Why New Life C.O.M?

Why New Life C.O.M? New Life Christian Outreach Ministry is one answer to the question, “What does God want with our lives?” Jesus was once asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And Jesus answered, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:36-40).

NLCOM exists to do just that—love God and love others. Started over ten years ago as just an idea, today NLCOM has three main branches: ACTS (Alliances for Christian Training & Servant-Hood),  Praize365 – Faith Radio which is our Christian Broadcasting Network & Internet Radio Station, and Life-Line Prison Ministry.

It can be said that our 4-month discipleship and mentoring program for young adults; has truly changed a lot of lives and help develop a strong and spiritual community. We strive to help others build a personal relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, so they too can help, train, and mentor others as well.  We are truly a purpose driven ministry that is divided up in 2 spiritual forms of transformation 1: Short-Term Goals- To enhance the power of the Holy Ghost, so we can be productive within ministry, 2: Long-Term Goals- To be Christ Like in all that We do Everyday of our Lives.

We are glad you found us. So we ask that you take a few minutes to look around our site, learn about our history, check out our ministries, and see what we’re up to as a ministry of the kingdom of God. You can also apply for ACTS  which is our ministerial and christian counseling training program as well as seek out to volunteer for one of our ministry programs to help others within your community. And don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!

Welcome to New Life Christian Outreach & Ministries, for we are a family of faith-based, community service, christian organizations, ministerial covering within the kingdom of God.

The activities and services of our ministry are based on a philosophy of ministry that includes; strong faith, biblical teaching, spiritual network, christian mentoring, christian education, servant-hood and community actions based. We truly believe in the fact that our concern and well-being is to ensure that all those whom God lead to us, we must equip, encourage, empower, educate and endorse not just part of who they are, but for the whole person, mind, body and spirit. “Our ministry terms consist of: Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Financial what are based upon integrity and mutual respect; and a desire to equip people to reach their God-given potential.

NLCOM fellowship truly operates a spiritual resource center via web: www.nlcom.org in order to reach as many people as  possible, but we also establish a strong and spiritual connection within our community, churches, ministries, christian programs, and other christian organizations.

We deeply share our vision, mission and values within ministry and within the community so others may know and understand the method we teach which includes christian mentoring, family counseling, pastoral counseling, ministerial training, outreach programs & developments, case management, older adult programs, chaplaincy  training and evangelism development. Our services may vary by communities or state which we live, but our method of being a servant of God is truly developed in response to what, where, when, and why God leads us to help those who are in need.

OUR STORY

In 2001, God gave our founder and chairman of the Elder Council the vision to help others, to build a platform that would be effective not only within prison ministry or evangelism, but also within the community as a advocacy to helping others to build a personal relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, to be able to see a better life by obtaining a strong education, spiritual development, family involvement and fellowship support.

With this vision individuals begin to come forth and established a desire to learn this method of transformation. The teaching of Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Personal transformation became known as the 5 principle  of Life Journey. A unique level of inspiration and motivational purpose. But God place more within the method and within the hearts of those who was part of this ministry. God gave each individual the desire to reach out to someone, to help others within the community to see how life can be different if they truly open up their hearts and soul to the love of Christ. The Holy Ghost gave the founder a ministry that would appeal to others, to family, to friends, and neighbors who were missing out on a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our founder begin to train and minister to young men and women whom God called to make a differences within the community, to be light of transformation and love, to be a mentor to those who felt lost and confused. They held meeting and support group within the Peoria IL. Libraries or even rent out some conferences hall to spread the truth about the wisdom and love of God.

Many people felt that Bishop Smith the founder was doing it wrong, they wanted him to become a part of a church, to help them grow instead of trying to do it only in the community. But it was by the love of God, not by the measurement of man that our founder was following. As of 2018, New Life Christian Outreach & Ministry, Alliances for Christian Training & Servanthood and Praize365 – Faith Radio are truly a vision of Christ, a measure of what it is to be Christ-like in all that they do in the kingdom of God and within the community.

“Its not about numbers, or how many people who have in your services or followers or even fellowship, it is about knowing that God is touching the lives of those who has decide to come forth and change, to build that personal relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy  Ghost, and then share it with others.” Quote by: Bishop Smith

Now, New Life C.O.M has been effective not only within the community, but also within the prison system, youth development programs, educational programs, support groups for substance abuse, mental awareness support group and more. We are a product of the Kingdom of God, it is not by our will but by his will and mercy.

New Life C.O.M – “Book of Faith”

                                                      

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New Life Christian Outreach Ministry - Alliances for Christian Training & Servanthood present and honor the purpose and conditions of our statement of faith. We are truly a family in Christ, and a non for profit Christian organization. As an body of Christ, build upon fellowship and family, by building upon the concept of Christian Organization to share the word of God through many individuals who are associated within and partial of our ministry, we affirm and place our trust in the Word of God - the true belief that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord.

** We affirm the historic doctrines of the Christian faith as expressed in the Apostle’s Creed*:

** We believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.

** Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended to the place of the dead. The third day he rose again from the dead.

** He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

** We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy body of Chris is the church, the common bond of all believers, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

** A modern translation from the original/Greek text.

Furthermore, we recognize that we are called by God to be His representatives and His presence in the world. In our organizational practices and community services we incorporate Christian principles and biblical standards. In both our professional and personal lives, we seek to honor God by living according to biblical standards for Christian character and moral conduct.


THE BIBLE

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

GOD

There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

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It is by the blessing of God that our true mission is to restore hope and provide spiritual encouragement, education of the word of God, empowerment of prayer, elevation of fellowship, enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, and endorsement of being a servant of the Kingdom of God for all those who truly desire the opportunities and movement to become all that God intends them to be; not just on earth, but also in heaven.

We provide many platforms for different spiritual outlooks, churches, and ministries to be able to partner with us, in order to truly put the love of Christ and Spirit of God and the Action of Faith by into the Community and in the lives of many.

Our mission focus is serving the most vulnerable, uplifting the body of Christ, teaching others, mentoring others, establishing a strong network of christian community, and sharing the word of God through many different avenues. We are here to serve people of all races, ethnicity, creeds, gender and orientation regardless of their faith, actions and state of mind.

"God is our Inspiration, Changing Lives is our Passion"

New Life C.O.M in association with Alliances for Christian Training and Servanthood as well as others partnership within ministry are truly a dedicated non for profit Christian fellowship and Organizations with a spiritual platform to putting this vision and goal into action by providing a full range of spiritual encouragement, mentoring, education, human services, support groups, religious and community development activities. These mission, goals and activities help people realize their God-given potential as uniquely gifted individuals in their family, community, relationship with God, and within themselves through faith in Jesus Christ.

Believing that God’s character shows no partiality.

It is very important to us to acknowledge and share the truth that God’s coming Kingdom is multi-ethnic, that God’s great commission is to disciple all nations, that Jesus broke down the dividing walls of hostility and called His disciples to unity, we have committed to following the truth of the Gospel by equipping our leadership, staffs, partners, fellowships, mentors, and students concerning issues of racial justice, reconciliation, and reaching the growing cultural diversity among all people while seeking that diversity in ourselves and within our community as a full body and servant of God.

"There is no greater joy, then serving the Lord and being truthful & Christ-Like in all that we do"

As a outreach ministry and part of a platform for training and seminary spiritual education we are committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and united in his mission within the community, schools, college campuses, seminary platforms, training programs, internship programs, and outreach, church programs. We truly agree to stand-firm in our purpose and agreement to spread the gospel, and teach those who are truly willing and able to help and teach others from teachers, students, staff, volunteers, christian mentors, pastoral counselors, educational faculty, Christian Leaderships, training staff, and internship programs within organizations that is willing and able to agree to our principles about a strong relationship and spiritual platform with others Christian organizations and educational purpose within the community. (John 13:34-35)

  1. We are all part of Christ's body.
  2. We do not regard any college campus, community or educational status as our exclusive field. We recognize that many teachers, students and faculty - even including prison ministries and chaplaincy programs, may be helped through the various appeals and styles of the different organizations.
  3. We will seek to establish relationships and build bridges with our counterparts in other Christian groups within the community, educational programs, chaplaincy programs, prison ministries and college campus. When establishing ministries within the community, prison system, county jails systems, and college campuses, we will take the initiative to communicate with the leadership of existing groups.
  4. We will speak well of and refrain from criticism of each others' ministries and members.
  5. We commit to addressing problems on a local, regional or national level by humbly communicating with our counterparts, seeking the Lord together to resolve the issues.
  6. We affirm the leadership commitments that individuals, staff, chaplains, mentors, supporters, interns, even students and faculty have made to each others' ministries and will not actively recruit them away from those groups. When starting a new program within different communities, prisons, schools, and college campus. It is important that we work closely with one another in order to become effective and a platform that will not only provide a strong outlook for our program, but also for other organization that will endeavor to select new leaders, trainers, staff members, etc. not from other groups or ministries.
  7. We recognize that all leaders, chaplains, mentors, teachers, interns, volunteers, as well as students and faculty have the freedom to choose their involvement with any program, church or campus ministry. In general, we will encourage them to select and be involved with one primary organization.
  8. We will encourage collaborative efforts on a voluntary basis between our organizations. We are open to share experiences and resources to assist each other with the unique challenges of all communities, schools, prisons, and/or campus ministry.

** Outreach must be open and transparent to all, including those being reached. (Luke 10:25-30)

** Outreach must exhibit a genuine love and respect for individuals and their cultures. . (Luke 10:31-37)

** Outreach must be grounded in the command to "love God" and to "love your neighbor" (Deuteronomy 6:5).

** Outreach ends do not justify unscrupulous means. (Matthew 14:13-21 and 15:29-39)

** Outreach must be modeled on the Trinitarian action of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.( Matthew 4:3-4)


As Christian care-givers and pastoral movement within the body of Christ and community, we commit ourselves to the following principles:

  • We will do no harm to our members, fellowships, or patients by acts of either omission or commission.
  • We are dedicated to the prevention and relief of human pain and suffering.
  • We hold all human life to be sacred as created in God's image.
  • We respect the confidentiality of all communications exchanged with our members.
  • We affirm the standard of honesty in all circumstances.
  • We believe that our members have the right to be carefully taught about all aspects of their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical state of being concerning pastoral counseling, substance abuse treatment, family relationship, self-esteem counseling or individuals counseling so that they may give consent that is properly informed.
  • We pursue excellence in measurement of mentoring, counseling, teaching and pastoral purpose through advancement of Christian Counseling and Christian Educations.

Because we follow the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who came to earth "not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give His life," we are dedicated to the service of all persons regardless of the state of their economic resources or the nature of their illness. In circumstances where their care is beyond our own resources, we will intervene on their behalf as advocates of adequate care.

We desire to maintain a quality of relationship with our members, leadership, partnerships and affilates which will bespeak our availability for counsel as well as care.

I COR 9:16-27 THE DUTY OF THE MINISTER

The apostle Paul spent almost two years in Corinth establishing the church and serving as its first senior pastor. The congregation grew spiritually, numerically and financially. God then directed Paul to move on to another area and after appointing his successor. As the years passed, great spiritual decline set in at Corinth. A letter was brought to Paul along with personal testimonies, informing him of Corinth=s problems and asking for directions in those matters. This letter is the response to those inquiries. One of the concerns at Corinth was the privileges and responsibilities of the senior minister. 9:1-15 addresses those privileges and verses 16-27 addresses his responsibilities.  Consider what the Holy Spirit said to the church at Corinth and realize that these sayings are equally applicable to us today.

Point 1 – He Must Preach the Gospel at All Times: Verses 16-18

1. He must glorify God and not himself – vs 16

2. He must preach the Word of God – vs 16

3. He must surrender his will to God’s will – vs 17

4. He must preach for souls and not personal gain – vs 18

5. He must be disciplined and accountable – vs 18

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Ethical success or failure can make or break a ministry and its leadership. With a desire for ministry as well as begin a unique leader we must make sound ethical decisions and to flourish, New Life C.O.M and A.C.T.S as well as its affiliate's developed the National Code of Ethics for Ministry and Ministers (NAE Platform) designed to provide a consistent code of ethics that crosses denominational lines.


  • We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. (2 Corinthians 6:3)
  • Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Philippians 1:27)
  • All who are called by God to the ministry of the gospel solemnly commit to a life of joyful obedience and selfless service in order to glorify God and enrich his people. Therefore, a minister will:

Pursue Integrity

I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. (1 Chronicles 29:17)

  • in personal character.

Exalt Christ, not self. Be honest, not exaggerating or over promising; peace-loving, not contentious; patient, not volatile; diligent, not slothful. Avoid and, when necessary, report conflicts of interest and seek counsel.

  • in personal care.

Care for the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical dimensions of your person, for “your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19).

  • in preaching and teaching.

Interpret the Bible accurately and apply it discerningly: “In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned” (Titus 2:7-8). Speak the truth in love. Give due credit when using the words or ideas of others.

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