Welcome to NewCREEations! Our mission is to teach people what Jesus has done for them and help them grow in their God-given purpose so they can teach others what they’ve learned.
The Gospel really is good news. God is not mad at you. The Father poured all that judgement and anger out on Jesus at the cross and now there is none left for you. In fact, Jesus told us that now it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give you His Kingdom! If you are willing to humble yourself, accept what Jesus did for you, believe that He rose from the dead, and let Him direct your life, you can experience a new life enjoying God’s goodness, and everything He makes available in His Kingdom too.
Our teaching comes from the place where spirit and truth, grace and faith all intersect.
God called Lisa and I (Chris) to be missionaries in Scotland for a number of years. So you will see a ton of references to that great nation here on our site. He asked us to go to Scotland to open a new campus for Charis Bible College there.
After nearly 5 years living in Scotland where we established that campus on a solid foundation, God told us to, “Pass the baton. It’s time to go home.”
Now we live back in Colorado where we continue to share the wonders of the Kingdom of God which are available to all believers today through Christ. God has given us a vision to fulfill the Great Commission through discipleship by connecting anointed ministers with the Body of Christ. We will accomplish this through Kingdom Mindsets.
In 2010 Lisa and I were both pretty thoroughly frustrated. After more than 15 years as followers of Jesus, something didn’t seem right. Jesus said if we came to Him, His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Yet for us the word that seemed to best sum up our Christian life was hard.
We could see clearly in scripture how Jesus called us to live. But no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t seem to actually live that way for very long at a time.
It seemed like our lives were a never ending emotional roller coaster.
We were burnt out, especially of church. What we were experiencing in life was very different than what we saw of the early church in the Book of Acts.
It was in that season that we heard about Charis Bible College and God told us that we could renew our minds so our hearts would transform. And then we could finally step off the emotional roller coaster we had been trapped on for so long. So we agreed to move across the country and spend three years with our heads in the Bible and see what God would do with that.
That decision has proven to be one of the best things we have done as a couple.
Chris was a merchant marine officer and naval officer who flew off of aircraft carriers in jets with the US Navy. After leaving the Navy he spent 12 years working on the docks in various international maritime cargo operations positions. Then in 2007 Chris turned his blogging hobby into a new career developing websites, both in his own business as a freelancer and as an employee of a rapidly growing firm. This career change provided the flexibility to eventually leave the coast where the ships were, move to the mountains and go to Bible college.
Lisa was trained as a veterinary technician (nurse) in school. In 1989 she participated in an agricultural exchange program in Australia where she spent a year working in a zoo. Upon returning to the States Lisa spent the next 15+ years working with rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, gazelles and all sorts of other exotic animals in zoo medicine. Lisa has also owned and run multiple small businesses including a business women’s networking organization.
During their second year of Bible College (2013), God called Lisa and I to move to Scotland with a clear assignment. That call started a multi-year adventure and in 2016 we moved to Scotland where we established the Charis Bible College campus in Dumfries.
Our experience going through Charis, and everything we learned there, improved our lives so much that we were thrilled to be able to share the same life-giving truths with the people of Scotland and the world. God showed us how to locate a facility, attract and develop a powerful leadership team, recruit students, and believe for the funds necessary to accomplish all that He put in our hearts to do there.
NewCREEations Ministries was the vehicle which provided much of the necessary financial resources for us to accomplish the work God had for us in Scotland.
Then in February 2021, during a meeting with our key leaders at the campus, God spoke a clear word to us. He said, “Pass the baton. It’s time to go home. The next directors are in front of you.” That word from God began the process of transition back to the States. We were blessed with several months to accomplish an incredibly smooth transition to the new national leaders for the campus.
That summer, Lisa and I moved back across the ocean to Colorado where we now reside. Today our work is focused on establishing and growing a new extension of NewCREEations Ministries called Kingdom Mindsets, a discipleship platform to fulfill the Great Commission by connecting anointed ministries with the Body of Christ.
You will find a ton of fantastic articles along with our Daily Reflections email devotional, an audio podcast and other resources here on our. We are able to provide all of this content on our website absolutely free thanks to our ministry partners who financially support the work to which God has called us.
In addition, Chris has written multiple books that might bless you too. Of particular note is his Rejecting Mammon: How to See Results From Your Giving. This book reveals how the Kingdom of God works for believers in the area of their financial provision. Chris explains powerful Biblical truths in his simple, conversational style. He includes a great many practical examples so you can learn from what he and Lisa experienced personally on their own journey to gain revelation in this area.
If you have a heart to see more lives transformed by the truth of God’s word as people begin to experience the fullness of life in the Kingdom of God here in this life, as well as throughout all eternity, then please consider partnering with us financially.