GUIDING IDEAS

Holding on to culture so that it doesn't hold onto us.

1. We like user friendly

We aim to be sensitive to how hard it is to join a new family.

AT OUR BEST

New people feel a natural desire to grow in a safe environment that has earned the trust to bring challenge.

What to avoid

New people feel alienated due to strange behaviours, pressure or practices inconsistent with our desired culture.

2. We like forward progress.

We aim to provide next steps in the Jesus journey for all.

AT OUR BEST

Each person is facing their flaws and inviting God and others to show them next steps in maturity. 

what to avoid

2 ditches: Complacency or Legalism.

3. We like eachother

We aim to create irresistable and enjoyable community.

AT OUR BEST

Time together is enjoyable for all. Serving the group over ourselves becomes an act of joy that takes shape in many ways. 

what to avoid

Consistently serious, hyper-emotional or traditional approach.

4. We like repurposing

We aim to re-imagine what has become ineffective.

AT OUR BEST

Everyone engages in cohesive and meaningful experiences that support the culture and vision.

what to avoid

Individual preference or stale traditions competing with what is best for the community and its vision.

5. We like teams

We aim to express ourselves in ways that build all kinds of in-house and outside partnerships.

AT OUR BEST

All kinds of people invited together to accomplish a meaningful mission in unity.

what to avoid

Working alone or partnering with people who are contrary to the purposes of our team.

6. We like working ourselves out of a job

We aim to pass the torch well and keep lighting new ones.

AT OUR BEST

New leaders are being discipled and coached in the context and serving and learning with others.

what to avoid

Leaders who are not coachable or are uninterested in building team or the mission of NHC.

7. Everyday > Just Sunday

We aim to have a daily faith practice and visible presence in our neighbourhood.

AT OUR BEST

A community that is earning credibility by acts of service and growing positive relationships.

what to avoid

Overemphasizing Sunday AM as what it means to be a church and/or not engaging with our neighbours.

8. We like going all-in

We aim to take on big challenges and respond with all we've got.

AT OUR BEST

Responding generously to God's challenges in well-planned and unified ways.

what to avoid

Hesitating to act or not bringing our best to what we know God is asking of us.