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Visiting NRC: What to Expect
Location & Parking
We are located at 7601 Falls of Neuse Rd, in North Raleigh, just north of Ravenscroft School, or 1.5 miles south of I-540. There are two entrances to our campus, with plenty of parking in front and behind the main church building. The front doors to the church are located directly underneath the tall brick tower with a white cross, easily seen from down the street. The NRC Kids Education Building is directly behind the sanctuary, and next to that you'll see the Family Life Center, home of the North Ridge Basketball Academy.
Services & Styles
There are two Sunday morning worship services, at 8:30 and 10:45. The early service is typically a smaller gathering and more traditional in worship style. The second service is larger and more modern in style, with one of several worship teams taking the lead each week. Both services are the same in their solid Biblical content of the message, times of prayer, and worship.
You'll find a wide range of young and seasoned adults, as well as many singles, couples, families, and kids, and all in a wide variety of casual to formal dress. Anyone with a sincere worshipful or seeking heart is welcome!
We usually celebrate the Lord's Supper (Communion) on the first Sunday of each month. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, and He is your Lord, you are welcome to participate in Communion; you don't have to be a member of North Ridge Church.
After the service, it is common for people to spend time in response, receiving or ministering in prayer for one another in the front or throughout the sanctuary as needed. Always feel free to come forward during or after a service; we would be honored to serve you in prayer ministry for any need in your life. It is our joy to listen, and respond in Jesus' name as He directs.
For Children & Families
Nursery Care, Sunday School, and Children's Church are all available on Sunday Mornings. Each of these ministries takes place in the NRC Kids Education Building, directly behind the main sanctuary. Especially if you have a child for Nursery Care (infants-age 2), you may want to go to the Education Building first for child check-in, and then go to the sanctuary.
Kids who would like to attend Children's Church (age 4-grade 2) are dismissed with the morning's teachers during the service, usually just before the message.
9:30 Sunday School
Sunday School classes are offered for all ages from 9:30-10:30, between the morning services. Age and grade-based Children's classes meet in the NRC Kids Education Building behind the main sanctuary. The child-check in station is located just inside the front doors of the Ed. Building, and check-in is required for infants through 5th grade.
Middle and High School classes are also available, 6th-8th grade in the back of the Ed. Building, and 9th-12th in the C.E. Long Missions Center, down the hall from the main sanctuary.
Several elective adult classes meet in the Family Center classrooms. Class descriptions and rooms are posted in the Family Center lobby near the coffee station.