At NLS, we don’t stress membership - we emphasize participation. We are not a church of consumers and we encourage all who attend to actively participate in what God is doing at NLS. The ways you can get involved include inviting friends and family, volunteering, creating community in a LIFE Group, and giving back to God through tithing. We call these categories of involvement the 4Gs.
  
Growth
 
Our church exists for people far from God, and we want you to invite people in your life to experience the life-changing message of Jesus.
 
Invite & Invest In A Friend!
 
Gifts
 
God has equipped each of us with unique gifts and skill sets. At NLS, we provide you opportunities to use your talents to serve God's vision through the local church, by becoming a DREAM Teamer.
 
At NLS volunteering isn’t what we want from you, it’s what we want for you. If you have an interest or passion, we want to provide you opportunities to use your gifts to serve God’s vision through the local church by using your God giving gifts to Serve at NLS.
 
God is changing lives every week at NLS, and behind every changed life are the faces of our DREAM Teamers. Whether it’s helping guests find a great parking spot, holding an infant, operating stage lights or anything in between, our DREAM Teamers are connectors to the current of the power of Christ. There is simply no greater joy than to know you are used by God in a way that makes an eternal impact on others.  Become a part of what God is doing through NLS. It’s a decision you won’t regret.
 
Giving
 
At NLS we consider it a privilege to give back to God what He has so freely given to us. We celebrate generosity and the work God does through our sacrificial giving.  Start Giving Today
 
Groups
 
Participating in a small group is the best way to build community and foster spiritual growth at NLS. Through our LIFE Groups, you can connect with others as you grow in your relationship with Christ.  Join A LIFE Group
  
LIFE Groups: NLS is a small church operating as a big church, so that when we are a big church well already have the systems in place to make everyone feel connected.  It’s really easy to get lost in a church, going every weekend, but never finding your place. That’s why we created LIFE Groups.
 
LIFE Groups are small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis. They are drawn together by common interests, a specific topic or activity, or a particular demographic. LIFE Groups exist to empower the people of NLS Church to build community and foster spiritual growth.
 
In an LIFE Groups you’ll meet people who live near you, are in the same stage of life as you, or have similar interests.  Whether you are reading through a Bible Study together, serving with one of our Outreach Partners, or sharing a common interest, our LIFE Groups are places where community is built and lives are changed.
 
Through Christ, God loves us just as we are. But He loves us too much to leave us where we are. And we were never meant to take this journey alone. Find an LIFE Group, or start your own, and begin growing in your relationship with God and His church.
KIDZ Life
Kidz Life is the family ministry of New Life Sanctuary with a goal of engaging kids and empowering families. Kidz Life is offered for children 6 weeks to 5th grade, providing age-appropriate worship, Bible stories, and activities during our weekend worship experience. We divide Kidz into three separate environments so that we can engage your child at their level: Safari (6 weeks-2 years), Quest (3 years-kindergarten), and Motion (1st-5th ... more
 
LIFE Groups
Participating in a small group is the best way to build community and foster spiritual growth at NLS. Through our LIFE Groups, you can connect with others as you grow in your relationship with Christ. Join A LIFE Group LIFE Groups: NLS is a small church operating as a big church, so that when we are a big church well already have the systems in place to make everyone feel connected. It’s really easy to get lost in a church, going every weekend, but never finding your place. That’s why we created LIFE Groups. LIFE Groups are small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis. They are drawn together by common interests, a specific topic or activity, or a particular demographic. LIFE Groups exist to empower the people of NLS Church to build community and foster spiritual growth. In an LIFE Groups you’ll meet people who live near you, are in the same stage of life as you, or have similar interests. Whether you are reading through a Bible Study together, serving with one of our Outreach Partners, or sharing a common interest, our LIFE Groups are places where community is built and lives are changed. Through Christ, God loves us just as we are. But He loves us too much to leave us where we are. And we were never meant to take this journey alone. Find an LIFE Group, or start your own, and begin growing in your relationship with God and His ... more
 
1st Impressions
First impressions matter. Oftentimes in the programming and planning of church services we can quickly neglect an important aspect of our worship gatherings: We need to welcome first-time visitors and treat them like VIPs. Here’s how: Rockstar Parking. As a vehicle pulls up to the campus there needs to be signs for first-time visitors to turn on their hazard lights on to let the parking lot volunteers direct you to the VIP Parking reserved for guests. (Reserve parking for VIPs will be in the front row just west of the walkway). A VIP Welcome. As you arrive on the NLS campus, a volunteer will come to your car and welcome you. He will be incredibly friendly and genuinely excited that you are there. He explained to you that at New Life Sanctuary every guest is treated like a VIP. He will then escort you to a VIP Ambassador, she will give a quick tour of the NLS campus. She will provide you with a connection card to fill out. After the campus tour she will then led you into the auditorium where there were will be free donuts, bagels, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. She will again welcome you to NLS and present you with a business card instructing you to contact her via email if we have any questions about your experience at NLS. All this in the first 1 minute of being on the NLS campus. An Incentive to Get Your Info. The connection card that you were provided if you fill it out and returned to the VIP Ambassador, a $1 donation will be made to a local charity as thanks for sharing your information with us. Warm Greetings All Around. As we walked in, all NLSers will greet you enthusiastically. Great Welcome from the Front. We all know how awkward those ‘if anyone is new here, please raise your hand’ moments can be in church. At NLS, we don’t put any pressure on you to acknowledge your newness, but rather warmly welcomed all of the VIPs of the day and reiterated how we could get connected and where to go after the service to get more information. 100% No Hassle Guarantee From the Pastor. Pastor conveyed to all the VIP’s that nobody from NLS will be knocking on your door uninvited. 1st Impressions Dream Team Positions Parking Lot VIP Ambasssador's Cafe Gigal Ushers Section ... more
 
Follow-up
First impressions matter. Oftentimes in the programming and planning of church services we can quickly neglect an important aspect of our worship gatherings: We need to welcome first-time visitors and treat them like VIPs. Here’s how: Step 1: A Helpful Email. 24 hours after your visit to NLS, you will receive a beautifully designed email including links for information about the small groups and children’s ministry. Also a links to a survey to get feedback from your experience and a link to spread the word and invite friends. Step 2: A Greeting Card. 48 hours after your visit to NLS, a card will be mailed to you from two or three NLSers again, thanking you for your visit, inviting you back to visit and letting you know that NLSers are praying for you. Step 3: A Letter from the Pastor. 72 hours after your visit to NLS you will get that official welcome letter from Pastor ... more
 
Love In Action
Love In Action is a ministry team of NLS that spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of compassion in our hometown of Homestead/Redland, Florida. We provide the following items: Food for the needy Gas for the vehicle Backpacks full of school supplies Thanksgiving box full of food Christmas presents for needy children Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:35-40 that we are to take care of the neediest among us. In verse 40 He says, "I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for ... more