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Striving to be a bridge in our community & world

Bridges are all about connecting, not dividing. At New Covenant Fellowship, the bridge has become a meaningful symbol, because it’s another way to think about a covenant—it represents how hard God works to bridge the chasms in our lives and our world.

When those chasms are bridged—between young and old, conservative and liberal, people who live in big homes and those who are homeless, those who were raised in the church and those who are new to the faith—this world begins to look and function a bit more like God intended.

We hope you’ll visit—join us in worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings, ask questions, experience God’s grace, grapple with what the Bible teaches us, and work with us to bring more of God’s mercy and justice to our world.

As a community of believers, we strive to be:

Biblical
Relational
Intergenerational
Doing justice
Giving freely
Embracing diversity

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What Four Months as a Pastor Have Taught Me

I hope you are all able to recognize the irony in the title of this post, especially in succession to Ron’s ten-part series (which, if you haven’t done so already, you should read before entertaining me any further). You won’t find the same level of deep, poetic wisdom here, but I am hoping to share a little more about myself and what it means for me to be a pastor at New Covenant. At some point I may have time and space to explore alternative models and metaphors for ministry—ones I grew up with and ones I have seen over time—but for now I will limit myself to talking about the model that I have settled on most recently. Various mentors of mine as well as my own experience have convinced me that pastoral ministry is best characterized as spiritual direction.

Most contemporary Christians are unfamiliar with this term, despite its long and honored place in our tradition (as well as in Judaism). It is far less glamorous than many of the other models available to pastors today because it is one that is unapologetically focused on everyday life. (more…)

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If you have any questions or prayer needs or would like to meet with someone, please call or email us at:

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