Discipleship is a vital part of every believer’s growth. We are commanded by God to make disciples (Matthew 28). In order to make disciples, we must first understand what it means to be a disciple. A disciple is a follower of Jesus Christ who strives daily to obey His commands. The goal of discipleship is always to become Christ-like even though we use different methods and techniques. Reading into God’s Word and learning to hear His voice are key parts to becoming a disciple. We believe while you are growing and maturing as a disciple that you can help teach others. Discipleship is simply showing someone what you have already learned and how to walk with Jesus. This is a life time process. We all need to be pouring into someone as well as having someone pour into us at all stages of our walk.
William Temple said, "To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and devote the will to the purpose of God." At NorthBridge, our passion is to build a lifestyle of worship into every member. Genuine worship only has one leader, Jesus Christ. Because we submit and follow him all our live's actions are to be done as worship to God. Christ, through His Holy Spirit, is alive and present in all His function. He promises to inhabit the praises of His people (Psalm 22) and we expect His Holy presence to change all of us. When we worship together things occur that can't occur individually. We welcome the Holy Spirit in our worship and expect Him to use each of us to minister. In order to do this, we utilize many teams to lead which allow many people's gifts to function and build up the church body. Everyone has a role and a place to use their gifts in worship.
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born,and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands." PSALM 78:5-7
This passage shows us that God has a multi-generational view of the purpose of families. He has never intended for only 1 generation to know Him or His ways. Scripture is replete with commands and exhortations for God's people to raise godly children. At NorthBridge, our passion is FAMILY! We strive to equip parents to be the spiritual leaders of their homes and to train their children for spiritual and physical godliness and success. Ephesians 6:4 commands fathers to "bring up your children in the training and admonition of the Lord." While we believe God gives parents the incredible opportunity to lead their families in worship and diligently teach their children the Word of God. (Deuteronomy 6) We know this is not an easy task and it won't happen unless we're intentional to do so. Thank God that His grace, wisdom and power are available to every parent to accomplish this noble work. Our heart is to provide an environment for every child to put their faith in God and His word by accepting Jesus as their savior and the Holy Spirit as their guide.
Children's Ministry is available for 1st-5th grade.
The mission of the NorthBridge Nursery is to nurture and care for children in a Christ-centered environment. We desire to aid parents in their efforts to disciple and train their children to be followers of Jesus. Nursery is available for infants - kindergarten during corporate worship services and during other scheduled NorthBridge events. Age-appropriate toys and books are provided in each class. Nursery workers are carefully selected to ensure they are a good fit for the church. Background checks are performed on all workers prior to hire. We feel our children are our greatest assets and we treasure them as such.
We believe that the local church is interdependent with the community it is placed in. We were strategically placed in Hahira, GA by the Lord to fill the needs in this area. We work together with the other area churches to meet city-wide needs such as the soup kitchen, the food pantry, the Manna Drop, Valdosta State Prison, and Hahira Community Day. We also meet needs of individuals in the area through a variety of Home Church outreaches and activities throughout the year.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."