Intimate Relationship with GOD
We are made for relationship with God. Jesus gave his life so that this relationship may be restored. The Holy Spirit dwells within us as we pursue this relationship through the ancient practices of baptism, communion, silence, sabbath, prayer, fasting, scripture reading, fascination and wonder.
Honest Relationship with YOURSELF
Many of us never discover the story God created for us. We’re preoccupied with crafting a “false self” to cover our shame, guilt and failure. Jesus invites us to discover our “true self.” We take steps to become our true self by listening to our own stories with honesty, vulnerability and courage.
Authentic Relationship with OTHERS
We are created for authentic relationship with one another. Living authentically allows us to be our true selves with one another without fear of rejection or judgement. We pursue authentic relationships with each other through small groups and learning skills that facilitate healthy conflict, fair fighting, believing the best and forgiving the worst.
Creative Relationship with the WORLD
Because of Jesus we are called to have a creative, and now restorative, relationship with the world. We get to join God in the work of the Spirit to bring hope, healing and justice to the broken places of this world. NewStory intentionally pursues racial justice, mental health justice, environmental sustainability and supporting Swift School.