We are glad you’ve visited our site. Those looking for a church home often have many questions about a church before they visit – rightfully so! Below, we’ve compiled answers to many frequently asked questions and hope you find them helpful. If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please drop us a line.
What’s happening this week? A regular week at New Covenant begins on Sundays with Sunday School for all ages along with morning and evening worship. On Wednesdays, all ages gather for Bible study at 6:00 PM. We invite you to visit our Events page or Facebook to find out more about what’s going on at NCPC.
What can I expect when I visit? We hope you’ll find New Covenant to be a welcoming community. Each week, two greeters, usually a husband and wife, wait near our entry to receive you and make you feel welcome. If it’s your first visit, they’ll offer you a welcome folder that includes more information about the church.
What Christian education (aka Sunday school) classes are available? We offer weekly Sunday School and mid-week Bible studies for all ages. There are also many other opportunities to join us for fellowship and Bible study. To get a general idea of the various learning opportunities at New Covenant, please take a look at our Christian Education page. You can also keep up with our church-life calendar by viewing our Events page, following us on Facebook, and signing up for our weekly e-News email.
What are the Sunday service times? 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM
What is the worship service like? Our worship would be described as traditional. However, our concern is not to maintain a particular style. Instead, we work to ensure the substance and style of our worship are faithful to Scripture. We invite you to read more about our worship philosophy on the page we’ve dedicated to that topic. Note: the Lord’s Supper is served on the first Sunday of each month.
How long is the worship service? 1.25 hours
What is the music like? Our music for worship consists of Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs accompanied by a gifted pianist. We use The Trinity Hymnal along with a selection of other resources.
What are the sermons like? Our ministers preach from Scripture in an expository style. Although we occasionally explore certain topics, most of our sermon series work through entire books of the Bible, verse-by-verse. We believe this allows the congregation to hear the whole counsel of God.
What should I wear? Scripture speaks to our dress in worship in very simple terms: No one should dress in a way that draws attention to himself. Modesty is the key. We invite you to dress comfortably, in a way that you would for any special occasion. Remember, worship is a meeting with the King of glory!
Is there a nursery for young children? Children of all ages are welcome in worship! The children of believers are a heritage from the Lord and a special gift to parents. They are also members of God’s covenant community. The children of believing parents must be students of the Christian Faith – even baptized disciples – from infancy and should not be excluded from the assembly of the saints. However, until they can discern their union with Christ, such church members must refrain from taking the Lord’s Supper. We provide a childcare space for families with very young children who need a little room to stretch out while also listening to an audio broadcast of the service.
Who is/are the pastor(s)? Brian McCollough is our senior pastor. He has been serving at New Covenant since November 2020. Read his bio here.
Who are the officers of the church? Jesus established two offices for his church: elders and deacons. Our elders, together called the “session,” provide spiritual oversight to the church. The session is made up of teaching and ruling elders who are elected by the congregation. Teaching elders are men who are in full-time, vocational ministry while ruling elders serve bi-vocationally. The deacons serve alongside the elders looking particularly to the physical welfare of our members. For an introduction to each of our current officers, please visit our leadership page.
What is the best way to contact each of these leaders? If you have questions for any of our officers, please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email. We can also be reached through the online contact form.
What are the beliefs? We are a confessional church and describe ourselves this way because we subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. The Westminster Confession provides a summary of what we believe the Bible teaches regarding 33 distinctive Christian doctrines. All of our teachers, elders, and deacons happily subscribe to the Westminster Standards.
What is the mission? Our mission is to magnify the Triune God through biblical worship, edifying fellowship, and faithful evangelism.
What is the vision? Our vision is for New Covenant to be a worshipping community that blesses every man, woman, and child in Pike County, Mississippi and the surrounding areas, to the glory of God.
What are the core values? Our core values consist of:
- Faithfully preaching and teaching God’s Word
- Engaging in biblical worship
- Proclaiming the life-giving Gospel to our community
- Providing meaningful shepherding to our flock
- Discipling future generations to know and love the Lord.
What makes the church distinctive? See the About Us page