Everywhere, Everyone, Everyday.
The heart behind local outreach at New Life is to train up people that live outreach by extending the love of Jesus to those we encounter on a daily basis. We will sometimes plan large events to bring the gospel together to the community, but our hope is that we all become lights to our community and be a giver of the gospel every day.
When you lift up the Name of Jesus He will draw all men unto Him. Through our daily surrender to the Lord, we invite His Presence into our lives. We are then a carrier of that Presence. The atmosphere that you carry can affect those around you and point people to this incredible Jesus of ours.
We come across people every day that are hurting and searching for a better way, waiting for someone to stop and notice them. We tend to make judgment calls every day on who is worthy of our attention. Jesus noticed the ones that many people passed by. Sometimes, we need to slow down and make sure we are pouring love and attention out on those Jesus wants to stop for.
We carry an answer inside of us, but many are unaware of the power it holds. It has the power to insert eternity into the temporary, give hope to the hopeless and repair the broken. Wow, that is incredible! We simply must give this truth and life away every day. First, we must carry an awareness of the heart needs around us. Second, we must be willing to respond to that need through prayer or practical love.
Hope for the Local Community
It is our mission to be a lighthouse of hope for the local community to access during leaner times. A Storehouse building filled with practical resources (clothing, furniture, household items, etc.) to access and freely give to the community as needs arise.
The Food Pantry is a resource that provides food and other essential items to our church members and local community who are in need of assistance. It is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm. Appointments are made by calling the Church Office. The Pantry is also open on Sundays before and after the morning service. You can get involved by bringing items that are on the needed list to the church office or the ministry desk on Sunday morning.
For more information, contact Pastor Donna Hohman at email@example.com.
Men’s Prison Ministry
The Men’s Prison Ministry ministers to men in Baker Re-Entry Center on the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month, and to Baker County Correctional Facility on the 2nd Friday of each month. If you would like to participate in the Men’s Prison Ministry, you will need to complete a State Prison Volunteer Application. You can pick up an application at New Life, or go online to the Department of Corrections website. Once you have been approved, contact New Life and you will be signed up to help with this ministry.
For more information, please contact Jinny Waski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond90 is a nonprofit organization that bridges the gap to self-sufficiency by providing supportive services, crisis management, empowerment learning and a safe living environment to refugees as they work to rebuild new lives in Northeast Florida. Volunteers are always needed to fulfill the aspects it takes to provide care for the many refugees coming to Jacksonville.
Apply to volunteer online at beyond90.org.
Come help build Eden Gardens Eco-Farm. There are opportunities for the whole family to serve through weeding, stacking and cutting wood, and mulching. Workdays are twice a month, but volunteers are always welcome Tuesday – Thursday.
Contact Eden Gardens at edengardensjax.org, or call Tim at 904-333-2080.
Seasonal, October 31
Harvest Fest is a community event that serves as an alternative to Trick or Treating and gives parents a safe place to go with their kids! Our congregation participates as trunk hosts, candy runners, and clean up.
During the month of November, New Life gives bags out to our congregation so that they can be filled with items needed to make a Thanksgiving meal. After the bags are returned to New Life filled with all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal, they are taken to families in our church and community who need help with the holiday.