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.
The purpose for Christian formation at NSCBC is to offer gospel-centered, holistic, and targeted courses, seminars, and resources to help equip believers for gospel living and ministry.
Fall 2019 Courses
Spiritual Practices for an Anxious and Hurried World
The fall can often feel like a hurried and anxious season. School will start. The calendar will fill up. Many of us begin new activities and need to adjust to a different routine. During this course we will consider spiritual practices to keep us centered on Christ in the midst of change and busyness. We’ll look at simplicity, fasting, and solitude and how these disciplines can shape our rhythms for the year.
Starting September 8 | 3 weeks
Sundays, 10:45am – noon
Teachers: Tess Wallace, Melissa Lowther, Brian Indrelie
When it comes to making decisions about our personal finances, we are often driven by anxiety, fear, or self-preservation. We can be anxious about whether or not we are planning well for the future or stressed by how little money we have. Explore with us what it looks like to approach our finances as followers of Christ. We will consider the Biblical paradigm for generosity and sacrifice, contentment, and investing in the Kingdom of God and look at how to practically apply these concepts to our wallets.
Starting October 6 | 4 weeks
Sundays, 10:45am – noon
Teachers: Sarah Bartley, Elizabeth Stevens
Embracing Intimacy: The Bible’s Wisdom on Intimacy, Sex, and Romance from the Song of Solomon
Ever wonder why the Bible contains an entire book of racy love poetry? Join us for a deep dive into the text of Song of Solomon, as we explore God’s ancient, yet timely wisdom on pursuing true intimacy in all its forms, in a culture that often erodes it.
Starting November 3 | 4 weeks
Sundays, 10:45am – noon
Teacher: Ben Friedman
Hard Conversations: Shepherding Your Children in Conversations about Sex
Parents can often feel at a loss for how to have gracious and open conversations with their kids about sex, and issues surrounding our hyper-sexualized age (pornography, sexting, etc.). This afternoon seminar and group discussion will encourage parents and put tools in their hands for approaching these crucial shepherding conversations, while remaining relationally connected with their children.
Saturday, 1pm – 4pm
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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!