Foundational Ministry Values
NCCU Wesley is a place that welcomes all and focuses on discipleship. We gather weekly with the purpose of enjoying fellowship over a meal, strengthening faith through study, celebrating in worship, serving others through community service projects, and finding rest in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Scriptural and Theological Foundations
Guiding Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NRSV)
“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.”
1. John 17:21 (Unity and oneness) – “That they may all be one.”
2. Matthew 28:19 (Discipleship) -“Therefore, go disciple all the nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and The Spirit of Holiness.”
3. James 4:8 (Worship) -“Draw near to God and God will draw near to you.”
4. Ephesians 3:20 (Dream/Visioning) – “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we may ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”
5. Mark 9:35 (Serving others) – “And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
1. Develop a presence on NCCU’s campus and initiate genuine life-giving relationships with students, staff, faculty, parents and partners.
2. Initiate and develop a life-giving discipleship plan to improve the quality of life on campus and NCCU’s larger community
3. Develop an aggressive leadership agenda/plan to raise up young spiritual leaders to address today’s pressing issues
4. Serve as a bridge to other churches to promote their collaborative work with NCCU students, their families, and faculty
5. Collaborate with other faith communities to learn, understand, and value our differences to enhance and improve the spiritual life at NCCU