Thank you for visiting our website! Since you clicked the “New Here” button, we assume you are new to New Life or possibly to the Athens community. We understand that looking for a church home can be difficult and even exhausting. There is often apprehension about “cold calling” a church. Therefore, we at New Life want to take the “cold” out of “cold calling”! That’s why at New Life you will be greeted with a friendly smile each and every week. There will be someone waiting to assist you in learning about our church, our facility and the ministries we have available for you and your family.
This section of our website is designed to assist you with your first visit to New Life. So please, read through the information and if you have questions do not hesitate to call or email the church office. Our contact information is provided at the bottom of this page.
Oh, and please know…..we’re glad you’re here!
What should I Wear?
There is no dress code at New Life, and most of our members, both men and women, dress casual to business-casual. The woman of New Life typically wear slacks, pants or a dress while the men typically wear jeans or kakis, but you will see men wearing suits and ties. Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
What to do when I pull in?
Please park in our guest parking! It is located just in front of the main entrance to the church building. When you enter the building, you will be greeted by one of our door greeters. These individuals are there to assist you. They will also give you a worship guide which is full of useful information and will help you find out what is currently happening at New Life. Let the greeters at the front door know you are a guest and they will direct you and your family to the ministry area you are looking for (preschool, children, students, etc.).
What are the Worship Services Like?
It is our desire that each worship service be relevant to your life. We work hard to make sure the music draws you to the heart of God and the message is timely and practical. Each Sunday, worship lasts about an hour and 30 minutes. Generally the service starts with live worship, includes a relevant message from God’s Word and concludes with an opportunity for prayer and response.
Will I be asked say anything, sign anything, give anything, or be singled out during the service?
No. As our guest you will not be asked to wear a visitor’s name tag or stand up and say anything. Nor will you be required to do anything or give any money when the offering plate comes by. However, in order to better connect with you and your family, we do request that you fill out a connection card located in your welcome packet. We really do desire to connect with you and your family and see if we can serve you in any way. When you return the connection card to Guest Central you will receive an appreciation gift.
What is the next step?
We invite you to take our four week challenge. Come back to New Life for four straight weeks, check in at Guest Central each week and you will receive a gift. When you come four weeks straight we believe you will fall in love with New Life and our people and you too will call New Life home! Additionally, you are invited to sign-up for a guest luncheon. The luncheon will give you an opportunity to meet and interact with Pastor Jason and the rest of New Life’s pastoral staff and leadership. You will also be given an opportunity to learn more about New Life and the numerous ministries we offer for you and your family.
Again, we are so glad you are visiting our website. Take your time looking around, listen to a sermon, check our ministries and events page and plan on being our guest this upcoming Sunday!