DON'T JUST GO TO CHURCH. BE THE CHURCH.
We're focused as a faith community on Jesus – not religion.
We invest in faith-empowered relationships – not programs.
We gather in community for Bible teaching, prayer, and worship of the one true God because We know following Jesus is about life transformation - nothing less.
We embrace both contemporary and traditional styles of worship music, and stand on conservative biblical orthodoxy in the Protestant tradition in our teaching.
Together, we seek to pursue God’s truth, serve Him by doing good, and experience life-giving relationship with Him.
The truth of Jesus Christ is made evident through the authenticity and love expressed by his followers. We know He changed us - and He still changes the world – one heart at at time.
As a part of the Southern Baptist Convention of churches in South Carolina, Northbridge gladly adheres to the "Baptists Faith and Message 2000" Statement of Faith. Please read it here.
HOW WE GROW
Prayer is not something we "have" to do as Christians - it is something we GET to do! Philippians 4:4-7 reminds us: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near! Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (NASB) We know that is true, and we know that, "Prayer is a mighty instrument - not for getting man’s will done in Heaven, but for getting God’s will done on earth!" Come take a class on Prayer Disciplines, or join our Prayer Ministry.
We take Jesus’ command to His church to “make disciples” seriously, so our ministry focus is on growing, equipping, and strengthening committed followers of Jesus (disciples), who then make more disciples themselves. Thing is, Jesus never called anyone to just make a "decision" about Him to get saved - and stop there. Instead, He called people to believe on Him, make Him Lord of their lives, and to live according to His teachings so they would be His witnesses to the world.
To help us grow as disciples of Jesus, we have a series of Discipleship Training opportunities designed to meet our folks wherever they happen to be on their faith journey in life – from rookies to old pros. We believe in three core discipleship principles:
We must KNOW the Word - so we offer Adult Bible Study Classes on Sunday mornings.
We must APPLY the Word - so we offer Discipleship Training Classes on Sunday evenings.
We must LIVE the Word in Community - so we offer Life Groups on various nights of the week.
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More than any other time in history, people are overloaded with entertainment, information, and the busyness of life's activities - all of which combines to create a shallow and virtual sense of reality that keeps us busy, but leaves us empty. Even churches can become over-focused on programs, entertainment, and events, which adds to problem. It seems like nobody knows how to "do life" together anymore, and that keeps many of us from experiencing what we were designed to experience - life defined within the context of authentic, relational community. The Bible gives a clear picture of God's people as living their lives engaged in meaningful, unified, and deeply relational community that is defined and connected by their common faith. At Northbridge, we seek to be a people defined by community connectedness, and reject the shallow and selfish inclinations of the culture around us. So silence the smartphone, reprioritize your time, and get plugged into the community at Northbridge.
Our heart as a church is to get outside the walls of our buildings and to impact our community in an authentic way. At Northbridge, we are committed to being a community-oriented church, with ongoing outreach and fun events for our local community, and intentional Service Days where various groups and individuals from the church go out into the community to be "the hands and feet of Jesus" in serving folks in need in our community. Jesus said that the world will know we are His disciples by the love we show to each other, and to the world. We are committed to engaging our community and expressing the love of Jesus and the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven.