A.     Biblically-Based

The Bible is the final authority in everything we do. As such, the Bible is the focal point of our assembling together, either in our worship services or in our small group Bible studies. We believe that God inspired men to write his word so that when man speaks in the Bible, God speaks. We also entrust our whole lives to God’s word, committing ourselves to the Bible’s laws and commands, its structures for the family, society, government, and the church; and to be a critic of our thoughts and actions.

B.     Christ’s Lordship

The Bible teaches us that genuine Christian faith is characterized by a life that is centered on obeying Christ and following his commands (Gal. 2:20). Because we belong to God, and not to ourselves (Rom. 14:7-8), we seek to do all things, even the little things, to bring Christ glory.

C.     Christian Community

Jesus said that our greatest witness to the world that we are his disciples is how we love one another (Jn. 13:35). All members of our community are expected to look for ways to motivate one another to love and good works, and to meet together weekly to worship God and to edify one another in Christian love.

D.     Faithful service

Every Christian has been given a spiritual gift to glorify God and to edify the church (1 Cor. 12:12-30; 14:12). Every believer is expected to share his or her gifts liberally with God’s people. Whether a person has been given the gift of teaching, preaching, evangelism, edification, prayer, giving, discernment, song, hospitality, administration, or evangelism; all gifts are from God and for his church.

E.     Evangelistically-Minded

Jesus’s final command to his apostles was to go into the world and make people from every race, color, and creed his disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). NBC is a community of eternally-minded people, who recognize the urgency of salvation and who actively share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone they meet. Every believer is expected to evangelize to their families, friends, coworkers, and contemporaries (Acts 1:8) in a spirit of gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15), and to do good to everyone they meet (Gal. 6:10).