Corporate worship is central to the life, discipleship and witness of our church. Week by week we gather to retell the Gospel story of the God who: calls us to worship, leads us to confession, renews us with grace, instructs us in his Word, nourishes us through the Lord’s Table and Baptism, and sends us out with his presence on mission to the world. We want to be people marked by vibrant, God-honoring, Christ-centered, and Spirit-filled worship, who are transformed by our vision of the kingdom of God. Our worship services blend various musical styles and practices — some traditional and some contemporary. Every service is focused around a God-centered theme. The church takes an offering each week, though visitors are not expected to participate in giving. Throughout the year, we have special services that correspond with the worship seasons.
We gather weekly for services at 9am and 10:45am. Childcare is available. Come wearing whatever you are comfortable in.
In adult Christian formation classes at NSCBC, we desire to provide resources that help integrate and apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to our lives. The classes are a weekly forum in which to explore practical, intellectual, and emotional questions in order to promote spiritual growth.
Our Church Culture (November 2018)
Location: Friendship Hall (Lower Level)
NSCBC has long been defined by strong gospel doctrine.While this is good, and we never want to lose this, we want that doctrine to continually impact the way we relate to each other and to drive us into a missionary encounter with the North Shore.As we increasingly desire to see a Gospel movement around us, we recognize that we will need to adjust our posture to be focused on what we are called to do in light of the Gospel.Our six cultural values (nscbc.org/culture) describe a church that is equipped to do this.The elders hope you’ll join us on Sundays in November at 10:45am as we unpack the aspects of our desired church culture and imagine where they will lead us.
Bridging the Gap: From Sermon to Life (September-October 2018)
Location: Conference Room
A sermon discussion and application group
Gospel Hospitality: Extending the Welcome of Jesus With Our Homes, Tables, and Lives (October 2018)
Location: Friendship Hall (lower level)
In a post-Christian culture, practicing robust hospitality is one of the greatest ways Christians can witness to the grace of Christ among their neighbors, classmates, co-workers, friends, and family. In any stage of life – student or retired, single or married, living in a home, apartment, or dorm room, anyone can practice the hospitality of Jesus. Over four weeks, this course aims both to explore how the Gospel of Jesus reshapes and revitalizes our idea of hospitality, and also how we can be equipped for a lifetime of consistent hospitality.
Plotlines: Making Sense of the Stories Our Culture Tells Us (September 2018)
Location: Friendship Hall (lower level)
Every one of us has a way of understanding and relating to the world around us. Though we all have a grid of values that help us to make sense of our day-to-day experiences, more often than not those values are taken unconsciously from the culture around us. This course is designed to help you uncover the dominant values of our culture, understand them clearly, and know how the gospel gives us a better way of making sense of both ourselves and our world. Over the four weeks, the aim is that we would grow as disciples of Jesus in understanding how the plotlines of our lives find their better end in Him, and also that we would become better at challenging the current cultural values, and more fluent and persuasive in relating the gospel to them.
We desire that everyone at NSCBC would make three connections: 1) Connect with God in a deep, personal relationship; 2) Connect with our church community – through small groups, service opportunities, discipleship, fellowship, etc.; 3) Connect your faith to the world you live in.
Our Connect Team helps those new to our church, as well as long-time attenders, find where they can get involved to develop these connections. There are two main steps to the connection process.
Connect I is the first stage in getting connected with our church. For those who are new to NSCBC or not yet members, you can meet the pastor and church staff over lunch or dessert and get to know who we are and our vision for the future. The setting is informal and non-committal. Just enjoy time to learn more about us and ask any questions you have.
If you would like to take the next step in getting involved at NSCBC, join us for Connect II, where Pastor Bobby discusses what it means to be a member of our church as you prayerfully consider joining our fellowship. Anyone can participate in the Connect II class even if you are not ready to continue in the membership process. During the time we look at the identity, calling, and structure of our church. To find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christianity Explored is a welcoming, relationally-based course we regularly run for those who are trying to get a handle on what the Christian faith is about. It is a 7-week course, with dessert, a video on a core Christian belief, and then discussion about what was heard. Every question about life and God is open. Stay tuned for our next round of Christianity Explored!