“Building the Kingdom by Discipling Students”
New Life College Fellowship (or simply “Care Group” as we like to call ourselves) is the ministry of New Life in Christ Church to Fredericksburg’s university students. Comprised of students from University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College, and a few other schools, we are a Christian community for the “convinced” and the “unconvinced”, where people can ask honest hard questions about Christianity and grow in their understanding of the Christian life.
We desire to build a community for students in Fredericksburg that glorifies God by reaching a diverse group of students for Christ and equipping them to love and serve Jesus and His church.
What we do?
Small Group meetings
* The way that we get to know more about ourselves, each other, and God Himself – is in the context of community. Working through the Bible and trying to process it on your own is a great thing, but it should never stop there. You should always be bringing in others to help you. That is why at Care Group we engage the scriptures in the more intimate context of a small group Bible study. We simply need each other.
* These groups meet throughout the week. If you are interested in getting involved in a small group community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Additionally, we have some other “hang-out” events throughout the semester (cookouts, movie nights, craft nights, etc) as well as spring beach retreat and summer mission opportunities.
We worship together on Sunday mornings with the entire New Life church family. We attend Sunday School at 9:00 am and the Worship Service that follows at 10:00 am.
Josh and Anacari both grew up in Christian homes, but with very different childhoods. One strong similarity they have however, is their shared love for ministry and missions, and growing the kingdom of God.
Josh, a native of Fredericksburg, graduated from Virginia Tech with his BFA in Visual Communications Design, and works as the Design Specialist for a local Christian-owned engineering company, and also free-lances for local ministries and businesses.
Anacari, a Minnesotan through and through, graduated from University of North Western, St. Paul with a double major in Philosophy and Biblical Studies. She moved to Virginia in 2014 to pursue law, and graduated with her Masters of Law the following year. She is a case manager for Micah Ecumenical ministries and is responsible for assisting recently housed homeless people in the city of Fredericksburg.
Josh and Anacari’s love for, and experience in South American mission work was one of the connections that originally sparked their interest for each other, but also their love for ministry to younger people. They were married in 2015, and shortly after they opened their home to host a college care group, and began leading students on mission trips to Peru. The care group led to the vision and opportunity for them to expand into a larger home and wider ministry, and they now lead the New Life College care group out of their home in Downtown Fredericksburg, with an average attendance of 30+ students.
Among other hobbies, they love spending time with their students, but also enjoy long walks together, coffee dates, swing dancing, the outdoors, and spending time with family and close friends. Their hope and goal is to see young people rise up to be the next generation of spiritual leaders in their churches, campus, community, and throughout the world.