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Our Leadership Team.


It can sometimes be difficult in a church environment to see who's who and what's what.  We want to be as open and inclusive as possible, especially if you're a visitor.  With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to our leadership team.
 

The Elders


The terms Elder, Pastor and Overseer are used interchangeably in the Bible.  Elders are essentially men who are called by God and have been tested in accordance with the scriptures to ensure that they are qualified to lead.  It is their job to oversee the church in terms of doctrine and direction.  New Life Church is currently served by a team of three Elders:
 

Paul Armstrong

 

Paul Armstrong

Paul started New Life Church just over 20 years ago.  It all began in his living room, with less than 10 attendees.  Paul is our senior elder and also spearheads much of our work with other neighbouring churches.  He also has overall responsibility for preaching and teaching in the church as well as oversight of our team of deacons.  He lives in Cardiff with his wife Sally and has four grown children.

 

 

James Armstrong


James Armstrong
James was appointed as an elder of New Life Church in September 2010 having served the church in various capacities over the last 10 years.  In his role as an elder James oversees our life groups, Sunday morning meetings and the Worship and PA teams.  James and his wife Becky have three daughters and live in Cardiff.

 

David Williams


David Williams

David was also appointed as an elder in September 2010.  He has primary responsibility for our youth and children's programme as well as church administration.  He works as a full time youth worker outside of the church and has extensive experience in creating initiatives for young people.  David, his wife Hannah and their young son live in Cardiff.

 

 

 

Deacons


New Life Church deacons work along side the elders, supporting them in their roles and in so doing, are faithfully serving God.  The job spec of a deacon is set out in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  Essentially, the role of deacon is a worthy and a high calling. Deacons are servants of the Church. The Bible sets out that deacons are worthy of respect, that they must be sincere, self-controlled and have a good knowledge of the Bible.  There are currently several deacons that play a crucial part in the running of the church.
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 10am, before the service begins. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.