Last week, we held a dinner to welcome those, new visitors in 2018, who have decided to make New Life their home church. One of the questions we asked them to share is, “Why did they decide to join New Life?”. Here are some of their replies:
I actually live very near the church. I used to pass by this building which didn’t look like a church to me. Somewhere around last year, there were certain things in my life that I felt like more faith is needed.
I became curious and so I decided to visit the church with my children. When I first entered the entrance of the hall, I was greeted very warmly although the people didn’t know me. It really touched my heart because the church I go to was not like that. And I really enjoyed the worship here because it’s the kind of worship that I can relate to. (I used to go to a traditional church.) When you are down and have a problem you have nobody that you could talk to. My children and I also enjoyed the praise and worship here because it lifts you up and has a ‘kick’ to it. Every sentence in a sermon here is explained in a way that I have no idea that it could mean that way. So we started coming here all the time and I feel that when you come to church, you go back with that thing in your heart saying “Yes, I can take on the world because God is with me”, that’s the feeling I get when I come here. I also have quite a number of blessings since coming here, which is unexpected blessings because it surprised me.
I feel (the) warmth coming here.
I feel that New Life is very friendly and comfortable and everything is good.
I’ve attended many churches but I feel that this church is really warm and caring.
Hi everyone, when I came to New Life, I felt a very big difference compared to other churches. All the pastors give very good sermons. Apart from God’s word, it also applies to our individual daily lives. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from the pastors. I also feel (the) warmth because all our brothers and sisters are very caring and friendly to us. So that’s the reason why I continue coming to New Life.
I heard about New Life because my best friend invited me to visit. I cannot understand why she can be so attached to New Life for many years. But when she invited me to New Life again, I feel (the) warmth and I think that every Pastor has their own unique style which is very fun and warm as well. I think the most important thing is the friendship that holds people together when we come to church every Sunday. I also feel very thankful to LifeKids because I have a son and he enjoys it a lot. Also, my Life Group leader is a very warm leader and I enjoy the Life Group, the worship and everything in this church.
The key thing is, I have to admit that for Pr Lawrence who is our senior pastor, he is very very warm, approachable and he’s got time and day for everybody. One Sunday morning just as Service was about to start, I shook hands with Pr Lawrence and he still had the time to listen to some challenging situation I was going through and prayed over me. Not many senior pastors would have that time and attention span. That’s very unique because that’s probably what makes this church so different. It’s important that our pastors are approachable and friendly. For me, New Life is really a place for me to find restoration and transition.