A rich history & a bright future

New Frontiers Church was a dream that began in the late 1970's when a group of Dartmouth students encountered God and had 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 1990's, a number of the church members felt led to plant a church in Portsmouth to serve the community there, and so, by God’s grace, Harbor Church was launched in the fall of 2002. Both churches had a common vision to serve their cities and to help people in need.

In 2012, the decision was made to bring the two churches together to form one church, with one leadership team. It was believed that by coming together and pooling resources, the church could be more effective in making a difference on the Seacoast and beyond. 

The new church was named ‘New Frontiers Church’ after the Newfrontiers 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 see Blessing the Nations.