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Baptism is an important step for every believer. If you are a follower of Christ, but have never been baptized, then Baptism is a great next step in your faith. Every baptism is an amazing celebration and we want to invite you to participate!
To sign-up for our next baptism celebration or for more information, contact Nate Young.
We'd also love to give you a free gift from our Founding Pastor Scott. In his book, The First Steps in My Adventure, there is a chapter on Baptism that addresses frequently asked questions people have when they're considering baptism.
Taking a first step can be difficult sometimes. If you would like to talk to someone about joining North River Church, baptism, or when our next Discover Reception is, contact Nate Young.
On your first Sunday at North River Church, our desire is for you to experience the innovative worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that help make up the culture of North River Church. We know your first time at a new church will come with a little anxiety. We hope this quick look at what you can expect will ease your mind as you come to NRC as our guest.
In worship, you’ll find us using all kinds of methods and styles of worship to reveal the glory of God. We want to invite you to come just as you are and hear practical messages that help you deal with real life issues. We’ll even give you a helpful outline of the main points and Bible passages. It’s our expectation that what you learn on the weekend, you’ll be able to use during the week. We want to help you connect with the personal hope and practical help that God has given us. You can experience worship at NRC through the Online Campus section of this website.
We also provide small group opportunities throughout the week to help you connect with others in a similar life stage. Our decentralized small groups are called Growth Groups and you can find a list of our current groups here on our website. Worship and Growth Groups are essential to helping you investigate the things of Christ and connect with others on the same journey.
We know that as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe learning environment, while your children are looking for a fun place to learn. We’ve invested a lot to make sure that both of these goals are reached. Children and students are important to us, and we make their spiritual journeys a priority in the life of our church.
If it’s been a long time since you’ve been to church, North River has you in mind! There’s already enough you have to think about when you’re visiting a church for the first time. We hope that getting some of these questions out of the way not only encourages you to be at ease, but also helps you to connect with the hope and encouragement that God has planned for you. So whether you’re just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at North River Church.
Come thirsty and experience life at The River.
Dr. Scott Reynolds serves as the pastor of North River Church Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Scott’s passion for the church is driven out of Romans 8:29 “For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.” The need all of us have to be conformed to the image of Christ is what drove Scott and a handful of core families to birth the North River Church Tuscaloosa, Alabama. What an incredible journey this is! Each and every day God does something new, and He continues to bless His new church in an amazing way. God constantly brings new people to join in the work of loving and making a difference in this city and this world for the Kingdom of Christ.
Back in the fall of 2005 God gave Scott the burden to build a church on the words of Ezekiel 47:12 “Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine.” North River Church is built to be a place where intimacy with Jesus nourishes our lives, and our ministries can be a place of healing. Scott grew up in a Christian home and many times overlooked the blessing of Christian parents. His own testimony speaks of a life that has experienced the world and found himself empty. However, God got Scott’s attention and drew him back into a right relationship with Him. In 1988 God called Scott into ministry and into a life committed to living out the glory of God. Scott’s prayer for ministry is to live out Malachi 2:6 “True instruction was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found on his lips: he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.” Scott is married to Lori and they have two children, Ariel and Dean.
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