MEET AARON & BRIANNA
My name is Aaron Batdorf and my wife's name is Brianna. Both Brianna and I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2012. We were both greatly impacted by NewLife while students at LHU. College is such a crucial time and I love being able to minister here. New Life played such a big role in my spiritual life that I wanted continue what God had started. I look forward to what God has in store for this campus and hope you can join us for it!
LHU NewLife is a diverse fellowship of young adults and college students who come together with the support of the university and a local church, BigWoods Bible Church to praise and spread the name of Jesus Christ. Though our supporting church, BigWoods Bible Church, is defined as Southern Baptist, we have students with all demoninational backgrounds from Methodist, Mennonite, and non-denominaltional evangelical to new believers and recent converts who haven't had any experience in the church. We welcome people in all stages of their walk with Christ.
"Glorifying God, by together becoming disciples of Christ who build relationships through Spirit-filled lives of love, unity, and service."
What we believe:
That the Bible is the Word of God and is our final authority for faith, life and practice.
In one God, the Creator of all things. He is infinitely perfect, constantly loving, and eternally exists in three Persons - the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He was truly God and truly man. He was born of a virgin. He lived a perfect life. He died on the cross in payment for our sin. He arose from the dead. He is coming again.
That salvation is a gift of God's grace. It cannot be earned or deserved. God forgives our sin and gives us eternal life when we trust Jesus as our Savior. We believe that the person who truly comes to faith in Christ is eternally saved and safe.
That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. In the church, He gives enabling gifts to carry out the work of Christ on earth.
For a more detailed description of our doctrine, please see link the to the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith. http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp