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Defiant Faith

A year-long challenge to grow deeper in Christ and unleash defiant faith by intentionally living generously, living in the Word, and living prayerfully. 

40 Days of Living Prayerfully

For the season of Lent (February 17 – April 3), NewCom is seeking to unleash defiant faith by practicing 40 Days of Living Prayerfully. We’re challenging everyone to take courageous steps to experience God through prayer & fasting. Use this worksheet to get started with building your plan!  (If you’d like to pick up a physical copy from church, email
NewCom 40 Days of Living Prayerfully Worksheet

Check out these sample plans.

Intentional Prayer

We are setting aside 30-minute increments for intentional prayer from 5 am – 11 pm. Part of being intentional is planning ahead, so we recommend signing up for several slots in advance.
Sign up:

Communal Prayer

Set aside time to pray with others.
Join a Communal Prayer Gathering Now:

Mondays at 7:30pm – Praying The Lord’s Prayer
Fridays at 7:30pm – Praying Our Hearts:
Saturdays at 10am – Praying Our Requests

Sacrificial Prayer Through Fasting

Fasting is a form of prayer that purposefully disrupts your everyday routine to make more room for God. When you fast, you experience the opportunity to deepen your reliance on God (vs. self).  Deepen your appetite for God by abstaining from specific items, such as food (ex: meat) and habits that are a part of your everyday life (ex: watching TV).  For specific teaching on fasting, check out this sermon.

Learn more about fasting.

Living in the Word

We are stepping into this year by digging into God’s Word!
Check out the resources below for ideas on how to engage the Bible in new ways this year.

Psalms 1:1-3
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

Creative Ways to Engage the Bible

As you seek to live in the Word this year, consider trying a practice you’ve never done before! Below, we’ve highlighted are a few ideas to help get you started. Check out the full list of “Diverse Ways to Engage the Word” for more ideas.

  1. Commit to a daily reading plan
  2. Memorize the Word
  3. Journal the Word
  4. Watch Videos Illustrating the Word
  5. Explore Lectio Divina
  6. Read Different Versions of the Word such as The Message, The Voice, or First Nations Version

Check out the full list of “Diverse Ways to Engage the Word”

Resources for Kids & Youth

Preschool – 2nd Grade Devotional

Elementary Devotionals  

Tween/Teen Devotionals

For Teen Girls:
For Teen Boys:
Living Generously

As we close out 2020, we invite you to take radical steps of faith by surrendering your finances to Jesus. May this be the year that each of us proclaim our trust in Jesus through committing to habits of radical generosity. 

Submit Your Living Generously Commitment Form

Ways to participate:


  1. Pray: Commit one week to praying about your finances. Confess any hesitancy, surrender any fears and insecurities, and ask for God’s guidance.
  2. Listen: Spend intentional time in silence and listening to God’s Spirit.
  3. Study: Meditate on key Scripture passages about money and generosity
    • Malachi 3:6-12
    • Matthew 6:19-24
    • Luke 12:22-34
    • Acts 2:42-44
    • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
  4. Invite: Ask a friend, your microgroup, or your Life Group to pray with you and seek God together.
  5. Respond: Take a tangible step of faith in surrendering your finances to Jesus. At NewCom, this could look like:
    • If you do not usually give, commit to start giving a specific amount or percentage of your income.
    • If you usually give sporadically, commit to give regularly by setting up a recurring gift 
    • If you give regularly, commit to increasing your giving by a specific amount or percentage.
    • Give a one-time faith offering  
    • Get creative! 

Make your commitment by completing the Living Generously commitment form and then set up your gifts on the NewCom giving page.  

Tell Us About Your Commitment to Living Generously

For more teaching on giving and generosity, check out Pastor Peter’s sermon on the Gospel & Generosity


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