OUR VISION 2018
God's family on mission making disciples of Jesus.
NBC is To Present Jesus to Everyone and to Present Everyone Mature in Christ – as the great commission commands: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” [Matthew 28:19-20]
Because Jesus is Lord, we will be intentional in both evangelism and discipleship. We want to be used by God to reach the lost with the Gospel — by all means possible [1 Cor. 9:22] – so that lives will be transformed because people come to know Jesus. And we want to grow in Him and see continuing transformation, development and ministry among Jesus’ followers.
We exist that we might glorify Christ in all we do and say.
NBC CORE VALUES:
God deserves our worship – therefore we value:
as the ultimate authority that defines our beliefs and governs our behaviour.
through Christ and are compelled by His love to proclaim the Gospel to every person.
Growth in Christ
through the gifting and empowering of the Holy Spirit and are committed to Bible study, participation in ministry, prayer and godly living.
as a vibrant expression of our reliance on Him; praying at all times, in all things.
God’s Love & Compassion
for the world so we will seek to be godly by practical support [a hand up] & assistance [a hand out] to those in need.
The Local Church
as an expression of genuine community so we will love ‘one another’ as Christ loves us.
Our servant leaders aim to equip and empower all people to minister as God directs
Excellence in All We Do
Leon was born, bred and has never left the Northern Beaches. Not because he thinks this place is heaven, but because there is more than 260,000 people living here who need the gospel.
Leon came to faith in Jesus through the the ministry of his grandmother at a SUFM Beach Mission in Bulli when he was about 4 years old.
Leon joined the team at NBC as a Student Pastor in 1998 and since May 2007 he has served here as the senior pastor.
Leon is married to Heidi (June 1997) and they have four kids: Samuel (Jan ’01), Charlotte (Jun ’03), Madeleine (Dec ’04) and Jessica (Oct ’06). Life is fun & full!
Leon is passionate about sharing God’s Word with people in faithful, clear & creative ways. Discipleship and evangelism are the two things that excite him most in ministry.
Interests: Leon loves cooking, surfing, fishing & finding solitude on the back of a motorbike.
Travis joined the team at Narrabeen in July 2009 bringing with him many years of experience in youth ministry. Travis received a BA in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University, USA in 2002 and further completed his Master of Divinity degree through Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008.
Travis is married to Shauna (May 2005), has three daughters, Ellie, Hope and Skyla, all who make his life adventurous and fun!
Travis is passionate to see people get excited about participating in God's Kingdom life. He is committed to developing relationships and loves hanging out with people. Travis is a gifted communicator of God's Word, seeking to make it clear and relevant to today's culture.
Interests: Leading worship, being mediocre at sports, drinking Mountain Dew (instead of coffee), all things Star Wars and being invited over for dinner.
Associate Pastor (Children and Families)
Kieran started in this role in 2018. He has spent over a decade in ministry, serving as a fulltime Scripture teacher and youth pastor.
Kieran is married to the amazing Jacqui and they have 2 daughters, Imogen and Ashleigh and an angry cat who probably hates you.
Kieran is passionate about seeing kids love Jesus, strengthening marriages and helping families live out God’s mission in a hectic stage of life.
Interests: Kieran loves preaching God’s word in a real and accessible way and may be spotted running, cycling or eating.