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Are you curious about how New Life functions, our leadership, what we believe, and how to serve? Comprised of 3 short classes, First Steps is designed to help you connect with New Life, discover your personal and spiritual gifts, and how you can use those gifts for God. A Step is offered after the Sunday Morning service every week during the Spring and Fall.

Step 1 / 1st Sunday


Step One is an overview of New Life, led by our Lead Pastor, Paul Zink II. He will discuss our story, Points-of-Passion, and how you belong at New Life.

Step 2 / 2nd Sunday

Connect & Grow

Step Two is called Connect & Grow because connecting with the body of Christ and growing in our relationship with the Lord is essential to every believer. This step will show the value and give clear steps to connect here at New Life and to achieve spiritual growth.

Step 3 / 3RD Sunday


Step Three emphasizes the areas of ministry that New Life offers and how you can contribute in those areas. The Scripture teaches us that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. We believe serving is the highest calling and honor. This step will show you how you can begin to serve in the ministries here at New Life.

Start at any Step!

Classes are directly after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare is provided for your convenience.


This free class does not require registration. You can just show up at the Fellowship Hall (follow the directional signage) right after service, and the First Steps Hospitality Team will take care of you. If you know you would like to attend and want to help us streamline the check-in process, you can register by clicking on the “Register Now” button above.

No, you can start at any step, but all three steps need to be completed to begin to serve.

Yes, all three steps of First Steps must be completed in order to serve at New Life.

There is no cost for the First Steps course.

Each class will vary slightly, but each will be under one hour.

There will be childcare provided during the First Steps class. To reduce confusion in the children’s department, please pick up your child after service and recheck them in for the class.

There will be heavy hors-d’oeuvres to hold you over until lunch. If you have a child in childcare, they will also receive a snack to hold them over.

If there is a 5th Sunday in a month, there will not be a First Steps class. Enjoy your Sunday with your family!

First Steps will begin 10 minutes after the closing prayer. This will give parents a chance to pick up their children and recheck them in for First Step’s childcare.

The great thing about First Steps is that all you need to bring is yourself and an open heart. We will provide the paper, pen, and the teaching.

The class is held in the Fellowship Hall across from the Kid Life Command Center. There will be directional signage to lead you.

Although an opportunity to become a member of New Life will be made available during Step Three – Serve, you are not required to become a member to serve or complete First Steps.

In order to unite with the vision of New Life and the heart for service, it is essential that each Serve Life volunteer completes all three steps. Once the course is completed you will be able to identify New Life’s vision, points of passion, and ways to connect.