“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
The health of the local church is measured by vibrant community where people are able to engage in meaningful relationships, create new relationships, and invite others to join into the fellowship of the church body. We will invest in community-building events and groups that foster fellowship, service, and outreach to the communities around our church.
“For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47)
We are called to be a missional people sent by God to impact and influence the world around us in the name of Jesus Christ. We will seek out regular giving and serving opportunities for our church to give sacrificially in order that others might enjoy a new beginning. We seek to fix our eyes upon the larger story of God’s movement in our world without losing sight of the local needs around us.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
God calls every person to a life of learning, growing, and living in Christ. We will invest in and start new small groups and classes for the purpose of building community, engaging in spiritual growth, and furthering Christian education. As more people engage in discipleship groups, knowledge grows, relationships deepen, and spiritual growth is encouraged.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)
God has called us to care for the resources and individuals He has given into our care. This responsibility includes our individual time, talents, and treasures; facilities and grounds; technology; and the individuals and families that call NBNC home. God calls us to give an account of how we manage these resources, and to lead others into good stewardship of their personal resources.