Our Story

In 2005, Scott and Stephanie were living in Kalamazoo, Michigan serving as Assistant Pastors at New Day Kalamazoo.  During a time rest and prayer, Stephanie received a dream from the Lord.  “I was flying down the east coast of The United States and I knew I was heading toward South Carolina. As I flew along the coastline I saw a large, 30-foot tall knight standing inland, and I heard a voice say the word, ‘Knightsville.’  I knew it was a place but had never heard of it. Then, I saw the Lord Jesus and he said to me, ‘This is a good place to plant a church.’ He explained to me that Scott and I would move to this place called ‘Knightsville’ and establish a ‘house that beats with the heart of David.’
This is a good place to plant a church…a house that beats with the heart of David
Scott came home that day and Stephanie shared the whole experience with him. His first thought was “Is there really a place called Knightsville in South Carolina?” So, they did what any good Christian would do,  they searched the internet to find out if there was indeed a place called “Knightsville” in South Carolina. Amazingly, there was! Taking an enormous leap of faith, they moved with their children to Summerville in September 2008.  and by April of 2009 Sunday morning services were launched at the YMCA.

Hospitable to God. Hospitable to People.

Our Network

Our church is one of several New Day Churches which are associated with the Partners in Harvest Network (PIH). This world-wide network developed out of the Holy Spirit's outpouring in Toronto in 1994 under the leadership of John and Carol Arnott. PIH offers oversight and support to our church and leaders.

A House that Beats with the Heart of David.

Our Values

New Day Community upholds core values that infiltrate every area of church life. We use the acronym F.I.R.E to help us remember. Father's Love. Intimacy with God through hearing His Voice. Restoration & Healing. Extending God's Kingdom locally and to the nations.

Father Heart Message

Father-God desires above all things for you to experience His love through a deep, personal and experiential relationship with Him as His child. This reality influences our leadership, sermons, life groups, schools, hospitality and all we do at New Day.

Intimacy

Jesus said that His sheep would hear His voice. At New Day, we champion the pursuit of growing in our ability to hear God speak for ourselves and on behalf of one another. We focus on training and equipping around growing in prophetic ministry which is celebrated and valued at New Day.

Restoration

We believe that God wants to restore you emotionally, physically, and spiritually through His present healing power. Healing and restoration is an key focus of teaching, equipping, relationships, prayer ministry and leadership at New Day.

Extending the Kingdom of God

Our desire is to train and equip you so that you can extend and release the Kingdom of God. We want to encourage you to function in your God-given gifts so you can fulfill your purpose. We also want you to be prepared to share the message of the gospel , at every opportunity God gives you.

Our Beliefs

Statement of Beliefs

WE BELIEVE that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.
WE BELIEVE that the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. Psalm 104; Psalm 139; Matthew 10:29-31; 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12; 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6.
WE BELIEVE that Satan, originally a great and good angel, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the Earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will, at the end of the age, be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. Matthew 12:25-29; 25:41; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10.

WE BELIEVE that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. In consequence of his disobedience, Adam’s posterity are born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and are therefore by nature and choice the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. Genesis 1-3; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 3:9-18; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By the blood of His cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints. Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 7:25; 9:13-15; 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 2:1-2.
WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17,31-39; 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7,9.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom also we are sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for Godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission. Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Acts 4:29-30; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18.


WE BELIEVE that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21.
WE BELIEVE that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. Matthew 16:17-19; Acts 2:17-18,42; Ephesians 3:14-21; 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10.

WE BELIEVE that God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. Isaiah 58:6-12; 61:1; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8.
WE BELIEVE in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of the age when He will return to the Earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. We also believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity, and power in the Holy Spirit. Psalms 2:7-9; 22:27-28; John 14:12; 17:20-26; Romans 11:25-32; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28,50-58; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12; Revelation 7:9-14.
WE BELIEVE in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 22:37-40)

WE BELIEVE the Scriptures teach that marriage is the covenanting together of one man and one woman in a union to the exclusion of all others. This union is established by an authorized ceremony under God. Marriage is a unique reflection of God’s faithful love for all humankind. The relationship of husband and wife, as family, reflects the covenanting, self-giving love between Christ and His Bride, the Church. The pledge of mutual faithfulness is not tentative or conditional. The permanent nature of the marriage bond gives security and promotes the development of a trusting relationship. The Church has a responsibility to care for, nurture, and prayerfully support the marriage relationship and the children of the union. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:18; Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 7:4-5; Ephesians 5:25)

Jesus was down to earth, so are we!

Our Services


Life Application Teaching

We prioritize teaching Biblical truth that is directly applicable to real life in every teaching setting, from Kids’ Church to Sunday teachings and beyond. Topical life application teaching is important, but we also value expository teaching. Throughout the year, we will take time to teach through an Epistle / Bible book during a Sunday sermon series, because it is our goal is to teach the whole counsel of God.


Worship

At New Day, we believe that corporate worship is one of the primary functions of gathering together. The specific mandate that God gave to New Day was to be “a house that beats with the heart of David”. Our worship is pattered after that of King David whose worship was extravagant, skilled, creative, intimate and honest. We value homegrown worship songs, new songs, and prophetic expression in our praise and worship times.

Community and Hospitality

Community is a vital aspect of New Day. Friendships and family are core to one’s spiritual health and we emphasize developing healthy relationships. Life Groups are a great way to form relationships. and make connections. We encourage our church family to practice hospitality and invite one another over for dinner!


Kids / Youth Ministry

Our kids and youth ministry pivots from the same core values of Father’s love, hearing His voice, healing and restoration, and extending the Kingdom. We train the little ones and the bigger ones to value God’s word and to hear His voice in their lives. We want them to know they have a powerful God who designed them to live powerful lives in His name.

Prayer / Prophetic Ministry

Every Sunday after the service our prayer ministry team is available in the main meeting room to bless and pray for you. In addition, there is a trained prophetic team who will listen to The Lord on your behalf and give you some words of encouragement as described in 1 Corinthians 14.


Getting Connected

If you wish to get more connected at New Day, consider the following: volunteer to serve in one of the many ministry areas; join a Life Group; attend the School of Ministry; contact a pastoral team or church staff member and arrange a time for coffee; join a missions team; or get involved with local outreach.