Our Vision
 
 “Northview exists to help people know and follow Jesus wholeheartedly”
 
 
We are so glad you are taking the time to find out what we’re like as a church.  We do have specific purposes and we’d like to share those with you.  
 
At Northview we point people to Jesus.  He is, without question, the central figure in all of history.  Even Jesus Himself said that we could get to know God by knowing Him.  We believe the Bible says about Jesus.  It’s a choice of faith.  So, all of our efforts here at Northview will intentionally lead toward the goal of helping people to find God through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  That means we find forgiveness, love, and healing in our soul by following Jesus.  
 
We are a Bible-based, Bible-teaching, Bible directed church.  While we do not worship the Bible, we worship the God of the Bible.  It is the Bible that points to Jesus as the central figure in all of history.  We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God.  God inspired human authors with a message that is still relevant and life-changing today.  The Bible provides the guidance we need to live out God’s plan for our lives.  
 
Northview is filled with people of faith.  Now in saying that you must realize there are different levels of faith.  There are those who live out faith in Christ in a mature way and those who are new in the faith and just learning and changing as a Christian should.  And of course there are those who are in between the mature and the “immature” in the faith.  There are those who come to see what we’re all about and take their time to ask questions so they can come to a reasonable judgment as to whether or not this is the place for them. 
 
So we’re not a perfect place, we’re flawed.  But as a whole we’re growing in our faith and invite you to do the same.  
 
The Bible tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith.  And so we do what we can to encourage everyone to have an obedient faith in Jesus Christ.  It is only in Christ that we have ultimate security.  It is by faith that we are made right with God. It’s of great importance that we grow strong and mature in our Christian faith.  
 
When you enter the doors at Northview you will have a friendly experience.  People will greet you and speak to you.  You will experience heartfelt worship. We want to be real and relevant to everyday life.  You will hear a message that is from the Bible and it will help you to live a life that is pleasing to God.  Our prayer is that in your experience you will see that God presence is among us and that He can make a real positive difference in your life.   
 
Each Sunday we take communion, also called the Lord’s Supper. If you are not a Christian just pass the trays on to the next person.  If you are a Christian we invite you to remember Jesus with us.  There are no restrictions beyond examining your own relationship with the Lord.  All Christians are invited to participate in taking the Lord’s Supper.  
 
  1. We worship God with all our hearts
  2. we teach Jesus’ commands so we can follow them
  3. we tell others the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus
  4. we enjoy the family atmosphere of the church we call fellowship
  5. we serve the Lord by serving people – inside the church and outside the church.
 
Summarized:  we reach up, reach out and gather in!  
 
We’re an independent church which means that we are not a part of any denomination or have an ecclesiastical structure.   
 
We are a non-denominational church which is led by our leaders … called elders.  Our lead minister works with the elders in leading the works and ministries of this congregation.   
 
We view ourselves as a part of Christ’s worldwide church made up of those who have obedient faith in Him. 
 
We are simply Christians who worship Jesus Christ and want to be a part of His work.  
 
Thank you for taking to time to see the big picture of who we are as a church.  We would love to have you come if you want to find your way to God.