Who we are
We're a group of people, probably a lot like you, who have come together to form a new church. We want to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heartfelt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. We would like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.
We’re a family-oriented church, so we are especially concerned that kids are raised in a spiritually nurturing environment. We love our kids and place a premium on children’s ministry, so bring your kids with you and let us assist YOU in helping them grow in Christ!
We are a people who love the Lord! But we always have room for more! Looking for a church that you and your family can call home? Come, "taste and see that the Lord is Good!" (Psalm 34:8)
We would LOVE to have you come and visit our Church Family!
What we believe
The basis of our belief is the Bible, God’s Word and our guide to faith and life.
The Bible teaches that there is one God, the Creator and Ruler of the universe, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We are created in God's image, but we defied God by sinfully going our own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to restore our relationship. Salvation comes through this grace, not by human effort, and must be received by repentance (turning away from our sin) and faith (trusting our lives to Christ).
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived a sinless human life and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. Through Him, we receive not only eternal life after death, but abundant life now.
Jesus rose from the dead, is our only mediator with God, and will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ, comforts the wounded, and equips believers for personal growth and for service in the church. The church worldwide exists to love, worship, serve, and make disciples of every nation.
Because all are sinners, all are invited to join us as we explore the way, truth, and life found in Jesus Christ.
Our mission statement
New Covenant Fellowship is a racially-diverse community informed by the Bible, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and motivated to share God's love with all. In response to God's love we are called to equip disciples to faithfully serve, to encourage seekers to joyfully commit, and to implore all to worship our Lord as
we love our neighbors, grow in grace, and live by faith.
Our vision statement
In the power of the Holy Spirit we are bold in our identification with Jesus as He transforms us into people who increasingly reflect His love to one another and
to a hurting world. New Covenant Fellowship members implement our vision
by sharing the gospel, equipping individuals to live for Christ, and ministering throughout the world.
Our mission is to build a vibrant community that celebrates the wonderful ethnic diversity of the Kingdom of God by:
Intentionally working across cultural lines;
Listening to and learning from each other;
Sharing leadership; and
Working to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and around the world.
We’re a church of believers and seekers who:
Come together to seek God;
Provide opportunities for uncommon and varied worship, service, and
Tools to Implement the Vision and Mission
Embrace collaborative ministries by utilizing both sacred and secular institutions to meet the needs of God's creation.
Empower members and participants by equipping and supporting them to fulfill their calling in their homes, schools, marketplace, and religious communities.
Encourage family-centered ministries to facilitate whole families growing closer to God and each other through programs to motivate and equip parents.
Care for the physical and spiritual needs of others through Mission and Evangelism, thereby impacting the world for Christ.
Engage in life-changing corporate and individual worship that enriches our relationship with the Lord
Meet our pastor
Rev. Becca Weaver Longino joined New Covenant in ministry in April 2018. She is delighted to be serving the church that was formative to her during seminary, and she feels honored to be following in the footsteps of her mentor, Rev. James Lee. Becca grew up in Colorado, but she has called Austin home since she came to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2009. She gets excited about all things multicultural and loves to engage in dialogue about God and community, especially when there are diverse voices at the table. Becca lives in the Allandale neighborhood with her husband, JT, their two toddlers Abigail and Bennett, their dog, Chloe, and six chickens.
Books that have shaped her: Faith Seeking Understanding by Daniel Migliore, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
Movies that make her cry: Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Inside Out.
TV shows she has binge-watched: The Office, Anne with an E, Friday Night Lights, The West Wing, and This is Us.
Places she has traveled and seen God's beautiful creation: 37 of the 50 U.S. States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Mexico, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Israel/Palestine, Norway, and Scotland.
Pastor Becca can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org