Is Jesus important or is He FIRST?

There is a big difference in that question. Most of us would say “of course He is important,” but to ask if He is FIRST in every single part of our lives? That is the desire of our God. That He would be the priority, compass, and guide in every area of our lives.

This initiative will challenge and help you reflect on various aspects of your influence, lifestyle, generosity, and legacy as a disciple of Jesus. Spend some time thinking and reflecting on what God’s Word says and who we should seek to be in response to these truths. Our hope is that this series, along with your prayer time, will become a catalyst to help you deepen your relationship with God during this special season at NewPointe.

Regardless of where you are in your relationship with Jesus, we know He has more for you; and it is possible that the most life-changing, influential, and personally engaging days of your life could still be yet ahead. It is our privilege to walk beside you as you continue to take your next steps with Christ.

Lead Pastor

FIRST Message Series

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FIRST Booklet

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Our dream is that every person at NewPointe would acknowledge and declare Jesus is FIRST in every aspect of their lives. We are calling everyone to think differently about how we view the possessions and resources God has entrusted to our care.

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 NIV

How should we respond to such an amazing reality? Do we have unsurrendered areas of our lives? Does our faith and trust in Jesus need to be revitalized? What are areas we MUST grow in? Have we given our very best to the One who gave us His life?

We want every person to take his/her next step in their faith and generosity by making Jesus FIRST.



As we all join to put God before all things in our lives, we are trusting Him to move through each one of us to give $26 million over the next two years. We will invest these resources in three areas to impact the kingdom.

This covers the lifeblood of what we do every day and represents our annual two-year operational budget. We will invest in our ongoing ministries and trust God to continue to move and produce life change in our kids, students, and adults at NewPointe.

Kids/Students Camps

We believe God is calling us to invest in the next generation, and we know that when kids and students are able to remove distractions and spend a few days hearing God’s voice, EVERYTHING can change. We want to be able to offer CAMPS at a fraction of the cost. We plan to send KIDS (Grades 3-5) to camp for $50 and STUDENTS (Grades 6-12) for $99! We do not want cost to be a reason that a kid/student does not attend camp, and possibly experience the presence of God for the first time.

Special Needs Ministry

We want to help children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental needs understand God’s love for them and to support the family as a whole. We want to provide a safe environment that families will trust, leaving their loved ones in our care to attend weekend services.

Explore a potential Campus location for Cambridge

The Cambridge campus launched in 2019. This campus currently meets in an elementary school, which requires setup and teardown EVERY Sunday. We want to purchase a permanent campus site for this community which would allow us to provide additional resources to the people of Cambridge and surrounding areas.

Community Needs

We want to be able to provide for needs in the communities around each of our six campuses. Community needs arise throughout the year and we want to have the ability to meet those needs both long term and short term depending on the situation. Some of these areas could include, but are not limited to, local schools, affordable housing, outreach, and public service.

We believe the local church is the hope of the world living and teaching the truth of Jesus Christ, and has the potential and power to bring about real change. We believe God’s love and concern extends to all people in every place, and we are living intentionally to build strategic local, national, and global relationships.


We want every person to take his or her next step in their faith and generosity by making Jesus FIRST.