Who We Are
Welcome to North Point Partners.
From the beginning, our vision has been to create a church unchurched people would love to attend. After twenty years, God has allowed us to see and experience amazing life change in our Atlanta-area churches as we have pursued this vision.
Because of this vision and what God has done, we now have the opportunity to partner with churches all over the world. Our vision is an expansion of what we started over 20 years ago: to create churches unchurched people love to attend in EVERY community.
We believe EVERY community should have a church that people can invite their family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to … especially those who don’t go to church or don’t like church. This is why we began North Point Partners twelve years ago and why we continue to look for churches we can partner with outside of Atlanta.
Plain and simple … we’re all in this together and together we can change the way our communities view the local church.
Because we believe EVERY community should have a church for unchurched people, we want to continue to partner with churches that are aligned with the same vision, mission, and strategy as our Atlanta-area churches.
Our VISION is to create churches unchurched people love to attend.
Our MISSION is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our STRATEGY is to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
Our partners are autonomous churches we work with to provide content, curriculum, consulting/coaching, best practices, systems, and events. Thus, partnership is where we can go further faster by working together.
If you think your church may be interested in partnering with North Point, please click on the Next Steps link on the left.
Since partnership is a formal relationship with North Point Ministries, we do have a process for becoming a partner to ensure it is a good fit for your church and for us.
The first step in exploring partnership is to fill out our form.
Where are our Strategic Partners located?
We’re so glad you asked! Click the map link to the left to find the locations. Click on an orange pin for more information and to link to a specific church.
What is the North Point model?
The North Point model is how we think about and do church. The best way to understand our model is to experience it. Click the model link to the left to see how you can experience it.
What is our strategy for creating environments?
We have created three types of environments that will help people take steps toward a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Foyer (Guests)
The foyer in your home serves as the welcome area for guests and new friends. It's the first step, and it's often your only chance to make your guests feel comfortable enough to return. That's exactly how we've designed our entry environments. Our Sunday worship services are foyer environments. We want our guests to come back, so we do everything with them in mind. These environments are where most people will experience our churches for the first time, and they serve as the perfect places to introduce newcomers to the life of the church. Also, each ministry environment (children, students) has its own foyer.
The Living Room (Friends)
Once your guests arrive and are welcomed into your home, you invite them into your living room. Everyone finds a comfortable place to sit, and the interaction begins. This is where you connect with people like you. Smaller and more interactive than the foyer environment, this is a real-life, genuine opportunity to begin friendships . . . just like you would in your home. Our primary living room environments are our Sunday volunteer teams.
The Kitchen (Family)
What's the most popular room in your house? Where do you end up when friends and family come over? That's right—the kitchen. This is the kind of environment we’re striving for in our small groups: Community Groups, Short-Term Groups, Starting Point, and Care Network Groups.
What is the history of North Point Ministries?
We love to tell our story. Go here to find out how we started.
Why do we care so much about small groups?
Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships. Therefore, the “win” in all of our environments is to help people take steps toward connecting in a small group. A small group is a group of six married couples or eight individuals of the same gender that meet weekly in someone’s home for Bible study and prayer. Group members commit to accountability, friendship, and support. Small groups are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity. Also see the question “Why don’t Strategic Partners have Sunday school?”
Why don’t Strategic Partners have Sunday school?
The mission of our churches is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We feel that this growth is best sustained in a small group environment. There are several reasons we have chosen small groups as our primary relational structure. First, not having adult Sunday school allows attendees to participate in our strategic service volunteering strategy. We have also found that meeting in homes is a safe and predictable environment and no one slips through the cracks. True accountability can be reached with a consistent group of people in a small group. Lastly, people are able to benefit from the encouragement and accountability of a small group while still being part of our “invest and invite” evangelism strategy.
Are there job openings at our Strategic Partners?
You will need to contact each Strategic Partner. They oversee their own hiring.
What if my question is not answered on this page?
If you have a question about Strategic Partners that is not answered on this page or another page on this site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will respond to your question within five business days.