There are 43,000+ students and 100,000+ city residents who need to know about the saving grace of Jesus.
Across the U.S., over 35% of Millennials (ages 18-33) are religiously unaffiliated. Many of these young people struggle with depression, anxiety, loneliness, addictions, or are spiritually lost.
Ann Arbor Residents
According to the Pew Research Center, 23% of Americans identify themselves as atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particular.
How We Do It
The only true source of peace, hope, and love for U-M students and Ann Arbor residents is Jesus.
College is an impressionable time for young people, providing an opportunity for them to get to know Jesus and grow in their faith, amidst all the challenges around them to lose it. Once they graduate, it is also important for people to remain connected and involved in a church, whether it be here in Ann Arbor or elsewhere in the world.
At New Life, we minister to students and residents in four key ways. Of most importance is developing 1on1 relationships, where we get to know people as individuals, and where sharing what God does in our lives really happens. Next is the home church model, made up of gender-specific small groups and larger all-inclusive communities we call New Life Teams, where bible study, discipleship, and outreach occurs. The final key is our Sunday Worship services, that allow the entire church body to celebrate together, as well as smaller services called Core, for more challenging spiritual growth. This multi-pronged approach allows us to get the strength and joy of gathering together as a large church body on Sundays as well as truly connect with and minister to each other at a personal level in the smaller communities.
1 on 1
New Life Teams
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