OUR VISION

To be a prayerful, scripture-centred community of compassionate and caring followers of Christ, equipping one another to embrace one’s gifts to reach others with the gospel.

Sunday Services

You will find that we are a vibrant, welcoming community. Come as you are. Our worship gatherings are about 90 minutes in length. The services follow different formats, but both are structured to incorporate worship, discipleship, and fellowship.

Morning Service
10:00 – 11:30am
Sunday School & Child Care Provided

The New Life standard. Our morning gathering consists of 40 minutes of worship, 30 minutes of teaching, and some prayer and liturgy. The sermon is followed by either communion, or an unstructured “response time,” where we invite the Spirit to speak to the community. Following the service, join us in the lobby for coffee, tea, or refreshments.

Families worship together until the children and youth are released for Sunday School at about 10:30. Child care is also available for infants and toddlers in the nursery.

Sundown Service
7:00 – 8:30pm
Resumes in September

The intimate experience. If you enjoy honest conversations shared over a meal or a cup of tea, this service is for you. The service consists of 20 minutes of worship and 30-45 minutes of in-depth teaching.

On the first Sunday of each month, we take some time to discuss the sermon in small groups.

On the third Sunday of each month, we begin the service by sharing a light meal together.

Our Philosophy of Ministry

Since we believe that God has called us to make fully devoted followers of Jesus, and since we believe this happens primarily in the context of our relationship with Jesus Christ and the people he died for, we will facilitate an atmosphere of loving acceptance in which the gospel can be offered and received.

We will corporately worship through prayer and relevant, reflective, and celebratory worship. Acknowledging that life change is found in relationship, we will foster an atmosphere of mutual care and support.

We will prepare our hearts for service through effective discipleship. This includes personal, small group, and corporate study of the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit. We will equip and encourage believers to serve to their full potential as God calls them by his Spirit.

We will reach out to our community, nation and world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will seek try to meet spiritual brokenness and contemporary social problems in a creative, appropriate way and proclaim our message in a positive, respectful, but unashamed manner.

OUR CORE VALUES

BIBLICAL TRUTH

God’s inerrant Word is the living message that speaks with authority to every area of our lives. Therefore, we will carefully study, boldly proclaim, patiently teach, and apply God’s Word in our lives.

PRAYER

We are aware of God’s presence, so we will draw close to him and seek his word and direction as we pray. We will cultivate a rich prayer life as individuals and a church family, which includes praise, confession, thanksgiving and intercession.

WORSHIP

We will joyfully celebrate who God is and what He does through meaningful worship. We value a worship style that encourages congregational participation and response through the use of our diverse gifts, not bound by convenience, tradition, or preference.

DISCIPLESHIP

We will equip and encourage believers to serve to their potential as God calls them by His Spirit. We will prepare people for various ministries recognizing their unique gifts, valuing leadership styles that facilitate, mentor, and equip.

REACHING OUT

As Christ-followers, we recognize that everyone is a beloved child of God. Thus, we endeavour to reach out to those in need, both spiritually and practically, with the love of Christ through a range of local and international ministries and partnerships.

What We Believe

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church*, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*meaning the universal Christian church – all believers in Jesus Christ

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals.

New Life Community Church is a member of the Reformed Church in America [link to https://www.rca.org].

Our Staff

Sandeep Jadhav

Senior Pastor

Sandeep is originally from India and came to Canada in 2006 to study at Regent College. He graduated from the MDiv and ThM programs at Regent College, and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry at Carey Theological College, Vancouver. Prior to this, Sandeep spent thirteen years as a Missionary with YWAM India where he led training schools, conducted staff development and was part of the National Legal Forum. As a Pastor teacher, he is called to disciple, to help others grow in their faith in Christ and equip them to participate in God’s Mission in this world.

He has a passion for worship and has served as a worship leader. Sandeep also has a desire to help people navigate their sense of identity in Christ, their belongingness to His Church, and being His followers within a multicultural context. He is married to Sunnyu Kim from South Korea, who was a missionary with YWAM in India, and they have two sons.

Contact

Phone: 604-420-0761, ext. 103
Email: sandeepjnewlife@gmail.com

Sonny Kang

Associate Pastor

Under construction.

Contact

Phone: 604-420-0761, ext. 103
Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

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Terri Bowe

Church Office Administrator

Terri has been with New Life since December 1989. She wears many hats, serving as our church secretary and bookkeeper. She also maintains our church resources.

Contact

Phone: 604-420-0761, ext. 102
Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

Doug Cole

Custodian

Doug is responsible for keeping the church building clean and is on hand for New Life special events as well as outside user groups. You can also often find him in the kitchen on Sunday mornings brewing up a mean coffee.

Contact

Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

Pat Cruickshank

Children and Teens Sunday School Coordinator

Pat coordinates Sunday School for Preschool through Grade 12 by providing oversight, coaching, development, and pastoral care of a team of volunteers focused on the development of children’s ministry at NLCC.

Pat and her husband Brent are long time New Lifers. Pat returns to children’s ministry after a long break while she pursued other interests. Pat enjoys spending time with her four grown children and many grandchildren.

Contact

Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

Brigitte Lucando

Youth Coordinator

Brigitte disciples the teens of New Life Community Church in both middle and high school. She wishes to create an open and inclusive atmosphere where friends can also feel welcome.

Contact

Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

Aubyn Rader

Worship Coordinator

Aubyn coordinates the many volunteers in New Life’s worship ministry and organizes the flow of the Sunday services. He is a frequent speaker at the Sundown Service.

Contact

Email: info@newlifeburnaby.ca

Elders

Elena Francescini

Moderator,
Personnel, Missions

Linda Smythe

Vice-Moderator

Margaret Ritchie

Secretary,
Refugee Action Committee

Marion Pruger

Finance, Prayer,
Mercy & Enfolding Ministries

Chris Haines

Education

Phil Johnston

Building & Maintenance,
Lunch Club

Deacons

Jenny Goshulak

Chair

Henri Champagne

Building and Grounds

Jim Robertson

Missions

Elizabeth Carlson

Personnel

Glen Kiessling

Treasurer