Strategic Partners are autonomous churches that have an official relationship with North Point Ministries. These churches are built upon the same vision, mission, and strategy as our Atlanta-area churches.
Our VISION is to create irresistible churches that 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.
How do our Strategic Partners “do” church? The North Point model is more than a way of doing church. It’s a way of thinking about church and people. While our model can be taught, it is best experienced. Experiencing our way of thinking about and doing church will give you the best understanding. How can you experience it?
- Visit our Inside North Point site. You will find a wealth of free information (how-tos, documents, ideas, etc.) that allows you to experience how we think and what we do. You can also visit this page for free resources provided by North Point Resources.
- Visit AndyStanley.com. You will hear about many of the leadership principles that have defined our unique culture.
- Spend some time with us. Join us at one of our conferences:
(Orange Conference is not a North Point Ministries conference, but it does allow you to experience how we think about and do Family Ministry.)
- Check out North Point Resources' products that explain our strategy.
If you would like to experience the North Point model but can't attend one of our Strategic Partners, check out the options below.
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 environments that will help people take steps toward a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Foyer (Guest)
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 place 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 – the kinds of environments we’re striving for in our small groups: Community Groups, Access Groups, Starting Point, and our 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 and commit to accountability, friendship, and support. They 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 sustained best 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.
How can someone start a Strategic Partner?
People associated with the North Point Ministries Strategic Partner Group recommend potential Strategic Partners. If someone has recommended you, please click the recommended link to the left.
Can an existing church become a Strategic Partner?
Yes. People associated with the North Point Ministries Strategic Partner Group recommend potential Strategic Partners. If someone has recommended your church, please click the recommended link to the left.
Are there job openings at our Strategic Partners?
You will need to contact each Strategic Partner. They oversee their hiring.