New Direction Christian Church (NDCC) is a progressive ministry located in Memphis, Tennessee. New Direction opened in 2001 with the mission to empower all people to know God through life-changing experiences from the inside out.
New Direction grew from 60 members to more than 10,000 members in six short years under the leadership of Dr. Stacy L. Spencer, Senior Pastor. Members step out in force to minister to all of God’s people, particularly the “seekers”. In practical terms, seekers are people who’ve had little or no experience with or those who are disillusioned by traditional churches. The church’s culture of acceptance and fostering God’s love has proven extremely successful in reaching a core audience of “Generation X-ers”, with the congregation largely comprised of members ranging in their mid-30s or younger at the time it launched. Today, the congregation is more family oriented as the Gen X-ers have begun to approach their 50s. The church is ripe with people of all ages and backgrounds and is no longer a single generation ministry.
Today, the church brings together seekers across all socio-economic levels – from the homeless and released offenders to the up and coming professionals and community leaders to worship together in more than 30 different ministries within the church, including GED/literacy programs, In the Zone Student Ministry, Boys to Men mentoring, Feed the Need and Prison ministry.
Nestled in the heart of Memphis’ Hickory Hill community, New Direction Christian Church’s campus is sprawled along 22 acres. The Power Center campus is a real estate conversion of a major retail shopping outlet and a national restaurant franchise.
The 74,000 square-foot facility features the Fillin’ Station Bookstore, administrative offices, a state-of-the-art 3,000 seat sanctuary strategically-placed plasma screens, Dolby surround sound and video production suite.
NDCC Collierville is a 25,000 square foot worship facility, which features a 500-seat sanctuary, administrative offices, a bookstore and meeting spaces.