New Joy Fellowship officially formed in January of 2005, around the vision of being real disciples of Jesus by walking with God, walking with others, working in the Kingdom.
For more about that vision, please see our vision page.
We began with about fifty people meeting in a home. We quickly grew too large for a house, and so we began renting space – first in an elementary school, and later in a college classroom/auditorium.
After growing to about 100 worshippers, eventually, we began losing members. The reasons for this are complex, and often personal. Even so, we believe the call is to be faithful to God’s word whether it is convenient or not; whether it is outwardly successful or not. After a time, it seemed best to move back to meeting in homes, and that is what we have been doing for the past five years or so. Currently we have one group in Lebanon, Tennessee, and another that meets in the Carthage, TN, area.