Our Story

"He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God..."

How it all started...

In the waning months of 1988, some refugees from a couple of churches in the Wenatchee Valley partnered together with the resolve that the church could do better in welcoming and showing the love of Christ toward unchurched people. So, with a new song in our hearts and a passion to reach irreligious people with the Gospel, we endeavored to love our world with the love of Jesus. Our music was contemporary, our atmosphere was relaxed, and our motto was, "You matter to God...You Matter to Us." We continue to be passionate about this reality today in all of our relationships.

Not long after we began God gave us the privilege of establishing ministries in across our southern border in Baja California. Today we have been blessed to add ministries to children and Christian leaders in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Church of the Great Commission. Ensenada, MX

Expanding the vision...

We are a Christ-centered faith community, our hope centered within the Divine Life of Christ.

We aspire to be a safe place for spiritual refugees recognizing we are all on a journey of becoming.

We see the co-opting of Christianity from the larger evangelical culture and work to practice a Christ-like way from the margins.

We are grieved by the many injustices present in the world today, especially those perpetuated in the name of Jesus.

We believe the future of the church is humble, vulnerable, justice-oriented and looks like Christ in practice and word.

Matthew 11:28-30 (Message)
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Where we are headed...

For the past 500-700 years much of the Western Church has adapted the teaching of the reformers - men who were masters of law and interpreted the Scriptures as God's judgment of humanity through a punitive lens. However, the early Church Fathers viewed judgment through a therapeutic lens. They understood judgment of sin as a means to healing and restoration - like a physician would evaluate and diagnose illness in order to bring healing rather than punishment for the sick individual.

In the past few years, New Song has been moving away from the modern Evangelical model of condemn and banish in order to embrace the ancient model of the early Church. We welcome the broken with love and withhold judgment. New Song desires to include and facilitate healing and wholeness to all who become a part of our fellowship. 

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10 AM or in a group during the week.