OUR MINISTRIES
Sundays are just the beginning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We love connecting with one another here! There are many different ways for you to find your place among the community of believers and build lasting relationships that encourage and empower you. New Beginning Assembly of God has several ministries available to serve you and your family at every stage of life. There’s something for everyone; we invite you to explore all we are and get connected.
 
 
 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

YOUTH MINISTRY

 
Life can get complicated once you cross that threshold into teenage years.  There are complicated decisions about life, school, relationships, and so much more.  The youth group of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for teens.

 

MISSION OUTREACH

 
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our community, and spreads overseas to every nation.

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

 
Women’s group give the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our Women’s Ministry are times of Bible Study, prayer, and of course food. They provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.
 

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

 
Each Sunday & Wednesday, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction.

 

SMALL GROUPS

 
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than a large groups are. For that reason, our church has small Bible studies held on Sunday at 9:45 am.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Missions
 
We care deeply for those most in need, and embrace opportunities to extend
Jesus’ love across the globe, in genuine and practical ways.
 
 
 
 
 
CHURCH BLOG

Our Church Blog is here to help you deepen your relationship

with the Lord through resources that speak to everyday issues of life.

 
 

Playing With Joy

The fruit of the Spirit is . . . joy – Galatians 5:22
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Galatians 5:22-26
 
One of our sons, Brian, is a high school basketball coach. One year, as his team was dribbling its way through the Washington State Basketball Tournament, well-meaning folks around town asked, “Are you going to win it all this year?” Both players and coaches felt the pressure, so Brian adopted a motto: “Play with joy!”
 
I thought of the apostle Paul’s last words to the elders of Ephesus: “That I may finish my race with joy” (Acts 20:24 nkjv). His aim was to complete the tasks Jesus had given him. I have made these words my motto and my prayer: “May I run and finish my race with joy.” Or as Brian says, “May I play with joy!” And by the way, Brian’s team did win the state championship that year.
 
We all have good reasons to get grouchy: discouraging news, everyday stresses, health problems. Nevertheless, God can give us a joy that transcends these conditions if we ask Him. We can have what Jesus called, “my joy” (John 15:11).
 
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit of Jesus (Galatians 5:22). So we must remember each morning to ask Him to help us: “May I play with joy!” Author Richard Foster said, “To pray is to change. This is a great grace. How good of God to provide a path whereby our lives can be taken over by . . . joy.”
 
Reflect & Pray
What causes you to be discouraged? Where do you find your joy?
I turn my eyes to You, God. I’m grateful I can count on Your faithfulness to me. Please bring me into Your joy.

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Stick-Figure Lesson

What we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present – 2 Corinthians 10:11
Today’s Scripture & Insight: 2 Corinthians 10:1-11
 
A friend of mine—okay, it was my counselor—drew a stick figure on a sheet of paper. She labeled this the “private” self. Then she drew an outline around the figure, about a half-inch larger, and named it the “public” self. The difference between the two figures, between the private and public selves, represents the degree to which we have integrity.
 
I paused at her lesson and wondered, Am I the same person in public that I am in private? Do I have integrity?
 
Paul wrote letters to the church in Corinth, weaving love and discipline into his teachings to be like Jesus. As he neared the end of this letter (2 Corinthians), he addressed accusers who challenged his integrity by saying he was bold in his letters but weak in person (10:10). These critics used professional oratory to take money from their listeners. While Paul possessed academic prowess, he spoke simply and plainly. “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,” he had written in an earlier letter, “but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4). His later letter revealed his integrity: “Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present” (2 Corinthians 10:11).
 
Paul presented himself as the same person in public that he was in private. How about us?
 
Reflect & Pray
In what ways are you integrating your private and public life? How might you honor God even more fully with complete integrity?
Dear God, help me to be myself first to You in private, that I might present myself with integrity as the same person in public.

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Sharing Slices

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed – Proverbs 11:25
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Proverbs 11:23-31
 
Steve, a sixty-two-year-old homeless military veteran, made his way to a warm climate where sleeping outdoors was tolerable year-round. One evening, as he displayed his hand-drawn art—his attempt to earn some money—a young woman approached and offered him several slices of pizza. Steve gratefully accepted. Moments later, Steve shared his bounty with another hungry, homeless person. Almost immediately, the same young woman resurfaced with another plate of food, acknowledging that he had been generous with what he’d been given.
 
Steve’s story illustrates the principle found in Proverbs 11:25 that when we’re generous with others, we’re likely to experience generosity as well. But we shouldn’t give with expecting something in return; rarely does our generosity return to us as quickly and obviously as it did for him. Rather, we give to help others in loving response to God’s instruction to do so (Philippians 2:3–4; 1 John 3:17). And when we do, God is pleased. While He’s under no obligation to refill our wallets or bellies, He often finds a way to refresh us—sometimes materially, other times spiritually.
 
Steve shared his second plate of pizza too with a smile and open hands. Despite his lack of resources, he is an example of what it means to live generously, willing to cheerfully share what we have with others instead of hoarding it for ourselves. As God leads and empowers us, may the same be said of us.
 
Reflect & Pray
With whom can you share today? How have you been blessed through another’s generosity?
We can be generous with what God’s given us.

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Night Watches

 
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night – Psalm 63:6
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Psalm 63:1-8
 
During my college days, my summers were spent working at a guest ranch in the stunningly beautiful mountains of Colorado. On a rotating basis, staff members were assigned “night watch” duty—to keep an eye out for forest fires in order to protect the guests as they slept. What initially seemed to be an exhausting and thankless task became a unique opportunity for me to be still, reflect, and find solace in the majesty of God’s presence.
 
King David earnestly sought and thirsted for the presence of God (Psalm 63:1), even from his bed and through the “watches of the night” (v. 6). The psalm makes it clear David was troubled. It’s possible the words contained in it reflect his deep sadness over the rebellion of his son Absalom. Yet the night became a time for David to find help and restoration in the “shadow of [God’s] wings” (v. 7)—in His power and presence.
 
Perhaps you’re dealing with some crisis or difficulty in your life, and the night watches have been anything but comforting. Perhaps your own “Absalom” weighs heavy on your heart and soul. Or other burdens of family, work, or finances plague your times of rest. If so, consider these sleepless moments to be opportunities to call out and cling to God—allowing His loving hand to uphold you (v. 8).
 
Reflect & Pray
How do God’s promises encourage you when you face challenges that keep you awake at night? How can the night watches draw you closer to Him?
Dear God, thank You for always being awake and present with me in every night watch.

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