Good Evening NPC Family!
Hello from my favorite place on earth! I am in the Boundary Waters with some of my favorite people catching a lot of fish and enjoying the simple life. I am so excited about what God is doing within the church and I cannot wait to be back in our building and having a Celebration Service - I pray you all continue to stay connected! I hope you enjoy this week's Behind The Scenes!
Point people to God, Point people to Jesus and Point people to community.
Our volunteer in the spotlight this week is Phil Gersdorf!
Phil began attending NPC about 4 years ago. When we asked Phil "Why NPC" he replied- "I moved into the area a couple of years ago and was looking for a biblical church home. After checking out several churches in the area I found the North Point website online. After listening to Pastor Tim's sermons I decided to check out the church. From the friendly people who greeted me at the front door to the many people in the congregation that were easy to connect with I knew North Point was the place for me. I have been attending ever since. Love the atmosphere and God's word being taught each week. I can see how God is moving at North Point and I am super excited about the future of our church!"
Phil is a Life Group Leader at NPC, he is a part of Leadership Development and he also serves on our Hospitality, at the Food Pantry not just on Mondays but throughout the entire week, and PADS serving the homeless. He has a love for people and helping others wherever and whenever he can, and seriously has a great personality, heart, and dedication for people and growing God's kingdom! We asked Phil what he LOVED about the areas of Ministry he serves in and his response was perfect- "helping people grow and deepen in their faith. I love praying with people and encouraging people. I love seeing new people come to North Point and I am open to God's leading in ministry as I serve others." Our Director of Connections Shannon had this to say about Phil- "Gosh where do I begin this man has been a HUGE blessing not just to NPC but to me and every single person that he comes in contact with. I have never met someone who has so much passion for people and God that truly radiates off of him in every single thing he does and says. He is a man of action not just words. He lives out his calling EVERY single moment, between his sincere heart and hilarious personality he is just an all-around amazing guy to be around." Outside of Phil serving God he also owns and operates his family flooring buissness, he is an incredible husband to his amazing wife Jolene and a great father to 2 outstanding sons.
Thank you so much, Phil, for using your gifts, talents, and abilities at NPC! You go above and beyond for others consistently with your love for people and wanting to help them grow in their faith as well as grow the Kingdom! Phil, you are such a blessing to so many here at NPC, and we are very blessed to have you as a part of our family. YOU ROCK! If you happen to see Phil around introduce yourself and thank him for all he does for NPC!
To see all the ways you can help out at the church, and to sign up to serve, please click HERE.
REOPENING PLANS | AUGUST 16TH
Guess what? We are reopening...Let the countdown begin..
On Sunday, August 16, we will reopen our weekend services with a Celebration Service at 10am! We will have more information as the time approaches, but you can expect the best coffee and donuts around town with It's All Good Coffee and CJ's Donuts before the service, and a Sweet Stop lunch afterwards, along with community, a rockin' band, an inspiring message & and much more!
We will not offer children's ministry, middle school, or high school programs right away during the Weekend Services, however there are many things planned for those age groups online for the entire month of August. Children and students are welcome to join their parent(s) in the auditorium.
Specific details on safety protocols and what to expect will be provided one week before the reopening.
For full details on our reopening plans click HERE.
DRIVE-THRU CHURCH THIS WEEK!
Stop by NPC Thursday between 4 & 6pm to receive “Church in a Bag” OR to receive prayer from one of our Leaders. Your bag will include the weekly bulletin, communion pack, donation envelope, communication card, Family Life info for all students and Life Group questions. AND... you will receive some cool North Point swag for everyone in your family just for stopping by.
When you arrive, drive up to the front doors, stay in your car, and when someone comes out to meet you, just say the magic words, based on what you'd like: BAG, SWAG, and/or PRAYER!
LIFE GROUP LIVE | THURSDAYS AT 7PM
Our Director of Connections Shannon Hein along with her husband Kevin invite you into their home every THURSDAY Night by joining them LIVE on Facebook at 7pm.
REAL TALK | When Anxiety Attacks
Using words like "hypocritical," "insensitive," "too political," and "judgmental," many people share an impression of Christians that they lack a relevant understanding of what they believe. They hear stories about Jesus and his ways and His attitude and go something is not matching up here. Is the church being who God intended us to be? Let's have some real talk about church!
NPC KIDS | YOUTUBE LESSONS
NPC Kids Lessons are on YouTube! Each week there is a new lesson that is structured just like it is when we are in the building. Memory verses and past and future lessons will all be posted there. Be sure to check these out, as your children need their cups filled too! Go to northpointchurch.org/aim and subscribe TODAY to their YouTube channel.
IGNITE | JULY 17TH
North Point Church invites you to join us as we gather online together Friday, July 17th at 6:30pm for a virtual experience of worship and prayer. You can tune into our service through North Point's YouTube Live. Let us IGNITE a fire in our souls for all to hear and see! Join us and invite a friend! You won't want to miss it! We hope to see you there!
THE POINT YOUTUBE | SUBSCRIBE
Have you checked out our new YouTube Channel? If not you can click HERE to like and subscribe TODAY.
SAVE THE DATE VBS | AUGUST 10-13TH
We are so excited for VBS this year! Things will look a little bit different, but the same fun is still going to be there! Save the date for August 10-13 for our Focus VBS! Be on the lookout for more details to come.
LIFE GROUPS | STAY CONNECTED
Our Life Groups are STILL MEETING TOGETHER in their small group setting, we are encouraging our Life Groups to meet in their homes beginning June 1st to watch weekend services together, pray together, worship together and do communion TOGETHER and BE THE CHURCH TOGETHER. Just because the church "building" remains closed does not mean the "Church" is closed. Social distancing can be hard and we don't want anyone to feel alone or isolated at this time. We highly encourage you to join a Life Group and use this time to build community with one another, grow together and love one another and have "Watch Parties" together for weekend services.
Click HERE to connect to a Life Group today!
OPERATION OUTPOUR | BUY A BRICK BUILD A FUTURE
Each brick is $10 and of course you may buy as many as you wish. If everyone gives a little we can do so much! Click HERE to buy a brick today.
The Giving Point | Serve
Let's come together and serve those in our community.
This past Monday, The Giving Point serves over 350 families a week including providing diapers, wipes and baby food to babies.If you are unable to serve please consider donating non perishable items or financially at NPCgive.org
How Can We Pray for You?
Prayer | How can we pray for YOU?
At NPC we believe in the power of prayer and want to pray for you and with you. Our church staff, leaders and prayer chain lift prayer requests up continually throughout the week.
Click HERE to let us know how we can be praying for you today!
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