Whether you are new to Hampton Roads or you are a long-time resident looking for a church home, we want you to know that New Creation is a church whose doors are open to your needs. This is a place to grow in Christ, to receive prayers and support in times of need, to work side by side with fellow believers, and to rejoice and give praise to God for his amazing love and grace! We are glad that you are here!
This website is a great first step to discover New Creation's ministries, members and mission, but we would love to meet you and we invite you to get involved in any way you feel led!
Our Mission and Vision
It is our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. New Creation aims to connect, equip, empower and send Christians for effective missions and ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.
It is our vision that the doors and hearts of this church will always be open to everyone. Small group participation, like attending a Sunday School class, is an approach to discipleship as old as the church itself, yet is it increasingly relevant in our present age. We will praise God through a diversity of worship styles, incorporating elements from all times and all cultures. We will maintain programs of mission and outreach to a hurting world that honors the Wesleyan call to “do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
Our Core Values
We commit our congregation to be part of the FAMILY of God: All persons, united through a connected relationship, and through our common love for our Lord Jesus. We seek to share the love of Christ through radical hospitality so that all may experience the transforming grace of Jesus. Our goal is that every person who becomes a part of our family will find their connection, and everyone will feel loved and cared for and never feel alone in the midst of many.
We commit to be followers of Jesus Christ we should be continually growing in faith and deepening our spiritual life. We believe that it is an ongoing experience in God’s gracious presence that transforms us into the person God intends us to be. Through prayer, study of Scriptures, worship, service and fellowship with others, we deepen our understanding of God’s love for us. We are committed to providing opportunities to grow deeper with Christ for all people.
We commit to the belief that all people matter to God and therefore ought to matter to the church. Our faith calls and equips us to serve in ways that stretch us beyond our comfort zone and reach out to others wherever they may be found, embrace them where they are, and enfold them in God’s love. We strive to positively impact lives so that all would turn to God and become a new creation in Christ.
We commit to a lifestyle of ministry, striving to be like Jesus as servants -- inside our church, our local communities, and beyond with acts of mercy, care, and compassion to all those in need. We believe each person has unique gifts to be used in service, and we commit to a lifestyle that seeks to serve others and to share in the blessings of our heavenly Father.
We commit our passionate worship of God as an opportunity to praise and reflect on the abundant presence and grace of God in our lives, to be inspired by God’s Word, and ignited to live it out. God-honoring worship is the catalyst for true discipleship, spiritual growth, and vitality in the Christian life and in the church. We believe genuine worship happens in both traditional and modern expressions of worship and through a dynamic music ministry which enables persons of all ages and musical tastes to enjoy and fully participate.
New Creation United Methodist Church has called 4320 Bruce Road home since 1969. Originally named Aldersgate United Methodist Church, New Creation has served as a beacon of light for the Western Branch community for nearly half a century. The building has seen multiple additions in its lifetime to meet the growing needs of the community.