Hi There, my name is Nathan...
...and I am one of God's special treasures. God made me different from all the other boys and girls, and I have some very special needs. I don't process things like other kids, and school has been difficult for me. I have been to many churches where I am not very welcome, but I want to tell you about my church. They love me, want me, give me a place to belong, and introduced me to Jesus as my Savior. If you are looking for a church to visit that believes you are a treasure no matter what your struggle, will you come visit my church?
According to the Institute on Disability/UCED, Nathan is just one of the 165,149 residents of New Hamshire who live with some kind of disability, which is approximately 12% of our state's population. Disabilities come in all different shapes, sizes, and severities, but this one thing is sure: God created all people as equal and he loves them all the same. We believe people with disabilities are special treasures God has created for a unique purpose.
For this reason, NESBC seeks to be an inclusive and accessible church for people with disabilities. That does not mean we understand or can relate to every disability, but it does mean that you can have a church family who is willing to be at your side during your journey. We seek to:
Ensure you have easy access to our meeting facility.
Listen and learn how we can serve you best.
Emphasize your importance to the Body of Christ
Find you a place to serve using your special skills, talents, and gifts.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our services are traditional. We sing classic hymns and receive practical verse-by-verse (expository) preaching and teaching directly from the Bible. We use the King James Version, but other translations are welcome. Our goal is to make every service all about God, and not ourselves. Sunday morning worship services generally last one hour and fifteen minutes. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30am. Morning Worship is at 10:30am. Practical Christian Training Hour is at 1:15pm. Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30pm.
Our infants, toddlers, and children have a safe, clean, well-staffed nursery for kids four-years-old and younger. For children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, we offer various ministries depending on the season.
Our members and friends dress in many different ways. Pastor Tim will be in a coat and tie while other attendees range from casual to formal. Our focus is God’s focus, the heart (1Samuel 16:7). Vacationers are always welcome. Come as you are, but leave changed by the Word of God. We seek to be a family that encourages one another, bears each other's burdens, laughs together, prays together, cries together, worships the Lord together, and ministers together.
WHAT WE VALUE
We value the Bible as God's literal authority for the Christian faith.
We value Jesus' church is a people and not a building.
We value every person because we are all created for the glory of God.
We value church services as worship and not entertainment.
We value children as part of the church today and not just the future.
We value the local church a family of God and the household of the faith.
We value all people as created equally and priceless in God's sight.
We value traditional music.
We value the Bible as the answer book for all life's questions.
We value fellowship with other Christians as it brings great joy and encouragement.
We value right doctrine and Bible teaching.
We value a church that teaches people how to be disciples of Jesus.
WHERE WE MEET
We meet for every service at American Legion Post 35 of the Hamptons (69 High Street Hampton, NH). It is a smoke/alcohol-free building that is excellent for church services. We often jest that we let the American Legion use our building because it looks so much like a church inside. You can park on the side or in the rear of the building. There is also a parking lot right across the street.