Our goal is to create a positive environment where people from every kind of religious or non-religious background can discover Christ and live a Purpose-Driven life!
Our mission is to equip people to learn and live out five Biblical purposes!
We were created to bring pleasure to God! Worship isn't just a service or gathering we have on the weekend, but is a word used to describe a life devoted to bringing pleasure to God.
(Revelation 4:11; Romans 12:1-2)
We were created to be in community with other believers! Fellowship is a word we use to describe the friendship and togetherness we experience through our common faith.
(Ephesians 1:5; I Corinthians 12:12-26)
We were created to become like Christ! A disciple is someone who seeks to become like his/her teacher. Jesus Christ is our Teacher and a Christian seeks to become more like Him.
(Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
We were put on earth to make a contribution! In the church, we call that ministry. Ministry happens when someone discovers and uses their unique abilities and heartfelt passion to serve others in the church.
(Ephesians 2:10; John 17:4)
We are called to share our faith with and serve those who do not believe! While ministry is service within the context of the church, evangelism is the effort to reach out and serve those who do not go to church and/or who do not believe in Christ. The goal is to help others to know God.
(Psalm 67:2; Matthew 28:19-20; John 17:18; I Peter 3:15-16)
We believe it is important to be yourself!
We believe it is important to speak in practical ways that make sense to everyone!
We believe it is important to give our best in everything we do!
We believe it is important to take risks to achieve great things!
We believe it is important to care for and encourage each other!
We believe it is important for believers to produce new believers, for small groups to produce more small groups, for ministries to produce new ministries, and churches to produce new churches! This is how God builds/grows His Kingdom!
the Bible is inspired by God and is without error as originally written. The Bible is God’s unique and final authority on Christian faith and practice.
(Psalm 119; Matthew 4:1-11; II Timothy 3:14-17)
Jesus Christ gave up His position next to God to come to earth where He lived a sinless life. He voluntarily died on a cross to pay the price for our sins and then rose again thereby allowing us the possibility of a renewed relationship with God.
(John 1:1-16; John 3:16; Luke 9:21-22; Romans 6:6-11; Philippians 2:1-11)
all who accept the sacrifice of Christ on the cross are given the Holy Spirit to empower them to lead a life that will bring honor to God.
(Luke 11:9-13; John 3:1-8; John 15:15-17; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:16-25)
the church is a group of people God has designed for encouragement and support for believers while corporately glorifying God through various forms of worship and outreach.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:43-47; Hebrews 10:23-25)
We are part of a larger Christian community called THE CHURCH OF GOD with national headquarters in ANDERSON, IN. The CHOG is a non-denominational affiliation of churches. New Venture Church is autonomous and self-governed, yet we have voluntarily chosen to partner with our larger church family to accomplish greater things for the Kingdom through global and local missions, which include church planting, serving the needs of the marginalized, and the spiritual development of our members. Our local state office (Florida Church of God Ministries) is in Orlando.
New Venture Church welcomes people from
all church and non-church backgrounds
Outside of this statement of faith, we allow liberty on matters of church doctrine. For some, this is perceived as freedom...for others this is not strict enough. We choose to focus on what unites us as followers of Christ.
We hold to the following declaration:
In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, grace.