life -joy-beauty

bringing life, joy, and beauty to our community and one another


Located South of Osage on Lancer Road, we are a people who desire to live in the life, joy and beauty of the Good news of Jesus..


NCF has been around for a while but most of you have probably never heard of us.  We desire to change that.  We are a people who long to know Jesus and follow in his ways.  We are young and elderly, working class and business owners, nurses, and retirees.  But more than that, we are a people who love God with all we are and love Osage.

We do not pretend to have our lives all worked out, as a matter of fact we are very aware of our own failures but, we are also aware of God's incredible love.  We want to invite you into our journey and lives as we follow Jesus in our daily lives, live out His love in community and make Him known in our city.  LIFE-JOY-BEAUTY.



(641) 732-3187



2098 335th Strret
and Lancer
Osage, IA 



Tue-Th 10a-4p
F-Sa 12p–6p
Su 10a–12p


Sermons & Blog

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Or if you would like to listen to our sermons you can listen below.


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Steven White

Steven is our lead pastor and teaching pastor.  Steven is a graduate of International Bible College, and is currently working on his masters degree in Rural ministry through Trinity Bible College and Seminary.

Steven enjoys reading, chasing his wife, and crossfit, as well as anything out doors when it is not snowing.  

Favorite quote

"Open your homes to the rabbi, and let the dust of his feet cover you."

Favorite topic to preach on?  "Whatever I am preaching on currently."


Todd schaeffer

Todd is our worship pastor and leader of one of our Life groups that meet in Osage.  Todd has been all over the world as an options trader, and financial analyst.  In recent years Todd has worked with Mission Teens to help those fighting addiction, find recovery through Jesus.  

Todd enjoys talking about Jesus and worshiping the Lord, any sport with a ball, and cheese. He also loves being with his family.

Favorite quote -

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he can not lose. Jim Elliot



Shannon Schaeffer

Shannon is our pastoral assistant.

She has her Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is married to Todd and enjoys laughing, sharing her amazing testimony, being a worshiper, counseling,  being a wife to Todd and mom to sons Dallon and John Luke, and her Southern heritage.

Favorite devotional Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest
Favorite Ministry Mission Teens, Inc.



Ashley is our Children's Director.


what if

Jesus was your Rabbi?  What if He called you to follow Him as His disciple?  How might our lives be different if we were apprentices of Jesus?  How might our lives be different if we spoke like Him, lived like Him, loved like Him, rebuked like Him, and forgave like Him?  How different would we be and how different would the world be if we followed Rabbi Jesus?

You can

The Way of the Master is a year long study of the four Gospels.  In this study we will see Jesus as a 1st century rabbi, Messiah, healer, savior, and redeemer.  We will read His words as if we were his disciples.  
Our goal will be to be with our rabbi, become like our rabbi and then do what our rabbi did.  
Jesus has invited the world into the Way of the Master and we at NCF have said yes.  Will you say yes?


read scripture app

We are inviting the entire church into a year long meditation on the Gospels.  In the next year we will pour over all four Gospels on Sundays and we want you to be pouring over them every day of the week.  Learning to set at the feet of Rabbi Jesus, allowing the dust of His feet to cover our faces, and to drink in His words like water to our souls.  

We have found an incredible App created by Francis Chan and team.  It is called Read Scripture.  This app not only gives you the Word daily but allows you to select the Gospels, gives you a corresponding psalm and comes with great videos to help you understand what is going on in the Scriptures.  

Many of us will be following along in the Gospels using this amazing app and we invite you to use it as well.  To learn more check out the link below and watch the video by Francis Chan.
Read Scripture Website and App.

Download the reading plan

If you are a person who likes to have paper in their hands rather than holding their phone, or maybe you just enjoy reading through the physical Bible over reading on a device we have created a reading plan for you.

Don't have a smart phone well you don't have have excuse not to follow a reading plan either.  LOL.  We have created a reading plan that follows very closely to the reading plan of the Read Scripture App.  And guess what?  You can download it and hold it in your hands. 

Click the link below to download this reading plan and get started.  There is no time to waste, Jesus is calling us to set at His feet and learn. 

Download Reading Plan