The Heart of A Father

The Christian story is about a Father who bound himself to his children at all cost.

Basic Christianity: God Hears Us

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Seeking an Associate Pastor of Discipleship…Together

As we re-launch our search for an Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Laura Range shares where we are in the process and how you can help. I’m currently participating in my third search for a staff member at NSCBC, this time leading the search for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. After six months of active searching,…

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

As we live in light of Pentecost, which we celebrated yesterday, this Puritan prayer to the Holy Spirit from Valley of Vision seeks the work of the Spirit in our hearts. May we be drawn evermore to Christ.

The Risks of Corporate Prayer

Maybe you’re like the Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, who was suspicious of groups of people. “The crowd,” he claimed, “is untruth.” Now imagine how dangerous a crowd might be if it acted in the name of God. But when the people of God pray together in the Bible, we mostly don’t see them acting at…

Lent Series: Celebration

Today we conclude our Lenten blog series, which has reflected on a different spiritual discipline each week – some inward, others outward; some individual, others corporate. We trust that these spiritual practices will help facilitate God’s formation of your soul. Today’s post was written by Melissa Lowther, our Ministry Associate. It is heavily inspired by Richard…

Lent Series: Guidance

The Lenten Season gives us opportunity to reflect on who Christ is and examine our hearts as we prepare for Easter. During Lent, many practice fasting, self-denial, or increased acts of service. It is a time to repent of our sin and receive forgiveness. The ultimate goal is heart transformation – as we enter into…

Lent Series: Prayer and Meditation

The Lenten Season gives us opportunity to reflect on who Christ is and examine our hearts as we prepare for Easter. During Lent, many practice fasting, self-denial, or increased acts of service. It is a time to repent of our sin and receive forgiveness. The ultimate goal is heart transformation – as we enter into…