NorthPark Community Church is a community of people changed by the gospel seeking to live gospel-centered lives to fulfill our mission of making disciples like Jesus.


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1. Gospel-centered

The gospel is the message of the Bible that God is redeeming his fallen creation through the coming of his kingdom in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the message that we are saved from our sins by sheer, free grace through faith in the finished work of Christ, not through our efforts and works.[1] We are committed to being gospel-centered because this gospel message of hope is not merely a body of truth, but the very power of God which grows, changes, and affects every area of life when its implications are felt and thought out. The gospel is “central” because it is both the power for, and shaping factor of, all we do. 

 

2. Growing in the gospel

The gospel is the message of salvation for non-believers and the on-going grace of God at work in us through the Word and the Spirit to change our heart, thoughts, values, and behaviors at every stage of life.[2] We are committed to individual and communal formative practices including prayer, instruction, and worship that apply the gospel to our entire life to overcome our flaws and problems and grow us into Christ-likeness.

 

3. Serving Others

Jesus called us to serve others putting their needs above our own.[3] We are committed to living out the gospel by serving others sacrificially.

 

4. Doing Life Together

The gospel breaks down barriers and unites people of different ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and social standing. It calls us to do life together with other disciples, and doing life together is a gift of grace and a process of discipleship.[4] We are committed to sharing our lives in smaller, intimate, burden-bearing groups - smaller communities of disciples from NorthPark Community Church who meet and do life together under the Word (learn Scripture, pray, care for one another, celebrate God’s goodness, and work together to love our neighbor and share the gospel.)

 

5. sharing the gospel

Jesus entrusted us with taking the gospel to all people.[5] We are committed to being missionaries in our home, neighborhood, work place, school, and city. We will share our lives to open doors to share the gospel.

 

6. Loving  Our City

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor as our self.[6] We are committed to listening to the needs of our fellow citizens and loving them in tangible ways through the power of God found in the gospel.


[1] Acts 10:36-43; Rom 1:16-17; 1 Cor 15:2-4; 1 Pet 1:3-12; 1 John 2:2; 4:10

[2] Deut 6:1-9; Psa 119:11; 1 Cor 11:1; Phil 1:9-11; Col 1:28; 3:10, 16; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12; 1 Pet 3:15-16

[3] Matt 6:24; Mark 10:35-45; Luke 4:8; Acts 5:40-42; 2 Cor 5:14-15; 13:4; Gal 5:13; Eph 4:11-13; 6:7; Phil 2:3-5; Jam 2:20; 1 Pet 4:10; 1 John 3:16

[4] John 13:35; John 15:12-14; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor 12:12-31; Gal 5:13; Eph 4:16; 5:1-2; Gal 5:14; 1 Tim 5:4; Heb 6:10; 10:24; 1 Pet 1:22; 1 John 2:5; 3:14; 4:11-21

[5] Matt 4:19; 28:18-20; Luke 15:1-7; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Rom 12:1; 1 Cor 9:20-23; 2 Cor 5:14-21; 1 Thess 2:8-10

 [6] Matt 22:37-40; Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14; Jam 2:8