Supporting the Diverse Range of Work for God’s Kingdom

In this post read about how our church, through the Outreach Ministries Fund, has been supporting a variety of projects this year that further the work of God’s Kingdom on the North Shore and around the world The huge extent of God’s Kingdom Have you ever noticed that while Christians share a common faith, the…

Is Boston the most intolerant city in America?

A Challenge to NSCBC In our sermon this week from Will Cottrell we heard the challenge to be people who reach across the divide and make bridges with people who are not like us. In Luke 19, Zaccheus was a despised and a hated outsider, but Jesus went to Zaccheus, invited himself into his life and…

Hurricane Harvey: Converge Responds

We’ve all heard about the devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Our denomination, Converge, has been in contact with churches in Texas and Louisiana, to discover their situations and learn about needed assistance. Converge Southwest has initiated the Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief account to receive funds. Monies received will be used to assist our pastors/planters, their congregations…

Humbling Gratitude

The very day after the Dependence Day Cookout at NSCBC, I was in downtown Beverly crossing Cabot Street headed for the Dollar Store to purchase a bin to hold this recent event’s odds and ends. As I crossed the street, I heard a very gravelly voice holler in my direction from a store stoop. I…

Member prepares to give legal advice to vulnerable neighbors

Last month Outreach Ministries Fund covered the cost to send two volunteers through a 40-hour Basic Immigration Law Course put on by World Relief at Gordon College, including NSCBC’s very own Russ Bjork. This was an important part of helping Open Door Immigration Services (ODIS) open its doors in Salem. Established by Highrock Church members,…

Inspiring the World with the Story of the Gospel

People have been telling the gospel story for millennia. It’s a source of great inspiration: artists, authors, and builders in every generation retell this simple yet deeply complex message of unending love and self-sacrifice in fresh ways to new ears. Since the start of 2017, the Outreach Ministries Fund of NSCBC has supported some exciting…

Hurricane Relief in Haiti

In early October, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean, leaving devastation in Haiti and major damage in Cuba. The event was called the “largest humanitarian event” in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. (Learn more) NSCBC member and elder Mark Fitzgerald is responding with his foundation, Project Espwa. Since founding Project Espwa in 2010, Mark continues…

Who We Want to Be as a Church

We live in a context where the wider community does not always share our basic Christian beliefs and values. We have many friends, family-members, and co-workers who are either suspicious or apathetic towards the truth-claims of the Gospel. Culturally speaking, we are increasingly marginalized in the media, politics, and educational academy. We love the North…