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…

Hurricane Relief in Haiti

In early October, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean, leaving devastation in Haiti and major damage in Cuba. The event was called the “largest humanitarian event” in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. (Learn more) NSCBC member and elder Mark Fitzgerald is responding with his foundation, Project Espwa. Since founding Project Espwa in 2010, Mark continues…

Who We Want to Be as a Church

We live in a context where the wider community does not always share our basic Christian beliefs and values. We have many friends, family-members, and co-workers who are either suspicious or apathetic towards the truth-claims of the Gospel. Culturally speaking, we are increasingly marginalized in the media, politics, and educational academy. We love the North…

Ministering to Women in Prison

Three days a week, every week, inmates at the “Women in Transition” (WIT) minimum-security prison in Salisbury have the opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about God’s love, plan and way for them. Ladies arrive at WIT after having served most of their time at MCI-Framingham, Massachusetts’s primary women’s prison. Ninety-five percent of them…

Funding Student Ministries

At North Shore Community Baptist Church, we acknowledge that we are called to give generously to all of God’s work as we are able. The Outreach Ministries Fund (OMF) is earmarked for evangelism or social service needs, both local and worldwide. Grants can be made to meet a program’s critical need, provide funds for a new…