Community North Baptist Church was formed on June 19, 2005, when two historic McKinney churches--North Baptist Church and Community Avenue Baptist Church--both voted to consolidate and become one new church with the name Community North Baptist Church. After meeting for a time in a nearby school building, the new CNBC built and then occupied the current building in December 2008. (Click on the map to the right to get directions.)
We are a New Testament body of believers in Jesus Christ. What we believe is described in detail in our statement of faith, the "Baptist Faith and Message" 1963. (Click to read.)
Corporate worship on Sunday is central to the life of our church and the people. Worship at Community North is traditional in the sense that we seek to remain faithful to the historical Christian ways of worship and to our own Baptist heritage. We use hymns, songs, responsive readings, prayers, choir, preaching and an invitation to respond to God’s Spirit. Worship leadership includes an intentional mix of clergy and laity, male and female, young and old because we are all one in God’s family and we gather to worship as a family.
The pastor preaches from God’s Word using the Scripture and message God has given him. Special events that are celebrated in worship include Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, World Communion Sunday, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, baptisms, and parent-child dedications. The Lord’s Supper is very meaningful to us and our communion services are varied to keep them fresh.
Our worship is both familiar and unfamiliar and we hope it brings glory to God and brings you into his divine presence. You are invited to worship at Community North at 11:00 a.m. Sundays. Find out more by looking at our worship bulletin on-line.
We hold up the Bible as the authority in all matters, so our teaching and preaching is carefully Bible-based. We still say "Sunday School" when refering to our Sunday morning Bible study /small group fellowship time. We baptize believers by way of full immersion. We observe Communion on a quarterly basis. We also have Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting/Bible Study while the Youth and Children have other activities.
We have a group of deacons that serve as a ministering body, tending to the needs of our members alongside the pastor. We are not governed by the deacon body, or by any board or by a CEO Pastor. Instead, we operate by a democratic, congregational form of church government. Major decisions are made by the entire congregation in one of our regular business meetings.
We are not a mega-church. But we are a warm, friendly, welcoming and accepting congregation. We acknowledge that we are all sinners saved by grace through Jesus Christ. And we encourage all members and visitors to grow spiritually as disciples of Christ, to worship God vigorously in spirit and in truth, and to use faithfully their God-given abilities to serve others. Community North exists to love and serve God and all people, both inside and outside our walls.
Notice that at the very top of every website page, there is a link to the CNBC Facebook page. Click the link to follow what people are saying and doing at Community North.