What is New Covenant Baptist Church?
NCBC is a Southern Baptist Church that was planted in Albertville, AL in 2008 that values the expositional preaching of God’s Word, personal discipleship, and the spread of the gospel to all nations. We meet every Sunday Morning at 10:30 A.M. for corporate worship and 9:30 A.M. for Sunday School. Each Sunday evening at 6:00 various families in our church host community groups which are small group fellowships with topical Bible studies. We also have Wednesday night activities for students, children, and adults.
We are probably slightly different from churches you may have been a part of in the past. We are congregationally ruled and elder led, meaning we make all decisions as a congregation but are led by a plurality of elders (Titus 1:5) rather than just one lead pastor. We have two pastors on staff which both serve as elders and three lay elders. The elders teach various classes and community groups and work as a team to cast the vision for the church.
Our goal as pastors is to help each member of New Covenant to “grow up in every way into him who is the head [of the church], into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15). We believe the church exists to make disciples of all nations and so we seek to train our members to go out into the world and live faithfully for glory of Christ. We also support missionaries stationed across the globe and challenge our members to consider going on both short and long term missions.
Above all, New Covenant exists to make much of Jesus Christ. We believe that He is Lord and glorious beyond compare, and we want our every boast to be rooted in Him and the work of salvation he has accomplished through his death and resurrection (Galatians 6:14).
What should I expect if I visit on Sunday morning?
When you come to NCBC, we think you will find friendly people of all ages and a church that is seeking to center itself on the Word of God. We believe that God’s Word is powerful and you will see that emphasized in our services through multiple scripture readings, scripturally sound praise songs and hymns, and preaching that seeks to highlight God’s Word and examine what it has to say to us and how we can apply it to our lives.
You will also find topical Sunday School classes for students and adults. We offer age graded Sunday school for children up to the 6thgrade. All others are encouraged to attend an adult Sunday school class. There is no dress code for NCBC—come as you are. You will see people in very informal dress as well as some in more business casual attire.
We hope, above all, that when you visit, you will find services centered on highlighting the truth of God’s Word and a community of faith that loves, serves, and cares for one another.