I got connected to NCS in 2013 at a time when I was hungry for more regular fellowship with brothers who really knew me, and I them. In one of the great attributes of NCS, new friendships form unusually fast. This is such a great source of joy at gatherings like the NCS National Retreat, and is facilitated by our like mindedness and interest in Jesus. I met Jay Helvey several years ago and we quickly became friends. Before long I was meeting other men from NCS Winston Salem, and they wanted to meet the men of NCS DC. As leaders each of our respective chapters, we decided to make a point to connect our communities more frequently.
This past November Daniel Kim, Ken Woodward and I decided to do make a road trip down to Winston Salem to be with the brothers there, and I would speak at their chapter meeting. Daniel had already visited these guys a number of times and had strong friendships with them. The trip was an absolute blast. Us DC guys had great camaraderie, connection, and laugher during the road trip down and back, and the time together created a connection between the three of us that will stick. When we got to Winston Salem the brothers there hosted us very well–it was an honor. The Lord is doing some powerful things with NCS across the US. Next month NCS DC host an NCS brother from Grand Rapids, Michigan. What a privilege it is for us in NCS to be able to go to many cities in the US, and be able to immediately plug in with like minded brothers in the NCS network.
Austin Clemens, Washington DC
We encourage you to make a point of visiting another chapter when life and business takes you around the country. We have 50 existing chapters in 24 states that can be contacted directly through their chapter sites. We hope you will take the opportunity to see another chapter and meet the men around our network who make NCS great. A list of chapters can be found here.