Welcome to the ANE District's new publication called "Know Your Neighbor"!  This publication is designed to give you some intimate information about the many churches within our large district.  It is intended to be a fun way of sharing a part of their story as we all are called to continue the work of Jesus.  Peacefully, Simply, Together.  Enjoy!
Connecting Our Community Under The Canopy Of Christ
  New Beginnings

New Beginnings is located at 10 Hopeland Road, Lititz, PA.
Lead Elder:  Michael Wise
Elders Team:  Barry Haldeman, Scott Haldeman;  Minister:  Glenn Martin

Membership:  30
Worship:  42
Church School: 5
Get to Know Us!
What is your congregation most passionate about?

A:  Worshiping and praising the Lord, and being obedient to His call.
What ministry excites you most?

A:   God has called us to visit, worship with, and to minister prophetically to other COB congregations. (set up through Netzer) 1Cor. 14:3 "He who prophesies speaks edification, exhortation, and comfort to men."
How would you describe your congregation?

A:  Small, mobile, willing to listen and respond to the voice of the Holy Spirit to bring glory to Jesus.
If you were not in your community, what would be missing?

A: We worship in the little town of Brickerville just north of Lititz PA, serving and loving it, through prayer walks, helping to work beside the fire company, township recycling, and in the past multi-church community picnics, Fireman appreciation Dinners and VBS.
What are your congregation's five favorite hymns or choruses?

A: *“How great is our God” and “10,000 Reasons” by Chris Tomlin
What do people say they like best about your church?

A: We are friendly, caring, and we have sincere worship and praise, where people can sense the presence of God.
If someone was to ask you to tell them about your congregation's vision for ministry, what would you tell them?

A:  Continuing the work of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
What mission efforts has your congregation been involved in recently?

A:  We support several missionaries both in the US and abroad. We each feel called to share the good news of Jesus with whom every God brings our way.
Share a Fun Fact about your church:

A: We're a church plant from Chiques with bi-vocational leadership. We worship in a fire hall, and have oversight by a Netzer and a COB apostle.
Describe your youth and young adult ministries:

A: Small but mighty. The youth recently lead the entire service, prayers, meditations, and had a praise team with guitar, keyboard, drums and singers.
What is the title of a book or video series that your congregation has recently used and would suggest to other congregations/small groups?

A: "The Jesus Centered Life" by Rick Lawrence;    "The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer
What is a favorite or well loved food at your congregational meal events?  Is there a special recipe that you can share for this food?

A: Colleen Haldeman's Love Feast Soup and homemade ice cream.
What is your congregation's favorite annual event?

A: Outdoor baptism followed by a church picnic.
In what way has ANE assisted your church?

A: The ANE District Church Development Commission has been invaluable in assisting us in the church planting process. Don Mitchell has been one of our biggest sources of encouragement! Also, when seeking apostolic oversight, Craig Smith, helped us find a man with an apostolic call and gift, which has also been a great blessing to New Beginnings.