Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Thought Provoking Parenting Book: Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk

I highly recommend this book.  I got it at Bethel Church when I went up there for a conference.  Grace read it first and told me I had to read it. 
It is paradigm shifting.  It is the gospel applied to parenting.  I don't agree with everything in the book, but it made Grace and I think.  We've had a parenting workshop with this book, and it made all of us think. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christus Victor

We are in the middle of a series called Christus Victor, which means Christ the Victor in Latin. It is a series on spiritual warfare from Ephesians 6:10-20.
This artwork was done by Glen Baugh.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Exciting time at New City Church

God is doing something here at New City. Summer has not slowed us down at all. We have grown the most during the summer. Two Sundays ago, we had 43 newcomers and last Sunday, we had 34 newcomers. I don't even understand how a church of our size can have that many newcomers. It seems like a lot of them are coming back as well. We've been breaking our attendance records lately (we are at around 200). We are not about numbers, but each person represents a soul that Jesus died for.

There is a sense that God is doing something here. We've felt the presence of God in a powerful way for the last few weeks. Our worship team has been great at bring us to that sweet presence of God. People are getting the gospel, deepening their understanding of the gospel, and getting filled with the Holy Spirit, and lives are changing everyday. It's exciting!

The Current, our wednesday night worship and prayer time, has been an awesome blessing. It has slowed us down so that we can soak in His love.

We are also about launch a new discipleship ministry, more Community Groups, and a recovery ministry.

We will celebrate our second anniversary of the church on September 12, 2010. We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Coolest "Car" I've Seen

This has to be one of the coolest cars I've seen.  It seems like crazy fun to drive one of these.  It's called Pursu and coming soon.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Celebration Service and Easter Fest Coming!

EASTER FEST is at Grand Hope Park (9th and Hope near Ralphs) from noon to 3pm on Easter Sunday, 4/4.  We will have free food, egg hunt, arts and crafts, bubbles, snacks, drinks, games, and much much more, ALL FOR FREE.  WE'RE INVITING THE ENTIRE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TO JOIN US!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Awesome New City Winter Retreat

We had a great time building the Body of Christ at our Winter Retreat last weekend.  Here is our group shot:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Funny Monkey

Just want to share a little fun drama of a monkey!


Check this clip out from a sermon at Time Square Church in NY.  It is an awesome segment.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ephesians Spoken

Here is a great dramatic reading of the Letter to Ephesians.  This is a great way to meditate on the word of God in Ephesians.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A beautiful solo by Mia Laity, one of our own at New City

Mia is an amazing violinist. She sometimes plays with the New City worship team. Here's her playing when she was 15. She is now 17 and studying at Colburn School of Music.

Friday, January 15, 2010

How Mama's Helped a Woman Start a Business

This is a facinating story of how Mama's Hot Tamales helps people incubate kitchen based businesses. Mama's is my favorite tamales restaurant and it helps the community by empowering people. Check it out.