What to Expect
Since God has a specific purpose for every person according to the Bible, our focus at NTC is to help each individual discover his or her purpose in life and then be equipped in that life’s call. It is our prayer that through BELIEVING in God and what He has for you and BELONGING to a growing community of believers that you will be on your way to BECOMING all God has destined for you to be. Below are some ways we pursue our life purpose.
It is NTC’s desire to express our extravagant love for God through worship, community, and practically touching the world with God’s love. So when you attend a public service our prayer is that you will immediately sense the enveloping presence of God’s love, as well as feel genuinely accepted by the people you will meet. The second thing you will experience in our public gatherings is a lively and dynamic time of worship where we express our devotion to God through music, song and other biblical expressions of worship. Since our focus is relationship with God, you may hear at the beginning of any of our services, “we are not coming together for church, we are the church coming together,” because the CHURCH is not a building or institution, but PEOPLE; people expressing their love for God in practical ways. Following the time of worship there will be Bible teaching and often a time when the message concludes for people to receive prayer and personal ministry.
During our public gatherings we also provide child-care and ministry for children from birth through grade four. (All of our children’s service workers have been screened and have submitted to a thorough background check to insure the safety of all the children we serve.)
Since we live out our Christianity in community, there are a number of Small Groups that meet bi-monthly around the region where the focus is typically three fold; relationship, Bible study and prayer. It is in the small group environment that we develop relationships that help us in our life’s journey and support us in whatever life may bring our way. It is also a place of personal growth and provides an excellent opportunity for a person’s gifting and calling to be discovered and developed.
The Bible explicitly states that God “has prepared in advance works for us to do,” (Eph 2:10) thus one of the focuses of NTC is to walk with and invest in people to see them launched in the area of ministry and life purpose God has predestined them for. One avenue of fulfilling this purpose is to be connected with a small group that is ministering to the community or church family in the particular area you feel called. It is as we launch out and serve those around us that we begin to BECOME all that God has predestined us for.