NCC’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ.
Our Core Values
Recruit influential and entrepreneurial students, then envision them for exceptional servant leadership.
Make sure our students are doing servant leadership, not just studying it. This begins during First Serve & continues through Residency.
By their senior year, our students should no longer be asking "What am I going to do with my life?" It's become obvious.
Produce students who are ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and step into the vacuum of exceptional leadership.
Whenever a grad says they want to serve but cannot find a place, we seek to resolve that.
The pipeline of exceptional leadership is drying up. This is on us. What we do and how we do it affects outcomes and drives mission.
Ensure that the next generation of leaders are educated well, spiritually formed, with skills ready to deploy for the Kingdom.
We are not the only ones addressing this issue, but we must do all we can where we are embedded in the Kingdom.
Pray daily for our students and alumni to identify and answer their particular call, their "something more." (John 4:35.)
What We Believe
While NCC does not subscribe to a formal creed, the following biblical truths guide our institution:
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the person of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (II Timothy 3:16,17).
The Law became our tutor to lead us to Jesus, the Messiah. Jesus established a new and better covenant (Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 7:22).
Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and Lord. He is the image of the invisible God (Matthew 16:16; Col. 1:15; Acts 2:36).
Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:4).
The Holy Spirit convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8).
If any person is in Christ, he is a new creation (II Corinthians 5:17).
Jesus is the head of the Church which is built upon the foundation of the apostles (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:20).
God calls all Christians to be ministers of reconciliation regardless of their occupations (II Corinthians 5:18).
There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (I Corinthians 12:4-7).
Jesus' great commandment is to love. "Love your enemies" and "love one another." Whoever loves the Father, loves the child born of Him. Every Christian is a brother or sister to every other brother or sister and should live like it (Matthew 5:43; John 13:34-35; I John 5:1).
Jesus' great commission is to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He commanded of us; and lo, He will be with us always (Matthew 28:19-20).
The Lord will come again for both judgment and salvation. Every eye shall see Him (Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 1:7; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).