New Life the Next 3 years - New Life International Church

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New Life the Next 3 years - New Life International Church
New Life the Next 3 years
This is what the LORD says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls…
Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)
2010 Survey
Figure 1: The three most important aspects of church life
100
90
80
70
60
%
50
40
30
20
10
0
teaching
house
group
w orship
social
action
vision
youth
facilities
Training/Discipleship
32 People Batised (further 10 in 2012)
At least 25 saved/recommited their lives to Christ
Purpose Driven Life, Better Together 40 days of community study,
our New Life Partnership/Development Programme and 100 Days
of Favour
Courses New Life provided included Laugh your way to a Better
Marriage, Alpha, Life’s Healing Choices and Bible in 24 hours
New Life sent over 18 Students to complete 2 year Impact
Leadership Training
House Groups, PJs Tips, Leadership Training Mornings
Over the Last 3 years
New Life Attendance Information: 2008, 2010,
2011
2008
2010
2011
2012
78
128
155
190
78
95
114
130
3
195
300-320
-
Regulars
Average Sunday
Attendance
Visitors
Source: Church Annual Return to London
percent percent
change change
2011-12 2008-12
22%
244%
14%
165%
Training/Discipleship
Leadership training (Saturday Mornings):
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Workshop for Deacons
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Protection of Vulnerable Groups training
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Nations of the Mind, Partnering, Volunteer Support
Teaching Themes have included:
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Life Lessons from Psalms and Proverbs
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Kingdom Authority
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Building Lasting Relationships
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8 Sermons that Changed the World
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The Bible Says you are Special
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The Character of God displayed in Relationship
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The Attributes of God
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The Work of the Holy Spirit
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Reaching Out/Just Walk Across the Room – Soul Winning
Training/Discipleship
Guest speakers included:
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James Duce, Street Pastors
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Andy Hall, Director, Equipped to Live
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Ps Greg Bridges, Church Planter, Deal in Kent
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Phil Togwell, Head of 24/7 Prayer UK
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Ps Paul Ogedengbe, Prophet
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Ps Marcus Abbott
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Ps Simon Taylor
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Ps Bryon Jones
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Ps Granville Johnson
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Ps Alan and Sandra Skeene – Malawi Missionaries
Children and Youth
Monday Night Kids Club has been great – over 40-60 children
Youth took the lead on a Youth 24 hour prayer event
Trips to Ablaze UK, Frenzy, Imagine and Intense
We tentatively embarked on a Youth Teaching Programme ‘Sex,
Dating & Relating’ course
New Life has undertaken 2 ‘Bag it & Bin It’ day in Rosemount
community
3 Yearly Holiday Clubs (Joint Church Initiative)
2 Charity Shops – Have raised nearly £4,000 towards youth and
childrens work
Children and Youth
Toddler Group Serving Leads to Faith…
3 International YWAM Teams visited 1 team stayed for 3 weeks
Mile End Primary School – Wrote to us, Assemblies, Web Site,
Projects – Sensory Garden; Reading, Teacher Support
Launched a Supervised Creche Facility in a specific room
Junior Church Success!!!
International
New Life connect with Good News Church Riga, Latvia
Sandra Campbell visits – Haiti (2010), Sierra Leone (2011) and
Guinea (2012) with Mercy Ships
Stewart Rae - YWAM Texas
International Celebration Weekends
Russian Speaking Services, including Inverurie plant
Launch English as an Additional Language course – 25-35 people
Malawi projects – sent over £4000, Actionoverseas – over £8500
Prayer
Thursday Morning Intecessory Prayer
1 day, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days of Continuous Prayer – 24/7
Individual days of Prayer and Fasting
Corporate Evening of Worship and Prayer
Many Answered Prayers - Ima’s Grandfather, Stephen’s Wife
(Agnes) Kidnapped, David (Grace/Sheena’s uncle), many many
more
House Groups
Increased number - approx 4 to 11
Increased proportion of New Lifers attend (50% to 75% of New
Life)
Reviewed and Restructured
Developing ministry – teaching, socially, prayer, social action,
personal development and soul winning
Pastoral Care
Counseling Ministry – informal and formal
we purchased a New Life mini bus
commenced a ‘Care Call’ system
launched ‘Lifestyle Lunch’ with Christmas meal
We’ve re-launched and expanded our ’Storehouse’ ministry
New Life have helped many families come through really difficult
times through our Social Action Ministry
Yellow Blanket Story
Marriages, Births (Sophia, Luca, Elaina,
Jesse, Jonathan, Samuel, Linda, Holly)
and Funerals
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•
•
•
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Alex & Kath
Craig & Christina
Desreen & Isaac
Ali & Gary
Jonny & Olu
Events
Celebrated 80 years in Aberdeen
Came to Mile End – May 2011
Victus - 2 Scottish Conferences – over 150-160 attending year
Carol Service in Mile End, 2011 - with almost 200 attending
Race for Life
Easter Hot Cross Buns & coffee in the community,
Film Fest and Family Film Nights - Lord of The Rings and
TransformersTrilogy fundraiser for Youth,
New Life BBQs and Fun Days,
Pampered Chef/Body Shop/Games Night fundraisers
World Cup and Euro 2012 coverage,
Songs from Yesteryear
Leadership
Implemented New Department Structure – appointed
Department Managers
We have enlarged New Life’s leadership capacity by ordaining 2
Elders and a Deacon
We have supported the work of God in City Church by loaning
them Leadside Road on a Sunday morning as God continues to
increase both New Life and City Church
Church Administration
We established a New Life Church Office (Regus then Leadside)
and appointed a Church Administrator.
Church administration moved into Leadside Road and we have
begun to centralise all administrative functions
Launched a New Web Site – which receives over 600 hits a
month
5 New Life Staff; more than 5 Voluntary staff
Work Experience Opportunities for School Pupils and School
Leavers
Make the Bold Move…
19 See,
I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43 (NIV)
Vision 2016
Our Mission
Our Core Values
Our Culture
Our Aims for the Next 3 years…
Vision 2016 – Key Aims
Increasing Our Leadership Capacity – Elders and Pastors –
to support Worship, House Groups and Youth
Pastoral Care – Ministering to the ‘whole person’ – 5 by 5,
Young Adults
Worship – Development and Training
Teaching and Training – Continual Improvement,
Developing Existing and New Leaders
International – International Relationships and Short Term
Missions
Vision 2016 – Key Aims
House Groups – Embedding a New Culture, Continual
Growth and Development
Children and Youth – Transitioning Children and Youth
to a new ‘era…’
Prayer – Integrating Prayer across all areas of New Life
Business Management – Facilities, Finances…
IT – Continued Investment and Improvement
Vision 2016 – Key Aims
Administration – Professional Customer Support,
Public Relations, Transport and Events Management
Facilities
Sunday Celebration Venue
Leadside Road
Coffee Shop and Resource Centre
Sheltered Accomodation
New Life the Next 3 years