- What are the distinctives of the NCN?
- Do you plant or work with churches outside of northern California?
- Do you have a philosophy of ministry?
What are the distinctives of the NCN?
We believe church planters and pastors should be men who are called and qualified elders who oversee their churches under the Lord, Jesus Christ, the head of the church.
Our mission is to see Christ-centered, gospel-driven, complimentarian, missional, church planting churches planted through out the greater Bay area and beyond.
We believe the reformed gospel of Jesus Christ is the central message of the Bible, as outlined in the foundational documents of the Gospel Coalition.
Do you plant or work with churches outside of northern California?
The NorCal network is open to partnering with churches outside the Bay area who desire to see churches planted in the greater Bay area, as well as aiding churches located in Northern California; and is, in fact, strategically related to the Acts 29 Network. But the greater Bay area is the primary target area for the actual church planting activity of the network.
Do you have a philosophy of ministry?
Because the NorCal Network is a collaborative, peer to peer network, we have no specific philosophy of ministry which is binding on all our churches. However, because our churches hold to a high view of scripture on the one hand while desiring to reach our communities in culturally appropriate ways on the other, a clear and orthodox understanding of the gospel is essential. The gospel message is timeless and applicable for all generations and cultures while being innovative in communicating the gospel in various contexts.