"I was glad when they said unto me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
Thank you for your desire to know more about who New Life Apostolic Church is and what your experience will be like here at this wonderful assembly of people who are, like David, truly after God's own heart.
Come as you are to worship with us in a contemporary style worship setting where you are at liberty to express yourself in the spirit of worship in a one on one encounter with the Almighty God. His word tells us "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (II Corinthians 3:17). You will enjoy positive, uplifting music in our worship service wonderfully accompanied by Bible-based teaching and preaching delivered with love and compassion.
New Life is a family of believers from various backgrounds who have come together bound by many common threads. When listening to the testimonies of many of the people here, a common theme emerges…we were all ordinary people who were in search of something more and were looking for a place to be genuinely loved. In our search for the truth, a moment of clarity had finally arrived and the search was over. From the first visit until the current, we experienced what we are confident you will experience here at New Life. The natural gave way to the supernatural. The mundane became the miraculous. The ordinary had been transformed into the extraordinary.
So, if the mundane has run its course in your life and you are looking for something bold and fresh, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to experience New Life, where your life can truly become new life.
If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that Biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today. Join in with us as we praise God together in spirit and in truth.
We pray together aloud because in the Bible we read, "They lifted up their voice to God with one accord" (Acts 4:24).
We lift our hands in praise because in the Bible we read, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord" (Psalm 134:2).
We sing with all our hearts because in the Bible we read, "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise" (Psalm 98:4).
We play musical instruments because in the Bible we read, "And all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments" (2 Samuel 6:5).
We clap and shout unto God because in the Bible we read, "O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph" (Psalm 47:1).
We dance before the LORD because in the Bible we read, "Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs" (Psalm 150:4).
We testify publicly because in the Bible we read, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee" (Psalm 22:22).
We anoint with oil for divine healing because in the Bible we read, "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" (James 5:14).
We allow the operation of the spiritual gifts because in the Bible we read, "When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation" (1 Corinthians 14:26).
New Life Apostolic Church is a part of a much larger organization called the United Pentecostal Church International. The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has been among the fastest growing church organizations since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 521 churches in 1945, the UPCI in the United States and Canada grew to 4,400 churches (including daughter works and preaching points) and 9,234 ministers in 2012. In the same year it reported works in 203 nations outside the U.S. and Canada with 36,804 churches and preaching points, 22,129 licensed ministers, 853 missionaries, and a constituency of 2.4 million. The international fellowship consists of national organizations that are united as the Global Council of the UPCI, which is chaired by the general superintendent of the UPCI. Total constituency is estimated at 3 million.
The UPCI emerged out of the Pentecostal movement that began with a Bible school in Topeka, Kansas, in 1901 and with the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, in 1906. It traces its organizational roots to 1916, when a large group of Pentecostal ministers began to unite around the teaching of the oneness of God and water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. The governmental structure of the UPCI is basically congregational in that local churches are self-governing: the congregation elects its pastor and other leaders, owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership, and conducts all necessary business.
The general organization embraces a modified presbyterian system in that ministers meet in sectional, district, and general conferences to elect officials and to conduct business of the organization. The highest governing body of the UPCI is the General Conference, and between conferences it is governed by the Board of General Presbyters (General Board). Its chief officers are a general superintendent, a general secretary-treasurer, and two assistant general superintendents. World Evangelism Center is the UPCI headquarters building located in Hazelwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. It houses offices for its general officials, eight divisions, the Pentecostal Publishing House, and the Center for the Study of Oneness Pentecostalism with an attached gift shop. Among the endorsed institutions of the UPCI are six Bible colleges, a Christian college, a graduate school, an three ministry training institutes, a children's home, a residency for troubled young men, a ministry to those addicted to alcohol and other drugs, an adoption agency with a home for unwed mothers, a chaplaincy for prisoners, a radio ministry, a church-based ministry training institute, an agency for community educational services, and an international relief agency. It also endorses chaplains to the military.
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