Why We Exist
To Help People Know God
Many people today know about God, but they don’t know Him in the personal way He can and wants to be known. He feels distant and more like a historical figure than a close friend. At New Song we desire to connect real people with a real God, the real Jesus, and the real Holy Spirit in a way that creates real life change.
Reaching the Lost
We’re praying in the ones who have never said yes to Jesus, the ones who feel hopeless, the ones who only know God through their parents' relationship with Him, the ones who love Jesus but need a miracle in their marriage, the hurting, the broken, the confused. Completely lost or just a little off track, New Song exists to reach the lost in Oklahoma City.
We want to see people move from casual followers of Jesus to people who love Him with every passion of their heart, all the energy of their being, every thought within them, and all their strength. Worship is love expressed, and it’s how we fulfill the great and supreme commandment.
We are in the business of developing disciples- people who are daily being transformed into the image of Jesus. Romans 8:29 lets us know that reflecting God’s glory is our God-given destiny and we’re all about helping people do just that. We purpose to present truth found in scriptures and to equip people with the tools to they need to live it out through weekend messages, small groups, and equip classes.
Building the Family
We believe the church is God’s House and we are His family. The New Testament places a significant emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. We are convinced the decision to get planted and join a church family is one of the most beneficial moves someone could ever make.
Every generation is essential to our family. We realize legacy is on the line so our church leads with kids and someday our kids will lead our church. The family unit is under attack, so we’re set on helping husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and sons and daughters build their lives on the solid foundation of God’s Word.
Activating Difference Makers
Jesus said we are to lead by a different model. If we want to be the greatest, then we must live as one called to serve others. We love watching people step into greatness—inspiring them to do the good works that God planned for them to do long ago.
We are called to make a difference in this world. Whether that’s leading a small group, mentoring a student, serving the community in practical ways, or making a child feel special while playing Connect Four with them in New Song Kids—we’re all about activating difference makers and sending them on mission!
What We Believe
It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God the Father
God the Father is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him, all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures—God and man—in one person.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. This experience is accompanied by the ability to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.
We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing—body, soul, and spirit—and all of God’s provisions for His saints are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.
The Word of God clearly declares that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration).
The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for humanity. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.
The Christian Life
We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God’s provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints.
The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ. The five-fold ministry of Ephesians 4 governs the Church, the offices of elder and deacon, as well as other offices mentioned in scripture. Church policy is a balance between congregation and eldership authority, emphasizing the final authority of the Church leadership. It is essential to the life of the Church that scriptural patterns of discipline are practiced and that oversight for Church discipline, individual and corporate, is exercised by the leadership of the Church.
Baptism & The Lord's Supper
The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers.
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
We affirm the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth.
Meet the Pastors
Josh & Sarah Blount
Josh and Sarah Blount have served in the local church for over two decades. Before planting New Song Church, they ministered to families, teenagers, kids, and ministry leaders in various roles.
Josh spent seven years on staff at Church on the Move in Tulsa. There he used his talents as a graphic designer. Later he began pastoring in their youth ministry. From 2009-2015, Josh served at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, in their Amazing Kids Ministry as a Children’s Pastor and led their creative team. He is an accomplished children’s ministry consultant and songwriter. He has written kid’s praise and worship music that is in use by thousands of churches across the country and worldwide.
Sarah has served the local church in many ways- from children’s ministry to accounting offices. She is the author of “Fearless Parenting, Raising Godly Kids in an Ungodly World”. After giving birth to her son Felix, stillborn, in 2012, she started her blog at sarahblount.com, and God began to develop in her the heart of a pastor-shepherd as she helped many women grieving the loss of babies.
Josh and Sarah have been married for 19 years and are passionate parents. Their kids are Gus (13), Beau (10), and Sunny (8).
In 2015, the Blount’s moved from Texas to plant New Song Church in Oklahoma City. From that point on, their marriage and ministry have influenced the leadership, church, and city as they pastor New Song Church together.