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Attention Men,

I am excited about the Promise Keepers Virtual Live Event July 31- August 1, 2020. We’ll gather at NRCC and virtually join thousands of other men across the nation and world in worship, the Word, and practical challenges JUST FOR MEN. Are you hungry to get closer to God? BOOM! This is it!

It’s Friday night 7-10pm (July 31) and Saturday 10am-1pm (Aug. 1) at NRCC. Here’s the schedule:

  Friday July 31

   6pm Cookout at NRCC

   7-10pm Promise Keeper Virtual Event livestream Part 1

  Saturday August 1

  9am Breakfast here at NRCC

  10am-1pm Promise Keeper Virtual Event livestream Part 2

Check out the videos at https://promisekeepers.org/promise-keepers/videos/ to learn more.

Men, we need this. Our marriages and families need this. Our Churches, communities and nation needs this. Bring your sons (12 and older) and friends along too. We ALL need this. I cannot express how much I personally have benefited from the ministry of Promise Keepers. I think you will too.

When men forget God, terrible things happen. Leadership becomes corrupt. Marriages end. Families suffer. Churches split. Communities decay. And eventually an entire nation crumbles. With all the events on the news, many of has have wondered “What can I do to make a difference?” I believe this event can serve as a step in the right direction in transforming our nation. It begins with men like you and me seeking after God.

YOU MUST HAVE A “VIRTUAL ACCESS TICKET” TO ATTEND. You can register at https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/simulcast-2020/472782. You’ll have the choice of making a donation or not. Please come even if you can only come for a part of the event.

In His Service,

Pastor Steve

For ALL Families:

A few years ago the Churches of Sneads Ferry invited Walk Thru the Bible to Sneads Ferry and held two different Saturday workshops to help people learn the BIG picture of the Bible. Some of you remember it well... It was AWESOME! I just learned today about a way to include your family in this FOR FREE! They are doing a free livestream from July 27-31 (Monday thru Friday) from 7-7:30pm. It's called "Step into the Story" and is for ALL AGES. It will truly be a blessing to all who participate. Here's the link with the info: https://www.walkthru.org/stepintothestorynt/#video

UPDATE ON NRCC (June 25, 2020)

Dear NRCC Family, 

I sure do miss everyone here at Church! We have two exciting things to announce:

1. Your leadership has made careful & safe preparations us to regather as a Church on Sundays!  Here are some of the plans:

We now have two services: 8:30 am & 10:45 am, We will continue with 6’ social-distancing. We’ll sit up to 50 people every other row in the Sanctuary. 

Please use hand sanitizer when you enter and exit the building. Thanks to the volunteers who help sanitize the Sanctuary after each Service.

If anyone is afraid or not feeling well, etc. please stay home until you feel ready for in-person worship.

The Ushers will help seat people before and during worship. Afterwards they will release us row by row.

In passing the Offering and Communion plates, the Ushers will wear gloves and will be the only ones handling the Offering Plates and Communion Plates. They will carry the plates down the empty rows and hand Communion cups to those present.

The Facebook Livestream will continue indefinitely at the 10:45am Service.

Things aren't exactly back to normal, but we're together again! And we are learning best practices as we go along.

2. The Lord has given NRCC an opportunity to purchase land for future ministry! The 12.99 acres are located at 2105 Hwy. 172 in Sneads Ferry. I hope you’ll take a few minutes and walk the land. It is beautiful! We have walked the property several times and it is good, buildable land, with only the very back .66 of an acre as wetlands. There are a couple of pictures below.

The Land Search Team unanimously presented this property to the Leadership Council, who also unanimously approved it to be presented to the Congregation. On June 7th, the congregation unanimously approved the purchase!  PRAISE GOD! 

We have identified the best banking option and are taking several steps such as a physical survey, environmental survey, an independent appraisal, etc. 

Please pray for God’s will to be done in this matter. We all want to follow the leading of the Lord in everything…especially in something so important to the ministry of NRCC. 

In His Service,

Pastor Steve on behalf of the Leadership Council

View from Hwy. 172. Buildable!

View of the back half of the property. Beautiful!

KIDS CAMP   For more information, Click HERE!

Pioneer Club 

*Not meeting yet due to Covid-19  :(

Ages 3 through grade 5.

It’s GREAT for your kids!

Learn life skills

Learn the Bible and about God

Earn badges

YOU are invited to grow in Christ

in our Wednesday small groups: Pioneer Clubs, Middle School, High School, Men’s and Women's Groups.

Having trouble



Ephesians 4:32 (NIV2011) says, "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." I know I need to forgive...but how? The following booklet provides some very practical, biblical help. Click on Six Stages of Forgiveness to start your journey in forgiveness. 

Click here for Youth News!


The Young Adult Ministry meets the

1st Sunday of each month, 5pm at the Church!

And every Sunday morning at 9:45 for Young Adult's Sunday School.

Click HERE for more information.

52 Ways to Invite Someone to Church

"The simple act of inviting friends and acquaintances

to your church can impact eternity."

Click here to check out this practical article on creative ways to invite people to Church. 

Can We Trust The New Testament?


Click on this picture to check out this brief video. Here is a comparison of manuscript evidence for the New Testament compared to the manuscripts of other ancient works. Thank You God for Your reliable, trustworthy Word!


Now, you can go to the Children of Promise web page to sponsor a child. Tell your church and friends about this new opportunity.

We are excited about this easy option to sponsor children. As time goes by, we will offer more children who can be sponsored. 

If you go to the web page and have any questions or want to sponsor a child with options not offered (from a different country, a certain age, etc.) simply call us and talk with us.

Click here to go to the website or click the picture to the left:

Be a difference-maker!

PRESS ON Campaign For the Future!

The race isn't won by those who start the race; it's won by those who finish the race. Paul wrote in Philippians 3:13-14:  

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

PRESS ON is the theme of our three-year Stewardship Campaign (April 2017 - March 2020). Together we will persevere in our efforts to reach more people for Christ. We are raising funds to provide property and facilities for room for NRCC to grow. How will God use you to help the ministry of NRCC as we PRESS ON?

What is Apologetics?

The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia found in 1 Peter 3:15, "Always be prepared to give an answer [defense –apologia] to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." Apologia is a legal term that simply means “defense.” Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that is concerned with making a defense, or case, for the truth claims of the Christian Faith. The purpose of Apologetics is not to apologize for God but to present reasonable explanations for believing Christianity is true. 

Recommended Resources:


The Reason for God by Tim Keller

I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

Case For Christ by Lee Strobel


Reasonable Faith http://www.reasonablefaith.org/

Cross Examined http://crossexamined.org/

Stand to Reason https://www.str.org/

Apologetics 315 http://www.apologetics315.com/

Please note that NRCC does not agree with everything on these websites. Yet they are excellent resources to explore the field of Apologetics. Special thanks to Nathan Taylor. 

Choose Life tags are available NOW in NC!

As you may have heard, even though there was a big splash with the announcement that the 4th District Federal Court had reversed its decision about the legality of the NC Choose Life license plate, there have still been more steps required before manufacturing could begin.

The license plates are available for order through the NCDMV. Cost is $25 a year with $15 of that going to pregnancy care centers all around NC. This is a subtle but important message to our fellow citizens of how important human life is to Our Lord. Click the link below to apply.