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Christian Education Dates Announced
Rev. Damein Schitter, Senior Pastor
I am excited to further introduce our Christian Education & Equipping ministry this fall. Christian Education & Equipping is an environment in our discipleship pathway designed specifically for formative teaching. Formative teaching is heart directed information for the sake of whole-life transformation. To be a follower of Jesus is to embrace a life of learning to obey all that Jesus commanded us in the scriptures (Matthew 28:118-20). Jesus has called the leaders in his church to teach and equip the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4), in all of life, and this is why CE&E is important in making whole-life disciples. 

Our CE&E environment has three objectives:
  •  Biblical & theological literacy: “how do we listen well to all of Scripture?”
  • Gospel fluency: “how does the gospel speak to all of my life?”
  • Missional living: “how do we follow Christ in all our callings?”
The two strategies we are using to pursue biblical & theological literacy, gospel fluency, and missional living are 1) Podcasts: Throughout the year, podcasts created and curated for the life of NewCity will be released on our podcast feed. Please feel free to share them with other friends and family. 2) Weekend seminars: Weekend seminars will vary in length and will be an opportunity to gather together for teaching and equipping on a particular topic. Our hope is that everyone at NewCity would have an opportunity to attend at least one weekend seminar in the course of a semester. Each seminar is designed with intention to foster participation and provide direct application in all of life. 

This fall we will be offering three CE&E classes. 
  • NewCity Parenting Forum (Saturday, October 20th 7-9:30pm): The Parenting Forum is a night of discussion and reflection on our calling as parents. Using the framework of delight, disciple, and discipline we will engage in small group discussion and reflection as well as a panel discussion and Q&A. The purpose of the evening is to reflect on your own parenting and leave with concrete ideas to more fully delight, disciple, and discipline your children, for the Glory of God and good of your neighbors. Location: 1220 Alden Road, 32803 (The City Beautiful Church).
  • Baptism and the Christian Life (Nov. 3 6:30-9pm - Nov. 4 9am-Noon): Baptism in the name of the triune God is one of two sacraments in the Christian life and is the initiation into the Church. This class will be taught by Dr. Scott Swain, President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. The class will address questions like, “what is Christian baptism?”, “Why do we baptize infants and children of believers?”, “How does this affect the way we disciple our children?”, and “How does baptism inform our view of the Christian life?”. Location: NewCity Offices.
  • Counseling and Christian Growth (Sunday, December 16th 7-9pm): This seminar will discuss the potential role of counseling in the Christian life. We live in a culture where therapy is increasingly valued for life change and growth. How are we to engage this idea as believers who understand the Gospel is the power that saves and changes us? Dr. Eric Johnson from Houston Baptist University will give a talk on this topic followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Location: TBD.  
I hope you will be encouraged and challenged as you engage in our CE&E podcasts and seminars this fall as we endeavor to follow Jesus together as whole-life disciples in our callings. 

Community Life

Community Groups - Co-Mission, Connection, Care

Community Groups start back up the week of September 17th! If you aren't currently connected to a Community Group and would like to learn more about them, please contact Benjamin Kandt at bkandt@newcityorlando.com.

LEARN MORE HERE

NewCity 101

Sunday, September 23rd, after service in room 105. NewCity 101 is a free catered lunch where you'll hear more about the Vision and Mission of NewCity. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about NewCity and connect with NewCity members and staff. Childcare is provided.

RSVP HERE

Membership Class

Friday night, September 28th and Saturday morning, Sept. 29th. During this two-day class, you will learn more about NewCity's Identity, Vision and Mission.  Also, we'll teach on the meaning and significance of the five membership vows of our denomination.

The membership class will be taught and led by Damein Schitter and Aaron Angstrom.

Sept. 28th -  6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sept 29th -  9:00AM - 12:00PM
RSVP HERE
Vision
To see our communities flourish through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission
To make whole-life disciples for their callings.
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