The very first followers of Jesus were known as ‘people of the way’.
At New Community we recognize that there are numerous distractions and challenges to following Jesus. His way is just one among a multitude of lifestyles that compete for our attention. That’s why we have sought to describe what a lifestyle patterned after Jesus might look like. We call it our ‘way of life’. It consists of four behaviors we seek to practice in the course of our everyday lives.
If someone asked, “What does being a Christian involve”, we might reply, “Well it means that I regularly IMMERSE myself in the teaching of Jesus”. In other words I make Jesus my reference point for living. I seek to SHARE my resources, my home and myself openly with others as well as being open to discuss my faith. I seek to ACT when I see things of injustice around me, desiring to offer assistance and serve others for good. And I REST, knowing that in order to sustain the Jesus life I need to regularly embrace a day for recreation and celebration.”
Adopting any rhythm for life requires a fair level of commitment. That’s why we encourage people to practice this way of life alongside someone else.
We will consistently immerse
ourselves in the Scriptures and
We will make regular times of
rest a pattern in our lives.
We will share our lives generously
We will act to transform our
world for good.
WOL Business Cards
Business sized cards designed as a prompt for people desiring to embrace our Way of Life.