Purpose and Mission

Purpose Statement
The purpose of North Bay Community Church is to LEAD people into a LOVE relationship with God and each other that GROWS in depth and empowers them to GO and serve their families, neighbors, and communities.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to be a church of Solid Teaching and Solid Expression of our faith in God.
We teach only from the Bible, God's Holy Word, which is the foundation of
everything we believe and the Book on which we aim to fashion our lives.
Transforming Truth
When we allow God's truth to penetrate into our hearts, He begins to transform our thinking and actions,
actually transplanting the roots of our lives into His stream of life so that our priorities and values reflect His.
God calls us to share the grace and goodness from Him that we have personally experienced
in our lives so that others may also have the joy of knowing God's favor.
In all the ways we express our faith, we want our attitudes and behavior
to be based on biblical truth and shine with the light of Christ.  This especially extends
to the arenas of  worship, outreach, giving, serving and mission.
True worship is to live in obedience to God.  Also, we refer to our musical praise and reflections 
during our services as "worship."  We want both our lives and our corporate praise to be pleasing to the heart of God.
However we strive to impact the community around us, we want our efforts to be motivated by the
Great Commission and to be based on love and grace we ourselves have received from the Lord.
As we cheerfully share our financial resources to God's work here at North Bay, we are acknowledging that God is the Provider of every good gift.  All we have belongs to Him, and our offerings are a way of celebrating His goodness to us.
The same attitude guides our service to the Lord.  We are thankful for the way He
blesses the body of Christ with various talents and abilities.  It brings us joy to serve
one another and, ultimately, to serve the God who first loved us.  
We believe our mission field is everywhere God has placed each one of us outside of these
church walls.  North Bay is where we come to praise God, to encourage each other,
and to grow in our faith.  But this church is not our mission. 
Our mission is to reach the people around us - in our homes, workplaces,
schools and neighborhoods - with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.