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Our Approach

7 Practices in the Way of Jesus

The good news of the Gospel is that God has made a way to restore all that is broken in the world through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (Colossians 1:19-20). Through the work of the Holy Spirit in us, we are committed to living life according to the example and teaching of Jesus. We are committed to walking in the Way of Jesus – to adopt a way of being in the world that brings our head, heart, and hands into alignment with Jesus.

These seven practices comprise a series of next steps that God has prepared for us to walk in as we follow Jesus. While they do not encompass the whole of discipleship to Jesus, they do represent a significant portion of Christian maturity, to which Nona Church is committed to pursuing in all of life.

Intimacy with God | knowing God and being known by God
Psalm 42 + John 15:1-5

Intentional Rest | trusting God with our time, life, and future
Exodus 20:8-11 + Matthew 11:28-30

Humility | maintaining a right view of God, self, and others
Micah 6:8 + Philippians 2:3-11

Reconciliation | participating in the restoration of all things to God’s good design
Ephesians 2:13-22 + 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Honor | seeing and treating everyone the way God sees them
Psalm 8 + Romans 12:9-11

Stewardship | managing God’s gifts God’s way for God’s glory
Genesis 1:26-28 + Matthew 25:14-30

Contentment | depending on God’s goodness & control in all circumstances
Psalm 16 + Philippians 4:8-13

Cultural Commitments

These seven commitments define the culture we’re creating at Nona Church. This is the standard for how we treat and interact with others.

We’re All In
We stand united behind our leadership and our vision.

We Do What’s Best for the Family
We check our personal preferences at the door to love each other well and to make room for those who need to meet Jesus.

We Fill the Gap with Trust
We believe the best about the people we lead, follow, and serve alongside.

We Make it Better
We each bring our best to improve the people and systems around us.

We Make it Fun
We leverage what we do to celebrate God and the life He’s given us.

We Keep it Simple
We eliminate unnecessary complexity so that we can more easily develop leaders and include others.

We Get it Done
We spend our energy finding solutions instead of making excuses for why something doesn’t work.

House Model of Ministry

At Nona Church, we use a “house model” to delineate and define the different environments in which spiritual formation happens. The imagery of a house not only provides a helpful grid for understanding how spiritual formation happens at Nona Church but its design reminds us that the Church is a family where people can find home and be brought into the family of God.

This “house model” for spiritual formation is made up of four environments:
1. Cul-de-Sac
The cul-de-sac is a space where people can belong before they believe. This is a low-pressure, high-relational space where anyone should feel welcome.
(e.g. Let it SNONA, Neighborhood BBQs, Community Events)

  1. Front Porch
The front porch is a Jesus-centered space that is open and accessible to all people. This space provides teaching that is challenging to believers but accessible for those who are still exploring faith in Jesus.
(e.g. Sunday morning gathered worship, NonaMen, NonaWomen)

  1. Living Room
The living room is a space where people spiritually grow in consistent relationship with one another. This space gives people the opportunity to share life with, learn from, and encourage each other as they grow in their understanding of, love for, and capacity to walk in the Way of Jesus in every aspect of their lives.
(e.g. Community Group, Rebuild Group, Summer Book Club)

  1. Kitchen 
A kitchen environment is a space where people are developed, equipped, taught, and challenged to learn and lead in the Way of Jesus. This space is focused on a Christian maturity that incorporates belief, affection, and action.
(e.g. Foundations, Short-Term Missions Trips, Internship, Residency)