“NRP is relationship driven. That is the heart of NRP. NRP is invested in pastors. And when they invest in pastors, that makes a difference in their churches. When I became healthy, when I became what God wanted me to be through my relationship with NRP, it directly affected our church. It has benefitted me personally, my family, and our church family.” —Pastor Eric Johns, NY
We believe that HEALTHY LEADERS equals HEALTHY CHURCHES. Since 1983, NRP has been pastoring pastors and equipping leaders. Our endeavor is to complement and advance the vision of the local church through covenant relationship, teaching and equipping, accountability, and support. Jesus said, “I’ll build My Church.” The local church is plan A, and there is no plan B. Scripture says that God has placed every member in the church as it pleased Him. Every believer needs to be part of a local church, and every local church needs to be part of a tribe. Every pastor needs a pastor.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Godhead is one in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that scripture, the Holy Bible, is inspired by God, inerrant, and the final authority for all people for all time. We believe that Jesus Christ is God and man, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified in the flesh, resurrected bodily after the third day, ascended into heaven, and is now at the right hand of God, one day to return. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that his sin resulted in physical death, spiritual death (separation from God), and eternal death (hell). We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption through Jesus. We believe that when Jesus gave His life on the cross, He bore the punishment for our sins, and that all who believe in Him are justified and redeemed by His sacrifice. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the redeemed to go to heaven and the bodily resurrection of the lost to be cast into hell. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are evident in the life of believers today. We believe in the presence and application of the offices of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, teacher, and pastor in the local church. We believe that the local church is the expression of the Body of Christ in the world today.