We make disciples through knowing Christ,
building community, serving others, and living sent.
The central and most important part of an object, movement, or group, forming the basis for its activity and growth (lexico.com).
To make disciples is the "nucleus" of NorthPark.
In obedience to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), we are intentional about making disciples who make disciples. Jesus taught us to make disciples in the caring relational environment of a small discipleship group. At NorthPark, Discipleship Groups (D-Groups) are small groups of three to five people who meet weekly anytime and anywhere.
The three-fold purpose of D-Group is to: 1) grow in spiritual maturity, 2) serve in missional ministry, and 3) reproduced as disciple makers. As these groups multiply at the core of our church, they produce spiritual fission and generate immense power for the growth of God’s kingdom. We are highly committed to training all believers for a lifestyle of disciple-making.
To know Christ is a priority of NorthPark.
Jesus Christ came so that we “might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). To know Him is both our utmost need and greatest joy. Worship Gatherings at NorthPark focus on Christ. We believe worship is not only about music, but the entire gathering is an act of worship.
Our central focus is to exalt God through singing, praying, giving, and opening our hearts to His Word. Water baptisms and the observance of the Lord’s Supper are regular elements in our services. Every week you will have the opportunity to come to know Christ or to know Him better.
To build community is a priority of NorthPark.
In the New Testament church, believers devoted themselves to “teaching,” “fellowship,” “breaking of bread” and “prayers” (Acts 4:42). Life Groups are small to medium sized groups for all ages that meet weekly on Sunday mornings. These groups are how a large church can remain small and are vital to all we do.
By connecting with others in a Life Group, you will build friendships that will last a lifetime. The three-fold purpose of a Life Group is to: 1) connect with other believers, 2) join in Bible Study, and 3) care for one another. In a Life Group, there is a high level of community that is built between believers as they fellowship, pray, and study the Bible together.
To serve others is a priority of NorthPark.
The Bible says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10). Serve Teams at NorthPark focus on serving the body of Christ. We believe that every believer has been given a spiritual gift, such as administration, discernment, evangelism, faith, teaching, exhortation, giving, leadership, service, mercy, and so on.
The purpose of Serve Teams is to give people the opportunity to use their spiritual gifts in service to the local church. Through our Serve Teams, we strive for a high level of excellence in showing true hospitality and service to everyone who comes to NorthPark and in practicing wise stewardship of all our resources.
To live sent is a priority of NorthPark.
Jesus said, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Mission Teams at NorthPark focus on doing the work of ministry and evangelism in our immediate community, as well as in our state, our country, and around the world.
Their purpose is to connect people with various mission opportunities, whether on-going, short-term, or long-term. Through our Mission Teams, we long to lead others to embrace a habit of living sent for the Gospel of Christ and His Great Commission.