NVBC has a fourfold mission incorporating Evangelism, Equipping, Edification and Exaltation. We refer to this as the 4E’s. In the Baptist distinctive “B” recognizes “The Bible as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.” In the Bible, all these 4E’s are given emphasis, and this the aim of NVBC.
Evangelism – The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 is just one of many passages that reveal the heart of God. This tells us that God truly loves all men and that He, “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4) and is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”(2 Pet. 3:9)
Equipping – But in order to be effective at evangelism we must first be equipped. The moment we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour the Holy Spirit Himself gave us gifts to be effective soul winners, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry..” (Eph 4:11-12). To teach us how to use these gifts effectively NVBC provides training for our members through such courses as: Soul Winning, Bible Interpretation (Hermeneutics), Preaching and Teaching (Homiletics), Guitar lessons, Communication training and many others.
Edification – NVBC has ongoing ministries that serve to edify and build up the body of Christ through the Holy Spirit “…for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Eph 4:12-16). We edify our people through different specialty ministries like: Sunday School, Couples’ Fellowship, Ladies, Men, Singles, Youth, Cell Group, Prayer Meeting, and other fun and wholesome activities and sharing.
Exaltation – Ultimately, our mission is to glorify God through Evangelism, Equipping, Edification and Exaltation. We believe that God created us for His glory. “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Rev 4:11). Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” (Isa. 43:7)