Statement of faith

The foundation of Neighborhood Fellowship is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that His life is a model for the way we should live our own, His death is the sacrifice that atoned for our sins, and His resurrection is the powerful hope we have for eternity. 


We also believe: 

  • the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, and our ultimate authority. Every part of our doctrine, worship, and devotion as a church is built on the truth of Scripture.
  • in one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
  • that Jesus in the Son of God, taking on human flesh to reveal God to the world. He is the Savior of this world, taking on our sins through death on a cross and resurrecting so that we might live eternally with God.
  • that personal application of the truths found in the Bible is key to our church. We seek God's leading in how we may apply the Scriptures to our current, contemporary lives and the lives of those around us.
  • in the power of community. God has given each of us with a unique set of gifts and strengths, and, because of that, there is so much we can learn from one another! We believe in the power of growing together as a faith community and supporting one another in our walks with Christ. We believe that an important ministry of the church is to bring mercy to our neighbors in need.
  • in the Call To Make Disciples: The message of Jesus Christ is meant to be shared with others. Therefore, we want to equip followers of Christ at our church to fulfill God’s call to make disciples by sharing their faith, inviting others to church, and leading people towards a relationship with Christ.



Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to glorify God by being and making disciples of Jesus Christ who are a community of worshipers on mission.

 

OUR PURPOSE IS TO GLORIFY GOD…

We exist for the praise of God’s glorious grace. This grace is most clearly seen in Jesus as He lived the faithful life we could not live, died the guilty death we deserve to die, and rose again so that we can be forgiven and renewed to know and treasure Him above all things. Our goal is for the knowledge and praise of God to spread deeper in our lives and broader in our world.

 

…BY BEING AND MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST…

The gospel calls us to trust in Jesus and follow Him as disciples. We are to love as He loved and live as He lived, becoming more and more like Him throughout our lives. As His disciples, we are also called to make more disciples by proclaiming the gospel as well as teaching and modeling obedience to everything His Word commands.

 

…WHO ARE A COMMUNITY…

God’s purpose has always been to create a community of people who know Him and show the world what He is like through their relationships with one another. The church is filled with those who are being transformed by the Spirit through faith in the gospel to become like Jesus, learning to love and serve one another as we have been loved and served by Him.

 

 …OF WORSHIPERS…

The central purpose of the gospel is the restoration of true worship. As we trust in Jesus and what He did for us through His death and resurrection, our broken relationship with God is restored. We grow to value Him above all things and seek to honor Him in all things. Therefore, we are a worshiping community, always responding to His grace with thankfulness whether we are gathered or apart.

 

…ON MISSION.


God is gathering people from all nations to find their joy and hope in Christ. We are not only saved to know Jesus, but to make Him known through our words and actions. Therefore, we recognize that we are all missionaries, called to join God’s mission of making disciples in our families, neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces, and among all nations.

caring for the poor. Caring for the orphan and the widow.

God tells us in chapter 58 of the book of Isaiah that our relationship with the poor (or lack of it) is to be taken seriously. It is impossible to serve God with all our hearts and at the same time miss out on God’s call to care for the needy. The Scriptures say the way we care for the poor is tantamount to the way we see God. The prophet makes it clear that we must have a relationship with the poor if we hope to please God with our lives. Likewise, the Bible teaches us about God's heart for the orphan and widow. He cares very deeply about them.


No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free,

and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry,

and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them,

and do not hide from relatives who need your help. (Isa. 58:6-7)



Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed.

Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. (Isaiah 1:17)



At Neighborhood Fellowship we consider caring for the poor, orphaned and widowed both a privilege and responsibility. Throughout our history, we have been careful to obey the scripture in caring for the "least of these". We endeavor to be "down to earth" and a safe place for everyone who comes through our doors.