That's right! After months of prayer, discussion, and planning, we are entering into a partnership with Green Valley Baptist Church.
Listen to last weekend's vision message here
To make an even greater difference in Las Vegas for the Kingdom of God. Satan wants churches to compete with each other, God wants churches to complete each other. The Elders and staff of both fellowships believe God is leading us into this partnership.
What will it look like?
We will still have our same leaders, same place of worship, same style of worship, but the two fellowships (NCC & Green Valley) will synergize human and financial resources in order to reach more people for Christ.
When do we begin this partnership?
In October, we begin a six month intense phase of working together in view of a permanent joining of the two fellowships in April of next year. During the initial six month period, either can withdraw respectfully. At the end of the six months (April), the two fellowships will become one church meeting at two locations expressing different styles of worship but one vision to reach more people for Christ.
What does becoming one with Green Valley mean practically for me?
It does not mean that you have to go somewhere else to worship. It does not mean that your church is going to radically change. It does not mean you have to become a baptist. It does mean that we become an answer to Jesus' prayer in John 17:20-23 (NCV) "I pray for these followers, but I am also praying for all those who will believe in me because of their teaching. Father, I pray that they can be one. As you are in me and I am in you, I pray that they can also be one in us. Then the world will believe that you sent me. I have given these people the glory that you gave me so that they can be one, just as you and I are one. 23 I will be in them and you will be in me so that they will be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent me and that you loved them just as much as you loved me.
This really is the bottom line, "then the world will know". Pastor Rob of Green Valley & I want more and more people to know God's saving love is available to them. We feel we are better at making that message known together.
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