Our Mission and Purpose are found at the cross road of "The Great Commandment" and "The Great Commission."
Mark 12:30-31, "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your mind and with all of your strength. The second is this, Love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 28:18-20, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
We will be a faithful community of believers:
- Passionate about the love of Christ
- Rooted in and transformed by the Word of God(The Bible)
- Presenting Christ in a culturally relevant way
- Pursuing excellence to glorify God
- Living lives that are Christ centered and eternally focused
- Serving Christ by serving others
- Praising God through lives of worship
- Sharing our hope in Christ to grow God's kingdom
In May of 2010, NHCC celebrated her 50th anniversary. As in the beginning, we are committed to God's Word first and foremost. We consider the Bible the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
NHCC is a "Restoration Movement" church. That means we recognize ourselves as Christians only, with no denominational label - but not as the only Christians. The Restoration Movement was and continues to be an effort to break down denominational barriors and restore unity among believers. Our goal is, in every practical and reasonable way, to restore the Church to the practice and teaching of the original church as it was exemplified in the New Testament.
So, where the Bible speaks, we speak, and where the Bible is silent, we are silent. This naturally allows much room for opinions in areas of Biblical silence, yet no room for compromise in matters of God's will as revealed in His Word. Therefore, we have adopted the motto, "In essentials unity, in opinions, liberty, but in all things love!
Our Core Beliefs
(1) The Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:19-21
(2) There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:4-6
(3) We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, in His perfect sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
Matthew 3:17; I Peter 1:19, 22:21-25
Matthew 1:18-23, 28:1-6
Acts 1:9; John 2:9; 4:46; 5:5
(4) We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose guidance and gifts enable us to live Godly lives in the community of the Church.
John 14:26; 15:26-27
(5) We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth.
John 14:13; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:14-18
(6) We believe in the resurrection from the dead of the saved as well as the lost...the saved for the resurrection of eternal life...the lost for the resurrection of eternal punishment.
Matthew 25:31-32; Revelation 20:4-15;
I Corinthians 15:51-52
(7) We believe in the New Testament pattern of observing communion each Lord’s day.
Luke 22:19; Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 11:23-29
And also in stewardship I Corinthians 16:2
(8) We believe that the New Testament name... “The disciples were called Christians…” Acts 11:26.
(9) We believe that the New Testament gives us the following pattern for salvation, and we practice this pattern for membership.
a. Hear the gospel message – Romans 10:17
b. Believe that Jesus Christ is Lord & Savior – John 3:15-16
c. Repent of sin – Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30
d. Confess Christ as God’s Son – Matthew 10:32, Romans 10:9-10
e. Choose to be baptized through immersion –
Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38;
Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:1-8
f. Continue to live a life of prayer and discipleship
Romans 1:17; II Peter 3:18; Revelation 2:10;
Acts 2:42; Colossians 4:2; Philippians 4:6
(10) We believe that Christian marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God and is the spiritual and physical union of one man and one woman.
Matthew 19:4-6; Hebrews 13:4