The Assistant General Overseer (AGO) and the Continental overseer of the RCCG, the Americas, Pastor James Fadel, and his wife Mrs. Manita Fadel was burdened with the rate at which the youths were leaving the RCCG. After praying and seeking the face of the Lord, they were inspired by the Holy Spirit to establish New Life Church (NLC) of the Redeemed Christian Church, Dallas. Pastor James Fadel’s desire was to reach out and create a platform/environment for youth and young adults to express themselves, in addition, to Transform Lives, Build Bridges, and Maximizing Potential.
Furthermore, NLC was birthed out of a deep desire to press into the heart of God as a community of spirit-filled believers that would come together to immerse themselves in God’s Glory so that His Glory may flow through us beyond the walls of the church. The Global mandate of RCCG is to make Heaven, to take as many people as possible with us and to have a Redeemed Christian Church of God in every family of every Nation.
Transforming Lives, Building Bridges and Maximizing potentials
Who are we trying to reach?
‘’Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him, so he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him.” 1 Cor. 9:22 (LB). No individual can save another person by themselves because we do not have the power to save. Every individual possesses a freewill that they exercise. We make choices including the choice to receive Christ.
- We are to disciple as many as have heeded the invitation to salvation. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” Revelations 3: 20 (NKJV)
- They must first heed the call, then desire transformation to adopt the nature of Christ “Do not be shaped by this world; instead, be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.” Romans 12: 3 (NCV)
Who We Are
Love – We are compelled by love. God is love (1 John 4:8) and we want to reflect His Love and compassion.
Faith – We believe in God’s Word and the Power of the Holy Spirit made manifest in our lives.
Humility – Humility is our complete and total dependence upon God. It is love in action.
Glory – We are made in His image and believe that there is hidden glory in all His children.
Honor – Our actions, words and finances will reflect honor for God and others.
Stewardship – As stewards we will be faithful (1 Cor 4:2).
Spirit of Excellence – In all that we do, we will do it to the best of our abilities. (Colossians 3:23).
Passion – We will approach our assignments with passion and commitment.
Compassion – Jesus is our role model. As we minister, we desire to grow in love and compassion for the lost.
A servant’s heart – Jesus served God and others. He is our model. We believe it is a privilege to serve.
Fruit & Fruitfulness – We will abide in the True Vine and be fruitful (John 15:16).
Our Basic Beliefs
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians; 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth
without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9
What We Value
We Value The Pursuit Of God
We thirst for His presence and to know more of Him through private and public worship, the Word and prayer Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1-3; Matt 5:23; Luke 6:21
We Value The Servant Leadership
Our leaders shall serve the members of the church as Christ did selflessly and not for profit or self-glorification. Matthew 10:42; John 13:13-15; Acts 20:18-19
We Value The Church Of God As The Body Of Christ.
Our desire shall be to seek its good, growth and prosperity. Matthew 16:18;Ephesians 3:9-11; 5:25-27; 1 Timothy 3:5
We Value Christlikeness
We want to be like the Lord and savior in all conduct. We want to minister by serving people the way He did with compassion, under the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. We shall convey the love, mercy and power of God through the ministry of the church. Luke 14:16-20; John 20:21; Ephesians 5:2; Colossians 3:12
We Value The Mercy Of God
We shall always recognize in humility that all the goodness we receive from God is a result of His mercies, even those blessings we may regard as “rights” because of our relationship with Him as children. We shall therefore seek to extend mercy to another and to all who come under the ministry of the church. Psalm 52:8; Lamentation 3:22-23; Colossians 3:12; James 5
We Value Godly Family Life
Where parents live as examples and cultivate an environment in which the spiritual, emotional and social growth of their children can be fully accomplished. Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; 2 Timothy 3:15
We Value Giving
We shall always recognize in humility that all the goodness we receive from God is a result of His mercies, even those blessings we may regard as “rights” because of our relationship with Him as children. We shall therefore seek to extend mercy to another and to all who come under the ministry of the church. Psalm 52:8; Lamentation 3:22-23; Colossians 3:12; James 5:11
We Love Unity In The Body of Christ
We Love Unity In The Body of Christ. We agree with the scriptures that all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior belong to one body of Christ. We shall seek to maintain the unity with all such believers. Psalm 133:1; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:3-6,13
We Value Simplicity
We desire to do nothing in our private and public worship just for “effects” and “showing off”. Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:17
We Value Modesty In Our Lifestyle
We shall seek to be generous and gracious in our speech, firm in our convictions and chaste in our dressing. Galatians 5:26; Philippians 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 3:3-4; 1 John 2:15-17
We Value The Individual Members Of The Church
We seek to treat one another with respect and appropriate courtesy irrespective of gender, social and physical status. We shall seek to help members to grow in the grace and to fully realize their God given potentials. John 13:35, Romans 12: 9-10, Galatians 6:10,Thessalonians 3:12, Colossians 3:12-14.