Northgate U

Learn to structure your life, worldview & mission.

Northgate U

Pursuing God in a small classroom environment.

What is Northgate U
Northgate U is a fun, classroom-style environment where adults learn and apply solid Biblical teaching & life skills. Take responsibility for your spiritual growth & take advantage of this great opportunity to...
  • Develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with God
  • Connect with other adults through shared experiences
  • Find encouragement, support and accountability
  • Engage in open conversation in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere
  • Learn practical applications for daily Christian living
  • Learn valuable life skills that help you succeed
Why You Need U

The purpose of these programs is to help you structure your life, worldview and mission according to the unique plans God has for you.

All Northgate U classes and seminars fall into one of four tracks:
  • Biblical Studies: gain a deeper knowledge of God’s Word
  • Ministry & Leadership: prepare to serve wherever God leads you
  • Life: integrate Christian beliefs into your everyday life and find support for everyday challenges
  • Theological Studies: learn to articulate what you believe & why
2019 Summer Term
Register Today

Register for your classes between June 1st - October 20th. Classes start the week of June 16th.

Childcare

Available for Sunday evening classes with advanced registration and payment. Sunday morning childcare is free.

Scholarships

Please contact Lani Sinclair or Dave McMurtry for scholarship information or call (707) 747-5855.

Summer Term Classes

Be sure to register quickly as classes tend to fill up fast.

FREE
Next

If you are new or returning to faith in Christ, this is a great place to start.

Next Step

You’re ready to follow Christ - now what? If you are new or returning to faith in Christ, this is a great place to start. NEXT is a two week course that will acquaint you with basic understanding of the Christian faith and some things you need to know to get started in this new Journey of Faith. Spiritual growth and maturity is not simply a pursuit of information and knowledge, it’s about a change of heart and a transformed life! We focus equally on knowledge and practice.

By the end of this class you will:
  • Understand what it means to be a follower of Christ
  • Discover some tools necessary to establish positive habits in your life
  • Put into practice Spiritual Disciplines which will help grow you relationship with God
  • Understanding Eternal Life
  • Spiritual Formation – God's Part & My Part
  • Understanding Discipleship
  • How God Grows Your Faith
  • Telling Your Story to Help Others
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Date(s): Sundays, July 7th & 15th
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Dave McMurtry
  • Level: Beginner
  • Advanced registration is recommended.
$10.00
Building Relationships

A Biblical framework for having better romantic and platonic relationships with others.

Building Stronger Relationships: Sink or Sail

This seminar for couples or singles provides a Biblical framework for having better romantic and platonic relationships with others. The metaphor of a sailboat is used to identify four holes that damage relationships and seven sails that will propel them.

At the end of this 3-hour workshop, you will be able to:
  • Explain what the Bible does and does not say about relationships
  • Identify four behaviors/attitudes that are destructive to healthy relationships
  • Identify seven behaviors/attitudes that nurture healthy relationships
  • Identify five practical steps you can take to strengthen your platonic or romantic relationships
  • The Four Horsemen of the Relationship Apocalypse
  • Connecting, Solving and Growing
  • Application: Five Golden Hours
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Date(s): Saturday, June 22nd
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Eric Sheets, LMFT
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
$10.00
Bible Basics - Quick Start

This workshop will teach you the basics of Bible study, formally known as "How to Read the Bible"

Bible Basics - Quick Start

This class is for you if you don’t know where to start, how to get around, and are confused as to why it’s not as clear as, say, your college chemistry textbook. This workshop will teach you the basics of Bible study.

This class has been offered at Northgate before as “How to Read the Bible”.

At the end of this 3-hour workshop, you will be able to:
  • Explain the origin of the Bible
  • Utilize tools and resources to study the Bible
  • Make your way through the various types of literature contained in the Bible
  • Select a plan for personal daily Bible study
  • How We Got the Bible
  • Which Versions to Use
  • Methods and Tools for Reading
  • How to Get Started
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Date(s): Saturday, June 29th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Art Stine
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
$20.00
Loss of a Spouse

People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle.

Loss of a Spouse

Your life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can seem too hard to bear. The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. Have you lost a spouse or know someone who has? This two-hour seminar includes a short video followed by small-group discussion. The video features expert Christian counselors, authors, and pastors.

You will take home a valuable Loss of a Spouse booklet that includes:
  • A video note-taking outline
  • Devotional materials that will help you find hope in God’s Word
  • Grief recovery exercises
  • Journaling prompts
  • Practical advice from others who’ve been there
  • What to expect in your grief
  • How to cope with life without your spouse
  • Why it won’t always hurt this much
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Date(s): Sunday, August 18th
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Becky Giger and Patty Williams
$45.00 Per Couple
The 5 Love Languages

The study from Gary Chapman that reveals how different people express love.

The 5 Love Languages

This seven-session video-based group study for couples will help you understand the five love languages and how better to relate to your spouse or fiancé. The study from Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways and how they behave differently when their emotional tanks are full.

By the end of this workshop, you will learn:
  • Your own primary love language
  • How to speak the primary love language of your spouse
  • The key to understanding each other’s unique needs
  • How to apply what you have learned to your daily life
  • Week 1: Learning to Speak Love
  • Week 2: Love Language 1 – Words of Affirmation
  • Week 3: Love Language 2 – Quality Time
  • Week 4: Love Language 3 – Receiving Gifts
  • Week 5: Love Language 4 – Acts of Service
  • Week 6: Love Language 5 – Physical Touch
  • Week 7: Growing in Love
  • Cost: $45.00 Per Couple
  • Date(s): Sundays, September 8th - October 20th
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Mimi and Marvin Green
  • Childcare: Available with Advanced Payment and Registration
FREE
Women in Ministry

We will help you understand and be able to explain various perspectives on women’s roles.

Women in Ministry

Do you have questions about women’s roles in the Church? In this 2-hour seminar, we will cover what the Bible says on this important issue and how to interpret and apply God’s word. This seminar will help you understand and be able to explain various perspectives on women’s roles.

  • Cost: Free
  • Date(s): Sunday, July 28th
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Club 45
  • Leader(s): Dave McMurtry
  • Childcare: Available with Advanced Registration

Northgate U Courses

Come and find out what it looks like to follow Jesus in community with Northgate.

Biblical Studies

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • How to Read the Bible for All it's Worth
  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • John's Gospel and Letters
  • Acts in Action
  • Romans

Life

  • Next - First Steps for New Believers
  • Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference
  • Financial Peace University
  • Making the Most of Marriage
  • Parenting Teens
  • GriefShare
  • Fresh Start - Divorce Care
  • The Smart Step-Family

Ministry & Leadership

  • Servant Leadership
  • Contagious Christianity
  • Community Group Leader Seminars
  • Lead Like Jesus
  • Catalyst Leader

Theological Studies

  • Introduction to Theology
  • Bibliology and Hermeneutics
  • Humanity and Sin
  • Soteriology: The Nature of Salvation
  • The Church Through the Ages
  • Covenants of the Bible
  • Christ in the Passover
  • Comparative Religion Series

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NorthgateBenicia

Northgate Christian Fellowship is a Non Denominational church located in beautiful Benicia, CA.

Address & Contact:
2201 Lake Herman Road
Benicia, CA 94510
USA

Phone: (707) 747-5855
Email: office@ngate.org
Web: https://thisis.church/benicia

Services: Sunday: 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 9 AM - 5 PM

NorthgateSan Francisco

Northgate San Francisco Bethel Campus is a Non Denominational church located in gorgeous San Francisco, CA.

Address & Contact:
1325 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA

Phone: (707) 747-5855
Email: office@ngate.org
Web: https://thisis.church/sf

Services: Sunday: 11:00 AM
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 9 AM - 5 PM

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