Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
How do FREE resources that would help you apply what you’re learning throughout the new LO$T series sound to you? Great? Then check out the Blog each week!
We’ll be making several post throughout the week. The post will be relevant to the previous Sundays message. Make a comment(s), and you’ll be entered into our weekly resource drawing. (You'll also be taking part in some sweet discussions!)
Winners will be notified via eMail.
Looking forward to it,
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
235,000. We talk about that number a lot around here. There are 235,000 unchurched people within a twenty-minute drive of NorthBridge Church. It’s crazy to think about! And yet why not? Why not pray, dream and ask God to use our little church to reach those 235,000?
You’re going to hear a lot more about this in 2009. In fact, it’s why we’re launching some experiments in the weeks ahead (Northbridge Music Project). In the meantime, here are three statements I am learning and re-learning when it comes to reaching people for Christ.
1. You must reach people where they are, not where you want them to be.
2. The greatest evangelism tool is not a well-written tract but a well-ordered life.
3. A dialogue is better than a monologue.
Evangelism “strategies” often underestimate the incredible importance of simply listening, and understanding where people are coming from (see Point #1.) If I’m not willing to really listen, I probably don’t really care.
What do you think?
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Have you recently walked in the doors of NorthBridge and wondered what’s next? If so, then join us for NEXT, where we will provide a 20-minute overview of our church mission and strategy and help you determine your best next step. NEXT will begin shortly after the 10:30 a.m. service today and is held in the NEXT (Xtreme) room, just down the hall from the resource table. Childcare available.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Halloween Candy Connection Friday Oct. 31, 5:30-8pm.
along with glow necklaces, some NorthBridge info., friendly smiles & a silent prayer.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
You won’t want to miss this event!
Kids and families will have a chance to hang out and
play together at Fun Fore All on October 12 at 12:00
until 3:00 p.m.
KidVenture is a time for kids and parents to get to
know ther small group leaders better and to also connect
with other parents who are on the same journey with
you – raising your child to love Jesus!
RSVP to Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
By October 10 if possible, or just show up!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Imagine with me what would happen this week if, through the power of Christ, we "Just Stopped"...
...bringing our work home.
...making excuses for not inviting that friend to church.
...worrying about the future.
...whatever is getting in the way of our spending regular time with God.
...living beyond our means.
You can listen to Jayson & I discuss this topic further over on the podcast page.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
A few weeks ago we spent the day working at the WORLD VISION International Distribution Center in Sewickley packing supplies to be shipped around the world. It has just come to our attention the our friends at WV are hosting an amazing experience that we think you should check out called 'Step Into Africa"
This FREE event is touring the USA and stopping for just outside of Pittsburgh in Sewickley. St. Stephen's Church is the host, located at Broad and Frederick Streets, just minutes off of route 65 near the Sewickley Bridge. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk through the exhibit and is a life-changing experience.
The World Vision Experience focuses on children: AIDS is devastating communities around the world, and children are suffering the most.
The experience focuses on Africa, where 12 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS (worldwide total as of 2006 is more than 15 million).
It's an interactive experience: World Vision is providing local residents with an opportunity to see, hear, and experience in a personal way the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time: AIDS.
The Experience allows visitors to walk through an African village and experience the lives of children whose families have been devastated by AIDS. Despite overwhelming tragedy, these children still have hope.
World Vision offers people ways to take action to stop AIDS. "You can take action to put children first."
Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:00pm through Mon Oct 6th at 8pm
St Stephen's Church
404 Frederick Avenue
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Yet sometimes our best comes in the most unrehearsed of moments. Take this past Sunday at Buckhead for example. Simon was to be baptized. Just like us, they have all baptizeees give their testimony on video before they are baptized. That way they can get across the message of hope Christ has placed in them clearly.
Simon took 2 DAYS to film his 2 minute video.
He was mortified. Nervous is an understatement.
Time came to show the video.
Then it played…
Then it played again…
Audio this time, but no video…
The crowd was beginning to mumble…
Then video but no audio…
You get the drift.
Luckily their pastor Jeff Henderson was baptizing him and he was money.
Jeff waded through the uncomfortableness of 3000 pairs of eyes staring at them and moved on with…
“Well Simon, I know your story…”
So in the middle of all the chaos somebody yells from the crowd at about 1:02 in the video…
“TELL US YOUR STORY!!!”
And the rest was history…
Watch below how God shows up when our lame equipment does not…
Comments? Anyone want to get baptized?
If you've been waiting to invite that friend of yours for some reason, wait no more. Sunday is your day. This series Rocks! So pick up the phone, have the conversation, whatever it takes. What matters most is that you "Just Ask". God will take care of the rest.
Can't wait to see you on Sunday!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As a way of celebrating please comment below on some of you favorite life-change moments from this past year.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
What if this were the week you spent more time in prayer than on the Internet?
What if this were the week you begged God to speak to you through the Scriptures? And what if He did?
What if this were the week you took a risk and asked your friend to church this Sunday?
What if this were the week you wrote a thank you note to that faithful volunteer that serves so well, so faithfully?
What if this week we all lived more intentionally than the week before?
What if it started now?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
When: Saturday, September 13, from 9am - high noon
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This event is not limited to babies it is open for all children who have not been dedicated or baptized.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
People from 21 states and six countries will join us tonight for the Buckhead Night of Worship Live Webcast at 7:30 pm EST. How cool is that?
We want this to be a great on-line worship experience for you so here are a few tips in preparation for the night:
• While it might seem different to take communion via the webcast, Buckhead actually did this as a church prior to their move to the new building. People loved it.
• If you or your small group want to take communion during our time together, here is a guideline that might help: Celebrating Communion
• You will be able to comment on-line during the webcast. Please feel free to share your prayer requests and to pray for others as well. That’s part of the webcast experience.
• Please be sure to refresh the site often so that you stay updated with the latest on-line comments.
That’s it for now.
Praying for a great night!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I'm asking our incredible staff to write down and reflect over the following three sets of questions. I would like you to do the same. Carve out time (I know that’s easier said than done) and comment here on how you would answer one or all of these three questions.
1. Are you praying BIG? What are you asking God to do in your life, both personally and for your church? As Andy asked us in January, “What are you praying BIG for?”
2. What is currently breaking your heart? Is it also breaking God’s heart? A match of those two questions might just be God’s will for your life.
3. What are you doing to stay motivated? (This is an extremely important questions because the person ultimately responsible for keeping you motivated is…. You.
I’ll let you know my answers to one or all of these questions in a few days....
Monday, August 11, 2008
In preparation for our big Fall kick-off series, Letters to the Next President, I would like to ask you, oh faithful blog readers, to do two things.
1. Watch the series promo video below.
2. Begin to pray for the person you will invite to NorthBridge for this series. It starts September 7.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Our volunteers rock! They really do. As our one year anniversary approaches, we thought it best to take a moment to just say “Thanks!”. On Sunday the 24th please wear your INVOLVED T-shirt. We’ll take a moment to honor you during the service and have an opportunity for new folks to sign up and “get involved” afterward. ~Jame
One comment that has been circulating throughout our staff discussions recently comes from Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of Lifechurch.tv:
“To reach people no one else is reaching we must do things no one else is doing.”
Okay, NorthBridge blog community, what do you think we should do to reach people that no one else is reaching? I’ve got my ideas but I’m interested in yours.
Just click on “comment” below.
On Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 pm EST, Buckhead Church will be hosting a Night of Worship. This will be broadcast live from the Buckhead blog.
During communion, they are going to ask those in attendance to spend some time praying for our church! The names of all the Strategic & Global X partners will appear on the screen during this time and they will then pray for us.
They are also working on a way where you can comment on-line during the broadcast as well. This might be a good idea for your small groups or maybe something you check out on your own. Just have some bread and juice ready!