Welcome to New Leaf
At New Leaf we say, "Don't just go to church... Be the church!" That's easy to say but is sometimes hard to do. It's easy to get into a routine that's a once a week thing. It easy to "go to church" asking "what do you have for me?". As a young church we have been "Re-Thinking Church". Just because "we have always done it one way" doesn't mean we have to continue that way. At New Leaf we are trying to change our way of thinking about "church". One obvious change is that we gather for worship on Saturdays at 6:30pm. That's a family-friendly time that allows for the family to have Sunday as a Sabbath break. Another change is NLC's focus on practical service in and to our community. For example, this past March NLC hosted a Gas Buy Down at the 7/11 gas station on Eldorado. For a hour on one Saturday morning we gave away a $5 cash rebate to everyone who was buying gas. Another way is in addressing felt needs like building relationships, making new friends and focusing on family. To encourage that, at New Leaf we host what we call a "Friendship Dinner" every Saturday at 5:45pm - before worship.
If you have been turned off by the "traditional church" or "organized religion"; but still sense a longing or need for something more in your life come check out this young church. Â| At New Leaf we want to be a church that is about relationships -- with each other and ultimately with God. In that process we are trying to truly discover and live out the motto, "Don't just go to church... Be the church!"
This spring we are working through a sermon series called "The Walking Dead" -- not your traditional church topic. As a Christian I want to be an advocate of life and stand against the culture of death that at times seems overwhelming. Please accept this invitation to come "check us out". Spring is a season of new life and is a great time of year to consider turning over a New Leaf.
Pastor JD Schletewitz