New Life Covenant Church was established in 1957 in Twig, Minnesota (15 miles outside of Duluth). It is in an old one-room school house that added indoor plumbing in the mid-70's and a sanctuary in the 80's. Through much of it's history it consisted of part-time and/or shared pastors and was a preaching point in a rural setting. In the 90's it almost had to close its doors if not for a few of the faithful that were committed to this ministry. Through many steps of faith, each involving risk, New Life now has a full-time pastor and active ministries throughout the week. Those that consider New Life Covenant their home church now pushes to almost 250 people.
The facility however, has become hinderance to ministry. As a church family seeking to bring Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world, we find ourselves at another defining moment. New opportunities are staring us in the face. New opportunities for ministries that have been put on hold that will finally be developed, to invite the community in, to provide accessible space for our seniors, to hold weddings and funerals in our own building, and for children to experience God.
Since 2006 New Life has gone through a thoughtful process of exploring God's leading to build a new church. Five acres have been donated, established a Building Committee, purchased an addition 2.7 acres adjoining the new land, introduced a Mission Statement: Connect Grow & Become, 3 months of weekly input sessions, created a Capital Campaign Committee, took a church assessment, and finally in May 2013 launched into a Capital Campaign called the Wave.
The Wave Campaign invites us to take new opportunities to make Waves. Waves have this unwavering persistent faithful quality to them. Although water is by nature pliable, over time it has the power to cut through stone, transform landscapes, and sustain life. Ultimately we see the opportunity to share “Living Water” with our community and the world. To share the story of Jesus who has the power to turn hearts from stone to flesh, the power to transform the landscape of our lives and community. To share the source of our life with others.
Since our Commitment Sunday in June 2013, New Life Covenant Church has $400,000 of pledges over the three-year Wave Campaign. The new church building is estimated to cost $800,000 for Phase I.
Over that past decade, Pastor Brad and his wife Brooke, have been dedicated to serving New Life and the Twig community. In 2011 their family experienced a house fire that resulted in the loss of everything they owned. That experience, among others, brought the question into focus: What are you willing to risk to follow Jesus?
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matt 6:21.
We invite you to participate, to share with your friends & family, by praying and/or sponsoring Brad with a per mile donation. We hope you decide to be a part of making this dream come true and that together we witness God's amazing faithfulness… THANK YOU!!!!