Who We Are

We believe that God has uniquely called this church to share the truth of His word in an easy to understand and common sense way.  Under the vision and leadership of the pastors and elders, we strive for NCC to truly be a church passionately committed to Christ, His Cause and His Community
 

 

With a passion and zeal for the lost and hurting world, NCC is looking for ways to bring God’s truth to people which can heal those who are broken.  It is our desire to connect with our community in such a way that NCC is able to share the love of Christ and make a lasting and living impact on our town, city, and world for the good of God’s kingdom.

What We Believe

GOD:
  God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
  Matthew 3:16 “At that moment, heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”


JESUS:
  Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.
   1 Corinthians 15:3 “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of who are still living.”

HOLY SPIRIT:
  The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gift(s) when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
  John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”

BIBLE:
  The Bible is God’s Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
  2 Timothy 3:15-16 “…and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

SALVATION:

  Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we have to accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith.

  Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


BAPTISM:
  Baptism by immersion is absolutely necessary because:
1. Jesus commanded it as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20 
“Jesus said, ‘go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, 
the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” 
2. Baptism is symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection as recorded in Colossians 2:12 “For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
3. Jesus clearly demonstrated the importance and method of baptism as recorded in Matthew 3:16 “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.” 
4. Every person who has accepted Christ as their Savior should be immediately baptized as recorded in Acts 2:38-41 “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…and those who accepted His message were baptized.”

ETERNITY:
  People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God because of sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
  John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”