New Frontiers Church was a dream that began in the late 70's when God saved a group of Dartmouth students and gave them a vision to plant new churches. As a result, a small group went to start a church at UNH, which grew to become Christ the King Church in Dover.
In the late 90's, a number of the church members felt God was leading them to plant a church in Portsmouth with a vision to see lives and communities transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus. By God's grace, Harbor Church was launched in the fall of 2002 and has continued to grow as people from diverse backgrounds have experienced life transformation. Both churches are passionate about serving their cities as well as people in need and have started a number of initiatives including REBUILD and RESTORE61.
In 2012, we made the decision to bring our two churches together to form one church, with one leadership team, but meeting in different locations. We believe that by coming together and pooling our resources, we can be more effective in serving our communities. We have called this new church ‘New Frontiers Church’ named after the family of churches that we are a part of. It is a name that reflects our vision as we seek to reach northern New England with the gospel, a region that has been called the 'new frontier' of missions in America. But, for us, new frontiers is not restricted to the United States. Our vision, in line with the biblical mandate, is to make disciples of the 'unreached' people groups of the world, who truly represent the new frontiers of world mission. To find out more about our involvement with the nations, please click here