In 2007, NorthBridge Community Church was launched, knowing that the Cranberry area didn’t need another church, but a different kind of church.
NorthBridge began with the vision of creating a church that unchurched people would love to attend. Since NorthBridge began, God’s hand has continued to move in people’s hearts. Stories of life change continue to be shared and many new individuals and families are calling NorthBridge their church home.”
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to create a church that unchurched people love to attend.
As an organization, we are choosing to value each of these areas, which are best measured by asking these questions, as we pursue our mission:
God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.
Are your priorities consistent with Scripture?
INTIMACY WITH GOD
God desires an intimate relationship with each of us.
Is your relationship with God growing?
Every environment should be designed to effectively connect with its target audience.
Are your environments appealing, engaging, and helpful?
God’s message of forgiveness through Christ is most effectively conveyed within the context of personal relationships.
In whom are you investing?
Accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers.
Are you in a community group?
Our spiritual gifts have maximum impact when exercised in support of our strategy.
Where are you serving?
We are responsible to pass along to others the knowledge, skills, and opportunities that have been entrusted to us.
Who are you apprenticing?
In organizing this church, our foremost desire was to be an attractive, relevant environment for those who do not regularly attend church. For the most part, our feeling is that denominational titles mean more to people already involved in church than it does to others in our culture. For this reason, we have chosen not to affiliate ourselves with any particular denomination.
The mission of Northbridge Community Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We feel this growth is best sustained in a small group environment. There are several reasons why we have chosen Community Groups as our primary relational structure. First, we’ve found that meeting in a home is a safe, predictable environment where it’s more difficult for participants to slip through the cracks. True accountability can be reached with a consistent group of people in a community group. Second, not having adult Sunday School allows attenders to participate in strategic service on Sundays. Lastly, people are able to benefit from the encouragement and accountability of a small group while still participating in our invest-and-invite evangelism strategy.
As a strategic partner of North Point Ministries, we will oftentimes use the message content from North Point and its Teaching Pastors, such as Andy Stanley, Jeff Henderson, Clay Scroggins, and others. Other times, the Northbridge Community Church staff will present Sunday content. All other aspects of our Sunday worship service will be “live.”