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About Us

Listen to the latest messages by Pastor Rob Cassara.


Known for its rich diversity and a warm inclusive environment where the presence of God is often felt by those who come.

What many visitors usually experience as they walk through our doors is an incredible sense of love emanating from a warm reception, genuine contemporary worship, and inspired and heartfelt biblical teaching.

Our doors are open to the community throughout the week. On Sundays, the body comes together corporately for vibrant and relevant celebration services to exalt the name of Jesus as we grow together in the knowledge of God.

During the week there are numerous Life groups that meet throughout the lower Fairfield and Westchester County areas to further foster and nurture a deeper sense of community.

If you are seeking a church home, we would be pleased to have you as our guest and consider becoming a part of our family.

It is our prayer that each of you would find your way ‘home’ to experience the unconditional and perfect love of God, and as you soak in His love and allow Him to love you completely that your life would begin to be transformed more and more to resemble our loving Father.

– Pastor Robert Cassara

1. An authentic relationship with God is the top priority:
We believe that the most important thing Christians can do is develop a daily authentic relationship with God, in which they experience the unconditional love of God. This will be reflected in their communion with Him and the character of their lives. Mark 12:28-30

2. The empowerment of the Holy Spirit is present and available in all that we do:
We believe in the importance of every believer engaging in a viable relationship with the Holy Spirit, and depending fully on His supernatural empowerment to help in the accomplishment of the great commission. John 14:26, Acts 1:8

3. The Bible is our standard:
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired, infallible, and able to transform the lives of those who hear, read, meditate, and practically apply it. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

4. Genuine worship is essential to experiencing the presence of God:
We believe that our worship to God must be genuine in expression and inspired by the Holy Spirit in order to glorify God, as He inhabits the praises and worship of His people. John 4:24, Psalm 22:3

5. Prayer is our avenue to living in a vital relationship with God:
We believe that prayer is invaluable in the Christian life. Prayer brings us into direct and vital communication with our heavenly Father; deepening our personal relationship while allowing us to experience His power as we receive answers, continual wisdom, and guidance. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

6. Loving relationships should permeate every area of church life:
We believe in the importance of loving unconditionally as was first demonstrated to us by Christ. Therefore, we desire to foster an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and forgiveness toward every person. This loving relationship is best nurtured

7. Fostering and nurturing community is vital to the health of a church:
We believe that real community happens in both, supportive small group settings, which allow for deep interpersonal and transformational relationships to develop through exploring the communicated word, prayer, and fellowship, as well as through participating in weekly corporate settings. Acts 2:46-47

8. Empowering members for ministry as well as life is a priority in church life:
We believe the local church should be an equipping center that enables believers to identify, understand, and develop their God given gifts in order to maximize their personal influence in every sphere of his or her life. Empowering believers to maximize their potential, for the building up of God’s kingdom allows for a greater synergistic impact in the world. Ephesians 4:11-14

9. Lost people matter to God, therefore they matter to us:
We believe in the importance of reaching as many unchurched people as possible, utilizing every possible means so that the maximum number of people in our generation might enjoy and become an active participant in the abundant life of Christ. Luke 19:10

10. The gospel message is relevant to every facet of modern day life:
We believe the gospel message is relevant to our lives today and does not end with a changed life, but has a dynamic rippling effect resulting in a changed world, from individuals, to families, to communities, and to nations. The gospel has the power to transform. Matthew 28:19-20

Jesus’ vision for believers is to “win souls and make disciples.” He clearly stated this in Matthew 28:19-20: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.”

To achieve His vision, Jesus worked closely with twelve men that He mentored to take His place on the earth. Following Jesus’ pattern, the Apostle Paul also trained a number of young men who later became the great leaders of the New Testament Church. We call this mentoring technique the “principle of twelve.”

NBCC has also implemented the principle of twelve. Tremendous transformation has occurred within the community life of our body as deep nurturing fathering and mothering relational bonds have been fostered and strengthened. This strategy enables every believer to become a multiplying leader who can disciple others within their sphere of influence. As a leader one has the unique opportunity to bring a relevant practical gospel and personal discipleship directly to the marketplace or into the heart of their own social or geographical communities.

The Vision:
To win souls and make disciples

The Goal:
Every believer a leader

Pastor Robert Cassara founded New Beginnings Community Church (NBCC) formerly known as New Life Christian Fellowship in Darien, Connecticut in 1993 with a bold vision of effectively empowering and multiplying leaders and growing a vibrant multiethnic congregation of people to develop personally and spiritually as they follow the plan of God for their lives.

NBCC’s first service was held in a rented conference room at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut with 6 people in attendance. After experiencing rapid growth, NBCC moved 4 years later following extensive renovations into its present home, the former Darien Dinner Theatre.

In response to the rapid growth, Pastors Rob believed that the greatest way to reach and minister most effectively to the increasing spiritual and relational needs was to implement a cell or life group structure. NBCC currently has numerous life groups in the Lower Fairfield and Westchester County areas.

Pastor Rob is a native of Greenwich, Connecticut.