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Community Outreach Give-Away

The Crosswalk & Missionary Ministries…

will be sponsoring a Community Outreach Giveaway on the grounds of New Berean Baptist Church. Gather your donations now and have them ready for the Give Away.

Items Include:

  • New & Slightly Used Baby and Children Clothes
  • Ladies Handbags
  • Household Items
  • New and Slightly Toys
  • Socks and etc.

Donation will be accepted from all ministries and the gospel will be shared to whoever will hear

July 30, 2022

We’re On A Mission – His Commission

Sunday’s Coming

Join us this Sunday for our Prayer, Praise and Preaching morning service. In addition to honoring the Lord and fellowshipping with Saints of the Highest

  • We share and distribute our possessions among one another (Acts 4:32-37)
  • We are trained and taught the doctrines of Christ and his apostles (Matt. 28:18-20)
  • We fellowship and exercise our spiritual gifts among each other (Heb. 10:24-25)
  • We willfully submit and are accountable to our ministry leaders (Heb:13:17)
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:00 am

Join us for our Sunday Morning Prayer

Fellowship with a Divine Purpose (Heb. 4 :24)
Fellowship with Us this Sunday
Worship and Fellowship Safety
Parking Lot Transmission

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1


Sunday School Weekly Devotional

A Word from John – The Word Word of God

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We are currently operating under our “Safe Fellowship Protocol” for the safety of our guests and family

Members, friends and guests, as a reminder, your financial gifts and offerings are the lifeblood which keeps our ministry functioning. As a good steward of the Lord, your gifts and offerings are an integral part of helping us share the word of God as we do with the potential to do greater things. Thank you again for your continued support of God’s work.

New Berean Baptist Church – “Committed to The Commission

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Weekly Reminders

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works

Hebrews 10:twenty-four

Midweek Virtual Bible Study and Prayer

Wednesday Beginning at 7:00 pm on ZOOM

Current Study Series in I John

This Sunday’s Pulpit Points with DeWayne Cason

with DeWayne Cason

The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke Chapter 10 records some of the most well-known events about the Son of Man’s Judean Ministry. In our message, a lawyer stands up to tempt Jesus. He asks Jesus many questions which lead Him to the telling a story of a Good Samaritan. It is through this story that the Son of Man demonstrates the second greatest commandment with the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

The Message Points:

  1. A Neighbor Is Someone God Brings to My Attention
  2. A Neighbor Is Someone God Gives Me Ability to Help
  3. A Neighbor Is Someone to Whom I Make Myself Available

The combine Youth and Missionary ministries of New Berean will be collecting the following items to be given away to those in need.

  • Baby & Children clothing (slightly used or new)
  • Household items
  • Purses
  • Toys (new or slightly used)
  • Socks

Be encouraged by the daily devotional from Our Daily Bread

Thank you whole-heartedly for your faithful and consistent giving which keeps us serving you, our leaders and missionaries serving to the glory of the Lord.

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Our worth as individuals are defined by the Lord in his word (Ps. 139:14) word of God. We are many members but of one body with the potential of reaching the multitudes who need to be saved. Share, serve and love is what we do as we search the scriptures daily. Thank you for being a blessing


Sunday Morning Prayer

Calling all Prayer Warriors…

Join the “Prayer Warriors ” ministry of New Berean this Sunday and every Sunday as we collectively assembly before the grace. The Lord’s disciples asked him to “teach us to pray”. When we follow the Lord’s example (Luke 11:one) we will learn discipline, we will learn about ourselves and compassion towards others. The Lord wants us to be like him and entering the holy of holies through the finished work of Christ. According to the writings to the Hebrews, we are permitted to come with a godly level of boldness with the expectation of receiving grace and find help in our time help

Beginning 9:00 am Every Sunday Morning

We here at New Berean, invite you to assemble with as we approach that Throne of Grace. God has told us to cast all our care on him (I Pet. 5:7) because he cares for us. When we do, we are positioned to experience the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7) and are able to encourage others as we have been called to unto good works (Eph. 2:10, Gal. 6:10, I Tim. 2:1-3).

NBBCMinistry Prayer Warrior’s Ministry

Pulpit Points

with DeWayne Cason

When the Son of Man Calls

Today, we are continuing our series from the Gospel of Luke, “Jesus, the Son of Man”. We will take a look at the 5th chapter which provides some remarkable accounts of the Son of Man’s early Galilean ministry. Its stories reveal Jesus bringing hope to the oppressed and challenging those in power. Come find out what happens in today’s message which is entitled “When the Son of Man Calls”.

The Points:

  1. A Call to Follow – Luke 5:1-11
  2. A Call for Healing – Luke 5:12-16
  3. A Call for Forgiveness – Luke 5:17-26
  4. A Call for Repentance – Luke 5:27-32
  5. A Call to Change – Luke 5:33-39

Pulpit Points Archives is a collection of messages from the pulpit preaching ministry of New Berean Baptist Church.

In Memory of …

Reba Bernard

Blessings and honor to the Lord our God for the person, life and legacy of Reba Bernard. Today, Sister Bernard (as she was fondly called) was called home into eternity to be with the Lord. Originally from New Bern NC, she was one of the three charter families of New Berean Baptist Church back in 1989. She and her predeceased husband Howard, joined along with Leroy E. Ricks Sr, his family and Harold Jackson (and family) to establish, serve in and support this new local New Testament ministry.

Reba served as one of the original ministry Trustees. Her sweet spirit and quiet personality made her attractive and a “fan favorite” church mother. She was blessing to the many people who met her. Her faithfulness and love for the Lord was always an encouragement.

She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy: son Howard Lee Bernard and daughter Beverly Bernard-Cruz and grandson, Julien. She was preceded in death by husband Howard, Sr. and two sons Darryl Trenton and Timothy Kelly Bernard

The arrangements for the memorial service of Mother Reba Bernard are being finalized. Here is the most recent update for her New Berean family:

  • Woodlawn Memorial Page for Reba E Brock Bernard
  • Memorial Service – Monday May 23, 2022, viewing 10 am at New Berean Baptist Church
    • NOTE: Due to safe and health concerns, our “Safe Fellow Protocol” will be in effect which includes:
      • Face Mask/Coverings are expected to be worn at all times while inside the facility
      • Body temperatures of our guests will be taken prior to entry. Anyone with body temperature > 100 degrees will be asked not to enter for the consideration of our other guests.
      • and safe distancing practices will be encouraged
  • Interment will be conducted at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA
  • A repast will be held in the reception room at Woodlawn immediately following the interment

The New Berean Kitchen ministry will be serving the repast and are asking Church members to help participate with following items by this Sunday May 22:

  • Bottled water
  • Flavored packets for the bottled water
  • Bags of chips, individual bags
  • Fruit cups

Additional information will be shared as it is given.

On behalf of the Bernard family, please respect their privacy and desires as they process through this challenging time. Thank you again for your prayers for Beverly, Howard Lee and the rest of the family.

Sister Reba’s Father and Mother

Commitment and Surrender

MGM Word of the Week – Commitment & Surrender

In our weekly Half-Hour Power of Prayer time, the men openly shared what it takes to live a life of victory.
The first thing shared is commitment. We as men of God are called to a special calling of holiness (I Peter 1:16). In order to be holy as we are called, we have to make a personal “commitment” to holy living. Holy living is simply faithfully obeying God’s holy word, in all areas of our life (I Peter 1:15). We must commit our personal, private and professional life to the Lord. Let him help us manage what we say, where we go and what we do when we get there. The task of doing this has not been left up to us alone. We have been given a helper, the Holy Spirit of God, to empower us, encourage and elevate us to achieve God’s plan of victory in our life.

The second thing shared, was that of surrender. Giving the right of way or yielding to another. We as men are wired or designed by God to lead and guide. Our role before God comes with great responsibility. And sometimes it can be overwhelming. To surrender our role is not an option but to surrender the mindset that we have all the answers, all the resources or all the tools is a must. God wants us to surrender our lives to his will that he may be glorified (I Corinthians 10:31) and those around us will be blessed. The process surrendering to Him brings about victory in our private life, personal life and professional life. It will be an ongoing process lived out by faith on a daily basis.
Commit and surrender to Him today.

New Berean Baptist Church Seeks Senior Pastor


New Berean Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who will be responsible for the church, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach biblical doctrine, and to provide administrative leadership. The Senior Pastor’s responsibilities will include the following five functions of the New Testament church: evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, and worship. The Senior Pastor will also be a service-oriented individual who genuinely care for the wellbeing of the congregation.


  • Leadership
    • The Senior Pastor shall be the primary teacher of the word of God and oversee the spiritual ministry of the church.   
  • Administration  
    • The Senior Pastor should provide direction and oversight of each and every board and counsel each committee of the church.
  • Ministering
    •  The Senior Pastor shall prepare and deliver sermons, train and lead the deacons in ministry,  oversee worship services, and lead in observance of ordinances such as communion and baptism.
  • Communication
    • The Senior Pastor shall preach and teach the Bible with strong speaking and presentation skills, divinely handling the word of God as truth to communicate the vision of ministry that God gives to him to the congregation.
  • Expectations
    • The Senior Pastor is expected to serve with a servant’s heart, to live an exemplary life as stated in the scripture of Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-13 .
  • Counseling
    • The Senior Pastor may be requested to conduct Biblical counseling services. This role will require the following skills: problem-solving, conflict resolution, and active listening.

Job Type: Full Time or Part Time (Salary to be negotiated)

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to or leave a message for a representative at (757) 483-4821.

About New Berean Baptist Church:

New Berean Baptist Church has celebrated 31 years of Gospel Ministry! We are a church that continues the vision and Commission of Christ to preach to the lost, baptize those who believe and disciple those who chose to follow. Learn more about the church at

Safe Fellowship Protocol

Safe Fellowship Protocol at New Berean Baptist Church

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides us with recommended guidelines we can use to help protect ourselves, others and minimize the spread of the Coronavirus and other transmitted diseases. When trying to decide whether to attend or host gatherings or events, it’s important to consider several factors, including your vaccination status, the level of COVID-19 in your community, and whether you or someone in your household is at high risk of developing severe illness.

The following guidelines are given to consider when either attending or hosting a gathering:

  • Vaccination status: The best way to protect yourself and others at a gathering is to get up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. If you are gathering with people you know, encourage them to be up to date as well. 
  • Level of COVID-19 spread in the community: COVID-19 Community Levels are classified as low, medium, or high. The Levels are determined  by the number of new COVID-19 cases in the community in addition to data on COVID-19 cases in local hospitals. Check the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 
  • Your own health status, such as whether you have a weakened immune system or have a medical condition that places you at high risk of having severe illness. Consider also if you live with or will be having social contact with someone who is at high risk of having severe illness. Consider self-testing to detect infection before any contact with them, especially when the COVID-19 Community Level is medium or high. 
  • The number of people at the gathering: The risk of COVID-19 spread also increases if there are more people at the event or if they come from many different places. If you are gathering with a group of people from multiple households and potentially from different parts of the country, consider additional precautions (e.g., avoiding crowded indoor spaces before travel, taking a test) in advance of gathering to further reduce risk.
  • Ventilation: Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings. Gatherings in large, well-ventilated spaces are safer than gatherings in smaller spaces that are not well-ventilated. 
  • Behavior of people at the gathering: Practicing safer behaviors during the event, like wearing well-fitting masks, especially when the COVID-19 Community Level is high, can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the event. See the tabs below for more COVID-19 prevention strategies for hosting or attending events.
Wear Facial Coverings While Inside
  • Please, wear your mask or facial coverings at all times while inside the facility
  • Clean or wash your hands frequently or as needed.
  • Fellowship at a safe distance inside and outside the facility, considering your health risks and the risks of others.
  • Monitor your own health and take the necessary precautions that suited for you.
  • If you haven’t yet, consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • If you feel ill or “different” than normal and suspect you may have symptoms or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, isolate yourself and seek medical attention.
  • Everything we can do to manage the one body God has given us is our biblical responsibility (I Cor. 6:19-20).

Most importantly, let us keeps in close contact with one another, our Deacons and Ministry Leaders. Let us care for one another and minister to each other in prayer that no one who has a need may go lacking. Paul shared these words with the believers at Rome in 12:12-13, “Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer, distributing to the necessity of the saints and given to hospitality“.

Consider One Another in Love
Fellowship Safely
Monitor Your Own Health