Read below to learn about one of our international strategic partner churches, located in Costa Rica, and to hear stories of how lives are being changed in an affluent community in this vibrant county.
The Openhouse Project in Costa Rica was formed by friends who wanted to reach a segment of the population that wasn’t being reached —the upper middle to upper class. Unfortunately, the majority of Protestant churches in Costa Rica (and Latin America, for that matter) are very small, simple, and unattractive—three adjectives that are unappealing to that demographic.
Openhouse is trying things that haven’t been done before in thatContinue Reading
MARCH MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT
David and Kathy North
Where do you work?
We plant churches in urban centers in the Philippines. Currently we are working in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.
Describe what do you do there?
We lead church planting teams into the most spiritually needy cities in the Philippines. With our teams we start resource-sharing churches with a focus on the following: Evangelism, Discipleship, Small Groups, Relevant Worship Services, and Training and Equipping of all members.
Our ministry’s focus is the cities along the north coast of the Island of Cebu. The work is targeting the professional community inContinue Reading
Good Monday to all! Thanks for joining us in prayer today and this week!
This week our prayer will focus on the hundreds of students going on globalX trips this year, in honor of Andy Stanley’s message yesterday (You’ll be Glad You Did, Part 1) focused on students. (To listen to the message visit http://www.northpoint.org/messages starting tomorrow.)
In 2013 we are sending students on the following trips, along with parents and small group leaders:
March and June El Salvador Family Trips (35 students and parents)
2 July El Salvador Trips (50 North Point InsideOut students and leaders)
July PhilippinesContinue Reading
Today in the United States we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is often seen as one of those obscure holidays that many people know as just another day when their kids are out of school, retailers offer some great deals, and they can’t go to the bank. However, it is popularly recognized as the day we honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, since their birthdays are both in February (Feb 22 and 12, respectively). The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.
We thought we would take aContinue Reading
Check out the blog from our Browns Bridge Service Programming team while they’re in Brazil this week!Continue Reading
This year we sent two teams to Merida, Mexico, full of rising eighth graders and their parents. Check out this post on Gwinnett Church’s blog, from one of the students who experienced this trip with her dad.Continue Reading
Check out this story from Southpoint Church in South Africa.Continue Reading
Our 2012 trips are being posted online as I type this, so check out the complete list later on today! Starting today, you can apply for a trip to 1 of over 20 locations. We are sending trips this year to serve our overseas church partners as they work to create churches that unchurched people love to attend, and we have service trips that will be working with at-risk families, orphans, and community leaders.
We can’t wait to fill up every available spot in 2012, so act now, because we have less than 1000 spots to fill!Continue Reading
One of the things I love about our globalX trip teams is that they extend well beyond the people that actually go on a trip. They obviously extend to any and all people who are praying for the team members. They also extend to anyone who supported the team financially. And once you go on your trip the trip family easily extends to the people you serve and spend your time with overseas. (For our trip, that was the awesome staff, volunteers, and attendees at Capela da Graca in Londrina, Brazil.) Trip families also extend to husbands, wives, children, momsContinue Reading
Check out the creativity that is reaching students and getting them connected at our partner church in Moldova!
The Problem: How do we start small groups at Metro, the high school environment of God’s Design Church in Chisinua, Moldova?
Contributing Factors: 60% of the students are not believers.
A Solution: Alyona, the Service Programming Director, came up with an idea for the summer. Metro divided the students into 5 teams of 20, each led by a staff member, for an 8-week competition called “Love, Fun, Rock and Roll” to teach them to express love while experiencing community. The five groupsContinue Reading