Connecting people to God is one of our core values. He knows you inside and out, and he loves you unconditionally. You might find that hard to believe, but he proved it when he took the punishment for your mistakes on himself. He wants to have a relationship with you. He's just waiting for you to say "yes."
The church is described as the "body of Christ." Like with your physical body, all the parts need to be performing their proper function for health. We prioritize connecting people to people for that purpose.
You are uniquely and purposefully created for a relationship with God. You have a part to play in His story. We are broken people, calling other broken people into community. You belong here!
Below is a brief overview of our beliefs on key Christian doctrines. A more robust and detailed statement of our beliefs will be available in the future.
The word of God; written by men who were guided by the Holy Spirit it is completely true, God’s infallible revelation of His will and purposes. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
God the Holy Spirit
The third eternal and divine Person of the Trinity Whose ministries include the inspiring of Scripture, the convicting sinners of their sins, and the filling and empowering of believers for service and holy living. (Romans 8:9-11)
The Christian rite by which a repentant believer in Christ is immersed in water to be united with Christ, to receive forgiveness of sins, and to receive the Holy Spirit and the new life which He brings. (Acts 2:38)
The Lord's Supper
The weekly memorial to Christ’s death which Christians observe, as He commanded, by partaking of unleavened bread and grape juice. Christians reflect on His crucified body (represented by the bread) and His blood shed for our sins (represented by the juice) while they pledge anew their gratitude and loyalty to Him. (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26)
Meaning “the tri-unity,” this word summarizes the Bible teaching about God, that three distinct eternal and divine “Persons” are so unified in character, will, and purpose that they comprise one Godhead. (Mark 12:29)
The highest creation of God, created in His Own image, with reason and free will, for the purpose of sharing fellowship with God and serving Him. (Genesis 1:27)
The totality of believers in Christ, both worldwide (the “universal church”) and in any given community (the “local church”). (1 Timothy 3:15)
The Second Coming and Final Judgement
The physical return of Jesus to this earth at the end of time to gather all humans, living and dead, before the throne of God to give account for the choices of their lives. All believers will be blessed, honored, and rewarded for their faith and deeds, eternally in the presence of God, and all unbelievers will receive dishonor and punishment, away from God’s presence. (Matthew 25:31-46)
God the Father
The eternal supreme Being of the universe; the Creator, Ruler, and Savior of the created world directly and through His Son and His Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:4-7)
Disobedience to the will and commandments of God which leaves man guilty, corrupt, and liable to eternal judgment. (Romans 3:9-20)
The Priesthood of All Believers
The doctrine that ministry and service to God is not limited to just the “clergy,” but that every Christian is obligated to life-long service for His kingdom. (1 Peter 2:5,9)
God the Son
The eternal God Who emptied Himself of some of the prerogatives of Godhood (but not of His deity) and became the man “Jesus” (the “Incarnation”) to die for the sins of mankind, to resurrect from the dead (overcoming death for all), and to ascend into heaven to continuously intercede for believers. (Philippians 2:5-11)
Rescue from the guilt, corruption, and punishment for sin. This rescue is possible only through the grace of God, Who sent His Son to die on the Cross for our sins. It is readily accessible to any person who will answer the call of the gospel to give his/her life to Christ by trusting Him, turning from their sins, confessing loyalty to Him, and living a life of faith and obedience. (John 3:16)
JUSTIN STURGEON - SENIOR MINISTER
Justin and his wife Heather grew up in church together from early childhood. They have been married since 1994, and they are currently focused on raising their 6 sons to love and follow the Lord. Justin served 4 years in the Marine Corps and worked several secular jobs before entering full time ministry in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible degree from Boise Bible College. Justin loves reading, mountain biking, and spending time camping with his family. And did we mention mountain biking? He is passionate about worship and encouraging men to go deeper into authentic, intentional, and biblical manhood. And mountain biking.
BRUCE WHEELER -
ELDER & EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Bruce is the founding minister of NBCC (2001), and serves as one of our elders. Bruce has been in ministry for 43 years (and counting). He currently oversees our men’s ministry and education department, as well as several administrative duties. It’s safe to say, Bruce ensures that the train runs on time around here. Bruce has a B.A. in teaching and a B.A. in ministry and has served on the Board of Directors at Boise Bible College since 1980. Bruce and his wife Darlene have been married since 1966. They have two children and five grandchildren. Bruce loves hunting and fishing and all things outdoors.
DALE CORNETT - ELDER
Dale is our in house New Testament Biblical scholar. Julius Caesar said, “it’s all Greek to me,” implying he didn’t understand. Dale does! He recently retired from the faculty at Boise Bible College after teaching Greek and New Testament for 37 years! In addition, he has a combined 10 years of youth ministry and preaching ministry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in ministry, and 2 master’s degrees from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Dale and his wife Janine have been married since 1974 and they have 3 kids and 6 grandkids. He is an avid sports fan.
DARREN FONTENOT - YOUTH MINISTER & OUTREACH
Darren, along with his wife Dallis, oversee our thriving youth program. They have served in this capacity with NBCC since 2013, and with other churches prior to that. Darren is also heading up our outreach program and is passionate about reaching Kuna for Jesus. Darren and Dallis have been married since 1986 and have one daughter, Kylie, (their miracle baby after 16 years of marriage). They love spending time together as a family, and with their extended family in the body of Christ.
LORI BEAN - HOSPITALITY
Lori’s bright and welcoming smile will likely be the first thing you see when you walk through the doors at NBCC. She want’s everyone to know without question that you are loved, and you are welcome here. In addition to leading our hospitality team, she also serves in our women’s ministry. Lori and her husband Rob have been married since 2010, and between them they have 5 adult children and 1 grandchild. They love spending time with family and friends.
CANDY JASPER -
Candy has been part of the New Beginnings family since 2010 and serving as our Women’s Ministry leader since 2014. As a Kuna resident, Candy has a passion for helping Kuna families grow stronger. In addition to working with corporations to create strong teams and organizations, she uses her expertise as a CliftonStrengths Consultant to educate, equip and empower women to discover and develop their natural God-given talent. Ladies, when you become part of the NBCC family, you can be sure it won’t take long before Candy is helping you discover your strengths.
DARLENE WHEELER -
Darlene is known by everyone for her love for our kids. And they love her too. Darlene has served alongside her husband Bruce in many capacities for more than 5 decades. She is currently the director of our Children’s Ministry, but she has a heart for women and actively serves in that ministry as well. Darlene loves to tell people about Jesus, and enjoys reading and vacationing with Bruce on the Oregon coast. She studied geology and home economics at Eastern Washington University, and has taken multiple courses at Boise Bible College.
MATT STOREY -
Matt has been part of the New Beginnings Family since 2011, and has been serving as our Missions Director since 2013. Matt attended Boise Bible College for 3 years and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science at George Fox University. He and his wife Roz have been married since 2006. In 2017, they built and moved into a tiny house (416 Sqft). You can check out their home here.. Matt and Roz have a passion for foreign missions, and they are also actively engaged in several service opportunities here in Kuna.
ANGIE MILLER - NURSERY
Angie and her husband Jake have been married since 1998. They began attending NBCC in 2007, and Angie began helping in the nursery shortly after that. She has been leading this ministry since 2013. Angie and Jake have 2 teenage kids, Kailey and Austin. They love the outdoors (especially camping), and spending time as a family – eating out and watching movies.
ERIC ROBERTS - FACILITIES
One of the challenges of renting, rather than owning our own facility is the necessity of weekly setup and tear down. But Eric is up to the challenge. He oversees a dedicated crew of volunteers who are responsible for making sure that this minor inconvenience goes unnoticed by visitors and members alike. Eric took over this ministry in 2017, and immediately brought order out of chaos. Eric loves the outdoors; camping, riding motorcycles, and the occasional “comically bad” round of golf.