"But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your Host comes He may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you." Luke 14:10
"‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
New Level Church is committed to fulfill the Great Commission globally, to evangelize to people, to disciple them, and to commission them. We promote Jesus, His ministry, and the Body of Christ.
IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
WHAT: EveryOne to Fulfill the Great Commission
WHERE: EveryWhere to Share the Gospel
WHEN: EveryDay to Live Like Christ
WHO: EveryPeople to Disciple and Be Discipled
WHY: EveryBody to Experience God's Promises
HOW: Five E’s of Discipleship
• To be in line with Jesus' Ministry and Scripture.
• To care for the needs of all in spirit, soul, and body.
• To share the Gospel and the love of Christ to all.
• To reach all in God’s ways, will, statutes, and ordinances so that all can receive the promises of His Word.
• To be transformed by God’s Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
• To work as one body, communicating with one another to accomplish His will.
• To build each member of the body in their purpose and calling so each can fulfill the Great Commission and walk in God’s blessing.
• To speak prophetic words of life into all and seek God’s will for everyone that God sends.
• To duplicate the efforts establishing Jesus’ ministries in all parts of the globe.
• To promote Jesus, His ministry, and the Body of Christ.
IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” Romans 11:36
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19
God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into the right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. God wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11; 1 Timothy 2:4
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
We believe marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His Church and to provide the framework for intimate companionship for the man and the woman in marriage. Consequently, we will not perform, sanction, or bless same-sex unions since we affirm that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.
Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15-25; Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:6-12; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Romans 1:18-32; Hebrews 13:4
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.
Genesis 2:24, 19:5-13, 26:8; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4
We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the Home, 2) the Church, and 3) the State. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The Home, the Church, and the State are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God.
Romans 13:1-7; Ephesians 5:21-33; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:13-14
i.) The Great Commandment + The Great Commission
(Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 28:18-20)
ii.) Word + Spirit
iii.) Grace + Truth
(John 1:14, 17)
iv.) Revival + Reformation
v.) The Kingdom + The Church
vi.) Apostle + Prophets
vii.) Justification + Sanctification
(1 Corinthians 6:11)
viii.) Power + Presence
ix.) Marriage + Family
x.) Honor + Generosity
xi.) Tithes + Offerings
xii.) Kings + Priests
xiii.) Servant + Leader
xiv.) Women + Children (Youth)
xv.) Jews + Gentiles
xvi.) Healing + Deliverance
xvii.) Worship + Prayer
xviii.) Identity + Inheritance
xix.) Righteousness + Justice
xx.) Justice + Mercy
Last January 2016, we started praying for a vision and a name for our church. In one accord, our founding families established the following prayer list:
- It must align with the mission and vision that God has commanded us to fulfill (Matthew 28:18-20; Proverbs 29:18).
- It must allow us to operate in our spiritual gifts and release us according to our Fivefold graces/gifts (Ephesian 4:11).
- It must represent every Christ-centered, Bible-based, Spirit-filled, Family-oriented Christian believer (John 14:6; John 4:24).
- It must emphasize the Lord’s two greatest commandments: “to love God and to love others” (Matthew 22:34-40).
- It must unite multicultural, multiethnic, and multigenerational followers of Christ (Galatians 3:28).
- It must bring a challenge of transformation and reformation for each believer (2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 84:7; Romans 1:17).
- It must be easy to remember yet propound; contemporary yet Spirit-sensitive; simple yet prophetic.
After five months of prayer and fasting, God spoke to us in a vision through our Founding Pastor. The Lord told him, “I will give you a new level of ministry as you learn to humble yourself” (Luke 14:10).
New Level Church was born from this vision!
Upon receiving the vision from the Lord, we immediately looked up if the name “New Level Church” was not in use. Amazingly, it was available indeed! Without delay, we acquired the online domain name and applied for the legal entity in the State of California. Last July 15, 2016, the New Level Church was birthed. Within a year, the 501(c)(3) tax exemption was approved at the state and federal levels. Glory to God! Hallelujah!
We celebrate the church’s anniversary every October since the soft launch of New Level Church was held last October 15, 2016, three months after our legal entity was established. Our name, New Level Church, is also known as NLC!