LEARN MORE ABOUT WHO ARE WE AT NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
We are people of all ages and backgrounds discovering what it means to follow Jesus. We believe we are called to love our neighbors by serving the community and our church family. We want to help meet needs, have conversations, and discover where people are on their faith journey.
You Are Welcome Here!
We are Northwest Christian Church
Whether you are exploring faith for the first time or have been a Christ follower for years, you are welcome at Northwest Christian Church!
Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples
- Committed to God and His Word
- Heart for Evangelism
- Servant Attitude
Attending Northwest Christian Church
What can you expect at one of our worship gatherings?
When people think about going to church, they often feel they need to dress nicely on the outside and hide the mess inside, thinking that they have to have it all together to check things out. Here at NCC, we encourage you to be yourself and be casual–-we all have unique stories and experiences, and we all have messes in our lives.
Finding Meeting Times
We are currently meeting in person on Sunday mornings at each of our physical campuses, and on Thursday nights at our Newberg campus and streaming on NCC Live. For specific service times happening at your local campus, please check out the campus page or review our home page.
What happens durring services?
- We’ll get started with some great worship music.
- We’ll hear a Bible-centered message from David Case or one of our other pastors or guest speakers.
- We’ll take time to share communion together—as an act of remembrance of what Christ has done for us.
- We’ll have a time of generosity, where you can help support the mission and ministries of the church through your financial gifts, tithes and offerings.
- We’ll finish with more great worship and a time of fellowship.
Will there be Coffee?
YES! There is free coffee available and we will gladly serve you. There are people wearing lanyards that say “ASK ME” —please let us know if you have any questions!
For the Kids, Students, and Young Adults
We value families and people of all ages.
Infants and Toddlers
We have a nursery for children two and under with fun classes at all services for kids ages two through fifth grade. Head towards the Main Lobby and check in your children. If you’d rather keep your children with you, that’s no problem! They are welcome to join you for worship.
Kindergarden - Grade 5
Middle School and High School Students
Our students are always welcome to join you in the worship gatherings on Sundays. There are also specific MS and HS meeting times weekly, where students can hang out with others their age, hear bible-centered teaching, play games, and find a place to belong. For more information about NCC Students, visit one of the pages linked below.
Who We Are at Northwest Christian Church
How God is Working and Telling Our Story – One Church in Four Locations
The Tigard Campus
In 1959 Villa Ridge Christian Church, later to become Tigard Christian Church, began with a vision to impact the community of Tigard through authentic worship, biblical preaching, and genuine community service. Today we continue this vision as Northwest Christian Church through meaningful weekend gatherings, thriving community groups, dynamic and relevant teaching for our kids and students, and service projects locally and around the world.
The McMinnville Campus
In 2002, the Christian Churches in Yamhill County contacted Bill Putman, the director of the O.C.E.F. Church Planters, regarding the possibility of planting a church in McMinnville. Bill called Erik Neilson and asked if he would consider planting a brand new church to reach the new people who were coming into our rapidly growing town. Like all OCEF church plants, Adventure Christian Church was started people for who don’t know Jesus Christ and for Christians without a church home.
The Newberg Campus
Northwest Christian Church (formerly known as Newberg Christian Church) began in 1907 as a small group of people with a commitment to Jesus and the community. While NCC has grown and changed over the years, the commitment to Jesus, authentic relationships, honest conversations and compassion for the community remains central to the mission and vision in which we hold.
In 1998, we gathered with local business leaders, the mayor, and community members to discuss what they felt our community needed in the present and the future, and how NCC could help meet those needs. One significant need was a large meeting area with a kitchen, so the NCC community took a leap of faith and added a gym and commercial kitchen to the existing building. The Community Life Center (or CLC) is a place for the community – community leaders, business, education, government, social services, unchurched and churched. Each week you’ll find many local groups using the space.
The Online Campus
We believe that the Body of Christ (The Church) is more than just a building – it is a body of believers. As our physical campuses united under one mission, vision, and Savior, we felt the calling to open up access to our community to the world through our virtual tools and resources. We consider anyone interested in calling Christ their Lord and NCC – Online their “church home” a member of our Online Campus. As we continue to grow and develop as a body of believers, we will continue to share new resources and offerings with the world, right here online. If you cannot join us in-person at one of our physical campuses, but still wish to belong, you can and you do. We will walk with you through life, pray for you, and think of you as members of the NCC family.
As One Church In Four Locations
We are an independent, non-denominational Christian Church where faith and real-life intersect. Whether it’s college students drinking coffee at the coffee bar, the Prime Time seniors meeting for lunch, the Early Bird Rotary Club, middle school students gathered for youth group, the family worshiping with us online, or those with special needs, all are welcome and invited!
What We Believe — Core Persons and Principles
There is one God, eternally existing in three distinct beings: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and each possesses all of the attributes of God – He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything within.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is one with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is our Savior, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for all sin, and was raised from the grave after three days to demonstrate His defeat of sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return again to earth to reign as our powerful King.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ as their Savior will receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them. It serves as our comforter, guide, advocate, and provides guidance in living and intercedes for them.
Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our final authority on our beliefs and as a guide to living. The Bible is divinely inspired by God, without error, and given to man so that we may know and understand the truth of God and His love.
Salvation is not something that can be purchased or earned – it is a free gift from God provided by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and is received through faith, repentance of sin and baptism by immersion. It is available to everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
In the Bible, the view of marriage is that it is ordained by God for the lifelong union of a man and a woman – a union so intimate and real that “the two become one flesh,” as stated in the Bible. As persons, husband and wife are of equal value. In truth, they are one.