You are invited to become part of a powerful, progressive and productive church in Norfolk, Virginia. A warm and uniting
spirit awaits you at New Life Worship Center. Bishop Carl & Lady Barbara Vann look forward to meeting you.
What We Believe and Teach
In the triune of God: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. The Holy Spirit is a divine person.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God and are in need of salvation. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men. It is the
will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Spirit. Healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to every believer. The church consists of all those who have
received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. In a personal, visible and imminent return of Jesus Christ in water baptism and
observance of the Lord’s Supper.
Man cannot purchase salvation, nor can he merit or earn it. Salvation is God’s GIFT to man. Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink of
water. She was astonished that a Jew would ask a Samaritan for a drink. But instead of trying to explain to her why He had asked her for a drink, Jesus said, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who
it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water” (John 4:10). Jesus led the woman into knowledge of the gift of God, she
received that gift, and was saved.
God’s gift of salvation is absolutely free, and utterly undeserved.
It is not a prize awarded for specific achievement or for some outstanding deed. Salvation is bestowed upon a person when that person believes on Jesus and trusts in His
shed blood. The only possible way to come into possession of a gift is to receive it from the giver. God so loved the world that He gave Jesus to pay the penalty for sin. Therefore, a person can be
saved only be receiving the gift of God-The Lord Jesus Christ. “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you
shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9).