Lent Series: Guidance

The Lenten Season gives us opportunity to reflect on who Christ is and examine our hearts as we prepare for Easter. During Lent, many practice fasting, self-denial, or increased acts of service. It is a time to repent of our sin and receive forgiveness. The ultimate goal is heart transformation – as we enter into…

Lent Series: Prayer and Meditation

The Lenten Season gives us opportunity to reflect on who Christ is and examine our hearts as we prepare for Easter. During Lent, many practice fasting, self-denial, or increased acts of service. It is a time to repent of our sin and receive forgiveness. The ultimate goal is heart transformation – as we enter into…

Lent Series: Solitude

The Lenten Season gives us opportunity to reflect on who Christ is and examine our hearts as we prepare for Easter. During Lent, many practice fasting, self-denial, or increased acts of service. It is a time to repent of our sin and receive forgiveness. The ultimate goal is heart transformation – as we enter into…

Called to be a Deacon

“Would you pray about being recommended to be a deacon in our church?” I was asked about a year ago after I returned from my pilgrimage across Spain seeking God’s guidance for my life. See, I had just sent my firstborn off to college. (Yes, she’s only 2 miles from my house, but the reality…

Update from Your Elders: December 2016

Our twice-monthly Elder meetings always have full agendas with lots to cover, but one standing agenda item continually blesses these (long) evenings together: our devotional time. Devotional topics lately have discussed and explored servant leadership in the church, reminded us of our adoption through Christ and its implications, and recently explored “life through prayer” as the practical…

Invitation to Open Prayer

We live in turbulent times. The recent election has polarized communities and even families. Protests arise in city-centers. Pundits try to make sense of voter turnout and failed polls. And on a local level, everyone seems a little less comfortable and willing to make eye-contact. Where is the church in the midst of this? Where…

6 Ways to Get Plugged In at Church

Are you new to our church? Maybe you’ve been coming for a while but haven’t really gotten involved. Here are the top six ways to get plugged in at North Shore Community Baptist Church! Stop by the Welcome Center As soon as you walk in the door of our building you can’t miss our Welcome…

Helping Your Kids Start the School Year Well

It’s just around the corner: “the most wonderful time of the year”…back to school. Sports, youth group, Awana, Sunday School, curriculum nights, small groups, scouts, and many other activities are also starting up. All that empty space on the calendar seems to fill up too quickly. Summer – that welcome break from routines, homework and…