What would it look like to have a church that’s all about serving with its community?
Where every kid who is a part feels welcomed, inspired, and valued?
Where each individual is empowered to live in their potential?
Where diverse, authentic, and meaningful friendships are built?
About 2 years ago, God began to birth that kind of vision in us, and we wanted to start this new kind of church to specifically help those who have disconnected with God. We realize people can be disconnected for many reasons. Maybe you’re like me, and you disconnected when you witnessed religious hypocrisy.
Or maybe it was because of a painful church experience, or a painful moment from your past.
Or maybe you’ve just never seriously considered the spiritual side of your life. But here’s the bottom line:
Regardless of who you are or what you believe, you matter. Your life matters, and who you become matters. And we believe that you can never fully become who you were made to be- you can never fully experience the life you were made for- until you are connected with God.
And that’s the heart behind New Community Church. We are here to help YOU experience the full life God created for us.
What is that FULL LIFE?
Everything we will do as a church will lead you through four priorities to experiencing the life God created for you:
God wants to know you personally. More than just practicing religion, God wants a relationship with you. Whether you are new to faith, have questions, or have been a Jesus follower for a long time, we want to help you know God and grow closer to him.
God designed us to live in freedom- free from our past and free for our future. Experiencing that freedom comes through relationships, and at New Community we want to build a community of Jesus followers who help one another find true freedom.
We're all an important part of God's plan, and your life will never make sense until we discover your purpose. At New Community, we want to help every person take steps in that important journey of discovering your purpose.
Make a Difference
This is God's ultimate plan for your life- to make a difference in the lives of others. At New Community, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and the community.
Brandon & Hannah Baldwin
Brandon and Hannah began building the dream of New Community in 2019. After living in Richmond, Virginia their entire lives and serving in full-time ministry for over 16 years, God burdened their hearts for the immense need for new churches in this community, and the vision of New Community Church was birthed.
We get asked that a lot. We believe both the women's and men's voices are valuable in the church and for the church. As pastors, it's our job to champion His plan and purpose for every person. For us, we knew it meant modeling what that could look like as we champion one another in our callings.
Hannah and Brandon are both credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God and pastors on their own right. When it comes to New Community, the vision and strategy of the church are a shared effort, while they each have specific roles and areas of oversight. They both serve on the Communicators Team at New Co., and often teach together.
For more on their heart for investing in women of influence, learn about BLOOM.
Dorrall leads our worship teams at both our Glen Allen and Ashland locations. He joined our Launch Team back in July of 2020 and dove in with two feet to all God was building at New Co.
Alyssa is here to help every ONE find their next step in connecting to New Community. She and her family are part of the OG's who moved to Ashland to launch New Community.