Leadership Retreat Reflection

Here is a conversation starter for an upcoming small group discussion – or – (for the internal processors among us) for a long walk in the woods. Imagine a person who has faced some hefty personal failure and received not judgment but mercy. How does that change a person? Might he or she relate to…

Senior Moments: Ray & Jan Biggar

One of the aspects of our church that many of us value is our inter-generational congregation. Today we continue in our “Senior Moments” series with an interview with Ray & Jan Biggar. Through these interviews with seniors at NSCBC, we will see how God has sustained them, taught them, and used them. Sometimes they will…

Student Spotlight: Caleb Morgan

Caleb Morgan is currently studying at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. One of the requirements of his Master of Divinity program is that students connect with a local church for practical ministry experience and learning through Mentored Ministry. Caleb’s NSCBC mentor is Brian Indrelie. Caleb and his wife, Hannah, have been attending NSCBC since the fall 2015….

Prayer for the North Shore

When I was in college, I went on the first of several short-term mission trips. As is often the case in short-term trips, my impact on the country I served was rather limited…but its impact on me was profound. One of my biggest take-aways was on the power of prayer. We prayed for our time—constantly,…

Why I Became a Church Member

Membership can be a pretty good deal. Whether at a health club, professional society, or warehouse club, membership status provides access to special discounts, exclusive events, and many other perks. Membership is enticing and rewarding. Earlier this year I became a member of NSCBC. Another gainful membership, right? Well, yes, but no. This membership is…

Facing Conflict Within Community

A couple weeks ago I was invited by Pastor Bobby to share some principles with the Elders about facing conflict in healthy, biblical ways. I welcomed this opportunity because for a long time I have been really interested in biblical peacemaking and its important role in maintaining – and yes, even fostering – genuine community among…

Faithful In Prayer: Part 2

As the body of Christ, we have a high calling to community, prayer, and mutual service. We desire as a church family to bear each others burdens and kneel with one another in prayer for ourselves, our church, and our world. Some in our church body have been facing particularly difficult circumstances and stages of life. In October…

Unexpected Hospitality

The typical picture of American hospitality looks something like this: you clean your house, your kids, yourself, you prepare some refreshments, and then you invite people into your world. Perhaps your house doesn’t look quite like Pinterest and you don’t look quite ready for a TV debut, but you make an effort to create an…