Community

In the second chapter of Acts we are told that the early church met in synagogues and in homes as the Christian community formed and grew. Those followers of Jesus changed the world and gave us a great example of how we should follow Jesus. We are a church dedicated to follow the model of Acts 2 and are committed to being world changers!


Sunday mornings at New Joy Foursquare Church are an incredible time to begin your journey learning how to be a world changer. During our Sunday morning services you will be loved, challenged, celebrated, and invited into a time of worshiping Jesus as one group of believers acting in unison. Joining together as "the body of Christ" needs to be a priority.


The model of the Acts 2 church also showed us that the believers met from "home to home," which leads us to what we call Life Groups. In the book of Proverbs chapter 17 it says that we need to be "iron sharpening iron." In other words, we are to help each other along and be in relationship with one another to the point of making each other better. Nothing accomplishes this better than openly sharing your life with others in a small group setting. This is a place where you can bring your questions, be authentic, vulnerable, and hear from others who are on a journey with God themselves. There is no better way to start to understand the truths about following God than by getting connected with others who are trying to follow Him as well.

Be Baptized

Water baptism is a public declaration of an inward transformation that began when you prayed and asked Jesus to be your Savior. Being baptized by water is the process of being lowered into the water, which symbolizes you dying to your old self; as you are raised from the water, we celebrate the fact that you are a new creation! You are symbolically showing the world what Jesus has done for you. In doing so, you are following the example that Jesus set for us in Matthew chapter 3 when He himself was baptized.


Another form of baptism that we have the privilege of participating in is baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 states, "And you will receive power when my Holy Spirit comes upon you..." Meaning, when we pray and ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we are praying to receive power and are being empowered to be witnesses for God. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to anyone who is saved. All you have to do is ask in prayer and believe in faith that you have received this empowerment!




SERVE

Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 20:26, "If you want to be great in God's Kingdom then you need to be the servant of all." Contrary to what our culture teaches, serving others actually brings us life! It should be the mark of who we are as followers of Christ. There are many places you can get involved in serving, both in the church and in the community. As a church we want to be known for generosity in our community and we encourage serving at all of our campuses and throughout our valley.  


We love to ask our church "What's your thing?" as you consider serving. We believe God has placed different gifts, abilities and interests in individuals and that those can be used to meet the needs of others through serving. We encourage you to take action by clicking the serve button below to identify potential ways that you can serve!