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An Update from Our Elder Chair

  This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Mark Kiker, Northpoint’s Elder Chairman. An Update from Our Elder Chair Dear Church Family, As John shared last week via the all-church email, the elders have been crafting a new vision for our music ministry. We have been working on this for some time; it began when we were looking for a Pastor of… Continue Reading

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons Hello Family, I’ve been praying for you this week, specifically that God would satisfy the longings of your soul and deliver you from your distress (Psalm 107). Several years ago, I was counseling a young couple that was struggling in their marriage. The wife in this relationship wrestled regularly with anxiety. Sometimes the… Continue Reading

Filled with Shame

Filled with Shame Hello Family, I hope your summer is going well. I’ve been praying for you this week, that God would strengthen your heart and deepen your trust in him so that you will not be afraid of bad news nor the uncertainty of this world (Psalm 112). According to a report in the… Continue Reading

ReBuilding Broken People, One Person at a Time

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Pastor Kimani Gathere of Northpoint’s church plant, ReBuild Fellowship-IE, in Riverside. ReBuilding Broken People, One Person at a Time Hello Northpoint Family, As a young believer in high school, I was exposed to many missionary biographies, which I read more out of a lack of options than a choice. I did not have access to many books and… Continue Reading

VBS Update

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Scott Williams, Northpoint’s Pastor of Adults and Families. VBS Update  Hello Family, Our 2017 VBS has been an absolute blast! This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. As Galactic Starveyors, our kids are searching the skies and God’s Word to uncover the truth etched in his handwork. The teaching is based upon Colossians 1:15-16: “He is the image of… Continue Reading

A Parent Grace

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Geoff Grant, Northpoint’s Worship Director.   A Parent Grace   Hello Family,   Pastor John asked me to write a little bit about my recent entrance onto the stage of fatherhood. Our son, August Jasper, was born about three weeks ago and so far he is healthy and happy.… Continue Reading

While He Was Young

While He Was Young Hello Family, I hope you’re enjoying a bit of a reprieve from the heat. On this beautiful, 74-degree morning, Pastor Kimani (from ReBuild) and I met and prayed for you, that God would enable you to experience his strength and power in your lives. I have a friend whose name is… Continue Reading

Summer Bodybuilding Challenge

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Pastor Brent Whitefield, Northpoint’s Pastor of Missions and Outreach.   Summer Bodybuilding Challenge    “The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer. … The believer feels no shame, as though he were still living too much in the flesh,… Continue Reading

Important Announcement

Important Announcement Hello Family, I hope you’ve experienced rest in Christ this week. My prayer has been that you would be “grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love, fastened to the Rock which cannot move.” (Owens) I’ve got exciting news for you on this Thursday. After much prayer and a thorough vetting process, my… Continue Reading

When He Comes

When He Comes   A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the living room of longtime Northpoint member Glenn Davidson (who went to be with the Lord on April 26, at age 83). As I put my arm around Glenn to pray with him, his energy was so depleted and his body was so… Continue Reading