On the third Sunday of each month, we offer a Next Steps Lunch which is a great opportunity for guests to meet members of our leadership team and learn about the church, its vision, membership, serving, and small groups.
From the beginning, God knew you and desired a relationship with you. As a result of sin, we became separated from Him. However, because of His great love for us, God provided a way back through the sacrifice of His son Jesus, when He died on the cross. The Bible tells us the way to be saved in Romans 10.
Romans 10:9-10: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
Once you have made a commitment to follow Jesus, the next step is to tell someone who can help you get a good start in your new life. This could be a parent, mentor, leader or pastor with which you are connected. If you don’t have someone, please contact Pastor Ron and he can connect you with someone to help you in your journey.
Another step in your journey is to be water baptized. Water baptism is an act of obedience that symbolizes the washing away of our sins and the death of our old sin nature. We generally celebrate baptisms during our worship service and encourage people to invite their family and friends to celebrate with them.
Our new Kingdom Culture course will teach you the basic foundations and beliefs to living free and empowered. This 7 week course will initially be held on Sundays from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. and will be a “brown bag” format - meaning grab some lunch and bring it with you. This fun, relaxed environment will help you to understand and grow in our core values previously listed in this booklet. While this course is not required, it is very beneficial and will be necessary in order to serve in some areas of ministry. We understand that not everyone can attend on a Sunday and we are working on other options, including self-study.
Course study includes: God is Good, Salvations Creates Joyful Identity, Responsiveness to Grace, Focused on His Presence, Creating Healthy Family, God’s Word Transforms, God is Still Speaking, Jesus Empowers Supernatural Ministry, His Kingdom is Advancing, Free and Responsible, Honor Affirms Value, Generous Like My Father, Hope in a Glorious Church
Our home groups are vibrant communities, which resemble family and are led by spiritual moms and dads. These groups meet weekly and are fun, life-giving and greenhouses for growth. Most of our groups follow a two-week rotating format that allows for a horizontal focus one week (dinner, sharing God-stories and taking communion together) and a vertical focus the other week (snacks, bible-study, worship, prayer & ministry.) Our groups are always expanding and we have a place for you.
Our Sunday services, various ministries, and special events all have one thing in common: incredible people, like you, make them happen. Our serving teams, are another fun way to connect and use your unique gifting and talents to serve our growing family. There’s a place for you! Check out some of the opportunities below:
Serving opportunities include*:
Northgate Kids: have a blast as you share the love of Jesus with our kids.
Young Revival: help build young disciples for Christ by volunteering for our student ministry.
Media Team: use your passion for audio, video, photography and/or graphic design.
Hospitality Team: welcome our members and guests on Sunday mornings.
Usher Team: serve guests in the sanctuary to find a seat and help with offerings and communion
Security Team: help keep our environment & kids safe.
Worship Team: use your musical gifts to lead our church family in worship.
Prayer Ministry Team: offering prayer ministry during and after services.
Events Team: help with events - plan, cook, serve, set-up, etc.
Maintenance Team: help keep our facilities running and looking great.
Grounds & Landscaping Team: help keep our property and park looking beautiful.
*Some opportunities require membership or other prerequisites.
Membership isn’t required to attend, thrive or be actively involved at Northgate Church. However, becoming a family member signifies that you feel that God has called you into this family. Being in a healthy family means commitment in relationship, giving to the family (talents, time, giftings and resources), and receiving from others.
We also commit to work through issues in a way that honors each member and values the connection in relationship. Being family is simply our commitment to unity and community. Being a family member is a prerequisite to serving in some areas.
You will learn more about membership when you attend our Next Steps Lunch. Membership is a prerequisite to serve in some areas.