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About Community Groups
At Northgate, we believe that our Community Groups are the best place for sustained life change. They're the heart of our church. In a Community Group, people study God's Word and work through the issues and challenges of life together. It's also where they pray, care for one another, eat, laugh and are missed if they don't show up.

Why do I need Community? God values relationships. He wants you to be part of a community where people support and encourage you. He wants you to support and encourage others. Your faith has to be more than just between you and God. It needs to be lived out in community with others.

That's one reason we place such a high premium on Community Group life. It's how we care effectively for one another at Northgate. Community Groups reflect how Jesus called us to live in relationship to one another and are personally very rewarding!
Start Your Own Community Group
If you're interested in starting your own Community Group, under Northgate, please contact our Director of Connections at vanessa@ngate.org. We would love to meet with you and discuss the opportunity!

Are you a Community Group Leader?
A thriving Leader:
  • Is committed to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Is committed to spiritual growth
  • Exhibits spiritual maturity
  • Exhibits integrity and strong character
  • Has a love for people
  • Has a desire to grow and help others grow
As a leader you are:
  • A Host
  • A Facilitator
  • A Fellow Learner
  • Someone who shares the ministry
  • Someone who believes you are making a difference
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a community group?
Community Groups are small groups of 8 to 14 people that meet for fellowship, Bible study, prayer and serving others. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
When and where do groups meet?
We have groups that meet almost any day of the week, usually in the evenings. Most groups meet in a consistent location (the home of a group member) but some groups prefer to take turns meeting in different members’ homes. Some groups meet at the Northgate campus, Starbucks, or other locations.
How long does each meeting last?
Each Community Group picks the length of time they will meet. However, most groups normally meet for about an hour and a half.
What goes on at a group meeting?
Though each group differs in how they do things, many groups have a social time in the beginning, and then discuss the week’s subject matter and pray for each other. Sometimes the group will just get together for a social event such as a dinner or an outing. Some groups meet to serve others by feeding homeless people, mentoring students or other acts of compassion.
What do groups study?
Most of the groups study lessons associated with the previous week’s sermon message. Study questions are available on the website and in the handouts on Saturday and Sunday. Each group has a study leader, although many groups rotate the role of facilitator to lead the discussion. The material provides an opportunity to more thoroughly study Biblical meaning and application than is possible in the Sunday worship service alone. You don’t need to be a Bible scholar to get involved.
Is childcare provided during group meetings?
Childcare is generally not provided, but some groups with young families arrange for their own childcare. Check with our Community Group coordinator when you sign up.
How do I join a community group?
Fill out a Communication Card at church or click here to join a Community Group. We will contact you to answer your questions and introduce you to one that fits your preferences best. If you give it a try and don’t think it’s for you – no problem, we can introduce you to another.
Current Community Groups
On-Campus and Home Community Groups are available for all ages and life stages including singles, married couples, families, and empty nesters. We offer diversity in group types, sizes of groups, and styles. There is literally something for everyone. To find a group, simply click on the button that best suits what type of group you’re looking for. For example, if’ you’re looking for a group in Benicia, click on the Benicia button.
  • Benicia,Wednesday,No Children,Ages: 40+
  • Benicia,Tuesday,No Children,Ages: 18+,Women Only
  • Benicia,Thursday,Children Welcome,Ages: 18+
  • Benicia,Tuesday,No Children,Ages: 40+
  • @Northgate,Thursday,No Children,Ages: 21+,Speciality
  • Benicia,Thursday,No Children,Ages: 30+,Singles
  • Vallejo,Thursday,No Children,Ages: 30+
  • Benicia,Wednesday,No Children,Ages: 50+
  • @Northgate,Monday,No Children,Ages: 18+
  • Vallejo,Wednesday,No Children,Ages: 30+
  • Benicia,Women Only,Tuesday,Ages: 40+
  • @Northgate,Monday,No Children,Ages: 18+,Speciality
  • @Northgate,Tuesday,No Children,Ages: 18+
  • Benicia,Wednesday,Children Welcome,Ages: 18+
  • @Northgate,Thursday,No Children,Ages: 21+,Speciality