How is CTL Different?

CTL is non-denominational and independent. This means that we don’t belong to a denomination, but instead we partner with a group of like-minded churches, who take guidance from men and women who work as part of the New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) team. In doing this, we are seeking to live out church life as true to the New Testament pattern as possible.

This means that:

  • We don’t have a national head office or hierarchy as we understand that the highest human authority for the local church recognised in the Bible is a team of men in the local church identified and ordained as elders.
  • We have a focus that is outward and missional – reaching out to people for Jesus Christ is our goal.
  • We believe that the best way for the gospel to be preached  in both word and deed is by the planting of local churches.
  • We believe baptism is for believers, not for infants, and is by full immersion.