Something New is Breaking into Southeast Fort Wayne

Starting in Fall 2022, New Life Church of God (a historically primarily Black church with a rich history in the city) and Grace Gathering Central (a multi-site church location planted in 2019 with both English and Spanish-speaking members) are growing more unified than ever. As two separate churches, we are one spiritual family with one, combined Sunday worship service, and one mission to bless the Oxford Neighborhood and beyond.

Sundays at 10:30am

You're invited to our weekly, combined services with New Life Church of God and Grace Gathering Central

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."

Isaiah 43:18-19
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Why "One Family"?

New Life Church of God and Grace Gathering Central are two churches with unique and powerful testimonies, but we recognize that, together, we are one family. This can only be claimed because of the unity of the Spirit at work in us:

"Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all." (Ephesians 4:3-6)

Just imagine what God will do through this diverse family as a witness to the Kingdom of God!

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Why "One Worship"?

Starting September 4th, we'll be meeting together for one, combined service at 10:30am.

The first three Sundays of the month will be a typical Sunday morning worship service—sometimes primarily led by New Life, sometimes primarily led by Grace Gathering Central, other times led by both teams together.

The last Sunday of the month will a special week called "Unity Sundays." The goal will be for us to learn and share together how we can become more impactful disciples and missionaries for one another and our neighborhood.

Unity Sundays will begin with a shortened, 45-minute service featuring worship, a brief devotional, and a time of response. Afterwards, we'll spend 45 minutes downstairs in the Fellowship Hall where everyone has a seat at the table. Here we'll process practical tools for discipleship and mission.

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Why "One Mission"?

God has graciously placed our churches right in the heart of the Oxford neighborhood, and we want to see the Kingdom of God meet our neighbors in tangible, life-changing ways. We believe that we will more impactful at reaching and blessing our community together.

We will pursue the well-being of our neighborhood through things like Soccer Thursdays for kids, meals in homes together, prayer walks, community events, and so much more.

In addition to all that, we are also committed to raising funds for a local Family Training Center as we give For the Sake of Others.

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We’re a church committed to loving the Central part of Fort Wayne, 46806, 46805, 46807, 46816, 46802, and more, and we proudly gather in the Oxford Neighborhood in Southeast Fort Wayne.

Southeast Fort Wayne

1201 McKee Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Sundays at 10:30a

Say hello, grab coffee, check-in your kids if you have them, and join us for worship!

I'm New!

Awesome! Stop by our Connection Center on Sunday, or let us know below.

You'll fit right in.

Our worship services start out with engaging worship through music and prayer, often featuring Spanish verses. Then someone will teach from the Scriptures about the life God is calling us into (with live, in-ear Spanish translation). Lastly, we’ll finish with a time to respond in worship and prayer.

The main theme for our gatherings? Discovering how God might be getting our attention, and then stepping out in faith together.

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Sermons

Seek God in the Scriptures as they impact everyday life.

Children

Growing, playing, and learning to love and follow Jesus.

Soccer

Join us for Soccer Thursdays at 7:00p.

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Serve

Be a part of a team who serves the church family together.

Groups

Connect throughout the week in community with others.

Ministry Leaders

We believe the Biblical vision for leadership involves many people throughout the church, not just “the professional pastor.” Everyone has the call to use the gifts God gives them to love, serve, and lead others. The group below is our list of ministry leaders representing both churches together in unity.

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Central

AJ Walz

Worship Team Leader (Central)
New Life

Alan Ganaway

Prayer Ministry
Central

Casandra Stilwell

Connections Team Leader (Central)
(All Sites)Central

Dan Brusco

Director of Hispanic Ministries
New Life

Donna Masterson

Youth and Tech Leader
CentralNew Life

Stephanie Terry

Central Site Leader Assistant + New Life
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Steve Terry

Central Site Leader, New Life Pastor
All Sites: Children's Team LeadersCentral

Yasmin Garcia

Children’s Ministry Team Leader (Central)

FAQs

What do I do when I get there?

When you arrive, feel free to park behind the building in the parking lot off of Oliver Street, or find convenient street parking nearby. Once you walk in, we encourage you to say hello to someone and let them know you’re new. We have a Connection Center downstairs in the fellowship hall with more information and free coffee. If you have young kids, you can check them in by going down the stairs to your right.

What’s the service like?

We see our services as a time to celebrate what God has done, experience his presence, and to be prepared to live differently for the week ahead. We often start with engaging worship, which helps us become more aware of God. Then someone will teach from the Scriptures about the life God is calling us into. Lastly, we’ll finish with a time to respond in worship and prayer.

¿Y Si Hablo Español?

Tenemos traducción al español en vivo durante el sermón, junto con una lectura de las Escrituras en español cada semana. ¡A menudo también cantamos partes de nuestras canciones de adoración en español! Visite la cabina de traducción el domingo en la parte trasera del Santuario para comenzar.

We have live, in-ear Spanish translation during the sermon, along with a Scripture reading in Spanish every week. We also often sing parts of our worship songs in Spanish as well! Visit the Translation Booth on Sunday in the back of the Sanctuary to get started.

What do you do for kids?

Your first step is for kids in 5th grade or younger to get checked in. For birth through kindergarten, we have people who would love to watch them for you during the service so they can play. For older kids, they usually worship with everyone at the beginning, then take off for a special interactive teaching and small groups afterwards.

What should I wear?

Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.

Can I attend if I’m... ?

We are a church who welcomes people of all backgrounds: black, white, brown, married, single, divorced, living together, gay, straight, transgender, current or recovering addict, rich, poor, young, old, religious, atheist, and everything in between. Everyone is welcome at Grace Gathering because we all are in need of receiving his grace and experiencing his power. So come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!

What is the Oxford Neighborhood?

The Oxford neighborhood is in Southeast Fort Wayne, and it falls in between Pontiac St, Anthony Blvd, Rudisill Blvd, and Lafayette St. (Click the image below to see a larger map.)

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