Gospel Hospitality

This post is a reflection by Olivia Wood on the recent Christian Formation class ‘Gospel Hospitality’ Me? Evangelism? “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I was taught from this verse that I could not separate my faith from the act of evangelism. Just as the…

Hurricane Harvey: Converge Responds

We’ve all heard about the devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Our denomination, Converge, has been in contact with churches in Texas and Louisiana, to discover their situations and learn about needed assistance. Converge Southwest has initiated the Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief account to receive funds. Monies received will be used to assist our pastors/planters, their congregations…

Humbling Gratitude

The very day after the Dependence Day Cookout at NSCBC, I was in downtown Beverly crossing Cabot Street headed for the Dollar Store to purchase a bin to hold this recent event’s odds and ends. As I crossed the street, I heard a very gravelly voice holler in my direction from a store stoop. I…

Member prepares to give legal advice to vulnerable neighbors

Last month Outreach Ministries Fund covered the cost to send two volunteers through a 40-hour Basic Immigration Law Course put on by World Relief at Gordon College, including NSCBC’s very own Russ Bjork. This was an important part of helping Open Door Immigration Services (ODIS) open its doors in Salem. Established by Highrock Church members,…

Inspiring the World with the Story of the Gospel

People have been telling the gospel story for millennia. It’s a source of great inspiration: artists, authors, and builders in every generation retell this simple yet deeply complex message of unending love and self-sacrifice in fresh ways to new ears. Since the start of 2017, the Outreach Ministries Fund of NSCBC has supported some exciting…

Fostering: Extending Love to the Orphan

Are you sorry you missed our recent foster event? Here’s what we learned: On Tuesday, May 30, about a dozen gathered at the home of Bob & Nancy Stallard to meet two foster families who attend First Presbyterian Church Northshore and a recruiter from the Department of Children and Families. We had the opportunity to…

Responding to God’s Call: A Foster-Family’s Story

From the very earliest times, there have been Christians who responded to the good news of God’s grace by caring for children in need. Many still respond in this way, including Lynnette Lovasco, a former member who graciously shares her story with us below. Read to the bottom to find out how to join us…

On Mission: Africa to the North Shore

One of the greatest challenges Christians have is to give the Bible’s answers to the questions people are asking, in language they can understand, with arguments they can feel the weight of (Tim Keller, Center Church, 89). In order to faithfully answer the questions our friends and loved ones are asking, we must learn about…