Life is a journey and we recognize that we are all in different places on this journey. We invite you to come along with us as we strive to be a church that is madly in love with God, loves others, and makes disciples of Jesus. If you want to engage in the life of the church, you can do so by: Connecting, Growing, Serving, and Reaching.
Journeys can sometimes be tiresome and lonely, but we believe this journey is not meant to be traveled alone. Making connections with others helps to create environments that are safe and authentic.
North Pointe is a place to make connections with others where we invest, work, grow, and support one another through the ups and downs.
North Pointe is a community of believers who follow Jesus because we want to be transformed by Jesus. Our goal is to meet everyone where they are and walk alongside them as we all walk closer to God. Growth does not happen when we know what Jesus said. It happens when we apply what He says. Application happens in the context of community, which is why being connected is so important.
We strive to serve the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs that come with the journey. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus serving people, whether within North Pointe, in the local community, or other places in the world. We also believe the journey is not just about receiving but also about giving back. We want to provide a place where you can be served and then serve others.
The benefits of God’s love are not exclusively for North Pointe. We want to reach the community around us and help others find Jesus on their journey. Our goal is to help others fall in love with God and join His mission.
The North Pointe church is committed to following the Bible and its teachings. We honestly admit that we do not have all the answers nor always understand every biblical teaching perfectly. Our goal is to hold firmly to what we believe while remaining humble and open to other valid interpretations and points of view. This list of core beliefs does not include every possible belief we have as a collective body or as individuals. It is presented to show what we hold as central to our faith.
There is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all life and the Supreme Ruler of the universe. We learn about God through His creation, His Word (the Bible), and His Son (Jesus Christ). God loves us more than we can imagine. (Acts 17:22-28; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:6)
The Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and God the Son. He makes people aware of their need for Christ. He indwells and empowers the believer. He provides help to do what is right, strength to serve Jesus, direction for living life God’s way and comfort in times of need. (John 14:16-17; John 16:7-13; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19- 20; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:18)
God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to offer his righteous life as atonement for our sin. All have sinned, but all can be saved. Salvation is a free gift of God received through faith and expressed through confession, repentance, and baptism. This gift of God’s love is grace. Through His grace we can have a relationship with God and the hope of eternal life. Salvation also means to be rescued. God “rescues” us from many problems, including empty lives, selfish attitudes and harmful relationships. (Psalm 37:39-40; John 3:16-18, Acts 2:38; Romans 3:22-26; Romans 10:9)
The church is the body of Christ through which Jesus continues to carry out His mission on earth. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church is called to love one another and the world. The church is to use its God-given gifts and abilities to serve others, share the good news of Jesus Christ, encouraging each other to become fully devoted followers of Christ. (John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:11-16)
Christ will one day return, conquer all evil and judge each person. Unbelievers will be separated from God in hell and believers will be welcomed into God’s eternal presence. (Acts 1:11; Acts 17:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 21-22)
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He became flesh and blood without ceasing to be God. Jesus came to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God. He performed miraculous acts, lived a sinless life, and provided life-changing teachings. In complete submission to God the Father and with selfless love for mankind, Jesus willingly died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, atoning for our sins. On the third day after his death he arose from the dead showing his victory over sin and death. He appeared to his followers and then ascended into heaven where he now sits at the right hand of God serving as our mediator. As the Savior of the world, Jesus desires the deepest of relationship with every person. (Luke 4:43; John 1:1-14; John 3:16; Philippians 2:5-11; I Corinthians 15:3-5)
Human beings are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Gen. 1-3; Isaiah 59:1-2; Acts 17:24-28; Romans 3:22-24)
The Bible is the inspired, written word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine. It tells us who God is, how He relates to us, and what His plans are for us. While parts of it are straightforward, other parts are more difficult to interpret. Nevertheless, it is the authority and standard for living our lives according to God’s will for us. (Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119:105,160; John 17:17; Acts 8:30-31; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20:21)
As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to love all people with the love of Christ, to die to ourselves and to live lives of the highest standards of ethics and morality, imitating Christ himself. We are empowered to imitate Christ by practicing spiritual disciplines including Bible study, prayer and worshiping God together. (Matthew 5:20; Mark 8:34-35; Mark 12:30-31; Romans 6:1-4)