From 1908 until March of 2001 our congregation was known as Tremont Apostolic Christian Church, located on East South Street. As the church continued to grow, a decision was made to build a larger facility on W. North Street. At the same time we changed our name to Northfield Christian Fellowship to clarify our identity and promote community outreach.
From the beginning, Northfield embraced central values that are still a part of our worship; beliefs like a firm commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, an emphasis on prayer and God’s Word, the importance of healthy relationships and service to one another, ministry by the whole church and not just by paid professionals, and a strong desire for spiritual authenticity. In addition, this local fellowship had the desire to provide a means of promoting foreign mission work in obedience to Christ’s command, often referred to as “The Great Commission” in Matthew 28:19-20…
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Many Members of NCF have served on the foreign mission field, and we continue to support missionaries around the world as they minister the good news of Jesus Christ to nations abroad.