We recognise that the heart of church life is not about putting together clever, entertaining programmes, but helping people to meet with Jesus. Therefore, we must ensure that all that we do and say is formed and shaped by our church core values.
In all that we are and do, we recognise that our God is a missional God, He has reached out to mankind throughout history, even to sending His Son Jesus. It is our task to partner with Him to fulfil His purposes. Therefore, in every area of life, individually and together, we will reach out to others with the love of God, to be Gods hands and feet and the voice of Jesus on the earth.
(John 3:16; Romans 8:18-20)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to live under Gods authority, in keeping with the truths of scripture, as they have been interpreted and taught by the church through the centuries.
(2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to honour and love one another, and we will respect that all people have been created in the image of God. We will seek to Love God and one another, be faithful to God and each other, and committed to God and each other. We will seek to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbour as ourselves.
(Matthew 22:36-40; 1 John 4:7-12)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to be generous with our time, attitudes, faith and resources. Seeking to believe the best of each other and to see others flourish and succeed. we will seek to be those who have enough to live and enough to give, and we will be those blessedto be a blessing to others.
(2 Corinthians 9:5-7)
SPIRIT FILLED AND SPIRIT-LED:
In all that we are and do, we will allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. We will seek to honour Him in our worship, our mission, our preaching and teaching, and in our relationships together, knowing that He in turn points us to the Lord Jesus Christ. We want to see the fruit and the gifts of His presence in our lives and an ever increasing Christ-likeness in our conduct and character.
(Acts 1:8; Acts 2; Ephesians 5:18-20)
In all that we are and do, we will not be afraid to step out in faith, take risks and release people into what God has for them. We will seek to be a community that has big dreams, courageous hearts and is always looking to see where God is doing the old things in His new ways.
In all that we are and do, we will be committed to developing lives shaped by the rhythms and habits of spiritual disciplines, especially prayer. We will be regular and consistant in prayer, and we will encourage each other to realise that prayer, talking with, listening to and being around God is the centre of our life, and the life of our community.
(romans 8:26-27; Philippians 4:6-7)
In all that we are and do, we will welcome and embrace others, whoever they are and wherever they are from. We will endeavour to enable each one to feel fully at home at NBC and enable them to become and important part of church community life. Every single person is important in our community.