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 attire 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.
Global Missions Focus
God is at work in the world in exciting ways! Hear what God is doing in our partner Gospel Movements around the world and find out how you can be involved in supporting the work of missions there.
April 28: Hear how God is at work among the African Islanders and the Alagwa People, with guest Carrie Pierre.
May 5: Hear how God is at work in Western and Central Asia, with world partners Mohsen and Sarah and Daniel and Rahel.
Engaging the Scriptures
Have you ever wondered how to talk about Scripture with your non-Christian friends? Are you intimidated by where to start with reading the Bible with others – whether believers or non-believers? Are you sometimes skeptical that the Bible is applicable for the everyday hardships we and our loved ones experience? In this course we will consider practical ways to invite others into engaging the Scriptures.
Bridging the Gap: From Sermon to Life
After listening to a sermon, there can be a lot to process about what the Scripture says and what that means for our lives. Meet with others to discuss the day’s sermon and consider how to apply the principles to your everyday circumstances and relationships.
Walking Alongside People who are Suffering
As Christians, we experience a hope that strengthens us in the midst of loss, illness, and other trials. This course will help us know how to care for and share life with our loved ones who are suffering.
Francis of Assisi’s Vision of Discipleship
Re-Capturing Jesus: Seeing and Responding to all the Fullness of Christ (December 2018)
Bridging the Gap: From Sermon to Life (December 2018)
Our Church Culture (November 2018)
Bridging the Gap: From Sermon to Life (September-October 2018)
Gospel Hospitality: Extending the Welcome of Jesus With Our Homes, Tables, and Lives (October 2018)
Plotlines: Making Sense of the Stories Our Culture Tells Us (September 2018)
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!