leadership

This Sunday New Life Church will have ten, count 'em, ten messages during our morning services!

Last year fifteen men worked hard at developing their leadership in the 3D leadership group. Sunday ten of them bring to the whole church the best message that they gave to that group last year. Part of the goal for 3D leadership is to help men be "apt to teach" (1 Timothy 3:2). I am excited for what this will mean to our church, long-term and this Sunday.

Here is the roster of speakers:


Dan Lundy, Peter Watkins, Andy Veitch


Billy Ferguson, Phil Reis, Donny Pulliam


Patrick Hada, Matt Cummins, Matt Zook, John Gardner

3D Leadership 

The 3D Leadership group is open to men from New Life Church who desire to be better at the three dimensions of leadership -- Self-leadership, Family leadership and Church Leadership. Through a combination of reading, interaction, and training you will experience the fastest acceleration in your leadership that you have ever experienced.

You may apply with this application form