BELIEFS

 

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.  Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs

 
MISSION
 

Newday exists to “Develop passionate Christ followers who, together, love God and serve people.” This mission was given to us by Jesus in two of His most powerful and poignant statements; the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39). Whether you are just starting to investigate the claims of Christ, or have been following Him for years, Newday would love to partner with you as you seek to love God more and serve people better.

 
 
 CORE VALUES
 
          The Bible

We believe the Bible is the Word of God and the foundation for our decisions, our beliefs and our lives. Therefore it is our responsibility to communicate the Bible in a way that is engaging and relevant.  2 Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 22:29; Luke 24:27; Acts 17:22-34.

 

 

Prayerful Dependence

We believe that prayer is the engine that drives God’s work in our lives, in our church, and in our world.  Recognizing our complete dependence on God, we are intentional about building prayer into the visible life of Newday, knowing that He offers us His power and guidance when we ask.  2 Chronicles 20:12; Psalm 20:7; Matthew 7:7-11; John 15:5; Acts 4:23-31; Philippians 4:6-7.

 

Servant Hearts

We believe Jesus calls us to follow His example by joyfully and humbly serving one another, as well as those in our community and around the world. We demonstrate our gratitude and obedience by becoming servants who are willing to stoop low and do “whatever it takes.” Matthew 20:25-28; John 13:1-17; Luke 17:10.

 

 

Continual Transformation

We believe following Jesus is a journey of ongoing transformation that will continue throughout our lives. As we open ourselves to God through spiritual practices, we receive His transforming power that continually makes us more like Jesus.  Mark 4:26-29; Ephesians 4:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:3.

 

 

Authentic Community

We believe God wants us to share our lives together in authentic community, rather than live in isolation or behind a mask. Our togetherness is the best expression of God’s love and the power of the gospel.  Therefore we create safe places where people can connect, where struggles and victories can be shared openly, and where there is no fear of being judged.  John 17:20-23; Acts 2:44-46; Ephesians 1:9-10; Galatians 6:1-3; James 5:16.

 

The Next Person

We believe all people matter to God; therefore they matter to us. We do all we can to welcome the next person into our community.  We seek to remove every obstacle, other than the gospel, so that everyone experiences Newday as a safe place to be on a spiritual journey. Luke 15; Acts 15:19; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 6:3.