“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”
New Life Church Rugby is committed to the Great Commission. We believe that mission is not done in isolation but as a community. We seek to work this out locally, nationally and internationally. We are also mindful of Galatians 2:10 to not neglect the poor and the needy as part of Jesus’ mission field.
We encourage the church to be a witness for Jesus. We have a program of outreach, particularly at Christmas, Easter and other times of the year, we seek to reach out to the local community with special events. As a church we seek to help those who are in need and to teach and train people in the Christian faith. This is done through our pastoral care team and through a variety of different teaching outlets, house groups, prayer meetings, welcome courses and our Sunday services.
We also hire out the facility to community initiatives such as Kumon, toddler groups, music groups, schools and we look forward to supporting the local community in utilising this facility.
Our members are involved with town-wide initiatives under the Revive banner. Revive has diverse outreach activities, such as:
- Rugby foodbank – who provide emergency food for local people in crisis.
- Street Pastors – practical help and care for our community during the late night weekend hours.
- Hope4 – a local charity caring for the homeless and badly housed.
National and International Mission
New Life Church is part of the Lifelink group of churches within the Global Horizons trust. We support other churches in the UK and USA. This is done through several teaching initiatives that are run here under the Global Horizons banner in Rugby through training leaders or hot-topic days targeting church members.
Internationally, we have partnerships with church ministries in Argentina, Zimbabwe and Zambia, South Africa, India, Mongolia. New Life Church is an apostolic base to help spearhead the ministry of Global Horizons into these nations. The main thrust of Global Horizons is the training of leaders and supplying them with teaching resources. Ministries from among the leaders in New Life Church and other churches in the network regularly participate in international mission. We encourage everyone in the church to support the mission in prayer and practically.
Global Horizons also has a charity, called Opportunity to Hope (O2H), providing support, grants to good causes all over the world. Members of New Life Church are on the board of O2H and others subscribe to the initiative on a monthly basis.