Weekly posts from Pastor Troy, commentary from other New Lifers and New Life CityChurch news.

March Madness

March Madness has begun! As long as I can remember, I have filled out a bracket. Typically, I google a few articles that discuss the possible upsets and then I go to work guessing games. Last night was especially exciting since my second cousin and college football teammate, Nate Oats is the head coach of […]

Worth It

“You step out there knowing the dangers. And it’s intimidating, but that’s what it’s all about.” –Shaun White Imagine if, on October 17, 2017, Shaun White gave up after he received 62 stitches from an accident while practicing. Imagine if, he decided the risk of competition was not worth another gold medal. If you watched […]


In life, there are unforgettable moments. Most often they come without warning. This was the case for Minnesota Vikings fans on Sunday night. The play was called, “Seven Heaven.” The play clock only had 10 seconds left when the ball was snapped. Although there were 22 men on the field, multiple coaches on the sidelines, thousands of […]