Founded as First Baptist Church of Burlingame in 1906 after a devastating earthquake hit the city of San Francisco and forced many people to move south.
In the early 2000s, First Baptist changed its name to New Life Community Church in an attempt to better communicate who we are.
NLCC is a place to belong, believe and become. We are committed to accepting you as you are, inviting everyone to faith in God revealed in Jesus Christ and becoming (together) the community and people God calls us to be.
We are a church of many nations, languages, backgrounds, economic and education levels. What draws us together is a love for an interest in following Jesus. If you are interested in the same (or curious about Jesus) please join us for the journey.
Grace: Jesus taught that God loves us before we love him. God’s grace (undeserved favor) toward us motivates us to extend grace to others.
Journey: Jesus invited his disciples to follow him. We are all on a journey of learning about God, about ourselves and about our communities. We might all be at different places in the journey, but we are trying to follow the same leader.
Belonging: Jesus called people to follow him in groups. His ministry established a very close group of friends we know as the 12 disciples. We do our best to encourage friendships within our larger community.
Service: Jesus regularly taught his disciples the importance of serving others. He humbly modeled this behavior. It is one of the most visible signs of spiritual growth and maturity. It is also a great path to growth and maturity.
Outreach: Jesus never hesitated to invite others to new life in God’s kingdom. In ways that are gracious, whimsical and non-aggressive, New Life Community Church seeks to call ourselves and our neighbors into deeper and deeper relationship with God.