New Covenant is made up of people who have come from many different denominations and backgrounds but all strongly committed to Jesus Christ. We are multi-generational (ages 0 to mid-80s) and have a healthy ethnic diversity with members from many nations and international students from local colleges. We have many young families and we provide a caring and safe environment for children to grow in a relationship with the Lord as well as with the many other children here.
Our services are approximately 90 minutes. We start with 30-40 minutes of lively praise and worship, followed by some "family business” (corporate prayer, event video announcements, baby dedications, welcoming of guests, etc.). This transitions to pulpit ministry for adults and Disciple Zone (Sunday School) classes for children. We have corporate communion on the second weekend of every month. After service, there is a time for guests to have refreshments and to get to know us.
We desire to be welcoming and trust the Holy Spirit to draw people to Him. As a body of believers, we strive to reflect the attitude and love of Christ in our lives. We recognize that it is only by God’s grace that we can know and live for him, and we gratefully embrace the gift of the Holy Spirit within us who empowers us to live out our commitment to both the Lord and each other.
Active Members & Regular Attendees: 731 (Active Members 554, 76% of congregation has taken formal membership)
Average Weekly Attendance: 499 (58 Saturdays, 441 Sundays)
Average Age: 32.9 (range 0 - 86)
Most of Any Single Age: 4 year olds, followed by ages 2, 35, 5, 7
Children & Teens: 239 (33%), 139 under age 10, 1/3 of NC4 is under age 20
Age 50+: 193 (27%)
Gender Split: 45.5% Male / 54.5% Female
Married Adults: 77%
Working Adult Women: >85% (at least part-time or students)
Bethlehem City, Fountain Hill, N. Bethlehem/Hanover Twp. Households: 49% (27% from same zip code as church, rest from 27 municipalities throughout Lehigh Valley)
New Covenant Theology and Body Life "at a Glance":