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Life Groups.


At New Life Church, Life Groups are our primary vehicle for discipleship. We gather together in small groups every week throughout Cardiff and Newport to live life together, experience the gospel, study the Bible, worship God, serve our communities, and live out God's mission for our church. Throughout the pandemic we have been meeting together virtually and some life groups continue to do this, as well as some meeting together outdoors.

We really value community.  When we look at the early Church taking shape in the Book of Acts, we read that those who made up the Church met regularly in small groups to eat together, search the scriptures, pray and grow in relationship.  To put it simply, they did life together.  We want to follow this example. 

Why are Life Groups so important?
Sunday mornings are a time for gathering together as a wider church, where we can hear the Word of God being preached, partake in communion and where we can proclaim the excellencies of God through worship.  However, God is a God of community and he doesn't intend for us to be alone in our lives.  This is why we strongly encourage everyone to find a home in one of our Life Groups. We intend for these groups to be a place where you can develop friendships, get to know other believers and get plugged into the life of the church.

It is in the Life Groups that we apply the word to our lives in an authentic way.  Here you can expect to see people asking questions, praying together, laughing and crying together as well as getting involved in their local communities, demonstrating the love of God to others. 

What should I expect?
Each group is unique, and the dynamics will depend somewhat on the location and the people in the group.  Discussing the Bible and worshipping God are always central.  Some groups will talk about Sunday's sermon in some detail, some will have their own study programme, while others may adopt a more flexible approach.  Don't expect a dry and boring Bible study though, Life Groups are all about community living, a place where you can be yourself and where we all encourage each other to live for the glory of Jesus.

How do I join?
To join a Life Group either send us a message via this website or speak to one of the leadership team who will be more than happy to have a chat about a group that suits you. 

 

 

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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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