New Vision Church is a relaunched church of men and women called to know Jesus and make Jesus known. We seek to live whole & healthy lives.
Our story is just beginning. With a small team and a big vision, we were sent out to make a difference in Erie Easter of 2013. The North East Region of Free Methodists (read more about our beliefs here) understand how important doing ministry in the city is. They sent us out with the intent of creating a new community of Christ followers in the city. This missional perspective has been our key to creating a culture of people who “follow Jesus”.
We are committed to living lives of love, following the teachings of Jesus, service, helping care for the poor, pioneering new ministries, leadership empowerment & development, and communicating the gospel by any means necessary.
We are not a building or an authority structure, but ‘a people for God’s own possession that we may declare the excellencies of Him, who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light’ (1 Peter 2:9).
New Vision Church
At our core, we seek first to be people who follow Jesus. We want to love our God with every ounce of our being and love others well. Simple as that.
Our vision & mission
To be a group of God’s followers who provide a safe place for others to know & become like Jesus – by loving God and our neighbors, & serving our community & beyond as we introduce them to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
WE VALUE: FAITH IN GOD AND HIS WORD
…seeking to trust God in every circumstance & choosing to live in obedience & according to His Written Word.
WE VALUE: PRAYER AS A MEANS OF STAYING CONNECTED TO GOD
…seeking to show our commitment by praying @ all times & @ all gatherings, listening to God before all decisions are made & practicing personal & corporate prayer.
WE VALUE: SERVICE TO GOD AND OTHERS
…by providing various opportunities for everyone to serve – as we are called to do in His Word.
WE VALUE: PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE KINGDOM OF GOD
…focusing our time & resources to reach them by intentional outreach and acts of kindness – both personally and corporately.
WE VALUE: LIFE CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION
…by creating a culture where lives are changed through small group interaction.
WE VALUE: CHANGE AND FLEXIBILITY
…by changing methods and practices in order to more effectively communicate the unchangeable message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.