The 1111 Challenge is one way that we will fulfill God’s vision for us here at NBCC in having an authentic relationship with God. The 1111 Challenge is each week to:
Worship 1 Hour
Study 1 Hour
Serve 1 Hour
Evangelize 1 Hour
Do you think you can do that?
Can you challenge yourself to be committed to God in those ways?
WORSHIP 1 HOUR
These days people think “normal” church attendance is 2/4 Sundays.
In school, was 50% a passing grade?
Would you accept 50% of a paycheck?
Would you be friends with someone who liked you only 50% of the time?
Would your job accept your effort of only coming into work 50% of the time?
Consistent church attendance connects you with other believers on a consistent basis, allows you to regularly hear a prepared message from God’s Word, and enables you to give tithes on a consistent basis.
We have three services you can attend:
800am Inside, 830am Drive-In, 1030am Inside
Consistent worship attendance of 4/4 Sundays is possible and it takes a serious commitment to God.
STUDY 1 HOUR
God’s Word is at the center of much of what we do here at NBCC. An authentic believer in Jesus Christ is someone who regularly reads God’s Word and studies it to learn how to live life. Period. If you are not reading God’s Word, you cannot live the Christian life effectively. It is impossible.
It is important for you to read your Bible when you are at home. The church should not be the only place your Bible is read. Church should not be the only place the Bible app on your phone is opened. You should not leave your Bible in the car so you will have in next Sunday.
Take stock of your day and figure out when you can read your Bible for yourself. It takes time to read. It takes time to pray and ask God to show you what His Word means.
Carve out 15 minutes before your day starts to read.
Spend some time at lunch reading God’s Word.
Make it a ritual that you read from the Bible before sleeping.
SERVE 1 HOUR
1 Corinthians 12:11-12
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
A basic understanding of church is that it is the Body of Christ. As the Body of Christ, the church is made up of many parts (people). Each part (person) has a role to play. Each person who is part of a local gathering of believers is given a gift to use in the church.
God has brought you to NBCC for a purpose.
God has gifted you in a particular way for the benefit of God’s people who gather in this building.
Are you using your gifts?
Are you using your talents for God?
Are you just taking up space?
Are you excusing yourself from serving?
May you seek out ways to serve your God in our church!
We need you!
EVANGELIZE 1 HOUR
EVANGELISM (eee-van-gel-ism) is the on purpose telling about Jesus Christ from a believer to a person who does not believe.
A believer can share with words orally.
A believer can share with words written.
Sometimes Christians get this idea that “evangelism” is how we live our lives. To be honest, that is actually an excuse of getting out of actual evangelism. Evangelism (see above) is on purpose talking to someone or writing to someone specific about faith in Jesus Christ.
Evangelism means a believer shares about God, Jesus Christ, saving faith, or the Christian way of life with someone who is not already a believer in Jesus Christ.
It must be done on purpose to a specific person.
(yes that means general facebook posts do not count)
It can be done with words orally.
(yes that means you have to actually talk to someone)
It can be done with words written.
(yes that means you have to have the right words)