NMC FAQs

Discovery Luncheon

Discovery Lunch

What is a “Discover NMC Luncheon”?

It is an opportunity for those who are interested in knowing more about NMC to meet the church Leadership Team and hear more about our purpose, vision, beliefs, ministries, missions and more.

Who is the “Leadership Team”?

The elders (including our lead pastor, James Wagstaff), the deacons, and staff ministers.

Do I have to commit to membership in order to attend?

Absolutely not. The lunch is a very informal way of us getting to know you and you getting to know us. There is a time during the presentation to ask questions but no one is put on the spot. We do share what we believe about membership and there is an opportunity to start that process should anyone desire to do so.

How often is it held, and are there any fees?

Six times a year, about every eight weeks or so. There is no charge. The luncheon starts right after the second service in the Cafe area. The dates are published in our Sunday bulletin, on our web site, and announced on Sunday mornings.

May children attend?

Yes. Families may eat lunch together and then childcare and activities are provided for birth through sixth grade.

How long is the luncheon?

We try to start no later than 12:30 and end by 2 p.m.

Elective Bible Studies

I Would Like to Register Online

To pay your Deposit ($50) and Register online, please click ‘Register’

Click here to Register

Registering will take you to the Easy Tithe site (our financial partner) where you will be able to register and pay the $50.00 deposit. The deposit is required to register. You will be asked for your name, primary phone and primary email address. Also, you may indicate if you have special dietary requirements.

You will also have the opportunity to pay an additional amount towards the cost you select. And, if you so wish, you can make a one-time donation towards providing for a woman who is struggling financially.

Please note that there is a $2.00 processing charge for each online payment transaction.

Please email Jen Kerns if you need more information.

 

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I Can’t Afford to Register

If you can’t afford to register, there may be some financial assistance available.

While help cannot be guaranteed, we will do our best to help you be able to attend the retreat.

Please email Jen Kerns for more information.

 

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I Would Like to Pay an Installment Online

Follow this link to pay more towards the cost of the retreat (select this if you have already registered and paid your $50 deposit). Click ‘Make a Payment’.

Make a Payment

As when you registered, clicking Make a payment will take you to the Easy Tithe site (our financial partner). You will be asked for your name and primary email address (the email address requirement is an Easy Tithe requirement).

You will be able to enter the amount your wish to pay. And there is the same opportunity to help a financially disadvantaged women attend, with a one-time donation.

Please note that there is a $2.00 processing charge for each online payment transaction.

Please email Jen Kerns if you need more information on this process

 

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Mosaic Musing Sep-Oct

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Child Dedication Purpose and Requirements (click to expand)

Dedicating a child to the Lord doesn’t secure their salvation; we believe children are already under God’s saving grace up to an age of accountability, which is known to God in each case. Rather, Child Dedication is an opportunity for the parents to:

• Gratefully recognize and affirm that their child ultimately comes from and belongs to God, and is a gift entrusted to their care for just a time (Psalm 127:3, Proverb 22:6)

• Surrender their child to God’s will for his or her life above the parent’s own plans (1 Samuel 1:27-28)

• Dedicate themselves as parents to model godliness and raise their child in accordance with God’s instructions found in His Word (Psalm 78:4-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4)

Requirements for Participation

While God’s ideal intention for child-rearing is a two-parent home, involving a father and mother, He works redemptively and effectively in all types of family situations, as we place our faith in Him and seek to live according to His ways. An authentic dedication to raise children by modeling and instructing them in Christian faith and life requires certain guidelines for those who would participate in the dedication ceremony. In general, those dedicating a child should be living a Christian life and have significant (if not primary) responsibility for raising the child, along with the following:

  • If both father and mother are participating  in the service, they need to be married and living together
  • Single parents need to have at least partial custody of and/or regular legally sanctioned involvement in the child’s life
  • An unwed mother or father needs to talk with a pastor beforehand to discuss their situation
  • Grandparents or relatives raising a child need to have legal custody or guardianship
  • We ask parents who are living together and who are not married to take steps to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their relationship before participating in a child dedication service

If you have questions about any of these guidelines or other possible situations, please speak with Sonia Allen our Early Childhood Minister. Scriptures Referenced (NIV) Psalm 127:3

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

Proverbs 22:6

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

1 Samuel 1:27-28

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.

Psalm 78:4-7

We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers 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.

Ephesians 6:1-4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”-which is the first commandment with a promise—“that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Photo Requirements (click to expand)

We would love to display a photo of your child on the big screens as you bring him or her to the front for the actual dedication. Of course, you are not required to have a photo of your child(ren) on the screens, it is your choice. To help us prepare your photo for display, please follow these guidelines:

    • photos should be fairly recent, in a digital format (in a *.jpg, or, *.png format)
    • make sure they are clear (having few, if any, scratches, dust spots, etc) and are in focus
    • they are in landscape orientation (long edges at the bottom/top)
    • preferably feature the child by him/herself (siblings also being dedicated, may be in the picture together)
    • have a clear facial view
    • include sufficient surroundings to allow for their and their parent’s name(s) to be added
    • Please – do not crop your photo, we may need more image than you might realize, to produce what is needed
    • Please – do not reduce its file size or resolution – typically a photo, as it comes from the camera, will be about 1MB to 2MB. Maintaining that size will allow us to re-size the photo as needed, without losing clarity (becoming pixelized).

Having said that:

    • if necessary, we can work with photos that do not meet all of the above guidelines
    • we do crop and/or add background or otherwise modify photos, to fit the auditorium screens
    • we may also modify the existing background to remove distractions
    • as a matter of course, we attempt to remove blemishes and red eye
    • You may send more than one photo, however only one photo per child will be used (we will use the one most suited to the layout, quality and resolution we need)

Staff Phone Extensions & Email Addresses

Staff Member   Extension   Email Address
Charlotte Skinner 301 [email protected]
Membership & Finance Admin
Danny Bote 304 [email protected]
Assoc Pastor / Adults / Life Groups/Elder
Laurie Palmer 302 [email protected]
Admin Asst – Adults, Students & Children
Jacque Johnson 300 [email protected]
Admin Asst; Women’s Ministry; Resource Coordinator
James Wagstaff 305 [email protected]
Lead Pastor / Elder
Jan Springer 306 [email protected]
Worship & Creative Arts (WCA) Minister
Michael Fen 310 [email protected]
Outreach / Missions Minister
Shannon Fields 307 [email protected]
Children’s Minister
Si Wood 312 [email protected]
Assoc Pastor / Elder
Sonia Allen 308 [email protected]
Children’s Minister
Stephen Wood 311 [email protected]
Student Minister
Crisis Line 334

 

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Homelessness has hit across the board, capturing or affecting every age group and strata of society.

Joblessness and homelessness go hand in hand these days. So, if you want to see what a homeless person looks like, take a look in the mirror and imagine yourself without an income. No way to to pay your mortgage, your rent. Barely able to purchase groceries, or buy cloths for your children. Unable to drive to job interviews because you can’t afford to fix your car, or put gas in it.

Imagine yourself without NMC as your support group. No family in town. Friends that have backed away. (No one wants to catch the ‘disease’ of homelessness.) And so, trapped in a constant web of poverty, hunger, rejection, and being passed from one agency to another – freezing on the streets – thinking ‘this might be the last night I can survive out here’. Now maybe you can see the potentially homeless man or woman in the image reflected back at you.

It has been said that we’re all just a paycheck away from homelessness, and while that may not be the total picture, we are not many away. Several of us at NMC have either been homeless, or have come uncomfortably close to it in recent times.

Go here to read more about what is happening on our Thornton doorsteps…

This article is not  being written to generate guilt or twist arms, no one wants anyone to minister out of guilt or obligation, but rather this is to hopefully provide a brief, if shallow, insight; a little awareness of what reality is for some of the folks you may shake hands with on a Sunday, who, without the generous help of a friend or family member, would indeed be living out of bags and boxes.

We have in the past couple of years met many who have had a difficult time of it. Christians and unbelievers alike. Some who have come to know Christ through the ministry of CWC and the love of its member church families. One guy who even now is ministering to homeless, rejected and abused orphans living on the streets of the Philippines. Many of you know him. Paul Shadoan. How the Lord has changed his heart and situation because of His great love and the willingness of his servants at NMC and other CWC member churches, to share genuine love, truth and the gospel with him.

Jesus said that the birds of the air have their nests and foxes have their dens, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay His head (Matt 8:20). Jesus experienced homelessness – in the world He created. He also said that what ever you do for one of these you have done it to me. This wasn’t intangible, touchy feely, idealistic altruism – He spoke from a life which had experienced trial and suffering. His heart truly encompasses those less fortunate. In worldly terms, He was One.

And so,

What is a “Discover NMC Luncheon”?

It is an opportunity for those who are interested in knowing more about NMC to meet the church Leadership Team and hear more about our purpose, vision, beliefs, ministries, missions and more.

Who is the “Leadership Team”?

The elders (including our lead pastor, James Wagstaff), the deacons, and staff ministers.

Do I have to commit to membership in order to attend?

Absolutely not. The lunch is a very informal way of us getting to know you and you getting to know us. There is a time during the presentation to ask questions but no one is put on the spot. We do share what we believe about membership and there is an opportunity to start that process should anyone desire to do so.

How often is it held, and are there any fees?

Six times a year, about every eight weeks or so. There is no charge. The luncheon starts right after the second service in the Cafe area. The dates are published in our Sunday bulletin, on our web site, and announced on Sunday mornings.

May children attend?

Yes. Families may eat lunch together and then childcare and activities are provided for birth through sixth grade.

How long is the luncheon?

We try to start no later than 12:30 and end by 2 p.m.

LOVE – If you are interested in developing authentic relationships you may enjoy…

Linda Eastman, Team Coordinator

Moms of Faith – Providing an environment where mothers can build relationships by growing their faith, connecting and supporting each other as they share experiences

If you are a mom, no matter the age of your children, this is the group for you. There is a short devotion and a lot of conversation surrounding this special season of life—with all its joys and challenges!

Moms of Faith meet on the first and third Fridays of the month during the school year, from 9—11 a.m. at North Metro Church. And sometimes they plan field trips!

Childcare is provided at a minimal cost. Contact Joanna Wolf at [email protected] or 720-201-8647 with questions. Email Jenn Luscombe at 303-246-0570 with your childcare reservation for preschool or under.

You can download the Moms of Faith info packet and/or application below:

Moms of Faith Information Packet

Moms of Faith Application

Creative Crafting

Creative Crafting gatherings are designed to support women who enjoy working on projects. Women experience a sense of accomplishment and relish the company of cherished friends. Some bring snacks to share as well. Contact Dottie Cowan at 720 938 5214 or [email protected].

Secret Sisters

This group delights in encouraging one another in secret as the name implies. Women commit to secretly encourage their “Secret Sister” for four-month intervals. The group enjoys many different opportunities to gather to get to know their Secret Sisters even before their secrets are revealed! Download and send the sign-up form (best to right-click and select Save Target As) to Christina Tetrick, or contact her at 303-803-8682 or [email protected] for more information.

GROW – If you are interested in growing in your love and knowledge of God, you may enjoy…

Kathy Slade, Team Coordinator

Women’s Bible Study Classes

Spending time in God’s Word through weekly Bible study is a great way to discover who God is and His plan for your life. Your relationship with Jesus Christ will grow as God reveals to you, in a personal way, just how much He loves you! These studies also offer opportunities for fellowship and prayer with women of all ages.

Winter Bible Study Classes Beginning the Week of January 18, 2015

Register Online

Women’s Book Club

If you enjoy reading and discussing your latest book, this is the group for you. Members meet monthly to talk about a book, share laughs, prayers and enjoy an evening with other women. Book titles vary from the serious to the lighthearted and can include devotionals, as well as secular books. Call Mona Neeley Clifford at 303-457-4764 or email her at [email protected] for information. Book review schedule:

  • January — On Hummingbird Wings: A Novel, by Lauraine Snelling
  • February — The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
  • March — Choosing to See, by Mary Beth Chapman
  • April — Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
  • May — Monument Road, by Charlie Quimby

Mosaic Women’s Retreats

The 2015 Women’s Retreat will be May 1–3 at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs.  If you’d like to help plan and prepare for the retreat, please contact Pam Wood at [email protected] or 303-478-2433.

SERVE – If you are interested in serving the Body of Christ at NMC, you may enjoy…

Food Basket/Memorial Team

NMC is often called upon to provide meals to those in need within our church family as well as provide meals and serve at funerals. If you’d like to help on a regular basis or just occasionally, contact Debbie Cuvelier or call 303-919-0920.

Moms In Prayer International

Two or more moms joining together once a week for one hour of prayer for their children and their schools. There are more than 30 groups meeting in various locations through Adams County, including one here at NMC. A College/Career group meets on Mondays throughout the school year. They will break for the summer and will return beginning in September. Watch the NMC calendar. To pray with this group, contact Jacque Johnson at 303-457-8560, ext. 300. To find out if there is a group for your child’s school go to www.momsinprayer.org.

REACH – If you are interested in reaching women beyond the walls of NMC, you may enjoy…

Christina Tetrick
Team Coordinator

Special Events

If you are interested in serving on a women’s ministry EVENT TEAM, please send an email to Pam Wood, or call her at 303-478-2433.

These are fun, lighthearted events (such as Saturday Morning Breakfasts, Girls’ Night Out, Chocolate Boutique and Mosaic Christmas Dinner) where NMC women are encouraged to invite their family and friends to enjoy the fellowship of other women in a comfortable, Christian environment.

Other Opportunities to Serve

There are a variety of opportunities to serve within our women’s ministry.

We want to help you discover your unique gifts, passions, and abilities and use them to the glory of God. Whether you are brand new to NMC or a seasoned member, there is a place for you!

Please contact Jacque Johnson at 303.457.8560, ext 300

What are Discovery Classes?

These classes discuss what the Bible says about the foundational truths of being a Christian. They also cover, essential doctrines, the purpose statement of NMC, including our core values and beliefs, and how to become a Christian and/or member of NMC.

Who should attend Discovery Classes?

There really is no limitation. Anyone interested in knowing more about Christ, NMC, getting connected, or becoming a member is encouraged to attend.  Mature Christians and long-term members of NMC will benefit as well. The classes are designed for adults, but mature high school students may attend.

What is covered in the class?

The content is covered in the context of our church purpose statement: “A community of believers committed to worshipping God as we love, grow, serve, and reach others.” The topics covered are community and worship, spiritual growth, and serving and reaching out to others.

Is there any cost or pre-class preparation?

There is no charge. There is no preparation for the first class, but there will be modest homework assignments. Bring your Bible, but almost all of the scriptures used will be printed in the student handouts. If you do not have a Bible, we will give you one as a gift.

Who teaches the classes?

The Elders of NMC. Attending the classes is a great way to get to meet a number of those serving in leadership at NMC.

How many classes are there and when are they held?

The classes occur over four consecutive weeks, with sessions offered at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays.  They are normally offered six times a year. See our website, weekly bulletin, or welcome center for dates and class location info.

When are Adult Study Groups held?

They run throughout the year (with occasional breaks) on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.   There is a men’s group on Saturdays as well.

Who can attend?

We have classes for men, women, and co-eds. Sometimes the co-ed class is designated “couples” if the subject matter is focused on marriage.

Where are the classes?

The women’s classes meet in Room  104 and 105 at 9 a.m., the men’s class meets at 9 a.m. in Room 103.   The married class meets at 10:45 in the student center.

How long are the classes?

Depending on subject matter, usually 4 to 6 weeks. They normally are 70 minutes. Evening class may go a little longer.

Is there a charge to attend?

No, but there is a charge for any curriculum that may be required. Usually not more than $15, and scholarships are provided.

What topics are covered and how are they decided?

A variety of topics and books of the Bible are offered. The Associate Pastor and the Men’s & Women’s ministry leaders receive suggestions from students and other church leadership and pray about what should be offered.

Who teaches the classes?

Usually Elders, Staff Ministers, or Leaders in the Men’s & Women’s ministries. All teachers are required to be members of NMC and be in agreement with the NMC essential doctrines. From time to time there may be a guest teacher.

How do these groups differ from Discovery Classes?

We recommend that everyone attend our four-week Discovery Class prior to attending adult study groups. Discovery Classes are offered on Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 in Room 110. Check the church bulletin or online calendar for start dates.

Discovery Classes cover what the Bible has to say about the foundational truths of being a Christian. They also cover the NMC purpose statement, our core values and essential beliefs, and information on how to become a Christian and/or member of NMC.

How do these groups differ from Life Groups?

Life Groups are designed to develop genuine and long-lasting relationships and to “Life Out” our purpose statement: “A community of believers committed to worshiping God as we love, grow, serve, and reach others.” Bible study is an important priority in a Life Group, but Life Groups also participate as a group in serving and reaching out to others. From time to time, members of Life Groups will attend an Adult Study Group based on the individual’s need/desire to study the specific topic/book being offered.

When are the classes offered?

Schedules and topics are printed in our Sunday bulletin and on our website. You may also contact our Associate Pastor, Silas Wood.

What if my schedule will not permit me to attend an Adult Study Group?

Just meet with our Associate Pastor, Danny Bote. We look at other options and try to tailor an “in home” study and/or a “one-on-one” opportunity to meet your needs.

May I attend a class already in session?

Yes, you are always welcome, but you may want to check with the teacher first.

Is childcare provided?

Yes, for the Sunday morning classes. Not in every case for the evening classes. There is a modest fee. Check with the teacher before signing up for the class.

What is a Life Group?

A traditional Life Group is normally made up of people who come from a similar demographic, marital status or age background (e.g. “young married couples with children”, “single dads”, “50+ senior adults”). Participants value building long term friendships, studying and growing in God’s Word together, ministering to one another, meeting needs, and serving NMC and the community as a team. In essence they desire to do life together.

I have heard the term “Affinity” Group. Is that a Life Group also?

Yes. Affinity Groups are relatively new to NMC. They are another type of Life Group. Unlike the traditional Life Group, Affinity Groups tend to form around specific interests (e.g. motorcycle riders, landscaping, sports, auto mechanics, quilting, etc.).

I have also heard terms like, cell group, home group, small group, etc.. Are these groups similar to NMC Life Groups?

Yes. Most Christ-centered churches believe in providing opportunties for attenders to connect and experience the “one anothers” (love one another, pray for one another , bear one anothers burdens, etc.) of Scripture, and do this in a setting and time other than Sunday morning. Group names, approach and activities may vary, but the heart of these groups is making people feel welcome and valued and give them a place to grow in relationship with Christ and each other.

What are the major differences between a Life Group and an Affinity Group?

Traditional Life Groups tend to be composed of participants from similar life stage and demographics. They will usually meet weekly. Meetings will routinely have a Bible study. The group participants will normally stay together for a number of years.
Affinity Groups may be composed of participants from a variety of demographic backgrounds. Meetings may be monthly or seasonal. There may not be a formal Bible study, but there will be prayer and devotionals. Participants may come for a short time based on the focus of the interest (e.g. sports).

Why does NMC use the term “Life” Groups?

We believe the term best expresses God’s desire and our passion for life change or transformation in the life of every believer (Romans 12:2, 8:29). Transformation or life change may occur in many ways. Participation in Life Groups has proven to be one of the significant ways God brings about Christ like changes in believers.

Do you have to be a church member to join a Life/Affinity Group?

While we value church membership, there is no requirement to be a member. You will not be pressured to join NMC. Our groups and church are safe places. Confidences are kept and we trust the Holy Spirit to reveal any “next steps” to you.

Who leads Life/Affinity Groups?

Groups are led by lay leaders who are members of NMC. Leaders will have attended our Foundations Class and are in agreement with the essential doctrines of NMC (found on our web site: www.northmetrochurch.org. See ‘What We Believe’ under ‘Come Meet North Metro’). They will come from a variety of backgrounds and spiritual gifts.

All will have a heart for people.

Where and when do groups meet?

Life Groups normally meet weekly, in homes, in the evening. Affinity Groups will have a variety of locations, venues, and meeting times, depending on the affinity/interest of the group.

May I participate in a Life Group and an Affinity Group?

Yes. Just prayerfully consider your commitments and speak to both leaders in advance of joining.

Is child care provided for group meetings?

Normally it is not. Special situations can be coordinated through the church.

How do I find out more about Life/Affinity groups and get connected?

Just complete a “Life/Affinity Group” Interest card, found at the Welcome Center in the foyer or contact our Associate Pastor, Danny Bote,
303-457-8560, ext 304.

Note: We are experiencing wonderful numerical growth and our new Affinity Groups are forming almost weekly. Therefore we are not currently publishing lists of groups but we will give priority to your requests and options for connecting.

Discovery Classes

Discovery Class

What are Discovery Classes?

These classes discuss what the Bible says about the foundational truths of being a Christian. They also cover, essential doctrines, the purpose statement of NMC, including our core values and beliefs, and how to become a Christian and/or member of NMC.

Who should attend Discovery Classes?

There really is no limitation. Anyone interested in knowing more about Christ, NMC, getting connected, or becoming a member is encouraged to attend.  Mature Christians and long-term members of NMC will benefit as well. The classes are designed for adults, but mature high school students may attend.

What is covered in the class?

The content is covered in the context of our church purpose statement: “A community of believers committed to worshipping God as we love, grow, serve, and reach others.” The topics covered are community and worship, spiritual growth, and serving and reaching out to others.

Is there any cost or pre-class preparation?

There is no charge. There is no preparation for the first class, but there will be modest homework assignments. Bring your Bible, but almost all of the scriptures used will be printed in the student handouts. If you do not have a Bible, we will give you one as a gift.

Who teaches the classes?

The Elders of NMC. Attending the classes is a great way to get to meet a number of those serving in leadership at NMC.

How many classes are there and when are they held?

The classes occur over four consecutive weeks, with sessions offered at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays.  They are normally offered six times a year. See our website, weekly bulletin, or welcome center for dates and class location info.

Life/Affinity Groups

Life/Affinity Groups

What is a Life Group?

A traditional Life Group is normally made up of people who come from a similar demographic, marital status or age background (e.g. “young married couples with children”, “single dads”, “50+ senior adults”). Participants value building long term friendships, studying and growing in God’s Word together, ministering to one another, meeting needs, and serving NMC and the community as a team. In essence they desire to do life together.

I have heard the term “Affinity” Group. Is that a Life Group also?

Yes. Affinity Groups are relatively new to NMC. They are another type of Life Group. Unlike the traditional Life Group, Affinity Groups tend to form around specific interests (e.g. motorcycle riders, landscaping, sports, auto mechanics, quilting, etc.).

I have also heard terms like, cell group, home group, small group, etc.. Are these groups similar to NMC Life Groups?

Yes. Most Christ-centered churches believe in providing opportunties for attenders to connect and experience the “one anothers” (love one another, pray for one another , bear one anothers burdens, etc.) of Scripture, and do this in a setting and time other than Sunday morning. Group names, approach and activities may vary, but the heart of these groups is making people feel welcome and valued and give them a place to grow in relationship with Christ and each other.

What are the major differences between a Life Group and an Affinity Group?

Traditional Life Groups tend to be composed of participants from similar life stage and demographics. They will usually meet weekly. Meetings will routinely have a Bible study. The group participants will normally stay together for a number of years.
Affinity Groups may be composed of participants from a variety of demographic backgrounds. Meetings may be monthly or seasonal. There may not be a formal Bible study, but there will be prayer and devotionals. Participants may come for a short time based on the focus of the interest (e.g. sports).

Why does NMC use the term “Life” Groups?

We believe the term best expresses God’s desire and our passion for life change or transformation in the life of every believer (Romans 12:2, 8:29). Transformation or life change may occur in many ways. Participation in Life Groups has proven to be one of the significant ways God brings about Christ like changes in believers.

Do you have to be a church member to join a Life/Affinity Group?

While we value church membership, there is no requirement to be a member. You will not be pressured to join NMC. Our groups and church are safe places. Confidences are kept and we trust the Holy Spirit to reveal any “next steps” to you.

Who leads Life/Affinity Groups?

Groups are led by lay leaders who are members of NMC. Leaders will have attended our Foundations Class and are in agreement with the essential doctrines of NMC (found on our web site: www.northmetrochurch.org. See ‘What We Believe’ under ‘Come Meet North Metro’). They will come from a variety of backgrounds and spiritual gifts.

All will have a heart for people.

Where and when do groups meet?

Life Groups normally meet weekly, in homes, in the evening. Affinity Groups will have a variety of locations, venues, and meeting times, depending on the affinity/interest of the group.

May I participate in a Life Group and an Affinity Group?

Yes. Just prayerfully consider your commitments and speak to both leaders in advance of joining.

Is child care provided for group meetings?

Normally it is not. Special situations can be coordinated through the church.

How do I find out more about Life/Affinity groups and get connected?

Just complete a “Life/Affinity Group” Interest card, found at the Welcome Center in the foyer or contact our Associate Pastor, Danny Bote,
303-457-8560, ext 304.

Note: We are experiencing wonderful numerical growth and our new Affinity Groups are forming almost weekly. Therefore we are not currently publishing lists of groups but we will give priority to your requests and options for connecting.


Additional FAQs are in production and will be posted as they become available. If you have pressing questions, contact our Associate Pastor, Silas (Si) Wood, [email protected], 303-457-8560 x312.