our Community

COME JUST AS YOU ARE

At New Beginnings Christian Community, all God's children are welcome. Through thick and thin, we're growing into our love as sisters and brothers in God's family. 

​As American Baptists, we are a Christ-centered, Biblically grounded, ethnically diverse people called to radical personal discipleship in Christ Jesus. Our commitment to Jesus propels us to nurture authentic relationships with one another, build healthy churches, transform our communities, our nations and our world, engage every member in hands-on ministry, and speak the prophetic word in love. 

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            Baptism in the Moormans River

As a people of prayer, purpose, and passion, we are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality and culture gather as one in worship, service and work. Through the cross of Christ we embrace the world as our neighbors. Our vision for mission energizes a multitude of servant ministries of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, new church development, social justice, healing peacemaking, economic development and education.

Repairing the insulation in flooded Rainelle, WV

 

 

We are willing to take a stand. Because Jesus modeled a life free of bias and prejudice, we believe that all people have an equal need for His love. American Baptist Christians have been leaders in the struggle for social reform, women's rights, fair and just treatment for Gay, Lesbians and Transgender people, resettlement of refugees and the civil rights movement. 

As a result of our religious beliefs, our worship services are Spirit-filled. We offer to God, our gifts of prayer, lively music, testimonies, communion, and preaching the Word of God.

We are part of the American Baptist Church, the denomination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"I never thought that I would find a church where I could be me."

"Now I can invite my friends to church, without worrying if they will be offended."

"I have looked for years for a Christ-centered, biblically-based church which affirms everyone and empowers them to use their God-given gifts."

We draw on the teaching in Matthew 25:40, which tells us that Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

 

We recognize that at one time or another, all of us have been or will be “the least of these,” and we love each other as Jesus taught us.