Mission & Vision
New City Fellowship is a biblically Reformed church, planted in the spring of 2014 by Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church. NCF became a particular congregation of the OPC in June 2017. Our location near the corner of Burton and Eastern allows us to serve three converging cultures: white communities to the south, black neighborhoods to the north, and a quickly increasing number of Latino people to the west.
Mission: We exist to worship the Lord, edify his saints, and witness to the world by the power of and in obedience to Christ our prophet, priest, and king. To plant a Christ-exalting, Spirit-dependent, God-glorifying, gospel-centered, biblically faithful, multi-culturally accessible Presbyterian church community in southeast Grand Rapids. The priority of worship, edification, and witness in the Church reflects the truth of scripture.
The Priority of WorshiP
The Lord sent Moses to Egypt with the words, “Let my son go that he may serve [worship] me.” (Exodus 4:23) This is also repeated in Exodus 7:16, 8:1, 8:20, 9:1, 9:13, and 10:3. God delivered his people from bondage towards the end that they may worship him. The church exists to worship God according to his will.
The Priority of Edification
Mutual edification is also a crucial priority in the church. Christ himself is the one who actually builds the church. Through the preaching of the living Word, the prayers of believing saints, and the sacraments of Lord’s Supper and Baptism, the Spirit of God works to strengthen God’s people so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith (Eph 3:16–17).
The Priority of Witness
Witness is another crucial priority for the Church. We are commanded by Christ to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (see also Matthew 28:19–20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47).