Leading People to Become Faithful Followers of Jesus Christ Together in God’s World
We believe God is calling us to lead people to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ together in God’s world. NPC is committed to discipleship, to community, to service, and, most importantly, to a deep and abiding faith in Christ.
What We Believe
God is the Creator who made the universe and made us. We know and worship God as our heavenly Father, through relationship with his Son by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God has given all human beings great worth and dignity by creating them in God’s image. God invites us to follow his ways, but none of us is perfect. We fall short of who we want to be and all that God created us to be. But God does not abandon us. We are forgiven, redeemed and made whole by Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is our Lord and the world’s only Savior. Through his life, death and resurrection, God offers us forgiveness and the opportunity to renew our relationship with God now and forever. Following him means learning to put God first and love our neighbors as ourselves. The Holy Spirit helps us to follow God’s path, which is revealed most clearly in Jesus’ life and teaching.
About the Bible
Scripture is more than a set of guidelines or ideals. It is the Word of God, and our authority in faith and life. It tells us how human beings are to be in relationship with God and how our relationships with God and others become broken. It proclaims who Jesus Christ is and how he saves us.
Jesus died for you as much as for anyone else, because he loves you and values you. You matter.
About the Church
Jesus never intended for his followers to go it alone; he called them into community. All Jesus-followers are called to live out their faith within his Church. Our church is in the Presbyterian branch of Christianity. That shapes our church, but does not limit it. We share in ministry and mission with others in different branches of Christ’s Church.
We won’t tell you how to vote. We don’t all share the same opinions on political and social issues. We do believe that biblically faithful teaching, thoughtful theological discussions and Christian maturity equip us to fulfill our calling as citizens and leaders in God’s world.
Vows of Membership
All members of NPC take the following vows:
1. Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its power in the world? I do.
2. Who is your Lord and Savior? Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.
3. Will you be Christ’s faithful disciple, obeying his word and showing his love? I will.
4. Will you be a faithful member of this congregation, sharing in its worship and ministry through your prayers and gifts, your study and service, and so fulfill your calling to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I will.