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Starting Point is a conversational environment where people can explore faith and experience community.

What is Starting Point?

Starting Point groups are a safe place for people with questions about faith, as well as those who want to learn about the Bible and Christianity. Groups meet for 10 weeks and together explore the grand story of the Bible. One of the goals of Starting Point is to help participants find their places in the story.

Winter 2019 Starting Point Orientation

When: February 17, 2019

Times: 8:45 & 11:00 am

Where: Starting Point 1 & 2 on east side of the building

Childcare will be available for both sessions of orientation. Come and receive your materials, learn more about Starting Point, and hear more about your place here at NMCC. Starting Point begins on February 24, 2019 and goes until April 21, 2019.


Who is it for?

Seekers – those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity

Starters – those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ

Returners – those who have some church experience, but have been away for a while.

What is the size of a typical group?

Starting Point groups are typically ten participants and four leaders (for a maximum of fourteen people).

When and where does it take place?

Starting Point groups are in session during the winter/spring and fall. They meet in our Starting Point rooms on the east side of the auditorium. The entire Starting Point experience is ten weeks. Each group meeting lasts forty-five minutes. 

How do I join a Starting Point group?

We recommend attending a Starting Point orientation. At the orientation you will hear all about Starting Point, be able to ask questions, have an opportunity to sign up for a group. Dates and times of upcoming groups will be shared at the end of each orientation. There is no cost for the materials used in Starting Point.

There is no commitment when you come to the orientation; just show up to find out more! Orientations typically last about 20 minutes, and your children may attend orientation with you.

Check out this video to learn more about Starting Point!