An ever-increasing circle of love

About

Our History

New Song Community Church (NSCC) has a rich Columbus history. Many of the founding members went to college together at Ohio State University and found themselves as young working singles and couples living on the far east side and fellowshipping in community-based Bible studies. It is those beginning roots of being a close, young group of committed, Christ followers that has so well anchored and given our church this sense of close fellowship, compassion and perpetual youthfulness.

Our Vision Statement

To glorify God as an ever-increasing circle of love in which there is always room for one more.

Our Mission

To follow Christ in every facet of life.

Core Values – NSCC CORE

NATIONS REACHED WITH THE GOSPEL: Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all the nations.

SAVING AND SANCTIFYING GRACE OF GOD: God’s grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power, not only of our personal lives, but also of our ministry.

COMMITMENT TO GOD AND HIS WORD: Our aspiration is that our ministries will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God, through prayer and by studying, obeying, and teaching His Word.

CHURCH: The local church is God’s vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission, for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and for preparing church planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God’s kingdom.

CHURCH LEADERSHIP: We place a priority upon raising up pastors and other leaders of Christ-like character within the local church.

ONENESS.  We desire our ministry to be marked by Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers – the very things Jesus prayed for in His “High Priestly Prayer” of John 17.

RAISING GODLY FAMILIES.  Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore, we make it a priority to equip members in building their marriages and families.

EVERY MEMBER A MINISTER: All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the kingdom, not just the pastors. Therefore, we seek to equip and empower each member to utilize his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.

What We Believe

The Scripture

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is unique in that every portion and every word was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was without error in the original manuscripts, and has been passed down to us with great accuracy. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in this age.

God

There is but one God, everywhere present; infinite in power and knowledge; perfect in justice, goodness, and love; Creator of the universe; eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

Man

God created the first man and woman in His own image and appointed them to rule and care for the earth. They lived in perfect relationship with God and each other. God instituted marriage, which is the life-long union of one man and one woman and the foundation for bearing and raising children in a family.

The Fall

The first man and woman doubted God’s goodness and rebelled against Him. In judgment, God brought death into the world and creation fell from its state of perfection. Since then, all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life and are under the wrath of God because of their sin.

Jesus Christ

God the Father, by His own choice, for His own glory, and out of love for sinful men and women, sent his Son, Jesus, the Christ, into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and declaring righteous all those who trust in Him alone.

The Resurrection

Three days after His crucifixion, God raised Jesus from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own.

Salvation

Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness, or religious observances, but by the undeserved favor of God alone which was given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God forgives and accepts all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins, and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He permanently indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, guides them into truth, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.

Assurance

All who are born again of the Spirit can, through the sure promises of God, be fully assured that God will complete the work He has begun in them. They are sealed with the Holy Spirit, who is God’s deposit, guaranteeing their eternal inheritance. Good works are not the basis for acceptance by God, but as believers grow in doing good, they grow in their assurance that they are truly children of God and that they will be with the Lord when they die.

Jesus’ Future Coming

The Lord Jesus Christ will physically return to earth to reign in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment. The righteous will receive immortal bodies and be welcomed into eternal fellowship with God in a world where all things will be made new.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Jesus commanded that those who believe in Him are to be baptized in water as a declaration of faith, a symbol of new birth in Christ, and an announcement concerning that person’s entry into Christ’s body. He also instructed His followers to remember Him by partaking in the Lord’s Supper, which reminds us of His death, resurrection, and future coming as well as of our unity with others who partake of the same loaf and cup.

The Church

All true believers, whether Jew or Gentile, male or female, rich or poor—people of all ages and races—make up the Church worldwide as God’s family. They should gather together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching, in order to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the “Great Commission” that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20.