"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Our location in the heart of Phoenix gives us a unique opportunity to intersect with the neighborhood around us to bring about flourishing. Our vision is to address the immediate and long-term needs of our community through five focused initiatives. We believe these are biblical mandates on how the Lord desires us to take the gospel to the places where we live, work, study, and play.
Children & Youth
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Our Children & Youth initiative is largely focused on our neighborhood school, Kenilworth Elementary. We believe that if the next generation flourishes, so will our city and country. Kenilworth currently doesn’t have a Parent-Teacher Organization, so we have created a New City-PTO group to provide support to teachers and students. In addition, we participate in an annual one-day service project called Love Our School Day where New City volunteers complete a variety of projects throughout the school.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
New City is committed to help plant churches internationally. Starting new churches has proven to be the most effective tool for reaching people with the message of Jesus. That should come as no surprise since the church is God's bride and His chosen instrument to spread the Good News around the world. New City has invested in church planting (domestically and abroad) significantly through our partnership with the Orchard Group, the organization that helped us get our start in 2011.
In addition, we are connected with a number of organizations that send teams on mission trips throughout the year.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."
Through partnerships with AZ127, Safe Families, and ProGrace, New City takes a holistic approach to caring for one of the most vulnerable populations, at-risk children and families. From supporting families struggling with unwanted pregnancy (ProGrace), to providing community support for at-risk families (SafeFamilies), to assisting with fostering and adopting (AZ127), our goal is to care for the whole family.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..."
Our under-resourced initiative exists to help those struggling to find the resources to help them meet current needs in their lives. Whether it is financial, access to adequate food, housing, mental health services, or building a community of support, our goal is the serve the whole person. We do this through having a Care Team with a background in behavioral health who assist with needs on-site, internal and external resources and referrals, community groups to address spiritual, relational needs, and at time tangible needs, and general support.
"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up."
Building up brothers and sisters was imperative to the vitality of the early Christian church. That same importance still exists today. Through our Empowerment initiative, we provide a consistent base of volunteers and financial support to local non-profits that have an empowerment focus, like HustlePHX.
Motivated by Christian faith, HustlePHX encourages the creation of sustainable business ventures that affirms the dignity of people and lead to the flourishing of all communities in Phoenix. They achieve this objective through providing entrepreneurs with teachers, mentors, and guest speakers who are all business-related volunteers.
New City Church offers pastoral counseling on a case-by-case basis but also refers those seeking on-going counseling to other counselors.
The Phoenix Counseling Collective
The Phoenix Counseling Collective is a group of counselors and consultants who are rooted in the city of Phoenix and committed to walking alongside others to know their story, come face to face with their humanity, and grow as persons. Our hope is that as we work together that you will live life more deeply, experience greater freedom, and make choices that authentically connect with how you were made. To do this we help you uncover the connections between where you have been and today’s struggles, unpack the impact of the past and current relationships, and explore your engagement with God. Schedule an appointment by visiting our website.
Danielle Cutrer, LAC
Danielle graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She enjoys working with teens, young adults, and career-aged individuals and couples. She is an EMDR therapist trained in trauma resolution. She completed her internship with Christian Family Care Agency in Phoenix, AZ where she studied Attachment Theory and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. By incorporating a faith based approach to counseling, she seeks to help each client find hope. She has a deep love for healthy living, nutrition, her husband Joseph, and a Christ-centered life. You can schedule an appointment with Danielle by contacting her via her website.