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About us

New Life Oneonta is an Oneonta, NY community church in the Genesis Conference of the Free Methodist Church, USA. 
 

OUR MISSION

To Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples of Jesus.

OUR APPROACH

To create environments where we can reach our families, friends and neighbors with the Gospel.  To create an inspiring worshiping community where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, a sense of belonging with others and to impact our world for Jesus.

OUR VALUES

1. We are a connectional church. We are strengthened most by our relationships based on truthfulness and grace.

2. We believe our mission drives everything we do.

3. We proclaim a grace that is free.  Jesus said the crowning work of authentic ministry is this:  when the poor have the Gospel brought to them.  Hence, the destitute and disenfranchised of the world deserve our particular care.

4. We strive to make the message of the Gospel relevant to our culture by remaining faithful to GOD while showing love and sensitivity to the world.

5. We accept all who come to us, seeing the most desperate sinner with the potential to become a whole and devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

6. We see smaller groups within the larger body of Christ as the best environment for birth, mentoring, encouragement, and care of believers.

7. We view our local church as a mission outpost.  Our pastors are appointed not just to a local congregation and building, but to the evangelization of whole communities, towns and cities.

8. We see ourselves as an apostolic movement.  We are a “sent” people, charged with the task reaching new territories and new populations of people with the Gospel.

9. We are Wesleyan in our doctrine and in our practice.

10. We teach God’s Word (the Bible) as our rule for life and practice.

11. We are to be a holy people.  Our conduct and our teaching are to reflect the holiness and love of God.  We seek nothing less than the healing of mind, body and soul of all who come under our care.

our pastors:
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Joel Shue

Lead Pastor

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Rocco Dionisio

Conference Ministerial Candidate
Family Ministries Pastor

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Jenna Lutz

Local Ministerial Candidate/

Discipleship 

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Dawn Schuman 

Local Ministerial Candidate/

Outreach

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Adrian Race

Local Ministerial Candidate/

Teen Ministry

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Haywood Edwards

Local Ministerial Candidate

MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS:
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Damaris Gomez

Prayer Ministries

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Joel DeGarmo

Production & Technical Director

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Kristi Dionisio

Guest Services / Administrative

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Andra Shue

Worship & Production Coordinator

BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION:
Chelsea Leahy
Judi Visnosky
Luke Poole
Laurie Grant
David Leahy
Tara Race
Marcia Wilson (Financial Secretary)
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