YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

Whether you are exploring faith for the first time or have been a Christ follower for years, you are welcome 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.
 
We invite you to “come as you are” and explore what it means to follow Jesus as imperfect people. Northwest Christian Church is a place where it’s okay to be real, even when it’s messy. We welcome everyone and cultivate community by being honest, showing up, and creating spaces for all people to get to know others and Jesus.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

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.
 
We are currently meeting in person on Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 10:30 am. We are online Thursday nights at 6:30 pm and on Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am. 
 
  • 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. You can take notes in your program or on the NCC App!
  • We’ll take time to share communion together—sometimes called the Lord’s Supper.
  • 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.
 
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!


KIDS, STUDENTS, AND YOUNG ADULTS

We value family and people of all ages!
 
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. You can even pre-register them here. If you’d rather keep your children with you, that’s no problem! They are welcome to join you for worship.
 
Middle School and High School students are invited to join us for worship.


WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY
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.

After going through church planter assessment, boot camp, and a few interviews, the Neilson family began the greatest “adventure” of their lives…planting a new church. Adventure’s beginnings looked something like this:

We started our first life2life group in a living room on November 1, 2002, and 3 subsequent small groups.

We formed a launch team, and officially began worship services on Easter Sunday 2003, at the facilities of the McMinnville Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

On November 1, 2003 Community Christian Church closed their doors and gifted ACC with their property and facilities after 36 years of faithful service.  On Easter Sunday 2004 we opened our newly remodeled facilities.

Since then we have supported church plants in Salem, Eugene, Springfield, LaPine, Prineville, Sherwood, Corvallis, Dallas, Sisters, Italy, Rwanda, China and Nepal.

Adventure Christian Church merged with Northwest Christian Church in 2018.  Our partnership has allowed us to serve God and our community in more ways than ever.


OUR VISION

Northwest Christian Church strives to raise up a multi-generational and multi-cultural family of Christ-followers fully committed to connect the unconnected to God, the church, one another and the community, by living out the truth of God through servant ministry.


OUR MISSION: Making New Disciples, Making Mature Disciples

Making New Disciples
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

Making Mature Disciples
“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:2


OUR VALUES

  • Committed to God and His Word
  • Heart for Evangelism
  • Relationships
  • Integrity
  • Servant Attitude
  • Teamwork

OUR STRATEGY

Connect

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Grow

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Serve

OUR BELIEFS

GOD

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

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.

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.

BIBLE

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

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.

MARRIAGE

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.

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