Give a small child a colouring book, a pack of crayons and two minutes and you’ll soon witness what creativity looks like. The crayon package is empty, its contents spread out on the table and floor, several are broken or half eaten and numerous pages of the book are colourfully enhanced. Despite the messiness, the pictures created by the child are quickly turned into masterpieces fit for the refrigerators of the world for all to see and admire — at least the refrigerators of parents and grandparents.Read More
There's always a bit of nervousness going back to two services after having fairly full worship gatherings all summer. Will people return to church who perhaps have been away all summer? Did we communicate in all the right places to create excitement? Did we choose the right elements that would connect people to Jesus and each other? And the questions go on and on.
Now on the other side of Sunday, it appears the planning paid off. The band pulled the music together (as they always do) and led well. Our fun "Pastor Rap" invite video to Back To Church Sunday was received well. Pastor Daniel's message on vision was great and the conversations before, between and after the services were fantastic! Not to mention the children's ministries that I'm sure were amazing as always!
Hats off to the 100+ volunteers who serve every week throughout our campus!! YOU ROCK!!
To top it all off we met in the cafe for fellowship (another word for delicious pies) and prayer at 6:30 culminating with a prayer-walk around the property!
There's a great spirit of unity continuing to grow as we refocus our lives on Jesus and His mission in our community!
I'd love to hear your stories from this past weekend and what God has been teaching you over the past few months at NMBC! Let's keep encouraging one another!
There are moments in the life of a church when all you can say is “YES”! Today was one of those times! The church was completely packed for Father’s Day, the band was awesome, and the preaching was so powerful!Read More
I know there’s nothing really special about Fridays. For me a Friday is almost the same as a Monday! No, really it is. The only difference is I have Mondays off and Fridays I work. Both days feel generally the same.Read More
The road straight ahead of me appears to be the safest, and it is familiar so why not just go with the flow? After all I am not alone, this seems to be the road most travelled. There are just too many unknowns waiting at every exit and I’m fearful of getting lost or at least sidetracked.Read More
When you climb above the clouds that normally block out the full view of the heavens, a whole new reality is revealed; a complex beauty of cloud formations that appear like a cotton blanket that has yet to be pulled taut over a recently slept-in bed; an amazing display of pale blue, seamlessly fading into a sea of white.Read More