What We Believe

Our Vision: Extravagantly Loved, Extravagantly Loving

Our Mission: NPC helps people to KNOW Jesus’ love, GROW in God’s family, and GO serve and make disciples.

At NPC we believe that God loves us extravagantly. We have so many blessings and gifts from Him. But when we look at the world, we can also see brokenness all around-broken relationships, broken systems, and brokenness in our lives. We are not perfect, we cannot fix ourselves. The good news is that God came to seek us out and save us. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth. Though innocent, Jesus died on the cross for us and our redemption; he took the place for our sins and the brokenness we could not fix. Through his death and resurrection, he conquered the power of sin and death, offering life, hope and love to all who trust him. What incredible extravagant love God has shown us!

OUR BELIEFS

God The one true living God is a God of love; God of sovereign, the Creator and Ruler of all.

Scripture Scripture is the Word of God, the first and final authority for faith and life.

The Trinity God is three-in-one: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The Fall Because of human sin, all creation has fallen from its original state of perfection; as a result, human beings are subject to death, the consequences of rebellion, and the holy judgment of God.

Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is Lord, fully God and fully human, and the only way to eternal life.

The Cross Jesus Christ, the innocent son of God, died in the place of fallen, rebellious humanity to satisfy the holy judgment of God and was raised bodily from the dead in the power of the Spirit.

Reconciliation with God By grace through the faith in Christ alone, which comes as an unmerited gift from God, a person is reconciled with God, guided and comforted by the Holy Spirit, and assured of eternal life.

The Return of Christ When Jesus returns to earth, He will consummate His Kingdom and establish the new creation.

Our Denomination We are part of the Presbyterian denomination called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The mission of ECO is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. To see the essential tenets of our denomination. https://eco-pres.org/

ECO Essential Tenets Our beliefs are grounded in the Essential Tenets of ECO.

What does Presbyterian mean?
Presbyterian is a Christian denomination. Presbyterian means we believe there should be multiple leaders doing and sharing the work and making decisions not just the pastors. We see this for of leadership in the Bible and it produces wise, healthy, accountable leadership. NPC is led by pastors and a team of elders and is part of a network of churches that come together to learn from each other, train new pastors, and care for one another. Presbyterian are also reformed and believe we are saved by God through grace alone, faith alone, and should be guided by Scripture alone. https://www.eco-pres.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/eco_constitution_online6.14.19.pdf

Biblical Rationale for Women in all Types of Ministry

Our denomination and NPC believes in the Biblical Rationale for women to be involved in all types of ministry. If you would like to read more about this you can read an article that explains the Biblical Rationale here: https//1drv.ms/w/s!AhQ7WBndqejpzyYwpzAhS075EwyZ