About Us

About Us

At Northview we want the opportunity to connect with you and invite you to be a part of our community. Our mission statement is:
 
Helping people KNOW Jesus, GROW to be like Him and SHOW Him to the world.
 
Our philosophy is to enable each person to share the Good News of Jesus Christ at work, school and in the community. We wish to help others  take the Next Step in their spiritual walk and have a 24/7 kind of faith. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we hope you will come and worship with us at your first opportunity. Please contact us if you have any questions.
 

Visiting Us For The First Time?

When you come to Northview we want you to feel comfortable.  We understand that an unfamiliar place can be intimidating, but rest assured you find our services warm and receiving.
We are just like you – on a journey, and wanting to learn and do more for our Savior.  We’re a diverse group, coming from varied backgrounds, and at different stages of knowledge and spiritual growth. We don’t claim to know everything, but we do know that God is the source of all truth.  We strive to worship Him reverently and according to His will.
Following is a brief description of what to expect when you visit us on a Sunday.
 

Bible School

We offer informal Bible study classes at 9:00 am for all age groups.  A current list of classes can be found in the foyer and on this website. There will be greeters present as you enter the building to assist and direct your family to the proper classes. Children classes are age appropriate from nursery through sixth grade. Our 7th -12th graders meet together in our youth room. Our adult classes have coffee and snacks available.
 

Assembly Setting

Our main 10:15 am assembly is conducted in the auditorium. Our average attendance is about 200 at this time. (4/1/18). Currently we are using the front half of our auditorium for assembly seating and the back half as our fellowship area. We have individual chairs arranged in curved rows facing the stage. There are no reserved seats, so feel free to sit anywhere you choose.  When we are having “Children’s Assembly Time,” for our children, ages 2 – 1st grade are dismissed at the parent’s discretion.  In addition, there is always a staffed nursery available.  That being said, your child is more than welcome to remain in the assembly with the adults.
 

Singing

At Northview we use a large screen that displays the words and music to all the songs we sing. “Praise & Worship” songs, as well as many of the old time favorites, are used to glorify God. Song books are available in the bottom rack of the chairs as well.
One of the unique things about our church is that we choose to sing Acappella – without the accompaniment of musical instruments. It is a beautiful and pure form of worship, as the entire congregation joins in harmony to sing songs of praise to our Lord.  Everyone is invited to participate and be a part of the biggest “choir” in Statesville every Sunday.   God truly is and should be the only audience in our assemblies.
 

Preaching

Our pulpit minister is Les Bonnett.  He and his family came to Northview in August of 2012.  We don’t refer to our pulpit minister by any given title, such as “reverend” or “pastor.” He won’t be wearing any ecclesiastical vestments to set him apart. Such is a distinction that isn’t made in Scripture.
Regarding the message, we think you will find it refreshingly Bible-centered and practical. While the Gospel is convicting, it is our hope that each Lord’s Day our attendees will leave with a “handle of hope” to help them throughout the week.  After all, God is are Father and He wants us to do well.
 

Invitation

During the invitation, if you are ready to give your life to Christ and put him on in baptism, we invite you to come forward at any time during the invitation song.  If you just need to get your life back on track or need to make a public statement we encourage that as well.  Our Shepherds are available throughout the auditorium to pray and talk with you privately.  Whatever your needs may be it is our hope that when you leave Northview you are where you need to be with the Lord.
 
Just FYI, from time to time someone will respond to the invitation wishing to put on Christ in baptism (Gal. 3:26-27).  If such occurs on a Sunday that you are with us, you will witness one of the most beautiful things in the Christian experience.  One of our leaders will take the person’s confession that will immerse them in water for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 8:35-39; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12).  Such takes place in the baptistery which is located at the back of the stage area.
 

The Lord’s Supper

At Northview the Lord’s Supper is observed each and every Lord’s Day. We understand Scripture to teach that the early church celebrated this memorial on the first day of every week (Acts 20:7).
During this time, plates containing unleavened bread will be passed down your row. The bread symbolizes the body of Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Each Christian will take a small, individual cracker to eat at that time.  Next, trays filled with individual small cups will be distributed. The cups will contain the “fruit of the vine” (grape juice) to symbolize the blood of Jesus.  Each Christian will drink the contents of one of the cups and place it back in the tray. Our communion is open to anyone. If you choose not to participate, don’t be embarrassed. This is between you and God. Feel free to just pass the plate or tray on to the person next to you.
Scriptures and pictures are typically projected on our screen, which relate to the cross and the sacrifice Jesus made for us. This is a very reverent and quiet time in our service, where everyone is encouraged to reflect on their personal relationship with God.
 

Offering

As part of our weekly worship service, we also have the collection.  During such plates are passed to collect the weekly financial offering from our members (1 Corinthians 16:1, 2). As our guest, you may choose to give, but you are certainly not expected to make a donation. Feel perfectly comfortable in just passing the collection plate on down the row.
 

What is Expected of You

We want you to be yourself and enjoy the service.  You’ll have an opportunity to fill out a Visitor Card so we can have a record of your visit.  (The cards are passed out at the beginning of services by some of our young men.  You may put the card in the offering plate as it is passed by, but feel free to decline this request if you prefer.)   After services you’ll see that at Northview our members enjoy staying around to visit – we’d love for you to do  the same so we can get to know you.  All this being said, please come, please worship with us and please come back!