Core BeliefsWhat We Believe


Faithful and honest Christians can draw different conclusions on some areas in life; however, "unity at any price" is not our goal.  The members of NVOM seek the guidance of God's Spirit in all life matters on a consistent basis.


Emphasis on Missions and Evangelism

At NVOM, we are a mission-minded people.  We believe it is our responsibility to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission to go out into society and tell people about the good news of Jesus Christ.  For those who receive the good news, we welcome them into the fellowship of our church and offer teaching and discipleship opportunities concerning God and His Word.

NVOM members believe in mission projects locally, nationally, and globally.  We believe we can support more missions and reach more people through cooperative partnering efforts with other churches and para-church organizations.

Church Ordinances

NVOM observes two congregational ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.  We view these ordinances as significant, though symbolic, events.

We believe baptism by immersion is a symbolic re-enactment of salvation.  Having "died" to sin, one is buried under the water and then raised out of the water and into a new way of life, as a follower of the Resurrected Lord Jesus.  Baptism by immersion dramatizes the new life of the Gospel; however, we do not believe that baptism is required for salvation.

We Believe that water baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

Romans 6:3-10

We Believe that the local church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head.

Ephesians 1:22-23

We believe observing the Lord's Supper is a symbolic re-enactment of God's provision through His Son, Jesus Christ.  The Lord's Supper - also known as Communion - is a time when believers carefully examine their lives, confess their sins, and reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus' life for our salvation.

1 Corinthians 11

Authority of the Local Church

We Believe each congregation is free to determine its own doctrine and government according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and in a way consistent with Scripture.  

We Believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government. 

1 Peter 2:13-17