New Life Shah Alam is the first daughter church of New Life in Petaling Jaya. It started off as a cell group led by Pastor David and Phebe Tham. As the passion to reach out to the community of Shah Alam grew, a church was born on 5 May 1991. Initially, we met in a rented shoplot in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. Seven years later, the church moved to larger rented premises in Taman Industrial Axis, Shah Alam. After 14 years, we purchased our own premises in Kota Kemuning and have moved here since March 2005.
Our first few members comprised of a group of East Malaysian students from UiTM. Over the years, hundreds of students have been through the church, graduated and returned to their hometowns and other places. The UiTM student ministry, Campus Alive continues to be active today.
In 1993, our second ministry started with some Chinese speaking families joining the church. A vibrant cell group was formed, which subsequently grew into our Chinese Church.
In 1998, God led us into the Children’s ministry, Sunshine Children’s Church. Twice a month, the church comes alive with scores of children from the community coming to hear bible stories, sing songs, play games, win prizes and have a whale of a time.
The Youth Group, LifeXtreme meet for a time of exhortation and teaching. God is raising up young men and women of character and integrity.
Members of the church gather in Cell Groups twice a month for a time of bible study, prayer and encouragement as well as to reach out to the community.
In January 2009, we launched our Bahasa Malaysia ministry with a number of East Malaysian students and workers together with some Indonesians.
We also cater to the various other needs in the community – counselling and prayer for healing.