New Life Assembly of God

Located at 11000 Lemmon Valley Drive in Reno Nevada


Driving Directions


Pastor Scott and Kim


PTSD Support

Assembly Of God History

Our Vision

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New Life Assembly of God, 11000 Lemmon Valley Drive in Reno

We hope you find our website helpful. We have ministries for the whole family: children, youth, and adults. If you have further questions or need more information please call 775-972-1088 or e-mail

Driving directions: From Downtown Reno take Highway 395 north to the Lemmon Drive exit. Turn right and proceed 4 miles on Lemmon Drive. We are located on the corner of Nectar and Lemmon Drive. We would love to have you come and be our guest.


Every Sunday 9 AM Sunday School, 10 AM Worship and Childrens School

Every Wednesday 7 PM Family Ministries Hour

Second and Fourth Saturdays each month at 10 AM - Food Bank

P. Scott and Kim
Scott and Kim
Pastor Scott and Kim Matson


We are committed to carrying out the Great Commission of preaching the Good News of Jesus around the world. There are places where we may never be able to go, but we are dedicated to assisting those who will.

The following is a list of those we support around the world:
Stephen Aldrich Family: France
Mike Chandler Family: Croatia
Scott Hanson Family: Tanzania
Allen Martin Family: Ecuador
Dennis Peters Family: Japan
James Rossi Family: Netherlands
Scott Smith Family: Spain

We also support several state side missionaries:

Daniel Fred Family: UNR Chi Alpha Director
Robert Johnson Family: City International Ministries San Francisco
Paul Palmer Family: Church Planter Atlanta, Georgia
Russ Peavey Family: Intercultural Ministries
Doug Yates Family: New Life Christian Church McDermitt, Nevada
Teen Challange Center: Sparks, Nevada

What is PTSD?

Almost everyone will experience a traumatic event in their lives. Initially, we may be very upset, frightened, or sad. Usually over time the grief passes, the pain lessens, and life becomes relatively normal.

However, some people may experience life threatening situations that are so distressing that the memory does not fade. They begin to live their lives trying to avoid any reminders of what has happened to them. These people may be experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a serious condition that elicits emotional, psychological, and physiological responses.

Help for PTSD Symptoms.

We are not alone
All human beings experience intense stress following an event that involved serious injury or death (actual or threatened) or that involved witnessing others in such a situation. Normal stress reactions may include:
• a constant state of anxiety
• emotional numbness
• sadness
• irritability or anger
• being easily startled
• trouble concentrating
• trouble eating (or eating too much)
• trouble sleeping
• a desire for isolation
• constantly thinking about the event OR constantly trying to avoid thinking about the event
• nightmares
• feeling helpless
• feeling overwhelmed

Normal stress reactions generally decrease as time passes. If you experienced a traumatic event more than a month ago and are still experiencing these things, however, you may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Many types of traumatic events can result in PTSD: military combat, sexual assault, serious accidents (automobile, airplane, etc.), serious physical assault, childhood sexual or physical abuse, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters (fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake). Not everyone who experiences one of these events will develop PTSD, however; whether or not you develop PTSD depends on many things including:
• how intense the trauma was (or how long it lasted)
• the type and severity of injury sustained or threatened
• how much you felt in control (or how much you felt a lack of control) during the event
• the type and extent of support that you received immediately after the event.

How We Help

We are a peer support group for those who have experienced traumatic experiences such as combat, a life-threntaning event, natural disasters, serious accidents, sexual assault, etc.

We are not mental health professionals, we are survivors of traumatic events.

We have learned to recover in stages towards recovery. Many of us are still on our journey to full recovery.

Our PTSD Support Group meets the first Saturday at 10 AM each month, what is said in our meetings stays in our meetings.

For help or more information contact Bob Eldridge at 775-225-2707, or Jim Ganyon at 775-677-4102 or the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 (or text 838255) or visit NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Assembly of God History

The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today.

Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda.

Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.

Our Vision

The vision of New Life Assembly of God is to evangelize the community, nation and the world with the gospel; and to disciple members, leaders, and ministers. Our Hope is to establish missions, schools and community multi-purpose centers in cities of our nation and around the world, so that people might be saved, healed, delivered, and set free by the power of Jesus Christ.

We envision a church where the Mission begins at home. A church that deliberately reaches out with the gospel of Jesus to the unchurched people in the community. Our evangelism efforts will also include short term missions trips to both foreign and home mission sites. We will conduct training for those involved to assure the greatest level of effectiveness possible. We further envision this resulting in a healthy, growing church, such that additional services need to be scheduled.

We envision a church that embraces Holy Spirit led change. A church where the Holy Spirit may have the freedom to touch and encourage each person who attends any service. We envision a church where people from all walks of life, ethnicity, gender, and age groups experience God in ways that demonstrate his love and commitment to them. We envision a church that is reaching and stretching to be a responsible life-giving steward that we, members of the Church, are mandated to be.

Our worship will be welcoming to as wide an audience as possible. It will be intense and Holy Spirit directed.

We see this happening among every age group from children through adults and seniors, to the extent that each group is reaching their unsaved peers in the community with the gospel, resulting in a sustained influence in the Reno and Lemmon Valley and Stead Areas.

We will establish effective methods of discipleship and leadership development. We will commit to develop and maintain age specific programming that meets the identified needs of our community. We see this including instruction ranging from new believers classes through advanced leadership training. We will pursue the use of cell groups, adult small groups and elective courses that will provide an ongoing intimate setting for discipleship and fellowship as well as opportunities for ministry. These cell groups will be a means for extending the effectiveness of our Pastoral care for the elderly, the sick, and otherwise shut-in. We will also use such tools as practical application seminars.

Furthermore, we will challenge and encourage individuals to discover develop and exercise their God given talents and abilities. These individuals will then be used by God both within the church and the greater community resulting in a sustained influence in the washoe area.

We envision a church that is involved in community activities and meeting community needs of every nature, thus developing a greater trust within the community. We imagine providing tangible and intangible assistance to unwed mothers, broken families and others the Lord brings to our attention, including home and foreign missionaries. We can also see the value of performing coordinated acts of kindness and community service in the Reno Sparks area accomplishing this aim.

We will provide, improve and maintain all of our facilities. The church building is handicapped accessible. We will provide appropriate transportation for all who need it with the focus toward children and the elderly.

Convinced this vision can only be accomplished with God’s enabling and provision, we commit ourselves to be faithful in corporate and individual prayer.

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