New Covenant Fellowship extends to you a warm invitation to worship with us at any time. It is our desire that you would find our church family and worship service helpful in your daily goal of loving God with all of your heart, mind and strength. On behalf of the members of New Covenant Fellowship, I would like to encourage you and make our church life available to you in your pursuit to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. On our website, you will find service times, our Statement of Faith and history, as well as other aspects of church life that you may find helpful. May the Joy of the Lord fill your life.
Building on the Rock,
Paul Montanye, Pastor
September through December, 2015 - Community Groups start up again this fall in September. We invite everyone to join a small community group in their area, for a time of fellowship, prayer, and studying God's word. For more information on the closest group in your area and the time and dates, see our community group web page.
New Covenant Fellowship is a non-denominational, family-oriented church body committed to strong, conservative evangelical Bible teaching and preaching.
We invite everyone to our early morning prayer time that meets in the Pastor's study at 9 a.m.
Our Sunday School runs from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.
Our church service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
New Covenant Fellowship is Evangelical and Essentially Reformed in our doctrinal beliefs:
1. In the verbal and plenary (complete) inspiration of the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit, which are inerrant and infallible and are the supreme authority for Christian thought and life.
2. In the eternal, sovereign triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons, one deity.
3. That man is created in the image of God, but fallen and depraved, therefore needing salvation that comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
4. In Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world’s only Savior; in His incarnation and virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial and bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and personal, visible return to claim His own people.
5. In God, the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates, indwells, gifts and empowers the believer.
6. In the resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting, and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation.
7. That the presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of personal holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God.
In 1980, two families from Northern Virginia, the Kirkendalls and the Owens, came to Nottoway County, burning with a God-given passion — to use God’s Word to foster vibrant Christian character growth and to equip individuals and families in such a way that His reign would extend to every area of their lives. God blessed their faithful service through preaching and teaching opportunities and the burden spread to other local families who, in turn, began to fellowship together in homes.This small group of believers continued to minister to people in the community by operating a Christian coffeehouse, a clothes closet, and a community food pantry. In 1984, with David Kirkendall emerging as the pastoring elder, God established a non-denominational church – New Covenant Fellowship. By God’s grace, NCF experienced consistent growth and moved from home meetings to meeting at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse, to a rented church and, in 1993, constructed and moved into the current worship facility situated on 47 acres in rural Nottoway County.
After 20 years of devoted service to NCF, Pastor Kirkendall stepped down and Paul Montanye, one of the original church members who was personally mentored by Pastor Kirk, became Pastor of the local fellowship. Pastor Paul, a former elder, associate pastor, and graduate of Columbia International University, was ordained as a minister of the gospel in November 2003 and was appointed by the eldership to serve as the Senior Pastor of New Covenant Fellowship. The body of NCF embraces Paul and his family as they obey God in this call upon their lives.
NCF hosts a variety of ministries that span all age groups and reach beyond our local church body into our community, and into the world.
We desire to be a church that represents Jesus’ commission to his disciples in Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The various ministries at NCF are meant to train up disciples of Christ, to serve Him in the many different ways He has gifted us, and to send disciples out into our own community and “the ends of the earth.”
You can find a listing of some of our ministries below, to name a few, and their descriptions by clicking on the links.
This year's Fall Festival, held on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10, 2015, was cool and a bit rainy at times. However, the games, time spent singing around the campfire, delicious food, and warm fellowship made this year's event another wonderful reminder of God's goodness and grace to us. Our annual Fall Festival is an event looked forward to all year by young and old.
Friday night campers gathered in the evening to set up their tents, while we all shared in a potluck dinner and enjoyed smores over the fire and praise and worship time around the campfire.
We counted over one hundred people who came on Saturday. The morning began with a camper's breakfast, followed by children's games and contests. The noon meal consisted of delicious barbecue chicken and pork that began over a fire well before dawn, hush puppies, homemade bread, veggies, and delicious desserts of all kinds. In the afternoon, we gathered around to hear a message by Corky Abernathy, and a praise and prayer time.
A big "thank you" to all who helped out at this year's Fall Festival, but especially to Sam and Machel Moss, who spent a large amount of time organizing and coordinating the event. We look forward to next year's Fall Festival and hope to see even more people come out!