Northgate Christian Fellowship | Northgate U

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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
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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
Courses are offered throughout the year; check back frequently for schedules.
Enrollment is open to anyone. Fees are nominal to pay for materials and scholarships are available.
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Find Your Fit In Ministry/Discover the GAPP That Only YOU Can Fill
God has plans for you! Your gifts and abilities, the things that move you, the experiences that have shaped you so far—all provide the foundation for a ministry that God has for you. This half-day workshop is for all levels of believers who want to serve in a way that is most effective and satisfying.
What You’ll Learn
During the 4 hour workshop you will learn to:
  • Identify your spiritual Gifts, Abilities, and areas of Passion.
  • Reflect on past experiences - both positive and negative - that have shaped who you are.
  • Complete a Pattern for Ministry Profile and explore its significance in understanding possible areas of ministry.
Topics
  • G: Spiritual Gifts
  • A: Abilities
  • P: Passion
  • P: Personality and Experiences Ministry Profile
Cost/Info
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Date(s): Saturday, June 4th - light breakfast included.
  • Leader: Chuck Bryant
  • No childcare will be provided
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Growing a Strong Marriage Starting Strong
Just as Christ transforms individuals from the inside out, he is also working on the heart of your marriage. Through this Bible study series, learn to cultivate and enjoy a beautiful marriage that's rooted and grounded in Christ. Whether you've been married for a few years or thirty years, there's always room to grow.
What You’ll Learn
During this 4 week session you will learn to:
  • Create a shared vision with your spouse.
  • Build unity in your marriage.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: How We Met
  • Week 2: Moving into Oneness
  • Week 3: Identity in Christ
  • Week 4: Paths to a Christian Marriage
Cost/Info
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 5 - 26
  • Leader: Jeff Watson
  • No childcare will be provided
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Redemptive Relationships
One of Paul’s most personal letters, Philemon puts Paul’s rhetoric on full display as he applies the principles of Christian equality and redemption to the unequal social relationship of a master and his runaway slave. Understand this short book as a rhetorical masterpiece and as a model for navigating social relationships. Intermediate to Advanced level.
What You’ll Learn
During this 2 week session you will learn to:
  • Read, with appreciation, Paul’s letter to Philemon from the standpoint of its rhetoric.
  • Use Paul’s letter to Philemon as a model for us on how to navigate unequal social relationships in your own life.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Philemon as a rhetorical masterpiece.
  • Week 2: Philemon as a model for navigating social relationships.
Cost/Info
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Time: 12pm
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 12 & 26
  • Leader: Henry Sun
  • No childcare will be provided
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The Best Summer Read Ever
Reading the Bible is something that all Christ-followers talk about. What makes this book different? If it IS important, do I read it any differently than a novel or newspaper? Beginning to Intermediate Level class.
What You’ll Learn
During this 3 week session you will learn to:
  • Trust and explain the origins of the Bible.
  • Utilize online resources to enhance your Bible reading experience.
  • Establish a regular Bible reading schedule.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Bible Origin, Versions & Picking a Plan
  • Week 2: Methods of Reading and Understanding
  • Week 3: Bible Themes and Plan Commitment
Cost/Info
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Time: 12pm - 1pm
  • Date(s): Sundays, July 10 - 24
  • Leader: Art Stine
  • No childcare will be provided
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Next
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.
What You’ll Discover
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
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Understanding Eternal Life
  • Week 2: Spiritual Formation – God’s Part & My Part
  • Week 3: Understanding Discipleship
  • Week 4: How God Grows Your Faith
  • Week 5: Telling Your Story to Help Others
Cost/Info
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Date(s): TBD
  • Teachers: TBD
  • No childcare will be provided
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Grief Share
GriefShare is a national program to bring you a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
What You’ll Discover
Each week your group will watch a video seminar on DVD. The videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature interviews with grief recovery experts, mini-dramas, on-location video and real-life stories of people who have experienced the death of a loved one. After each video you and other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Is This Normal?
  • Week 2: The Challenges of Grief
  • Week 3: The Journey of Grief Part 1
  • Week 4: The Journey of Grief Part 2
  • Week 5: Grief and Relationships
  • Week 6: Why?
  • Week 7: Guilt and Anger
  • Week 8: Complicating Factors
  • Week 9: Stuck
  • Week 10: Lessons of Grief – Part 1
  • Week 11: Lessons of Grief – Part 2
  • Week 12: Heaven
  • Week 13: What Do I Live For Now?
Cost/Info
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Date(s): TBD
  • Teachers: TBD
  • No childcare will be provided
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Financial Peace University
Manage your money God’s way. This course takes Godly wisdom and turns it into real action in our lives through a step- by-step process taught by best-selling author and financial counselor, Dave Ramsey.
What You’ll Discover
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 9-week life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God's plan for your life.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Super Saving: Common Sense for Your Dollars and Cents
  • Week 2: Relating With Money: Nerds and Free Spirits Unite!
  • Week 3: Cash Flow Planning: The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting
  • Week 4: Dumping Debt: Breaking the Chains of Debt
  • Week 5: Buyer Beware: The Power of Marketing on Your Buying Decisions
  • Week 6: The Role of Insurance: Protecting Your Health, Family and Finances
  • Week 7: Retirement and College Planning: Mastering the Alphabet Soup of Investing
  • Week 8: Real Estate and Mortgages: Keeping the American Dream from Becoming a Nightmare
  • Week 9: The Great Misunderstanding: Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving
Cost/Info
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Date(s): TBD
  • Teachers: TBD
  • No childcare will be provided
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Comparative Religions
If all you know about the Jewish faith and culture in America you learned from Tevye, Charlton Heston, or studying the Old Testament in a Christian setting, this class will give you a new perspective and help you relate to Jewish friends and coworkers.
What You’ll Discover
Each week we will discuss historical Jewish theology and practice, holidays, culture and life. You will understand Jewish views on the Law, religion without the Temple, and the different positions of orthodox, conservative, reformed and secular branches.
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: Patriarchs, Passover, Modern Denominations
  • Week 2: Judaism at the time of Christ, Monotheism and Messiah, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
  • Week 3: Rabbinic Judaism after the Temple, Coming of Age, Kosher, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah
  • Week 4: Talmud, Sabbath
  • Week 5: Middle Ages to 20th Century, Purim and Shavuot, Weddings and Jewish home
  • Week 6: Holocaust
  • Week 7: Wrap up
Cost/Info
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Date(s): TBD
  • Teachers: TBD
  • No childcare will be provided
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How To Read The Bible
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.
What You’ll Discover
At the end of the 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
Weekly Topics
  • Week 1: How We Got the Bible and Which Versions to Use
  • Week 2: Methods of Reading & How to Start
  • Week 3: Bible Study Tools and Techniques
Cost/Info
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Date(s): TBD
  • Teachers: TBD
  • No childcare will be provided