We are a group of people who are following in the Way of Jesus. We aren’t waiting around to escape from the world, or trying to hide ourselves away from everything that scares us. We want to live in this world as those who care about what God is doing, in and around us, to put right a creation worth restoring. We want to be a part of that work and believe that there is no better place for us to do that than from the corner of Sixth and Nebraska in downtown Sioux City.
- We try to make our space available to a wide array of groups throughout the community for music events, weddings, funerals, and regular meetings.
- We reach out to our neighbors in need through support of the Sioux City Gospel Mission, the Soup Kitchen on West 7th Street, Hunt school, and the Community Action Agency, among others.
- We are committed to nurturing in the children and youth among us a love of God that will bear fruit as they learn what it means to find eternal life as someone who follows Jesus.
Leading People to Become Faithful Followers of Jesus Christ Together in God’s World We believe God is calling us to lead people to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ together in God’s world. This new mission statement boldly declares that NPC is committed to discipleship, to community, to service, and, most importantly, to a deep and abiding faith in Christ.
is to follow Jesus Christ while leading others into faithful discipleship requires that:
- We understand who the God of the Bible is
- We lift our hearts and voices to God together in worship
- We seek justice, joyfully engaging in Christ’s work and responding to the needs of those in our church, our neighborhood, the city, and the World
- We share the good news of God’s reconciling love in word and deed
- We are servants living out a relational church culture that is hospitable and welcoming to every person who walks through our doors
- We are a grace-filled church that draws in diverse newcomers who want to know what defines and excites us
- We love and care for one another as members of a family, growing closer to God and one another
- We are highly committed stewards of all God’s gifts, each giving generously of the time, talents and resources with which we have been blessed
- We develop servant leaders equipped to influence others where they worship, work, and live Living out this vision for a stronger, deeper community rooted in our love for Christ requires change. It asks each of us to give more fully of ourselves and to take part in bringing life to God’s purposes. We must begin now. Maturing in discipleship requires that we lay aside things that hinder us and that we cleave to that which draws us closer to God, honors God, and exhibits the Kingdom of God to the world. We need to affirm what we believe and seek what we are called to do by engaging in serious study of Scripture. We need to overcome the distances between us that make caring for each other difficult. We need to engage those around us more effectively—National Presbyterian School, university students, families in the neighborhood, and those who serve our nation and the nations of the world. We need to extend our reach into the larger world with the message of the Gospel and the caring presence of Christ.