To inspire people to find and follow Jesus Christ.
To be a catalyst for Christ-like change through authentic community, focusing on generous service to one another, the Edina area, and beyond.
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~Acts 2:42
Embracing a Culture of Grace
Being a Christ-Centered, authentic, and welcoming community that leads with hospitality. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." ~Ephesians 2:8-9
Loving Our Neighbor
We seek to empower our community in the name of Jesus by fostering intentional partnerships that deliver physical and spiritual support to meet the needs of our local area. "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ~Mark 12:30-31
Investing in the Emerging Generation
We intentionally create space for kids and youth to have fun, grow their relationship with Jesus and us, and know they are valued members of our community. “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” ~Proverbs 22:6
Cultivating Jesus-Centered Discipleship
Following the call of Scripture to follow Jesus, be transformed by Jesus, and be on mission with Jesus, we aim to mobilize a movement of disciples who make disciples across all ages. "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded.” ~Matthew 28:18-20
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that Jesus is the hope of the world and that through the call of Christ, every person can find restoration, identity, purpose, and belonging.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” ~John 14:6
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!" ~2 Corinthians 5:17
WHAT WE AFFIRM
While New City embodies and celebrates individuals from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, we are officially a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) family. The ECC is a multiethnic church movement of nearly 900 congregations in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents worldwide.
Together we hold the following affirmations as pillars of our faith.
- We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
- We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
- We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
- We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
- We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
- We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
(A complete explication of these affirmations, with Biblical references, can be found here.)