Small Group Testimony: Jen L.

As we kick off another fall season and try to organize ourselves around perhaps new schedules and demands, I would like to share from my experience the value of committing to a small group. One thing I have learned is that life is full of surprises, some good and some unwanted. The Bible talks of…

The Problem of Righteousness

Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:12-17; 7:11-18; 9:11-12 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Ecclesiastes helps us navigate “life under the sun” by describing the way that life works in a broken world. All our attempts to find meaning and value “under the sun” are ultimately hevel (a vapor, elusive). Even our pursuit of wisdom…

Discipleship Survey 2021: Encouragements and Takeaways

At NSCBC, our vision is to see a gospel movement on the North Shore, and we are convinced that fruitful discipleship is the “irreducible minimum” in all of our labors and prayers to see Christ’s kingdom more fully expressed in Essex County. This is why we’ve gone to great lengths, to clarify and define who…

Multiplying Discipleship: 4 Barriers

Our vision to see a gospel movement on the North Shore will only become a reality if we saturate the North Shore with transformed disciples who multiply by investing in other disciples. In this short blog series, we’ll explore the necessity, the mindset, and story of multiplying discipleship at NSCBC. You can read the first…

Multiplying Discipleship: An Investment Mindset

Our vision to see a gospel movement on the North Shore will only become a reality if we saturate the North Shore with transformed disciples who multiply by investing in other disciples. In this short blog series, we’ll explore the necessity, the mindset, and story of multiplying discipleship at NSCBC. A Fifty-Year Hole “It won’t…

Multiplying Discipleship: Jesus’ Heart & Church’s Lifeblood

Our vision to see a gospel movement on the North Shore will only become a reality if we saturate the North Shore with transformed disciples who multiply by investing in other disciples. In this short blog series, we’ll explore the necessity, the mindset, and story of multiplying discipleship at NSCBC. Jesus’ Example & Command Mike…

Discipleship Survey 2020: Encouragements and Takeaways

This past March, our church took a survey for the second year in a row, aimed at helping us assess our growth as disciples.  We did this because of our conviction that fruitful discipleship is central to our vision to see a gospel movement on the North Shore. Discipleship is the “irreducible minimum” in all…

The Disciple-Making Toolkit: Remove The Weeds and Thorns

Our vision to see a gospel movement on the North Shore will only become a reality if we saturate the North Shore with transformed disciples who make disciples. The charge to “go and make disciples” (Matt. 28:19-20) is our central task as Christians, and is joyful hard work. In the New Testament, disciple making is…

 
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