New Life Church is a family-orientated, contemporary-styled church that has been meeting in or around Stowmarket for over fifteen years. Our meetings are informal and easy to engage with, with something for everyone.
A live band leads off the meeting with upbeat songs that generally speak of God’s goodness, power and works. We then listen to what’s going on in church with Church News. The kids head off to their own sessions, packed with more songs, games, quizzes, stories, videos and loads more, whilst the band continue with some slower-paced songs, more reflective and focused on Jesus.
Then there’ll be a message, usually given by Pastor Mike, or by one of the other leaders, or occasionally by a guest speaker (we’ve had guest speakers from all over the world come visit!).
At the end we’ll finish with an upbeat song, with the kids coming back to join us, and then there’s the chance to catch up with everyone over a cup of tea or coffee. Church is as much about our relationships with each other as it is about our relationship with God.
Every Wednesday night we meet to worship and pray together. We call these nights Empower Nights because we believe that prayer and worship empowers the church to live out the Gospel in the community to which it is called. These nights are open to everyone (although there is no childcare available), starting at 8 pm and usually lasting a couple of hours. Call the church office for location details.
Our vision is to see the whole of Suffolk saved. Part of the outworking of this vision is to take church to the local villages and small towns around the area, reaching people who are not always able to travel into Stowmarket for our Sunday meetings. Revive is our ‘miracle mission’ event, usually held on a Sunday afternoon in a village hall. Our team will lead worship, preach the Gospel and pray for the sick – and on so many occasions we see the power of God heal afflictions and diseases, restore health and peace, and bring change in people’s circumstances.
Check out the Events page for details of upcoming revive meetings. If you would like our team to visit your village, please contact the Family Church office (01449 774000).
School of the Word
We believe firmly in equipping people to serve God’s House and their community. Occasionally we’ll hold School of the Word events, where we invite a guest speaker to come and bring specific teaching on a particular subject, or will impart something fresh into our team and church community. These events are always open to everyone, sometimes with childcare available – occasionally we may have to charge.
Check the Events page for details of upcoming School of the Word events.