New Life Fellowship Cambodia

Our Beliefs

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image and made to have a relationship with God, rule creation, represent God and reproduce; yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating death and evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, bringing God’s will in heaven to earth.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Our Core Values

We want each person in the church to not just change religions or respond to and altar call, but to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Unless a person is born again they cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Too many people just change religions or add Jesus to their religion or philosophy. Like John the Baptist, Jesus and the apostles, we preach repentance – believe the Good News, turn from your wicked ways and start to follow Jesus. Our desire is for them to be pricked in their heart and understand they really need a savior. We often use God’s Law which was “given to us as a tutor to bring us to Christ”. 

We seek God’s pattern in the Word for all we do. We preach from the Bible and teach from the Bible. It is imperative to get a Bible into the hands of every believer and to help them begin the habit of not only reading it, but obeying it every day.

We follow King David’s pattern of worship – we dance, shout, kneel, bow and express our worship through our emotions. We place a high value on the presence of God in the church worship experience as we build a throne for Jesus Christ to dwell on and we create an atmosphere for Him to do what He pleases among us. We also believe in using both contemporary Christian music as well as traditional Cambodian music in their appropriate places. We believe Biblical principles of worship supercede cultural traditions.

Disciples are Christians who have committed themselves to follow the Lord Jesus and have changed their lifestyle to do so. Disciples are made in small groups. Our goal in making disciples is not to oversee every detail of their life, but to show them that they can know Jesus, apply the Bible to their life and problems, tell others about Jesus and make more disciples. “A disciple is not a disciple until he or she is making disciples.”

All of our churches are church-planting churches. Our intent in every place is to build a strong base which can reach out to surrounding villages and cities. We intend to start churches in every province in Cambodia. Each independent church will have the same foundation and philosophy.

We must emphasize holiness, honesty, morality and personal purity in every human relationship. We must emphasize this again and again and again using every method.

We want to see what the Father is doing. Jesus followed the leading of the Father. We encourage the members of our church to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and to be filled with the Holy Spirit daily, seeking His guidance in everything we do. Our victory and success as Christians and as a church is by having a daily relationship with the Holy Spirit.

God wants to do wonderful things in our life, however, we receive all by faith. True faith is active faith–it believes with the heart, confesses with the mouth, and obeys. We believe we must persevere in faith until the answer is manifest. We live by faith, not by sight or emotions. In this is our victory.

God is full of grace. He doesn’t punish us or give us what we deserve. He is patient and forbearing. We do not obtain God’s blessings or salvation by works or good deeds of any kind. We receive all freely from God.

The Christian life is a life of sacrifice. We sacrifice our time, our money and even our life if necessary for the Kingdom of God. However, we believe in balance and not reckless living with no though for the future.

We are committed to relationships with others. We must maintain open relationships, which involves tactful honesty and forgiveness. We must teach forgiveness and constantly encourage others to forgive as Jesus has forgiven us. This major stronghold in Cambodia that cannot be overlooked.

We have no intent of “taking over” Cambodia; however, we feel God has called Christians to influence Cambodian society in the following areas: religion; education; entertainment; government; social relationships. Our church programs, training and discipleship work toward that end.

Christians are winners. We live above the circumstances, not below them. We are the head and not the tail. We change circumstances by God’s Word, faith and perseverance. We do nut grumble or complain about our situation, but find God’s grace and victory in the midst of that situation. Jesus desires to live His victorious life through us. We endeavor to allow Jesus to manifest Himself in us.

We believe speaking in unlearned tongues is an evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is vital in our relationship with Christ and successful Christian living. We teach it, preach it, pray for people to receive it and encourage every member of our church and staff to speak in tongues daily.

We believe we have a Scriptural Mandate to not only minister to the spirit of mankind in salvation, but also to the soul and body. This would include education, mental health, and physical health in what is commonly called “holistic ministry”.