Asa App grew up in Mexico where his parents are involved in missions work. He met his wife Elizabeth in high school and both of them went on to receive their degrees from Moody Bible Institute. He is currently Lead Pastor at New Life Portage Park and has served on staff since 1993. Pastor Asa is a dynamic pastor with a lot of experience as a youth pastor, raising one of the strongest youth ministries in Chicago. He and his wife have mentored dozens of couples and young leaders. Asa and Elizabeth live on the Northwest side of Chicago and have four children.
Tom Fitzmaurice was born and raised in Chicago and works for the City of Chicago. Tom and his wife Traci have been serving at New Life since 2003. They have four children and live in the Dunning Area. Tom and Traci have a passion to see individuals and families live an authentic faith as they grow and develop their relationship with Christ.
Pastor Javier Villa has served in New Life since 2012. He is married to Karina with whom he has 3 daughters. He began a relationship with Jesus during his childhood through the testimony of his uncle and in the midst of family conflicts. He has served the Lord from his youth in various ministries. Pastor Javier's approach is to show others the love of God, train them and help them take part in the mission of God's family. His desire and prayer is that each person can have a fervent, personal relationship with Jesus, and that the kingdom of God is established in every believer, in their family, their neighborhood and their city.
Worry doesn't work. In the book of Matthew, Jesus teaches us about the futility of worrying saying "Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" The reality is that God is ultimately in control and He also knows what we need even before we ask for it. Instead of being anxious we are told to prioritize God in our lives, seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness.
Pastor Asa App- When it comes to the giving of our time and money the first thing we have to wrestle with is 'who owns it' in the first place? When you settle that it makes a big difference. Jesus warns us to “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness." and "...where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
God wants us to serve Him, He wants mission from us, but he doesn't wants mission or sacrifice from us out of an act of duty. What God wants from us above all things is worship. He wants our heart.
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Our Men's Retreat is coming up this March. We are hosting three weekends this year at our beautiful Pine Trail Camp in Michigan. Please check with your location for the weekend you are attending. This retreat is focused on the freedom of salvation, freedom from sinful strongholds, freedom from the poison of unforgiveness, and freedom to start new cycles of righteous living through Jesus’ power. You will be challenged to take bold steps to become the man that God has created you to be. March 3-4 (English), March 10-11 (English), March 17-18 (Spanish). Please check with your location which weekend you are attending. • Retreat begins Friday at 7:00pm and ends Saturday at 4:00pm. • Check-in available on Friday beginning at 4:00pm, Dinner served at 6:00pm. • Cost is $70 which includes lodging, 3 meals, and materials. • Pine Trail camp - 3525 Dugout Road, Saugatuck, MI 49453 Register at http://nlc.io/MER Need help registering? Contact our office at 773-362-5398
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