A primary way we build relationships and cultivate fellowship is through small groups – what we call “NCC Families”. Here we relate more deeply with a small number of people and provide important context for accomplishing a number of biblical priorities.
“The value of the small group is that it can become a community of related persons, and in it the benefit of relatedness cannot be missed nor its challenge evaded. I do not think it is an exaggeration to say, therefore, the small groups are indispensable for our growth into spiritual maturity.” – John R. W. Stott
- Application of God’s Word. Merley hearing God’s Word is insufficient; we must apply it to our lives for there to be fruit. (James 1:25) NCC Families enable us to do this together. We seed to apply the Bible’s teaching, review Sunday Messages with the intention of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Pursuit of biblical fellowship. NCC Families provides a place where we can build intimate relationships and minister to each other with the gifts that God has given us.
- Encouragement in outreach. Christians are passionate about reaching others with the Good News of Christ and being devoted to good works (Titus 3:8). We need one another’s help, mentoring, and prayers in order to be effective in outreach.
All our members are encouraged to actively participate in NCC Families.
Each member is important to the group and should seek to contribute to the groups health and success. We each have the privilege and responsibility in our group to:
- Faithfully attend meetings and functions. We’re much more likely to benefit if we are actually present!
- Willingly participate. Come ready to contribute, to serve, to share, and to open yourself to others. Both you and others will benefit from your participation.
- Build relationships with other members outside the meeting. Don’t confine your investment to the care group meeting – let this bring a springboard to rich enduring relationships.