Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Church is this?
Northern Light is a non-denominational (evangelical) community of believers. We believe in removing the “institution of religion and denomination” from the practice of church. We believe that in matters of faith, teaching, church governance and character, that the church model revealed in the Bible is still sufficient for the 21st century community of faith (church).
How often do you take Communion and can Anybody Participate?
In accordance with the Scripture (Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7) we partake of communion each Sunday as a community of faith. Communion is open to all persons who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “Church membership” is not a test for partaking in the Lord’s Supper.
What is your View of the Bible?
The Bible is the inspired word of God, given by God and recorded by the hand of men. It is without error and is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16-17). While we primarily use the New International Version, we do not hold one version above another as “the only true Bible.”
How Do People Dress for Church?
Previously, we met in a movie theater and wouldn’t have expected people to dress any differently than when they attended a movie. Even though we have moved to a more permanent location, we still feel the same about how to dress.
What is your style of worship?
Our worship team plays music that you would hear on any popular Christian radio station like Life 97.3 FM or Refuge Radio 89.5 FM.
Will We Be Called Out or Identified as Visitors?
First, we want you to be our guest, not a visitor. And no, we do not draw attention to you publically. We do want to get to know you and assist you with any needs that you may have. You can expect to be greeted and provided with a “connection card” so that we may serve you better. However, we let you and your family determine the pace at which you want to move.
Will We Be Asked to Give Money?
We believe that it is biblical for disciples to support their local church. If you were contemplating making Northern Light your church family, we would expect you to give according to the leading of God in your life. As our guest, the only thing we desire of you is to place your connection card in the offering basket, should you desire to do so.
Do you Baptize and How?
We believe that the logical (and Biblical) first step for someone who enters into a personal relationship with Jesus, is to be baptized. Jesus demonstrated baptism in his life, and he also commanded His followers to baptize (Matthew 28:18-20). We follow the same biblical method practiced by Jesus and His followers, baptism by complete immersion. Consequently, we believe that a person must have an understanding of the purpose of baptism.
What Do You Have for Children on Sunday Mornings?
We provide a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers (Little Sparks). Our younger children preschool through 3rd grade (Son-Shine Kids) will be able to worship together with the rest of the family. Then, following communion, they will be dismissed for a children's Bible lesson. Middle and High School (Ignite) meet for Sunday morning worship with the adults.