IN THE BEGINNING
Under the leadership of Drs. Warren and Perdita Meeks Sr., and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, New Born Fellowship Church opened its first worship site at 889 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester, NY. The ministry began with his immediate family and twelve other families. In 1996, New Born Fellowship purchased its first building, and second worship site, at 123 Barberry Terrace. In 2005, still growing, NBFCC purchased its second building at 1550 N. Clinton Avenue!
…to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
… to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue a close relationship with God, friendship and fellowship with followers of Jesus, and influence with those who have yet to believe.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
ABOUT THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the same Spirit that was inside of Jesus has been put on the inside of us. We believe that along with that Spirit are not only fruit that shows the world who we are but also that Spirit puts inside of each of us gifts that allow us to operate on a supernatural level in the areas of wisdom, knowledge, information, insight, faith and communication with other languages. Often times this isn’t displayed in our main environment on Sunday morning because our goal is to literally explain to guest why they should become a Jesus follower like us as well as maintaining an atmosphere where an intelligent and logical progression of thinking concerning following Jesus can thrive.