New Vision Erie (NVE) is a relaunched church of men and women called to know Jesus and make Jesus known. We seek to live whole & healthy lives where everyone is welcome!
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 Keystone Conference 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). We are the “called out ones”.
Vision & Mission
We are an authentic, holistic, missional community whose sole desire is to love God, love people, and make disciples.
WE VALUE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
John 17:3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
WE VALUE: COMMUNITY
Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
WE VALUE: AUTHENTICITY
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain…
WE VALUE: HOLY LIVES
Ephesians 4:21-24 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
WE VALUE: GROWTH
Ephesians 4:14-15 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
WE VALUE: PRAYER, WORSHIP, AND THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
Acts 2:42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.