The Great Commission:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20, ESV)
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
(Article XI of the Baptist Faith & Message)
NorthRidge Fellowship desires to be an enthusiastic participant in the Great Commission to spread the Gospel and make disciples in Jerome, in Idaho, in America and in all of the world. We are doing this by supporting ministries within the Southern Baptist Convention as well as other ministries that agree with and support that common goal.
We actively support the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program. The Cooperative Program – CP Missions – enables all Southern Baptists to work together to support missions efforts world-wide. The Cooperative Program endeavors to spread the Gospel throughout North America through the North American Mission Board and internationally with the International Mission Board.
Through the International Mission Board, Southern Baptists support 5,444 missionaries in different countries.
Southern Baptist’s support of CP Missions allowed the North American Mission Board to send out 5,081 missionaries last year and help start over 1,700 new churches.
The mission of the Men’s Ministry of Northridge Fellowship is to witness to the lost and equip saved men with the fundamental pillars of the Christian faith so they may journey closer to sanctification and raise their families in the faith, bringing glory to God. By their focus on the faith they will consequently influence their community, their business or jobs, our nation and our world. This will allow them to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
The fundamental pillars we focus on are:
- Consistent reading of the Bible (daily is the goal) – Romans 10: 17, 12:2, II Timothy 2: 15, II Timothy 3: 16-17, Hebrews 4: 12
- Consistent prayer (Pray without ceasing – I Thess. 5: 17) – Mathew 21: 22, Ephesians 5: 20, I Thess. 5: 17-18, James 5: 14-16
- Scripture Memorization (1 verse per week is the goal) – Psalm 119:11, Hebrews 4:12, II Timothy 2:15
- Attend church regularly – Hebrews 10: 25
- Have an accountability partner and /or mentor – Hebrews 10: 25, Proverbs 27: 17, Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10
- Evangelism or sharing of the faith – II Tim. 2:15, 24-26, Mathew 28: 19, Mark 16:15
Our Evangelism activities are the Men’s Breakfast and Jerome Jail Ministry. We meet the first Saturday of each month at 7:45 am for a breakfast, fellowship, outreach, sharing of burdens and praises, and a short message. We meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm to share the Gospel with the inmates at the Jerome County Jail. The community service program will be announced in the church bulletin.