5 of the Best Churches in Southern New Hampshire

5 of the Best Churches in Southern New Hampshire

Are you looking for a church because you are new to the area, new to faith, or have recently decided you need a change?  

Finding the right church can be tricky with several factors to consider.

We want to help you on your journey of finding Your Right Fit.  

We care about all people, whether or not they attend our services.  Our pastors at Grace Capital Church stay in regular contact with many New Hampshire pastors and are, therefore, well equipped to help you find a home church wherevever you live.  

That is why we want to tell you about some of your choices in the Southern NH area.  

As you read this, it is important to know that there are many more great choices than those listed here!  As Christians, we are all One Body of believers working together for the same purpose.  Any church that teaches the Bible is a safe choice theologically.  The purpose of this article is to give just a handful of area churches to help you get started on your search, but we encourage you to check out others as well.

First, let’s look at the Essential beliefs of Christian churches, as well as some important questions to ask yourself on your search.  

And then, check out the List of what we think are 5 Of the Best Churches in Southern NH.  

If, after reading about each church, you want to get a better feel for any of them, I encourage you to listen to a couple of their services available online.

Essential Core Beliefs for Biblical Churches 

  1. There is only One God and He is three-in-one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. We are saved by grace, not works, only through the death (for the penalty for our sins) and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  3. The Bible is the inspired Word of God.

Related:  3 Essential Beliefs all Christian Churches Share

Questions to Ask Yourself in Your Search for a Church

  • Is the Preaching engaging and relevant for me? 
  • Does the music draw me into a place of worshiping and connecting with God?
  • Do I feel welcome and see prospects for relationsips?
  • Do the service times and meeting times for small groups work for my schedule?
  • Will I be able to find a group of people who are going through a similar stage of life as I am? (parenting, singles, grief, retirees, young adults, divorcees, recovery from addictions or hardships…)
  • Are there ways to volunteer that use my talents and areas of interest?

Related:  6 Tips for Choosing the Right Church For You

5 of the Best Churches in Southern NH

 

1. The Well Church

The Well Church describes itself as being "ordinary, imperfect people" that seek to help others live out God's plan for their lives through "practical teaching, meaningful music, and authentic relationships."  They have a particular interest in offering a safe place for those who are "skeptical about church" to come explore faith and be part of a community of caring people.

Located in Nashua, NH.  

Service Times:  Sundays at 9am and 10:45am in-person and online.  

Classrooms/Childcare are offered during the Sunday services for ages Birth - 5th grade.

Groups for adults meet throughout the week to help facilitate spiritual growth and relationship development.  Additionally, a discipleship program is available to learn more about foundational beliefs and spiritual disciplines, how to get connected and actively engaged with the congregation, and find a meaningful way to voluneer in the church and community.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the areas of Worship, Production, Communications and Design, Hospitality, and Children's Programming.  

2. Crossing Life Church

Crossing Life Church, which is non-denominational, is "dedicated to loving God and loving people."  They described their atmosphere as one that helps people "worship God, know Him better, grow in their gifts, and be able to share with others."

Located in Windham, NH.  

Service Times:  Sundays at 10am in-person.  

Classrooms/Childcare are offered during the Sunday services for ages Walkers - 11 years old.

Youth Group for 12-18 year olds meets on Monday evenings. 

Groups for adults meet throughout the week for fellowship, studying the Bible, worship, and prayer.  Additionally. they provide classes about principles of Christianity.

They offer opportunities to get involved in community service.  

3. Shiloh Community Church

Shiloh Community Church identifies itself as a non-denominational church that "loves to share the reality of Jesus with those who don't know Him...[and] help [people]...grow and mature in their relationship with Christ, God our Father, and the Holy Spirit." 

Located in Manchester, NH.  

Service Times:  Sundays at 9:30am in-person and online.   

Classrooms/Childcare are offered during the Sunday services for infants - 8th grade. 

Youth gatherings for 6th-12th graders take place on Fridays at 6:30pm.  They also have a week-long Kids' Camp in the Summer.  

Groups for adults meet throughout the week to help people grow in their faith and develop relationships.  Additionally, they provide classes to help attenders learn more about Shiloh and get connected.

Volunteers can also get involved with their community ministries, some of which include: food ministry,  1269 Cafe, Roca Kidz Club, New Life Home, Adult and Teen Challenge, 'Do You Know Him?' Ministries, (see the complete list of local organizations here), and global missions.

4. Tower Hill Church

Tower Hill Church identifies itself as a church that "exists to love people to life", and "strive[s] to create a welcoming and life-changing atmosphere." 

A multi-site church with locations in Auburn, NH and Manchester, NH. 

Service Times: 

  • Auburn - Sundays at 9am and 10:45am in-person 
  • Manchester - Sundays at 10:45am in-person.
  • Online - Sundays at 9am
Classrooms/Childcare are offered during the Sunday services for ages 6 weeks - 5th grade.

Gender-specific children and youth programming is provided on Wednesdays at 6:30pm, using curriculum from Girls Ministries and Royal Rangers.  

Groups for adults meet throughout the week for prayer, Bible study, food, and fun.  

After attending a 5-week course called "Growth Track", volunteers can serve in the areas of Creative arts, Hospitality, and Children and Youth Programming.  Volunteers can also get involved with the many community initiatives they support, some of which include: food ministry, soup kitchen, 1269 cafe, Roca Kidz Club, New Life Home, CareNet, and Adult and Teen Challenge.

5. Hope City Church

Hope City Church describes itself as "a community of Christ followers committed to each other and to reaching the community with the gospel"

It is located in Manchester, NH. 

Service Times:  Sundays at 10:30am in-person and online.  

There are midweek opportunites for Bible study, as well as Prayer Meetings on Wednesdays at 7pm in-person and via Zoom.

Volunteers can also get involved with their community ministries, some of which include: Hope City Cafe,  1269 Cafe, Roca Kidz Club, New Life Home, Adult and Teen Challenge, and Summer communiy outreach events.  They are also involved with a children's home in Haiti.


Where to go from here

Finding a place to worship God and build relationships with other Christians is important for personal growth, as well as purpose and quality of life.  

Please call or email us if we can help you on your journey of finding your best fit.  Because our pastors cultivate relationships with many area leaders/pastors, they are a good resource for discovering the options. 

We also invite you to visit us in person on a Sunday morning at 9am, 11am, or online 

Do you want to read more about what to look for in a church? 

Check out these articles:

  1. 3 Essential Beliefs All Christian Churches Share 
  2. 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Church For You

Do you want learn more about what it means to be a Christian?

Check out these article:

  1. How to Become a Christian in 2 Life-Saving Steps
  2. I am not a Christian, but am Interested in Jesus: What Should I do?

Are you looking for more information to help you narrow down what you want?  Check out these articles:

  1. Looking for the 'Right' Church? - Focus on the Family
  2. How do I know which church is the 'right church' for me? (christiantoday.com)

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