A place for kids on Sunday morning: newborns through 5th graders learn about Jesus in ways that are age-appropriate and fun – music, videos, puppets, activities, small group time.
Wednesday night Awana: students age three through 5th grade learn God’s word while having fun with games, large group lessons and small group time.
CIL Students: a night (Wednesday) for teens where students 6th grade and up worship, engage in small group discussions with adult leaders, and hear a message just for them.
A place to belong: 2:42 groups are the people you can laugh, grow and serve with.
A place to grow: women’s Bible studies and events, men’s Bible studies and events, CIL Forward classes, and other resources to help individuals and families become more devoted followers of Christ.
A place to make a difference: God can use your gifts and skills to change lives and enrich our community through service to others. We’ll help you connect in ways that make a difference.
Thought-provoking messages based on the Bible.
Teaching for kids; designed to communicate biblical truth in ways that are fun and relevant.
Weekly communion, liturgical prayers, and recognition of the historic church calendar.
CIL believes the convergence of three streams of Christian expression – Sacrament, Scripture, and Spirit – brings full Biblical expression to our worship.
The Sacrament stream means we participate in regular communion, prepared prayers, reciting the creeds, and acknowledging the historic church calendar.
The Scripture stream speaks to our high value of the Bible teaching, evangelism, conversion, and water baptism by immersion.
The Spirit stream indicates our belief that the Holy Spirit’s manifestation gifts continue from the first church to today, allowing every believer to participate in the Spirit-filled life.
In September 1996 New Community Church started at Beech High School in Hendersonville. After seven years of worship at the high school, New Community moved into a brand new building called “The Hope Center” in 2003.
In February 2008, the church hired local church planter Aaron Allison as Lead Pastor, and changed the church’s name to CIL, which stood for The Church at Indian Lake.
In 2020, CIL changed its meaning to Christ Is Love.