What is the Bible?

We want to help you understand what God's word is all about and let the word breathe life into your soul. Check out this video from our friends at the Bible Project.

The Story of the Bible?

What is the one unified story woven throughout all the books of the Bible? Watch and explore what it's about in this short overview of the main storyline. Check out this video from our friends at the Bible Project.


Rule Of Life

We want to use this moment of disruption to grow deeper into Jesus. A rule of life is a schedule and set of practices and relational rhythms that create space for abiding in God and allow us to live in alignment with our deepest desires.

**This list has been adapted from a list from Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon.

  • Start the day in quiet prayer and scripture

    Start the day in quiet prayer and scripture reading before anything digital, like Instagram, or the news, or television. If you have kids, ideally, this will be before they wake up. Simply start the day in quiet with God.

  • Create a gratitude ritual

    Draw your attention to the things for which you are grateful. Perhaps you write them down each morning, or share with your family or friends around the dinner table in the evening.

  • Exercise or go for a walk

    If at all possible, while maintaining proper social distancing, exercise or go for a walk through your neighborhood. There is something to engaging in this space in your body, to stay grounded with God.

  • One “focal practice”

    Find an activity in which you are able to give your complete focus without getting distracted or finding yourself concerned about the conditions of the outside world. This can be gardening, woodworking, cooking, reading, art, chess, etc.

  • Relational touch point

    Establish a relational touch point with a close friend, family member, or your small group “buddy.” This is a time to draw closer in relationships, through the benefit of technology, not grow more distant.

  • Limit intake of news

    The news cycle moves at a rapid pace, but our internal tempo is not meant to live at that speed. Limit your intake to two times daily. Consider setting an alarm for once in the morning and once in the evening.

  • Limit screen time and escapist behaviors

    It will be very easy to indulge in escapist behaviors. Find ways to limit your intake of things like alcohol, social media, television, sugar, staying up late, etc.

  • Online community during the week

    Continue to connect with your New Life Small Group on a regular basis. Make a commitment to be there and show up ready to care for one another. Choose a digital platform that works for everyone.

  • Sabbath and online worship

    Keep your routine to practice Sabbath, or to start one for the first time. And gather with us online every Sunday as we worship together, learn from the Scriptures, and create space for the Spirit.