The Vision of BNC is to be a people and a place of Joy, Grace and Transformation.
We believe our vision for the future must translate into a mission for today (the reason we exist).
Our Mission is to be a people of Joy- David said in the Old Testament restore unto me the joy of my salvation. There are a lot of things stealing the joy out of our lives today. We want to be a place that puts joy back into your life.
Our Mission is to be a people of Grace- God has given us His grace. How can we not offer the world the grace we so freely have received. We aren't here to judge mankind but to love mankind.
Our Mission is to be a people of Transformation- God desires for you to come as you are with all of your hang ups, addictions and sins. Place your life in His hands and you will never be the same. He will not just clean you up, He will transform your life.
Worship: To love and worship God
Worship is our response to who God is and what He has done for us. God’s purpose in the world is to redeem a people to be His very own and to share His love with his creation.
Our purpose is to return that love to God by worshiping Him 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Jesus said that God is seeking worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23). We worship God by the power of the Holy Spirit, based on the Truth that,while we were dead in sin, Jesus Christ made us right with God through His death, burial and resurrection.
Outreach: To love the lost and hurting
Matthew records some of the last words of Jesus just before his ascension, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . .” Luke also records some of the last words of Jesus in Acts 1:8: “and you will be my witnesses. . . to the ends of the earth.” Our mission is broader than telling people the Good News about Jesus. We are also called to BE the Good News. We therefore have a mission to the poor and to the hurting in our world. We pursue justice for the oppressed, food for the hungry, clothing for the naked, housing for the homeless, and caring for the sick.
Community: To connect and love one another
One of the last things Jesus did on this earth was pray for His disciples and for all of us who would believe in Him through their message. He prayed, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (John 17:20-21) The world knows something is missing in their lives. That missing link is Chrsit in us. And when we share life with one another the Holy Spirit within each of us encourages, empowers and enboldens us for kingdom service. There is within all of us a need for friendship and fellowship. The church provides the vehicle for such relationships.
Spiritual Formation: To become mature followers of Christ
One of the goals of the body of Christ is to help every member “become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). Maturity in Christ involves distinguishing between right and wrong (Hebrews 5:14 – 6:2), growing in grace and knowledge of Christ (2 Pet 3:18), and being compelled by the love of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14) for the sake of serving others. Ultimately, the goal of every Christian is to be transformed into the image of Christ. God calls church leaders to “prepare [equip] God’s people for works of service” (Ephesians 4:11-12), and to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).