Who We Are

Our Church Identity

New Life Christian Fellowship was founded in 1989. For almost the first two decades, the focus was primarily on college students and Sunday worship was held on campus at Virginia Tech and for some of those years, at Radford University. Members also gathered in apartments and homes for weekly small groups.

A community-focused service began in 2006 in Downtown Blacksburg, and in 2012 the congregation from this service began using the nickname “New Life” while the student-focused congregation continued using the nickname “NLCF.”

Today, we function as one church who chooses to worship as two congregations spread over three Sunday services and various weekly small groups.


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Our Vision

In our New Life congregation, you’ll find a blend of people who love God and are committed to helping each other walk faithfully through life. Marrieds, retired, singles, grad students, and families give us the opportunity to share with and learn from each other at any phase of life. Read More >>

Our Leaders

New Life Christian Fellowship is lead by a team of pastors who share leadership together and practice mutual submission to one another. Currently we have six pastors overseeing the entire church. We also have a team of deacons that assists the pastors, making up a Pastor/Deacon team. We believe that God equips his church with leaders specifically in the areas of apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and shepherds, and we have others who serve in various full-time or part-time staff positions, working with specific populations (children, youth and college students).   Read More >>

For those who want something more, to be a member of New Life is to make a commitment to live according to the Scriptures and to support the work of the congregation. Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organizations. The church is a completely different community – membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. Read More >>