Welcome to the former online home of New City Baptist Church!

Our congregation approved a merger with Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church on January 21, 2024.

Once we receive the green light from the CRA, we will be officially known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For now, we are one church under that name (spiritually), but two charities (legally).

Join us at 10:30am every Sunday and 7:30pm every Thursday at 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

The Purpose of the Church (2024), Pt 2: Edification

January 28, 2024 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Purpose of the Church

Passage: Ephesians 4:1–16

(Alternate Title: “The Church: United in Gospel-Revealing, Supernatural Community”)


1. Mount Pleasant, keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (1-3)


2. The theological basis of Mount Pleasant’s unity (4-6)

a. One body

b. One Spirit

c. One hope

d.One faith.

e. One baptism

f. One God and Father of all.


  1. Mount Pleasant, despite our unity, there is also great diversity (7-10)


  1. The purpose of this distribution of “God’s gracious gifts” (captured Christians given to the church) is twofold (11-16)

           a. To prepare God’s people for works of ministry.

           b. To build up the entire body of Christ, aiming for the unity that maturity We  have been captured to edify, Mount Pleasant!


“Edification” (building each other up spiritually) is the day-to-day work of the congregation à as the congregation is equipped by the elders.