A New Chapter.

Dear Friend,

This past weekend (March 14, 2021) was a monumental weekend here at New Song Church. Since the beginning of our arrival to Cleveland and to New Song Church in July 2018, we have set our hearts to be a house of prayer. As we prayed, God moved. To date, we have had 7 seasons of corporate prayer and fasting, 190+ decision cards for Christ, hundreds of lives ministered to and changed. From the very beginning of our journey, it was clear that God was doing a new thing!  

Over the past two years, we've been able to walk our church family through healing, unity, and reconciliation. Yes, we put in various systems and processes (including starting online church without a single piece of equipment pre-pandemic), but it was the presence of God that brought us together and keeps us together. It was clear that the Holy Spirit was beginning to bring forth a new identity in the middle of the pandemic, and we were on the verge of a new chapter in our history. We truly began to see how God wasn't just leading us to grow wide but deep. Together, we determined that He wants us to establish a new identity, but He also wanted us to shed anything that might prevent us from grabbing hold of that new identity wholeheartedly.

Jesus teaches us that no one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. Instead, they put new wine into new wineskins, and both the wine and the wineskins are preserved. When we hold on to the old, we are like old wineskins that God does not want to pour His Holy Spirit into.

On Sunday, March 14, our church membership unanimously supported a new vision, a heart change, and a name change to "Christ Culture Church." The leadership and the church followed His steps, and I'm thrilled about the future. I’m so proud of our church family and I believe the best is yet to come! There's been a lot of work, tears, and prayers that have gone into this moment, but I'm grateful for every part.

“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

Pastors Klen & Audrey