Learning to Trust God
Learning to Serve Him with Others
Learning to Live Beyond Ourselves
To be a multicultural, multigenerational church where believers can grow in their intimacy with God while living with one another in an environment that unchurched people feel welcomed.
Prayer (Isaiah 56:7) – We maintain prayer as the backdrop and guiding practice in all we do.
Biblical Authority (2 Timothy 3:16-17) – The power of our message and for our ministry comes from God’s Word.
Simplicity of the Gospel Message (Acts 15:19) – We do not make it difficult for people who are turning to God.
Loving Others (Philippians 2:3-4) – We emphasize serving and communicating with those who do not yet know Jesus as well as other believers. We give a significant amount of our time and treasures serving others for the sake of sharing the Gospel. While making a point to not forget about the underserved in our community.
Next Generation Church (Psalm 78:4-6) – We believe the best way to impact a city is to fill its future with bright, godly, capable leaders. As a result, NECC places major emphasis on ministering to children and youth.
Leader Developing/Sending Church (Matthew 28:18-20) – NECC is a leader-rich environment. As a result, we emphasize identifying, developing, and deploying leaders to live out God’s call for their lives in a way that brings God glory.
Faithful Stewardship (1 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 6:3) – We believe that everything belongs to God and he has given us some of his stuff to manage. We plan our ministry and budget our resources with this idea: How can we wisely use the resources that God has given us in a way that honors Him? We seek to be above reproach not only in our financial dealings, but in everything that we do.
Community (Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:44-45, Acts 4:32) – We live our lives in the context of authentic and committed relationships with other believers.