NEHBC will open for in-person worship

at 9:00 & 11:30 am Sunday 7/12/20.

Online service will also be offered at 11:30 am.

A message from Pastor Nathan can be found here.

(Updated 7.8.20)

Join our livestream by clicking HERE.

Is NEHBC open this Sunday?

We plan to have two in-person worship services and one online worship service each Sunday morning starting 7/12/2020. The online live stream of Sunday services will be at 11:30 am CST at http://www.nehbc.com/live. 

What is the NEHBC reopening plan?

Below you will find our current plan for reopening NEHBC in four phases. This plan was produced by consulting with leading churches and medical professionals as well as the work of the NEHBC Reopening Task Force. These dates are subject to change pending government guidance from local, state, and national leaders.

Phase 1 - Begins May 24

  • Reopen for Sunday morning public worship with limited capacity
  • No nursery, KidMin, StuMin, or adult LifeGroups on campus
  • No Sunday evening or Wednesday evening ministries
  • Livestream of services at http://www.nehbc.com/live
  • Vulnerable populations and the immunocompromised are advised to worship from home

Phase 2 - Begins June 14

  • Increase worship attendance for Sunday morning public worship
  • Add Sunday morning nursery for children under 4 years old with enhanced protocols
  • Relaunch selected ministries with off campus events as appropriate with enhanced protocols
  • No Sunday evening or Wednesday evening ministries
  • Livestream of services at http://www.nehbc.com/live
  • Vulnerable populations and the immunocompromised are advised to worship from home

Phase 3 - Date TBD

  • Continue increasing worship size for Sunday morning public worship
  • Relaunch KidMin, StuMin, and adult Sunday morning LifeGroups with enhanced protocols
  • Relaunch StuMin Wednesday evening ministries with enhanced protocols
  • Relaunch weekly Bible studies on campus with enhanced protocols
  • No Sunday evening ministries or Wednesday evening ministries (except StuMin Wednesdays)
  • Livestream of services at http://www.nehbc.com/live
  • Phase 4 - Fall 2020

  • Continue increasing worship size for Sunday morning public worship
  • Relaunch Sunday PM and Wednesday PM ministries with enhanced protocols
  • Livestream of services at http://www.nehbc.com/live

Will NEHBC offer a stream of church services?

The online live stream of Sunday services will be at 11:30 am CST at http://www.nehbc.com/live

How can I help serve others in this time (Farrington Mission)?

This summer we will offer a monthly food distribution at Farrington Mission. Don’t miss this opportunity to get together and make a difference for your family and for the Kingdom of Christ. The distribution dates are:

  • July 20
  • August 24
  • September 21

***Click here to signup for a spot to serve at Farrington Mission.***

Please know that we will be operating with great care to ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests by eliminating all personal contact with each other.  Food and materials will be placed in guests’ cars directly with no physical contact, and we will take protective measures for reducing the risk while interacting with the guests. 

How can I give financially to support NEHBC?

You can give online by clicking HERE. Additionally, you can give by mail. Your tithes and offerings are essentially in this time so that the ministries of NEHBC can continue as we share the hope of Jesus Christ with a world that needs it desperately! For a list of all the ways you can give, including our new drive up drop off location, visit www.nehbc.com/giving.

Is the NEHBC campus open during the week?

No. At this time, the NEHBC building is closed. Many of our in-person events will be offered in an online format. As soon as the building is open again to the public, we will post it here.

What should I do if I am feeling sick?

At NEHBC, we love gathering together to worship the Lord. We place a high priority on gathering together and we always want you to feel welcome here. If you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best way that you can love your neighbor is by staying home until you feel better! The Sunday morning worship time is the main gathering of believers which includes NEHBC's elderly and those who are immunocompromised. Please help us care for those who are at greater risk of infection by staying home if you are not feeling well, joining our live stream, and returning once you have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

What policies have been implemented in response to the coronavirus?

In an effort to best serve members and guests, NEHBC has implemented the following policies and procedures:

Hospitality Ministry Policy

KidMin Wellness Policy

KidMin Cleaning Policy

KidMin Volunteer Hygiene Policy

StuMin Wellness and Cleaning Policy

How should I think about COVID-19 spiritually?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world! He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s tell others that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus!

In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing your faith with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others.
  • If things change and we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and care for one another through your LifeGroup.
  • Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE or by mail so that the ministries of NEHBC continue in the midst of these difficult days.

How will this impact our planned mission trips?

Our team is continually evaluating various sources of information including advice from our ministry partners in other countries, the State Department, and organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. We recently made several decisions related to 2020 mission trips. For the most detailed, up-to-date information on 2020 mission trips in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), please click HERE.

What children's ministry resources are available for me to use?

 
July 19th:
 
 
July 12th:
 
 
July 5th:
In order to give our online teachers a week off, we do not have Little Blessings, Potter’s Wheel or Route 56 bible lessons this week.
 
June 28th:
 
Little Blessings:
 
June 21st:
Sunday Morning Resources:

Little Blessings:
June 21st Bible Lesson/ Jesus of Nazareth
June 21st Parent Discussion Guide
June 21st Suggested Activities 

Potter’s Wheel:
June 21st Bible Lesson/ Tales in the Tabernacle
June 21st Parent Guide
June 21st Activity Printout

Rt 56:
June 21st Bible Lesson/Evangelism

June 14th:

Little Blessings:
June 14th Bible Lesson/Jesus’ Early Miracles
June 14th Parent Discussion Guide
June 14th Suggested Activities
 
Potter’s Wheel:
June 14th Bible Lesson/ Supernatural Science
June 14th Parent Guide
Rt 56:
June 14th Bible Lesson/ Discipleship

June 7th:

Little Blessings:
June 7th Bible Lesson/ Jesus Called the Disciples
June 7th Parent Discussion Guide
June 7th Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
June 7th Bible Lesson/ Forging Faith
June 7th Parent Guide
Rt 56:
June 7th Bible Lesson/ Evangelism

May 31st:

Little Blessings:
May 31st Bible Lesson/John Pointed to Jesus
May 31st Parent Discussion Guide
May 31st Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
May 31st Bible Lesson/ Forging Faith
May 31st Student Activity Sheet
May 31st Parent Guide
Rt 56:
May 31st Bible Lesson/ Worship

May 24th:

Little Blessings:
May 24th Bible Lesson/ Jesus is Tempted
May 24th Parent Discussion Guide
May 24th Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
May 24th Bible Lesson Introduction/ Forging Faith
Animated Bible Lesson/ Miracles of Jesus
May 24th Parent Guide/Forging Faith
Rt 56:
May 24th Bible Lesson/ Worship

May 17th:

Little Blessings:
May 17th Bible Lesson/ Jesus is Baptized
May 17th Parent Discussion Guide
May 17th Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
May 17th I Witness/ Bible Games
I Witness Parent Guide/ Bible Games
Rt 56:
May 17th Bible Lesson/ Our Purpose

May 10th:

Little Blessings:
May 10th Bible Lesson/ Jesus at the Temple
May 10th Parent Discussion Guide
May 10th Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
May 10th I Witness/ Supernatural Science
May 10th Supernatural Science Guide
I Witness Parent Unit Parent Guide
 
Rt 56:
May 10th Bible Lesson/ Worship

May 3rd:

Little Blessings:
May 3rd Bible Lesson/ Simeon
May 3rd Parent Discussion Guide
May 3rd Suggested Activities
Potter’s Wheel:
May 3rd Bible Lesson/ I Witness/Bible Knowledge
May 3rd Activities Guide
I Witness Parent Unit Parent Guide
 
Rt 56:
May 3rd Bible Lesson/ The Call to Engage

April 26th:

Little Blessings:
April 26th Bible Lesson/ Jesus was Born
April 26th Parent Discussion Guide
April 26th Suggested Activities
 
Potter’s Wheel:
April 26th Bible Lesson Introduction
Superbook Video
Rt 56:
April 26th Bible Lesson

April 19th:

Little Blessings:
April 19th Bible Lesson/ Zechariah
April 19th Parent Discussion Questions
April 19th Suggested Activities
 
Potter’s Wheel:
April 19th Bible Lesson/ The Lord’s Supper
April 19th Crossroads Lesson Guide/ Bible Knowledge
April 19th Activity Sheet
Rt 56:
April 19th Bible Lesson

April 12th:

Little Blessings:
April 12th Bible Lesson/ The Resurrection
April 12th Parent Discussion Questions
April 12th Suggested Activities
 
Potter’s Wheel:
April 12th Bible Lesson/The Gospel of Matthew
April 12th Activity Video Demonstration/Resurrection Rolls
April 12th Crossroads Lesson Guide/Cinema on the Mount
April 12th Crossroads Suggested Activity
 
Rt 56:
April 12th Bible Lesson/The Call to Engage#3
Stephen Curry Motivational Message

April 5th:

Little Blessings:
April 5th Lesson Video/ Malachi
April 5th Parent Guide
April 5th Suggested Activities
 
Potter’s Wheel:
April 5th Lesson Video/ The Trials of Jesus
April 5th Crossroads Lesson Guide/ Tales in the Tabernacle
April 5th Crossroads Lesson/ Symbols Printable
April 5th Crossroads Lesson/ Timeline Printable

Rt 56:
April 5th Lesson Video/ The Call to Engage #2
RT 56 Art Lesson
Science Demonstration/ Walking with Christ

March 29th:

Little Blessings:

March 29th Lesson Video / God’s People Repent
 
Potter’s Wheel:
March 29th Lesson Video / The Garden of Gethsemane
March 29th Crossroads Unit/ Creation Station
 
Rt 56:
March 29th Lesson Video / The Call to Engage#1

March 22nd:
 
  • Dear Parents: 
    For a video of the Last Super, follow these instructions:
    Get the  free Superbooks Kids Bible App at the App store
    Open App
    Click on Videos 
    Click on Superbook Academy
    Click on The Last Super: Academy version.

    ***More content for children is also available on the Superbook free website at 
    https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/videos

 

Wednesday Evening Resources:

Awana Parent Information

May 20th:

Puggles and Cubbies
Special Announcements
Sparks and TNT
Special Message
Awana Gospel Presentation
Missionary Book Talks/Helen Roseveare
Missionary Book Talks/Corrie ten Boom

May 13th:

Puggles and Cubbies
Special Announcements
Sparks and TNT

Awana Kids Present: Psalm 23
Missionary Book Talks

May 6th:

Puggles and Cubbies
Special Announcements
Sparks and TNT:
Awana Announcements

April 29th:

Puggles and Cubbies
April 29th Bible Lesson/ Bear Hug 26
Cubbies Theme Song
Sparks and TNT:
April 29th Gospel String Object Lesson

April 22nd:

Puggles and Cubbies:
April 22nd Bear Hug 25 Puppet Show
April 22nd Bible Lesson
Cubbies Theme Song
Sparks and TNT:
April 22nd Bible Lesson/ Passing the Test

April 15th:

Puggles and Cubbies:
April 15th Puppet Show
April 15th Bible Lesson
Cubbies Theme Song
Sparks and TNT:
April 15th Bible Lesson/ Dead People Have it Bad

April 8th:

Puggles and Cubbies:
April 8th Puppet Show
April 8th Bible Lesson
Cubbies Theme Song
Sparks and TNT:
April 8th Bible Lesson/ Prison Seems Bad
RT 56:
RT 56 Information

April 1st:

March 25th:

What student ministry resources are available for me to use?

What adult ministry resources are available for me to use?

ADULT MINISTRY DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES:

 
JESUS Among Secular Gods: The Question of Culture and the Invitation of Christ
(SUNDAY A.M. LIFEGROUP SERIES)
 
WEEK 1:
 
WEEK 2:
 
WEEK 3:
 

SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE:
A CALL TO MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT IN A WORLD OF URGENT NEED (SUNDAY A.M. LIFEGROUP SERIES)

Week 1:
Week 1 Video
Week 1 Video Questions
Week 1 Bible Study 1

Week 1 Bible Study 2

Week 1 Bible Study 3

Week 2:
Week 2 Video

Week 2 Video Questions

Week 2 Bible Study 1

Week 2 Bible Study 2

Week 2 Bible Study 3

Week 3:
Week 3
 Video

Week 3 
Video Questions

Week 3
 
Bible Study 1

Week 3
 
Bible Study 2

Week 3
 
Bible Study 3

Week 4:
Week 4
 
Video

Week 4
 
Video Questions

Week 4
 
Bible Study 1

Week 4
 
 
Bible Study 2

Week 4
 
Bible Study 3

Week 5:
Week 5
 
Video

Week 5
 
Video Questions

Week 5
 
Bible Study 1

Week 5
 
Bible Study 2

Week 5
 
Bible Study 3

Week 6:
Week 6
 
Video

Week 6
 
Video Questions

Week 6
 
Bible Study 1

Week 6 Bible Study 2
Week 6
 
Bible Study 3

Week 7:
Week 7 Video
Week 7 Video Questions
Week 7 Bible Study 1
Week 7 Bible Study 2
Week 7 Bible Study 3

Week 8:
Week 8 Video
Week 8 Video Questions

Week 8 Bible Study 1

Week 8 Bible Study 2

Week 8 Bible Study  3

HELP MY UNBELIEF: WHY DOUBT IS NOT THE ENEMY OF FAITH
(SUNDAY A.M. LIFEGROUP SERIES) 

WEEK 1:
Video 
Video Questions 
Bible Study 1 
Bible Study 2 

Bible Study 3 

WEEK 2:
Video 
Video Questions 
Bible Study 1 
Bible Study 2 
Bible Study 3 

WEEK 3:
Video 
Video Questions 

Bible Study 1 

Bible Study 2 

Bible Study 3 

WEEK 4:
Video 
Video Questions 
Bible Study 1 
Bible Study 2 
Bible Study 3 

  
WEEK 5:

Video
Video Questions 
Bible Study 1 
Bible Study 2 
Bible Study 3 

  
WEEK 6:
Video 
Video Questions 
Bible Study 1 
Bible Study 2 
Bible Study 3 

GOD OF COVENANT (WOMEN’S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY)

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

AUTHENTIC MANHOOD (MEN’S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY)
Volume 3: A Man and His Traps
(Practical teaching and powerful testimonies to help men avoid or escape the common traps that threaten all men.)

Vol. 3, Session 1 - Idols
Vol. 3, Session 2 - Empty Promises
Vol. 3, Session 3 - Battleplan
Vol. 3, Session 4 - XXX
Vol. 3, Session 5 - Control
Vol. 3, Session 6 - Significance and Comfort

 

 

What missions & communications resources are available for me to use?

Missions

 
Missions Moment 6-22-2020

Our COVID-19 emergency food distribution effort at Farrington Mission has come to an end. Over 14 weeks we served over 10,000 families, worked over 3600 volunteer hours, and gave away over 1 million pounds of food. More importantly, the Gospel message was shared with each of those families. Glory to God!

The next opportunity to serve will be July 20. Sign up at nehbc.com/serve.

Missions Moment 5-18-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
954 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 6822.

Missions Moment 5-11-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
840 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 5868.

Missions Moment 5-4-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
892 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 5028.

Missions Moment 4-27-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
892 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 4136.

Missions Moment 4-20-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
921 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 3244.  We have now served more families than we did during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey which was roughly 2600.

Missions Moment 4-17-2020

In the midst of all our trip cancellations and life disruptions it can become extremely easy and natural for our focus to drift into the here-and-now and away from our missions priorities that were so evident as we touched off 2020.  We had an overwhelming response to mission trip signups at our 2020 Missions fair.  I was looking forward to a record number of our members taking part in an international trip with the myriad of world-wide opportunities we had scheduled  to work with our mission partners.  But God had different plans for our church body, and in the past few weeks we have pivoted all our mission and evangelism efforts to focus on our neighbors where we live and at Farrington Mission.  God is sovereign and we trust that he is guiding us in these days for a purpose that we can’t yet see. We will remain faithful in our mission work here at home until the time comes when we can start getting back into the field working with our international partners.

Speaking of our mission partners, there was an exciting development that took place last month which you may have missed because of the COVID-19 chaos.  It started early last year when we were exploring new partnerships for 2020 and beyond, and through that process we got in touch with a couple who work in Europe named Jim and Allison.  They were really excited about working with us and loved NEHBC’s heart for mission work overseas.  They were on stateside assignment late last year so we were able to meet with them and start to develop our plan for visiting them in Europe on one of our 2020 mission trips.    They also happen to be from Texas where they still have family.  They were able to come to our Missions Fair in January giving them the opportunity to meet, get to know us, and experience our DNA in person.  They saw our heart for the nations and how God has uniquely equipped NEHBC to reach the lost in some of the most difficult and closed off parts of the world.  

Through this, God put a call on their hearts to join NEHBC as members!

So if you have not yet met Jim and Allison, I’m happy to introduce them to you here in this post.

What a privilege that God has called another long term overseas couple to join the NEHBC family.  It is good for us that we have new partners that we can learn from and work alongside as they teach us how we can better reach the lost overseas.

When all the dust settles from our current crisis and we start developing a strategy for short term mission trips once again, you will have the chance to join Jim and Allison in the field.  

We look forward to the time when we will get back to working alongside our mission partners overseas.  In the meantime, please pray for our new mission partners Jim and Allison and continue to pray for all our NEHBC partner families working abroad specifically Jason & Amanda, Ben and Katie, and Matt and Laura.

Missions Moment 4-13-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
763 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 2323.

Missions Moment 4-10-2020

Missions Moment 4-6-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
619 Families served today bringing the total number of families served to 1560.

Missions Moment 4-3-2020
 
Missions Moment 3-30-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
460 families served today!  Each week God seems to help us make this operation more and more efficient.  Glory to God!  Total Families served: 941

Missions Moment 3-27-2020
Link to Pastor Nathan's Vision Sermon on the Vortex
 
Missions Moment 3-23-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
351 families served today with new and more efficient intake and gospel presentation protocols (which is over twice as mush as last week) bringing the total number of families served to 481.   Thank you Lord for providing both morning and evening volunteer teams to serve at Farrington during this crisis!

Missions Moment 3-16-2020

Farrington Mission Emergency Food Distribution Update:
130 families served today under the new drive through food distribution protocols.

 
 
Farrington Mission will stay open to serve Houston’s Fifth Ward under modified protocols.  As time goes by, the members of NEHBC will become anxious to get out and do something because we are a people who serve the Lord even in extraordinary circumstances.  For the next few weeks Farrington Mission Food distribution will be one of the only organized service and evangelism efforts that will remain active and allow NEHBC members a place to serve and a means by which the gospel will go out.  
 
Pastor Nathan's update regarding safety protocols at Farrington Mission.
 

Click here to signup for a spot to serve at Farrington Mission.

 

Stay tuned to this channel for missions information so that we do not lose our focus on global missions.  There will be links to articles and short podcasts that will help us to remember that we are still living in a lost world that we cannot disengage even though we will temporarily change our approach.

Communications

NEHBC is working hard to stay connected with our members and guests.  Please make sure you take advantage of all the communications channels we offer to stay up to date.

  • Join us on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm for our worship service streams:
    on Facebook - www.nehbc.com/facebook
    on YouTube - www.nehbc.com/youtube

  • Make sure to download the NEHBC App (and allow notifications) at www.nehbc.com/App

    Join us on our social media platforms
    Facebook NEHBC
    Twitter NEHBC
    Instagram NEHBCHTX

  • Also, sign up below to receive the NEHBC newsletter as well as any important email updates and regularly return to the NEHBC coronavirus page for updates and to stay connected with the ministries of NEHBC.
    Finally, make sure to stay in touch with your LifeGroups to allow us to continue to provide excellent member care