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Our Beliefs


Our basic doctrinal statement represents those truths we hold to be the central and historic doctrines of the faith found in the Scriptures.


WOrd of God

We believe the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is verbally inspired by God and without error in the original writings. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and sufficient revelation of God. God has supernaturally preserved His word through the ages so as to be entirely reliable (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-2; John 17:17; Romans 3:4; John 20:30-31; Matt. 24:35)

The Person of God

We believe God is knowable because He has revealed himself as He wishes to be known. We believe in one eternal, sovereign God, creator of all. God has one essence, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The three persons of the Trinity share precisely the same eternal substance, yet function individually in administration and in relation to one another. We believe God is omniscient, that He knows all things, past, present, and future. (Rom. 1:18-20; John 1:18; 1 Cor. 2:16; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; Isa. 46:10)

God the Father

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.

A. W. Tozer

We believe in God the Father. He is spirit, infinite and perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21,22; John 4:24, Matt. 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Rom. 1:7; 1 Tim. 1:1,2; 2:5,6; 1 Pet. 1:3; Rev. 1:6)

Jesus Christ, the Son

We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life and atoned for our sins by shedding His blood on the cross. He was resurrected bodily and ascended to heaven where He lives as the advocate for believers. (Matt. 1:20-23; John 1:1,2; Rom. 3:24, 25; Rom. 8:34; Phil 2:5-10; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 1:1-3; Heb. 7:25)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in God the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. His ministry is to bring glory to God. He regenerates, sanctifies, comforts, indwells and empowers all who believe. He baptizes individuals into the body of Christ at the moment of their salvation and guarantees their perseverance. (John 14:16,17,26; 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 1:13-14) 

Human Life and Sin

We believe mankind was created in God's image and in fellowship with God, but due to sin the image of God was marred and fellowship with God was broken. The consequence of sin is physical, spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God. Everyone is, therefore, a sinner by nature and choice and is under condemnation. (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Jer. 17:9; John 3:18; Eph. 2:1-3)


The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God regenerates and imputes His righteousness to those who repent and forsake their sin and put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation. He thereby justifies them in His sight. They become new creatures and are delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life and a relationship with God. (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; John 3:16-17; Rom. 3:24-26; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 8:1; 1 John 5:11-13; John 1:12)

The Church

We believe Christ's Church is a living spiritual body composed of regenerate persons of which Christ is head. Our local Church membership shall consist of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith, who worship and fellowship together, and observe the ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord's supper. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (1 Cor. 12:12; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 2:19-22; Phil. 1:1; Acts 2:42; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

Last Things

We believe in the personal, visible, and imminent return of Jesus Christ. The just shall be raised bodily to everlasting joy in heaven, and the unjust to everlasting conscious punishment in hell. (1 Thess. 4:15-17; Acts 1:11; John 14:1-4; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15; 2 Tim. 4:1; Phil 3:20; Psalm 16:11; Matt. 16:27; 2 Thess. 1:7-10)

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"What makes New Life Church different

from other churches?"

New Life Church has some core values that flavor everything we do. They color our worship gatherings and our daily routines;
they drive us to start new congregations and to live in intentional community. 


We need the gospel!

A Christian is defined by their ongoing believe in the gospel. The message for an outsider and an insider is the same – God loves you and has done everything necessary to reconcile you to himself. It is important to rehearse this daily in God's word and weekly in our worship gatherings.

We engage as missionaries!

Jesus has sent us on the extension of his mission. This is our individual responsibility and our corporate concern. We actively encourage people into relationships with people disconnected from God and to do good for the neighborhoods where they live.


We live life together!

Our mutual commitment to Christ leads us to love and value one another. Life groups, meals, hospitality are part of the fabric of New Life Church. There are easier ways to be religious, but no better way to be distinctly Christian.

We serve as a Team!

When we serve together, we do better and Jesus looks most glorious. Serving is a priority. Even Jesus came to serve not to be served. Not only that, we prefer to do it together, each person making their unique contribution. 


who we are

New Life Church is a healthy and happy church with two congregations in West Linn and Wilsonville, Oregon, suburbs of Portland. We've discovered the joy, freedom and purpose that can only be found in the life given over to God. And we want to share that new life with as many people as possible! We would love to have you join us for a Sunday worship service at either of our locations.


1984 mckillican street

sunday gatherings: 9:00am + 10:45am

27960 SW Canyon Creek Road

sunday gatherings: 10:00Am


our Staff

Scott Reavely   West Linn Campus Pastor & Elder

Scott Reavely

West Linn Campus Pastor & Elder

Kim Brandstetter   Office & Bookkeeper

Kim Brandstetter

Office & Bookkeeper

John Flores   High School Youth Pastor

John Flores

High School Youth Pastor

travis tadema   Wilsonville Campus Pastor & Elder

travis tadema

Wilsonville Campus Pastor & Elder

Taylor Reavely   All-Church Worship Director

Taylor Reavely

All-Church Worship Director

tim robertson   Associate Campus Pastor & Elder

tim robertson

Associate Campus Pastor & Elder

aeric estep   Life Group Pastor & Elder

aeric estep

Life Group Pastor & Elder