What We Believe
1. The New Burlington Church of Christ is a part of the non-denominational fellowship of churches known as the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Within this fellowship that consists of thousands of churches around the world, each church operates under its own leadership with no controlling denominational body outside the local congregation.
2. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe and is without beginning or end.
3. We acknowledge Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God who willingly came to this earth and offered His life as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity, so that humans might have forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation through Him. We recognize Jesus as the resurrected Savior who is the head of His church.
4. We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, which is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (II Timothy 3:16-17). We accept the Bible as the sourcebook of our faith and practice.
5. We attempt to follow the original church’s patterns of faith and worship as revealed within the pages of the New Testament. We oppose human-devised creeds and denominational guidelines, but prefer to use the Bible as the standard of our belief. As a result, we refer to ourselves only as “Christians,” and we continually devote ourselves “to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42).
6. We believe eternal salvation can only be obtained through submitting oneself completely to the Lordship of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31). We submit ourselves to Jesus’ Lordship by confessing Him as God’s Son and our Savior (Romans 10:9), repenting of our past sins (Luke 13:3), and being buried with Christ in the waters of Christian baptism (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16).
7. We believe that God sent His Holy Spirit to serve as God’s abiding presence within all Christians. The Holy Spirit is a helper (John 14:16) who testifies to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and assists believers in their effort to live a godly life that manifests the qualities that characterize Christianity (Galatians 5:22-24).
8. As a church, or a fellowship of believers, our mission is to share the “good news” (or “gospel”) of Jesus Christ so that others may gain salvation in Him and to teach those who become Christians so they might grow in their faith (Matthew 28:18-20). We also seek to worship our Lord in spirit and truth (John 4:24), and to encourage one another in our commitment to Christ (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Ministers of NBCC
Harry Porter 1948
John “Bill” Wade 1949 – 1959
Lester LeMay 1960 – 1964
Bob Work 1964 – 1974
Evan Bolejack 1974 – 1981
Bob Hills 1981 – 1986
Jim Plunkett 1987 – 1994
Dennis Weaver 1995 – 2002
Warren Moore 2002 – 2004
Stacy Popejoy 2004 – 2009
Joshua Bennett 2011 – 2014
Rick Cherok 2014 – 2018
Jonathan Underwood 2018 – Present