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Welcome to Tucson

Your life matters to God and it matters to us.

We’re here to journey with you into this life of faith. One of the most important questions Jesus asked his followers was: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15 Together we want to understand who God is and what it means to follow Him. We believe God is already at work transforming our lives and our city and he calls each of us to join him in that.

Who are you? What’s your name? What makes you unique? What makes you feel most alive? We would love to have you join us! Check the calendar for upcoming events. If you have questions or want more info please contact Dustin Tramel at youth@newlifetucson.com or send him a text: 520-490-9466.

Communion

We are passionate about Jesus and the good news of his kingdom.

Who is Jesus? What is faith? Why do terrible things happen to people? What is the point of life? Why am I here? Can I even trust the Bible and how on earth do I read it?

New Life is a place to bring tough questions, doubts, and the deepest longings of your heart. We don’t have all the answers but we know Jesus and have seen the power of his love.

“You’ve considered what seem like similarities in religion, right? But what of the differences? Look, when you think about it, Islam is not about love, but submission. Buddhism is not about love, but escaping suffering. Hinduism is not about love, but escaping the illusion of the world. Christianity is not about love, but forgiveness. Love may be significant in each, but it’s not the central message of each. Why do we think a modest similarity is more important than the massive differences? We can all be wrong but we can’t all be right.” -Greg Koukl, str.org

We believe the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ who died for our sins and was raised from the dead. He is our savior, our rescuer, our Messiah, the glorious one true God. He is the hope of Tucson and the world. We exist to glorify Him in all that we do.

Family First

We believe the most important influences on the spiritual lives of our youth are parents and adults.

“Belonging always comes through the context of relationship. People disconnect when they don’t feel like they belong.” -Chuck Bomar

New Life’s desire is to build a sustainable Gospel-centered youth ministry that calls youth and families to embrace a lifelong mission to see Jesus’ Kingdom increase in Tucson and across the world.

ARTICLE: Why Youth Stay in Church When They Grow Up

They Become Christians – We are on our knees praying that the Holy Spirit will do miraculous saving work in the hearts of our youth as the Word of God speaks to them.

Trained Not Entertained – “Are we sending out students that will show up to college in a different state, join a church, and begin doing the work of gospel ministry without being asked?”

Parents and Adults Preached the Gospel to Them — “The common thread that binds together almost every ministry-minded 20-something that I know is abundantly clear; a home where the gospel was not peripheral but absolutely central.”

ARTICLE: Theology – Not Just A Problem With Youth Ministry

Many mistake the gospel with moralism – being a good person, reading your Bible, or opening the door for the elderly in order to earn God’s favor. But the gospel is altogether different.

ARTICLE: Family First in Youth Discipleship and Evangelism

The biblical model is that parents are to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children. Parents need to take responsibility for this, commit themselves to this work, and not assume the church will do this work. The church must actively place responsibility on the parents, and equip and encourage them in this work.

ARTICLE: Youth Ministry Done Well for the Benefit of the Church

Bible-centered – Send out students who believe, read, study, and love God’s Word.

Church-focused – “A church-focused youth ministry has leaders who go out of their way to remind the students (and themselves) that their youth group is not the church.”

Family-oriented – The youth ministry should stand with parents and families of all kinds by partnering with them in their ministry to their kids.

 

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