New Life Assembly of God in Laramie, Wyoming was birthed in its current location in 2005 when Glad Tidings Assembly of God and First Assembly of God merged together. They sold their individual church properties in Laramie and bought the property just a couple of miles outside of town, where the church is located at 4835 Fort Sanders Road. Their desire was to give people in Laramie the opportunity to hear about and find New Life in Christ.
In September of 2017, Pastors Matt & Melanie Baumgartner became the fourth lead pastors in the history of New Life Assembly of God Church. Their vision is to engage the community and demonstrate the love of God through relational ministry for the whole family that goes beyond the four walls of the church or a Sunday morning experience. We believe that God has uniquely positioned New Life Church for this moment and together we can fulfill our purpose. Many things have changed over the past 10-15 years since New Life was formed but one thing that remains is that our world needs to hear about Jesus and see God's love in action. We believe that God has called us to show Laramie that love.
WHO WE ARE
New Life Church is a group of people that believes that the local church is family where everyone is welcome and where there is a place for everyone to belong. Much like the early church in the book of Acts we love God, we love each other and we love to do life together. We belong to the Wyoming Ministry Network and the Assemblies of God USA.
New Life Church exists so that people far from God can experience New Life in Christ.
MISSION STATEMENT & VISION
We exist so that people far from God can experience New Life in Christ and become lifelong followers of Jesus. Our vision as a church is to: Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE: CULTURE OF INTEGRITY
Simple Truth: We are stewards and not owners of all that God has entrusted to us.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO REASONABLE & SUSTAINABLE HIGH STANDARDS: CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE
Simple Truth: What is done with excellence honors God and inspires people so we reject what is simply good to embrace what is truly great.
WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS NOT CONSUMERS: CULTURE OF GENEROSITY
Simple Truth: The church does not exist for us; we are the church and we exist for the world. We want more for people than we want from them.
WE ARE CULTURALLY RELEVANT BUT BIBLICALLY SOUND: CULTURE OF CREATIVITY
Simple Truth: The church can engage, influence, speak to & shape culture without being shaped into cultures image.
WE DO NOT WITHHOLD PRAISE: CULTURE OF HONOR
Simple Truth: Honor esteems, adds value, builds up, speaks life and believes the best of others.
WE ARE FAMILY: CULTURE OF COMMUNITY & RELATIONSHIPS
Simple Truth: By God’s design, Life is better together. You BELONG here!
WE FOR THE GOOD ARE LARAMIE, WYOMING: CULTURE OF INVOLVEMENT
Simple Truth: We are Laramie, Wy. We love our city. We take responsibility for it. We will be a part of what makes it great.
WE ARE ONE SMALL PART OF GOD’S WORK: CULTURE OF KINGDOM VS EMPIRE
Simple Truth: We can accomplish more together than we can alone, so we choose cooperation over competition.
WE ARE OUTWARD FOCUSSED: CULTURE OF COMPASSION
Simple Truth: Every soul matters to God so every soul matters to us.
WE ARE REAL: CULTURE OF AUTHENTICITY
Simple Truth: We’re imperfect people that form an imperfect church connected by a Perfect God.
WE HAVE REASON TO CELEBRATE: CULTURE OF GRATITUDE
Simple Truth: We will not take this for granted.
WE ARE WELCOMING: CULTURE OF HOSPITALITY
Simple Truth: No one is too far gone. There is space at the Table for everyone.