OUR STORY

Starting new churches and bringing the good news of Jesus to local communities has been part of our DNA from the beginning. We left the church we helped start in Ocean Township to launch True Life on March 3, 2013. God has done some amazing things since then, but we’re not sitting still! The need is too great! Our plans to launch more churches in New Jersey are already underway. Click on a link below to learn more.

OUR HEART + VISION

Our vision is to be an authentic, inclusive, and sending community where the grace of Jesus Christ transforms every area of our ordinary lives.

Let’s break that down (Tap or hover over any item to view)

AUTHENTIC

We don’t pretend to have it all together. We’re honest about our struggles. We don’t hide our hurts and imperfections behind phony religious jargon. Everything’s not OK.

INCLUSIVE

Jesus is the Savior for everyone, even the most notorious of sinners. We accept people right where they are, regardless of what struggles, hang-ups, or doubts they have. We all must grow. We all must be transformed, and no one is more deserving of God's grace than anyone else. That's why it called grace.

SENDING

Our God is a sending God. He sent Jesus into this world's brokenness. Today, the Holy Spirit sends the Church (that's us) into those same places as his agents of redemption. We leave the comfort of our church gatherings to serve our neighbors and meet their felt needs.

GRACE

The grace of Jesus is transformative! We don’t just talk about it, sing about it, or have nice little Bible studies about it. Rather, his grace deeply impacts every area of our ordinary, eating-and-drinking, going-to-work, raising-our-kids, day-to-day lives.

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OUR PRAYER GOALS

Every March we lay out our prayer goals for the next 12 months. Here’s what our pastoral team and executive board believe God wants us to focus on and pray for this year (2021):

1. Multiply Our Prayer Gatherings From 2 to 10

There’s so much we want to see happen! More people healed, more marriages restored, more strongholds of addiction broken, more loved ones coming to Jesus, and more of our people fighting for justice in our local communities.

The first step to accomplish any of this is prayer. We want to lead with prayer, make decisions through prayer, and truly embrace the belief that, “God, in his sovereignty, has ordained that the prayers of his people actually change things.”

One way to make sure we’re embracing this belief — in addition to churchwide fasts and individual prayer rhythms — is to have more weekly prayer gatherings.

Click here for a current list of our weekly prayer gatherings.

2. Raise $2 Million in Cash for a New Church Home

We want a home base for our Sunday gatherings and mid-week small groups, yes, but also to serve the surrounding community as a missional outpost. We believe followers of Jesus are called to talk about him and represent him by serving our neighborhoods and townships. Here are a few ways a building could help us do this:

  • Offer English as a Second Language classes
  • Tutor teenagers from at-risk neighborhoods
  • Hold support groups for women in crisis pregnancies
  • Allow groups like AA and NA to use our facilities
  • Provide marriage restoration coaching
  • Start a food pantry … and more!

In order to make sure we continue to give 25% of our income to missions (and increase that percentage each year), we refuse to overextend ourselves on a mortgage. $2 million cash will allow us to purchase and renovate a building without it affecting our missions giving.

Click here to contribute to our building fund and help us purchase a new home.

3. Baptize 25 People

We want to reach more and more people with the good news of Jesus! If we’re faithful to pray for more workers in the field (Matthew 9:38), pray for blind eyes to be opened by God’s light (2 Corinthians 4:4-6), and let down our nets as the Spirit leads us (Luke 5:1-10), we believe we’ll see more people place their faith in Jesus!

Some of those people are already in our church! Seeds have been sown, and this year those seeds will grow and bear fruit.

There are also people among us who know about Jesus and may even call themselves Christians, but don’t truly know him. They haven’t fully surrendered their lives to him. If God is drawing them to their knees to give him more than lip service, then baptism is the primary way to draw that line in the sand and declare: “Jesus paid for me, and I’m going to live my life for him by the power of his Spirit.”

Click here to be baptized or to learn more about water baptism.

4. Identify Four People to be Sent Out as International Workers or Church Planters

Our vision is to send out 70 people by 2027 who are called to uproot their lives and plant new roots in new communities so new people have access to the good news of Jesus! 

Last year we sent out Joe & April Walters to help launch Remnant Church in Long Branch.

This year we’re asking God to call four more of our people to leave True Life and serve as missionaries in unreached parts of the world or to help establish new local churches.

Click here if you’d like to speak with someone about your passion to serve Jesus this way.

CHURCH-PLANTING & MISSIONS

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LOCAL MISSIONS

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NEXT STEPS CLASS

What are your next steps toward God and community?Find out in this important class!

PRAYER GATHERINGS

Let us know which prayer gathering you’d like to attend, and we’ll put you in touch with its leader!

SERVING YOUR FAMILY

Rebecca will contact you this week to find out how we can best serve you and your family!

PRAYER REQUEST

God is big. And he loves us. And he hears our prayers. How can we pray for you or someone you love?

FASTING & PRAYER

We fast and pray together every Tuesday. Join us in asking God for big, bold, miracles!

CONFIDENTIAL INQUIRY

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ASK PASTOR RIGO

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WATER BAPTISM

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YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Whether you’re a teenager or a 20-something, we’d love you to be part of our community!

GROUPS FOR COUPLES

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