Friday, August 29, 2008

You Ask, We'll Pray.

Over the past few weeks you've heard me talk about inviting someone to our upcoming series, Letters To The Next President, which starts on Sept. 7. I again want to challenge you to ask and specifically invite a friend to church for this series.  Who is that person for you?  Please let us know. You can respond anonymously. You can put the initials of the person. Anonymous is more than fine. We simply want to pray for you and your friend as you ask them. Let us know. 

Praying with you and for you,
Jame & the Staff

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When:  Saturday, September 13, from 9am - high noon

Where:  World Vision in Pittsburgh      Get Directions

What will NorthBridge be doing?  We will be packing and sorting good in World Visions International Distribution center for people around the world.  This is an amazing way to make a difference in someone's life that you will never meet.  

Please join us as we partner with this amazing ministry to help change the world.  

Who is in?      

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Many of you have been asking... How do I get involved on  Sunday mornings at NorthBridge?  This Sunday is going answer your questions about serving and point you in the right direction.  So check it out and be sure to get some information during this weeks service at 10:30 on how you can get INVOLVED.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Baby Dedication Sign Up

Baby Dedication will take place during the service on September 23. If you or someone you know is planning on having their child dedicated please make sure that you sign up by going to our website. We believe that what happens at home is more important that what happens at church and want to partner with you to help you raise you child to be in a growing relationship with Jesus and this is an important step in that process.

This event is not limited to babies it is open for all children who have not been dedicated or baptized.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tips For The Live Webcast Tonight.

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

Some Questions For You.

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

Dear Mr. President

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

"INVOLVED" Sunday, August 24!

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

Great Quote.

One comment that has been circulating throughout our staff discussions recently comes from Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of

“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.


Buckhead Church Plans "Night of Worship."

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!