Simple church is well…simple. We are a church led by bi-vocational pastors and volunteers and we are the church together.
There are many ways to ‘do’ and ‘be’ the church and we are confident that our calling at Belmont | Naz is to embrace an intentionally simple but relational way of doing and being church with a vision to receive and to learn to live in the character and power of Jesus in our actual and everyday, 24-7 lives.
We worship together each week as a small, multi-generational and family inclusive community. Children join us during our worship service and participate in and contribute to our time together. Blending the generations each week is something we have come to greatly value. Our time together can often feel more like a family living room-with some noise and bustle just like at home, but we’ve found that God does beautiful things with this mixture of ages and stages of life all in one room.
You won’t find a lot of traditional church programming or attempts at being entertaining at our church, but you will find elders and a church family who are seriously seeking to be students of Jesus, learning how to live life with God in all the details of daily living.
More than anything we seek to become people who are transformed from the inside out into the character of Jesus. Since this happens through training and not by willpower or trying harder, we are intentionally simple in order to create space where we can place ourselves before God without any need to pretend or look ‘right’ to learn to receive His grace (action) in our lives.
If something different is what you are looking for or needing, we’d love to have you join us.
Our mission of living interactively with Jesus Christ through scripture and prayer filled community can be described by these three steps…Love God, Love Others, Serve the World.
Love God: Loving God and learning to be in His presence or as some might say ‘practicing the presence of God’ is the focus of our Sunday Morning gathering. We study scripture, pray, reflect, learn about spiritual formation, ask big questions and include everyone young and old along the way.
Love Others: Loving and knowing others and living in community is an important part of a journey of faith. We encourage everyone to find ways, large or small, to plug into ‘doing life’ with others. We believe spiritual friendship is a wonderful way we can learn to receive God into our lives. This may be through a small group, a book study, or simply a shared meal together.
Serve the World: To follow Jesus is to love and serve others. We embrace Jesus’ call to ‘downward mobility’ and to serve and love all those around us. We serve and love not out of obligation or to look good or appear ‘right’, but rather out of a natural overflow of what God is doing in us as we become transformed from the inside out in all the dimensions of our human lives. We believe that our actual life is the focus of our apprenticeship or discipleship with Jesus and this covers everything-“religious” or not.