By: Mackenzie Coleman

I grew up in a church where putting up a facade was the norm. It was one where you should always appear to live a faithful life, even if that was the furthest thing from the truth.

Before New Circle was officially a church, we gathered as community groups. Thats where I met the Rager Family. I went to their group each week, which was in their home. It was truthfully the first time in my life where I felt that I could be honest about my struggles, doubts, and shortcomings. I didn’t have to appear to be anything I wasn’t. It was like my soul finally exhaled.

Since then, New Circle Church has become an integral part of my life. I've had to opportunity to serve on the worship team, hospitality team, NCC kids, and women's ministry. In every capacity, I was loved and poured into. It was that outpouring of love that revealed to me what Christ's perfect love looks like and how to tangibly live it out in my own life. Attending NCC has changed me as a person and continues to shape me. Five years later, New Circle is more than my church, it's my family.