WE ARE NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN CHURCH

8631 HICKMAN ROAD, URBANDALE, IOWA

a compassionate and welcoming community following Christ, as we…

– Offer God’s love in radical hospitality and meaningful worship
– Work alongside others for equity and justice
– Encourage and explore questions of faith and life

WORSHIP

Worship is "the work of the people", bringing together our fullest selves in a communal act of Love and Justice. Your voice matters as we read together, sing together, laugh, learn and love together! Worshiping together in Love builds our capacity to do as Jesus asks: feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and seek Justice.

NURTURE

Faith is a journey together with God and with neighbor. Through intergenerational experiences and age and interest-specific groups we seek to nurture wholeness in one another. Education classes for all ages meet weekly. A variety of interest groups meet monthly, and outings and retreats are scheduled throughout the year.

SERVICE

We remember that Jesus came bringing healing and hope. We challenge one another to live out God's call for justice. We are committed to justice for all people; including those who experience deprivation, oppression or prejudice, and victims of war, natural disasters and adversities. We encourage Jesus-like service of neighbors, both near and far.

We are not just a “church” founded in bricks and mortar.

We are a faith community founded in the principles of God’s unbiased love & never-ending grace.

We seek to practice Jesus’ Way of radical hospitality. We gather to create a safe place for all to explore faith and grace, love and compassion. We believe in equipping all ages with the ability to think critically and engage the good news of Jesus the Christ. We work together for equity and justice.

We are inclusive and open to all. We welcome all God’s children though differing in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective, and we affirm the faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians celebrating that all people are part of God’s good creation.

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WHAT WE ARE DOING

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Worshiping Online

As a faith community, we are focused on fostering connections with our community and those around us. This unprecedented time has certainly created a challenge for interaction, but we have embraced the challenge by engaging with one another virtually.
Please join us for virtual worship Sunday mornings.

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Journeying through Transition

New Beginnings Christian Church is no stranger to transition. After moving out of our 100 year old building in January 2020, we transitioned to worshiping at a temporary location on Hickman Road as our new space is developed. Social distancing has unveiled a new transition for our congregation, but we are embracing the virtual relationships we are fostering within our congregation and community.

Our HistoryConnect with the Community
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Growing Roots in a New Community

With great discernment, New Beginnings Christian Church chose Urbandale, Iowa as the location for the church’s new home. New Beginnings believes that a church is not just a building built with brick and mortar, but a faith community that is actively involved in the larger community around us. As the old Sam and Gabe’s restaurant is being renovated for New Beginnings, we are continuing to worship together while exploring how to act on our calling to the Urbandale neighborhood.

Community Action + Service

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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Announcements

Weekly Worship Online

Our name and location have changed – but weekly worship & daily ministry continue! All…
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Weekly Worship Continues

Our name and location may change – but weekly worship & daily ministry continue! All…
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A 132 Year History – And A New Name

University Place Church of Christ & University Christian Church  1880-1970 New Christian Church  1970-1974 First Christian Church …