Why does the “New City” part of New City Church mean? We chose this name because it highlights our great hope in the mission that Jesus gave to His church. Consider the following...
Our Name: New City Church
Jesus taught us to pray that God’s Kingdom would come, that His will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Question: What would it look like if God blessed us in our endeavor to reach this city with the Gospel so that not only individuals, but families, communities, and neighborhoods are transformed by the Gospel as people come to embrace Jesus as King and live under His kind rule? What would it look like if God actually answered our prayers so that His Kingdom comes more fully to our city, that His will is actually being done all over Calgary just as it is done in heaven?
Answer: It would look like a brand New City.
The name “New City Church” serves to keep Christ’s prayer and mission before us. It continually orients us to our mission to proclaim the Good News what God has done for the salvation of the world in the person of Christ Jesus.
The theme of the City of God and the city of man runs throughout the Scriptures.
From the first cities built to showcase man’s rebellion against God (cf. Gen. 11) to the establishment of Israel whose cities were to be models societies for the watching world to see, from the City of David (Jerusalem) to God’s compassion for the inhabitants of cities who whose citizens did not know their right hand from their left (Nineveh), cities—kingdoms—play a huge role in God’s story of redemption.
Cities are places of beauty, art, & culture, but also places of brokenness, selfishness & sin. God loves cities, and so should we. And the name, “New City Church” will constantly remind us of God’s desire for the great city of Calgary and of God’s ultimate goal for a renewed & restored creation (the New Heavens & New Earth—Rev. 21) in which “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
The Scripture begins in the garden and ends in a glorious garden-city.
At the end of the story of redemption, we are told that when God establishes the new heavens and a new earth, the holy city, the new Jerusalem will descend out of heaven from God, and a loud voice from the throne (i.e., Christ’s) proclaims, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be their God” (Revelation 21).
With the saints of old, we join in looking ahead to “the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God” (Heb. 11). The name “New City Church” will keep our gaze on this glorious future, and remind us of our calling to live the life of the future here in the present.
Our logo consists of four quadrants representing the four quadrants of the city of Calgary, with another box reprenting the city centre. The red box connects all quadrants representing our desire to see a newtwork of new churches throughout the city uinited by a common vision and common values. The colors represent the colors of Calgary, and of course, one can see the Cross embedded in the logo as well.