Welcome to Church
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we want to help you live out the abundant life Jesus promises when we’re deeply connected to God, each other and our communities. Gathering together for corporate worship, prayer and teaching, getting together in small groups, as well as outreach to serve the needs of our community are all vital to our health and growth. So if you join us, you know what to expect because we’ll be doing these things together! That’s what we mean by The Power of a Connected Life.
Numbers 10:29 – “…come with us and we will do you good…”
What to Expect at a Sunday Service
Our services are approximately 90 minutes. We desire to be welcoming and trust the Holy Spirit to draw people to Him. As a body of believers, we strive to reflect the attitude and love of Christ in our lives. We recognize that it is only by God’s grace that we can know and live for him, and we gratefully embrace the gift of the Holy Spirit within us who empowers us to live out our commitment to both the Lord and each other.
Wondering what to wear? NC4 started in the living rooms of homes throughout the Lehigh Valley. You’ll notice that casual, more relaxed atmosphere is still a part of our culture. You’ll see some who like to get more dressed up and others who don’t. Wear what’s comfortable for you, and you’ll fit right in.
A healthy representation of the family of God as seen in His church includes ALL ages. You’ll notice kids are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship with their families. Children are welcome to dance, sing, clap whether at their seats or up front with their parents. You’ll also see youth are serving in various capacities: worship team, tech team, Sunday School teachers and assistants, or even as greeters.
- Our children’s Sunday school program, NC4 Kids, from 6 months through Middle School, is designed to help them grow and develop their faith.
- Children are checked in for Sunday school using our electronic systems on the upstairs balcony either before service or during the mid-service break (prior to the message).
- Want to save time and help out the teachers? You can let us know age/grade, emergency contact info, & any special concerns like allergies for Sunday School by using this FORM.
Our time together starts with worship. Our live music team helps us connect to God through singing and expressing our praise and adoration. Far beyond entertainment, worship is how we prepare to hear the message from the Bible and respond to what God is saying to us through his word.
We believe when God’s people come together, we should be expressing our relationship to the God who saved us. That expression takes different forms: some people raise their hands, some might even dance, others might be more reserved.
- 9:30 – 10AM: Is our pre-service worship; a calmer set list to help prepare our hearts and minds, as people come in and get settled.
- 10 – 10:30AM: Our time of praise and worship; a mixed set-list that encourages us to actively participate in what the music is saying about God and who we are as His people.
- 10:00 – 10:30AM: Our time of praise and worship; a mixed set-list that encourages us to actively participate in what the music is saying about God and who we are as His people.
The Power of a Connected Life!
OUR DNA - Our core values and identifying characteristics
The Authority of Scripture – sound, challenging biblical teaching
Engaging God – through dynamic worship & prayer
Charismatic – the gifts of the spirit are active and encouraged
A Family Church – strive to model the family of God as presented in scripture
Missions – relationship based for long-term impact
Respect for the liturgical calendar and the ancient practices of the church
MISSION & VISION
To know Jesus and make Him known.
At NC4, we strive to do more than believe in Jesus, we want to truly know Jesus through a personal relationship with Him and the life-transforming power of inviting Him into every aspect of our lives, every day!
NC4 Vision 2030
NC4 is a pioneering apostolic movement multiplying mature disciples of Jesus across the Lehigh Valley.
We are a vibrant, authentic church community of over 1500 people, gathering in each other’s homes as well as four regional campuses. All cultures and generations contribute and find belonging here as a family that reflects the beautiful diversity of our cities.
Our leadership intentionally reflects that diversity and equips everyone to function as fruitful entrepreneurs in their gifts, releasing them to live on God’s mission in the world. We are therefore growing wider both by reaching new believers and revitalizing existing churches. We actively serve locally to embody God’s kingdom and partner around the world through missional relationships.
In everything we do, we drink deeply of God’s Word in scripture, valuing the life of the mind. We experience the Spirit’s transformative presence in worship, celebrating sacramentally in the arts. And we apprentice ourselves to Jesus, living with sacrificial boldness in active faith.
NC4 Doctrinal Statement
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory
We believe for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, of them that are saved unto the resurrection of life, of them that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ
In light of current events, and in the interest of unity and support for all in our community, the elders of NC4 would like to state our beliefs regarding racial reconciliation and biblical justice.
Do you have a question for us? Maybe it’s about our Sunday service, what we believe, or how to get involved in a certain ministry at NC4. Whatever it is, we encourage you to ask away!