About UsLocated in the heart of downtown Newnan, NCC believes a transformed life can transform a community.
What We Believe
We Believe in God
There is but one living and true God, the maker and preserver of all things. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in eternity, deity and purpose; everlasting, of infinite power, and wisdom and goodness.
We Believe in Jesus
God was himself in Jesus Christ to reconcile people to God. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born to the Virgin Mary, He joined together the deity of God and the humanity of humankind. Jesus of Nazareth was God in flesh, truly God and truly human. He came to save us. For us the Son of God suffered, was crucified, dead and buried. We believe Jesus was resurrected and ascended into heaven. There He sits as our exalted Lord at the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for us. We believe Jesus poured out His life as a blameless sacrifice for our sin and transgressions. We gratefully acknowledge that He is our Savior, the one perfect mediator between God and us.
We Believe in The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He is one with them, the eternal Godhead, equal in deity, majesty and power. He is God effective in Creation, in life and in the church. The Incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ were accomplished by the Holy Spirit. He continues to reveal, interpret and glorify the Son.
We Believe in Humankind
God created human beings in His own image, innocent, morally free and responsible to choose between good and evil, right and wrong. By the sin of Adam, humans as the offspring of Adam are corrupted in their very nature so that from birth they are inclined to sin. They are unable by their own strength and work to restore themselves in right relationship with God and to merit eternal salvation. God, the Omnipotent, provides all the resources of the Trinity to make it possible for humans to respond to His grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. By God’s grace and help people are enabled to do good works with a free will.
We Believe in The Scriptures
The Bible is God’s written Word, uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It bears unerring witness to Jesus Christ, the living Word. As attested by the early church and subsequent councils, it is the trustworthy record of God’s revelation, completely truthful in all it affirms. It has been faithfully preserved and proves itself true in human experience.
The Scriptures have come to us through human authors who wrote, as God moved them, in the languages and literary forms of their times. God continues, by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, to speak through this Word to each generation and culture.
The Bible has authority over all human life. It teaches the truth about God, His creation, His people, His one and only Son and the destiny of humankind. It also teaches the way of salvation and the life of faith. Whatever is not found in the Bible nor can be proved by it is not to be required as an article of belief or as necessary to salvation.
We Believe in Salvation
Christ offered once and for all the one perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. No other satisfaction for sin is necessary; none other can atone. Only Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world.
We Believe in The Church
The church is created by God. It is the people of God. Christ Jesus is its Lord and Head. The Holy Spirit is its life and power. It is both divine and human, heavenly and earthly, ideal and imperfect. It is an organism, not an unchanging institution. It exists to fulfill the purposes of God in Christ. It redemptively ministers to persons. Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it that it should be holy and without blemish. The church is a fellowship of the redeemed and the redeeming, preaching the Word of God and administering the sacraments according to Christ’ instruction. The Free Methodist Church purposes to be representative of what the church of Jesus Christ would be on earth. It therefore requires specific commitment regarding the faith and life of its members. In its requirements it seeks to honor Christ and obey the written Word of God.
We Believe in The Holy Sacraments
Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the sacraments of the church commanded by Christ. They are means of grace through faith, tokens of our profession of faith in Christ, and signs of God’s gracious ministry toward us. By them, He works within us to quicken, strengthen and confirm our faith.
Our HistoryWe are unashamedly passionate when it comes to praising Jesus.
History of Newnan City Church
Newnan City Church is part of the Free Methodist Church. Dr. Jimmy Ellison and wife Beth were sent to Newnan, GA, by Bishop David Roller, the overseer of the Alabama-Georgia Conference of the FMC to establish a new congregation in the fall of 2016. Working with a core group of eight families, NCC launched its first service in January 2017 with the purpose of transforming lives for Jesus’ sake.
Newnan City Church is built around three pillars: 1) Sunday Worship, 2) Community Groups (Bible studies), and 3) Serving in local missions. We believe one’s life is transformed when these three pillars are a common practice.
The long-term vision of NCC is not to be a large congregation, meeting in one building, but rather to birth new congregations as we grow. Our measure of success will be how many healthy congregations we birth over the next decade.
History of the Free Methodist Church
Historically, the Free Methodist Church was organized at Pekin, New York, August 23, 1860. The leader and first bishop of the new church was Benjamin Titus Roberts. He was a champion for equal rights (especially for women), writer, publisher, Christian educator, and holiness preacher. The influence of his character and ministry continue today.
In 1860, the “free” in Free Methodist emphasized certain basic freedoms found in the Scriptures:
- Human freedom, upholding the right of every person to be free, denying the right of anyone to hold slaves;
- Freedom and simplicity of worship;
- Free seats in church, so the poor will not be kept out or discriminated against;
- Freedom and openness in relationships and loyalties so the truth may always be spoken freely (avoiding vows and secrecy);
- Freedom of laypersons to be fully involved in all levels of decision making;
- Freedom from materialism in order to help the poor.
The biblical principles on which these freedoms are based are as important today as ever.
To learn more about the Free Methodist Church visit FMCUSA.org.
What to Expect on Sunday
Sunday messages are biblically based and applicable to life, and every service includes Holy Communion, which is offered to everyone.
Newnan City Church offers three worship services each Sunday (9:00 am,10:30 am & 6:00 pm), with children’s programming (infant through 5th) provided.
The music in the service is acoustic, with an emphasis on songs that glorify God and emphasize our need of Jesus. It’s not uncommon to sing an old hymn as well as a new song you heard this week on Christian radio. We don’t offer a haze machine, strobe lights, and skinny jeans are scarce.
Most of those worshipping will be wearing casual attire, however, it’s not uncommon to see a tie. You will find people of all backgrounds present, including people of different races. Coffee and refreshments are served at 10:05 am and it is difficult to stay anonymous when attending on a Sunday.
Our hope is you will find the worship experience on Sunday as authentic and intimate, and one which is glorifying to God.
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12
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17 First Ave. Newnan, GA 30263
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