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“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

I Timothy 4:16

Paul’s words to Timothy are our primary motivation for reviewing NHC’s Doctrinal Statement. It is part of our calling to “watch the teaching” in a persistent way. To this end, we are reviewing our Doctrinal Statement, not because we are shifting our beliefs, but for three primary reasons.

  1. Theological accuracy: we seek to biblically reflect what we believe and teach.
  2. Clarity: we desire that the statement be understandable in style and language for the average church member.
  3. Historicity: we seek to align our statement with Christian teaching through the centuries. 

What's already happened?

Over the course of 2023, a subcommittee of elders (Peter Hubbard, Matt Nestberg and Ryan Ferguson) reviewed our Doctrinal Statement. Beginning in 2024, the Elder Board began reviewing the suggested edits. Over the course of 5 months, the committee took the Elder Board feedback and created a final draft. Additionally, NHC members were asked to reread the original doctrinal statement.

What's happening now?

We are releasing the revised Doctrinal Statement in two parts. Part 1 will include the following sections: Holy Scriptures, God and man. Part 2 will be released later and include: salvation, church, angels, and eschatology.

The elders request that all members read the draft document below. If you have questions, please send them using the feedback button. These questions will inform responses for a live feedback session on June 30 at 3 p.m. in C104.  This process will allow us to efficiently answer questions that multiple people may ask.

***Please note: questions will not receive an individual response.

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