New Life ChurchAtlantic, Iowa
New Life Church in Altantic, Iowa is pastored by Ben & Tiffany. The church has grown tremendously in the last 4 years and continues to do so now. The church lives by a motto, "Love in Action." James 2:15-16 says …Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you tells him, "go in peace, stay warm and well fed," but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that? New Life Church is an outreached focused church, determined to go out into their community and meet the needs of people where they are at. This in return opens up oppurtunities to help meet the need that they have spiritually. They want to show the love of Christ, not just speak about it from a pulpit. They are actively involved with the schools and minister often to staff and children. Throughout the congregation many are skilled carpenters, electricians, counselors, and educators. All are encouraged to use their gifts from God to go and make disciples. New Life Church also hopes to be a launching pad for emerging leaders. They have a summer interniship program where they take students 18-25 and provide hands on training. This interniship includes paid housing for students and most meals. Their most active ministries are Children and Youth with 40-50 in attendance. They have tore down walls to accomadate more people and are currently working on an overflow room so that they will have enough seating for those that come in. Atlantic, Iowa is seeing a move of God that is bringing the churches together. In October of last year New Life joined with 4 other churches to host a city wide four day revival. Over 600 in attendance and numerous salvations were reported. Since then New Life participates with local churches so that the church as a whole can meet the needs of the community. The vision of NLC is to be a church that serves Christ by serving others. A church rooted in the Bible and practical in its teachings. To love unconditionally, serve intentionally, and exhibit the word in action without compromise. To love, disciple, and develop those already here and those to come. To be a church that takes in the brokenhearted, the despised, and the outcast, and create in them a confidence found in Jesus Christ.