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Helping churches ask and discover “what’s next?”

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Our Mission

To assist in the strengthening of the local church during transitions.

 

Our History

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Our Motto

Helping churches ask and discover “what’s next?”

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Core Values

L – Loyalty to the Church.

E – Excellence in Service.

A – Appreciation for Others’ Investment.

D – Decentralization of Ministry.

E – Extraordinary Living.

R – Reliance on God.

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Our Vision

To serve churches who are in pastoral and vision transitions.

The History of NCS

NCS began over 20 years ago and has now served over 12,000 churches in 40 denominational families and in over 25 countries. We started as a church planting organization and over the years we have evolved into an organization focused on serving the local church.

Our Values

Value #1

Loyalty to the Church - We will love the imperfect church

Value #1

Loyalty to the Church - We will love the imperfect church

Every person in life has an attitude, and that attitude creates an atmosphere. The “spirit” of NCS, what makes NCS unique, is the passion and love for the church our team has. It is the heart of God. It is also what gives us the heart of people who lead the church. We will “love the church and give ourselves up for her, just like Jesus did…so that she may be presented to Him on the final day, without spot or wrinkle, but holy and blameless”

Value #2

Excellence in Service – We aim to build raving fans

Value #2

Excellence in Service – We aim to build raving fans

Ken Blanchard has written a book entitled, “Raving Fans – A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service.” The three principles of the book are a guiding philosophy for us.

Value #3

Appreciation for Other’s Investment – Others have helped us succeed

Value #3

Appreciation for Other’s Investment – Others have helped us succeed

NCS is a ministry that only happens when the environment is right to create it. Wise is the leader who not only understands this, but never forgets it. People emerge as leaders because other leaders have created the environment that allows them to grow and flourish. We at NCS are where we are because of people who have allowed us to grow and develop. They are the heroes and are key originators of NCS. We will never forget and will always appreciate the investment they have made in us.

Value #4

Decentralization of Ministry – We operate with high trust & no turf

Value #4

Decentralization of Ministry – We operate with high trust & no turf

The primary contact with NCS Partners is by telephone, e-mail, on location at a training site or in a partner’s home or office. Because of this, our multiple office sites need only highly motivated personnel and basic office equipment. This is why we have chosen to decentralize our locations, allow our Senior Consultants to choose where they wish to live and run NCS operations out of multiple home-office situations. This decision requires high levels of trust with those who partner with us in ministry and as a result we partner only with the best people, and people we have a heart relationship with.

We also are committed to creating an atmosphere where people grow to their full ministry potential. We want to “take the lid off” of everyone. In many organizations, this is the desire in theory, but it doesn’t happen in practice because people start protecting their positions, their “turf.” At NCS, we have no place for insecure people who want to “turf protect.” When God raises up people with obvious gifts and abilities among us, we will recognize and use all of those gifts and abilities for the good of our ministry. We will not protect “turf” because as an organization, we plan to keep on taking new ground all the time!

Value #5

Extraordinary Living – Integrity built on Long-Term Faithfulness

Value #5

Extraordinary Living – Integrity built on Long-Term Faithfulness

All effective ministry is founded on long term faithfulness. Highly visible ministry is never something we should seek. It should seek us, and if it is thrust on us, it should be because of our faithfulness in “the little things” over an extended period of time. (Luke 16:10). We are committed to integrity in every area of our ministry – doing what is right when no one but God is watching. This includes what we watch on T.V., the attitudes we display, our spending habits, our personal and corporate financial integrity, etc.

Value #6

Reliance on God – God is the source of our ministry

Value #6

Reliance on God – God is the source of our ministry

Everything begins with God, not us! We believe God alone is the origin and source for giving anyone a national or international ministry. Because it comes from Him, it will always belong to Him. “Every good and perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17). He can give it in a moment and He can take it away in the same. To keep our perspectives right before God, we will remind ourselves regularly of this truth. We commit to be guided by Him and not our own wisdom. We will always hold any national ministry very lightly in our hands. “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21).

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Our Method

We will serve the church by helping churches…. know, see, lead, and live to their potential.

Know Themselves

Assessment and helping churches discover their uniqueness

See their Potential

Renewal-- Where is God leading?  How is the vision lived out in our uniqueness? Encouraging evaluation, innovation, and creativity to engage people more effectively in the community.

Lead Well

Planning -- Resourcing churches to develop a Ministry Action Plan that will accomplish the vision.

Live Courageously

Implementation … Manage and pace change, Communication and Celebration, Accountability through coaching. 

Our Services

Local Church Services

NCS has developed several tools, resources, and coaching to assist the church in discovering “What’s Next?” Our goal is to always say yes to requests for help, so we customizethe pricing, provide scholarships, and do everything we can to make sure finances are never a barrier. Please contact us if you are interested in more information or how we might assist your church.

TIPS – Transitional Interim Pastor Services

Pastoral transitions are a part of every church’s story.  NCS has developed what we refer to as TIPS (Transitional Interim Pastor Services) to assist church during this important time. Our discovery is that churches in pastoral transition can benefit greatly by having an intentional interim assist the church as it moves from anxiety to anticipation.

International Services

Over the years we have had the privilege to train, coach and consult with several denominations and churches in several countries. We have now worked with thousands of pastors and church leaders in over 25 countries. 

Need more information? Get in touch with us!