Visiting a new church can be a little scary and overwhelming. We invite you to explore the options below to make your visit something to look forward to.
We are here because of the good news of Jesus Christ.
We are sinners who have been rescued from sin by Jesus Christ. Though we have different backgrounds, ethnicities, opinions, and personalities, we find commonality in the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We gather each week to worship the one true God revealed in the Bible. We're grateful for the privilege He has given us to worship, live, and serve in our local community.
We rely on God's grace to give us true unity to function together as one body in Jesus Christ, submitted to the Word of God and committed to living that Word out in our daily lives.
A Culture of Grace
We seek to be a community characterized by grace. We pray for and actively strive for grace to permeate every aspect of our church culture. Because we recognize our deep gospel neediness, we are quick to extend grace to those in our church family, to other local churches, and to the people of our community.
A Culture of Vibrant Corporate Worship
We seek to be a community characterized by vibrant, full-hearted, participatory, unified, Christ-centered corporate worship. Because we believe that the worship of the gathered church should be corporate, not individual, we encourage our congregation to participate in every act of worship rather than merely observe. We strive to sing, pray, and preach the Word in a way that includes the entire congregation in our worship.
A Culture of Discipleship
We seek to be a community characterized by disciple-making followers of Jesus. Because we believe that the mission of the church is making disciples of Jesus Christ, we develop intentional relationships for the purpose of encouraging each other to pursue Christ, and we actively pray for and seek out relationships for the purpose of calling others to follow Christ.
Walking into a church for the first time can be intimidating, so we want to help you know what to expect when you visit.
We promise not to embarrass you or point you out. If you are interested, please fill out a connection card and we’ll follow up with you later. You can come knowing you are in the midst of a group of broken people, who all need God’s grace.
Meet the Elders
Luke, the first church historian, describes members of the early church as individually and corporately engaged in the following five priorities. We seek to glorify God, that is, to delight in and display the excellence and beauty of our God, by . . .
Exalting him through God-centered worship in the assembly and in all of life.
Edifying the Body of Christ through preaching, teaching, and discipleship.
Evangelizing through being and bringing the Good News about Jesus Christ to the world.
Encouraging one another by demonstrating the grace and truth of Christ in the context of redemptive relationships.
Equipping one another so that each member is ministering to others.
Jesus Christ is the Head of his church, variously described in Scripture as a body, a flock, a temple, and a family. Just as a body has bones, a flock its shepherd, a temple its blueprint, and a family its roles, so also the church is not without its God-designed structure and authority.
New Albany EFC is led by a group of elders who, through studying the Word and praying, seek the spiritual health of the congregation. A team of deacons serves the elders and the Body by administering the operational affairs of the church. The true ministers of the church are its members who, equipped by the elders, serve others in grace and truth.