Step 12: Living on God’s Mission, Part 3 of Three Focuses of a Vibrant Christian Life

January 22, 2017

Bible Text: Matthew 4:19 | ,

Series:

Steps 10-12 are about how to make sure we continue to grow and maintain our recovery after we are done with Steps 1-9. How do we live a vibrant Christian life in the Spirit? Step 10 focuses on continued humility. Step 11 focuses on living in a rhythm of spiritual practices. And Step 12 focuses on living on God’s mission.

Matthew 4:19 says: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Leadership Team Member

Aimee Tompkins

Aimee Tompkins

Worship Leader

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Leadership Team Member

Cindy is a doctoral student studying spiritual formation and works for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.

David Guyer

David Guyer

San Fernando Valley Parish Pastor

David and Michelle Guyer are the church planter is residence.  They are working on planting a parish of New City in South San Fernando Valley.  David is currently an assistant principal of a high school, and a student at Fuller Theological Seminary.  He graduated from Milligan College and has a Master's Degree from UCLA.  He is married to Michelle and they three beautiful children--Harmony, Levi and Rigley.

Diana Mond

Diana Mond

Administrative Assistant

Jude Tiersma-Watson

Jude Tiersma-Watson

Leadership Team Member

Jude is an urban missionary and a professor at Fuller Seminary.

T. C. Moore

T. C. Moore

Associate Pastor

T. C. is a Jesus-disciple, husband, father, tech geek, and theology nerd. He is married to Osheta, and together they parent three wonderful children: Tyson, T. J., and Trinity. T. C. began following Jesus at 17 when God's love rescued him from a self-destructive, criminal lifestyle. Since then he has served in Jesus's counter-cultural movement in many ways.  He served as a pastoral intern in a campus ministry reaching out to students at the University of Illinois in Urbana before leaving for Bible college in New Orleans. After graduating from a Bible college specializing in urban ministry, T. C. and Osheta were married and began serving in an under-resourced neighborhood of New Orleans called Hollygrove mentoring at-risk youth at a Christian community center. He also served as Youth Pastor for two Pentecostal congregations. In 2005, the Moores lost nearly everything they owned to hurricane Katrina while Osheta was 9 months pregnant with their second child. They subsequently moved to Boston where T. C. studied urban ministry at Gordon-Conwell seminary. While in Boston, T. C. restarted a defunct faith-based mentoring program for at-risk youth at a Latino Baptist church in a neighborhood called Roxbury. Later he served on the teaching team of a multi-ethnic church plant in a neighborhood called Dorchester. In 2010, the Moores followed God's leading to plant a church called New City Church of Boston. T. C. served as the Church Planting Pastor of New City Boston before accepting the role of Associate Pastor at New City Church of Los Angeles in 2014.

T. C. loves to read books about theology, watch movies, and play video games with his kids.

Hannah Sims

Hannah Sims

Director of Connections and Care

Hannah Sims moved to downtown LA from Columbia, Missouri in 2012, and she loves it here!

After finishing degrees at the University of Missouri, Hannah (Masters in Public Health) and her husband Mark (medical school) came to LA for his medical residency. She immersed herself in her new community in a variety of ways – knit bombing, urban gardening (and briefly, urban poultry), bicycle repair and advocacy, Skid Row clean-up, and especially, volunteering however needed at New City Church.

Hannah loves the restoration gospel, and is always seeking health, wellness, peace, and reconciliation in her messed-up community.

Hannah and Mark graduated from Wheaton College where they were lab partners in the Biology Department.

In her down time, Hannah can be found reading feminist blogs, knitting, napping, reading Emily Dickinson poetry, or swerving through traffic on her beloved bicycle.

Brian Tompkins

Brian Tompkins

Leadership Team Member

Brian and Aimee have three children and they are downtowners to the core!  They love downtown, live in a downtown loft, and Brian works in downtown for Weingard Center, a non-profit that seeks to empower these in transitional housing by creating jobs for them.

David Forster

David Forster

Leadership Team Member

David has been part of the leadership team since New City has had leaders. Originally from Ireland, graduated as a veterinarian from the University of London and started working in Uzbekistan, Central Asia in 1995. He first meet Janet (a Korean American) in Uzbekistan where she was working as a teacher in an International school. Quickly things developed and they got married just over two years later and then worked together in Uzbekistan for a number of years. Their two children were both conceived there and so they are Irish, Korean, Americans made in Uzbekistan! He is now an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary College which is part of Western University, Pomona CA and Janet a middle school teacher. More importantly they continue to be active members of New City and have been so encourage to witness the growing and maturing of the church from its humble beginnings of about twenty people, the original core team.

.” In this passage, Jesus says to “follow me” (enter into an intimate relationship with him—Steps 1-3) “and I will make you” (enter into a process of being transformed to be like Jesus—Steps 4-11) “fishers of men” (he gives us a mission that’s about others, not just about ourselves). The call is to live on God’s mission of making disciples.

Sermon Topics: ,