What kind of church is this?
We are an international church welcoming the curious and believer alike to experience a relationship with Christ rather than mere religion. We seek to lead individuals and families into a Spirit-filled experience that positively impacts every aspect of their lives.
What will a Sunday church meeting be like at NDIC?
Sunday worship includes contemporary music, prayer, fellowship, and a relevant Bible message. Services often conclude with a time to respond by seeking prayer and/or counsel. Coffee, tea, and cookies are provided after services for connecting with our diverse community.
What might I experience at NDIC that is different?
You might see people raise their hands during worship as they praise God or say, “Amen” during the message. One of the gifts of the Spirit might occur during the service like a divine healing or a prophetic word. Attendees often pray for and with each other by joining hands or placing a hand on the shoulder of the one in need.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code at NDIC. You can dress up or dress down. Your presence is what is important to us.
How long will the Sunday church service last?
Typically, a Sunday celebration will last about 90 minutes from 10:30 until about 12:00 noon.
Is membership expected after attending a Sunday celebration?
No. NDIC seeks to offer a meaningful community that is relevant in an international context. We want you to experience this community without feeling pressured into becoming a member.
Are there activities for children?
NDIC seeks to offer an engaging, age-appropriate environment designed to connect your kids with their Creator. In Kids Connect, children ages 4 to 11 experience stories from the Bible through activities that are fun and fit their level of understanding. On the Sundays this ministry is offered, the children are invited to go to their classes just before the pastor preaches. Babies and toddlers are welcome in our services, but a nursery is also provided for parents needing a space to give care to their children ages 0-3. A baby monitor allows the caregiver to still hear the service.
What is Family Sunday?
Every first Sunday of the month, the entire family worships together in the main sanctuary. As usual, a baby and toddler’s area is provided for parents to go with their little ones as needed. Activity sheets and crayons are provided for older children as well as a children’s sermon or puppet skit.
What if my child is not English-speaking?
Our teachers have access to both English and Dutch Sunday school materials. Some teachers are bilingual, while others use a translator when needed. Our goal is to help each child get to know God better each time they come.
What is your theological perspective?
We are evangelicals, believing that the Bible is the Word of God and that all people can have a personal relationship with God by putting their trust in Christ for salvation. We are also Pentecostals, believing that the Holy Spirit works in believers’ lives today just as He did in the book of Acts.
With whom does your pastor associate?
John & Joy are both ordained ministers and appointed missionaries with Assemblies of God World Missions USA serving in the Netherlands with the Verenigde Pinkster-en Evangeliegemeenten. They are also part of the Fellowship of European International Churches (FEIC).
Why did you form a new church? Why not just work in the context of one of the existing churches?
We seek to reach those whose needs cannot be met in a Dutch-speaking church. We are the only English-speaking, international church in Almere.
Are people of other denominations or even other religions welcome to be a part?
NDIC is open to anyone, religious or non-religious, who is interested in learning more about the Bible or the Christian faith.