Northgate U | Benicia

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
2020 Summer Term
Register Today

Register for your classes between May 24th - June 14th. Classes start the week of June 14th.

Online Classes

All Northgate U offerings will be held online. For any technical assistance, please contact Brian Moore


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.

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Financial Peace University

Manage your money God’s way through a step-by-step process taught by Dave Ramsey.

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.

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-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. Join us for this virtual offering. Watch streaming videos and then join your leaders and other participants for group discussion.
  • Week 1: Baby Step 1: Save $1000 for Your Starter Emergency Fund
  • Week 2: Baby Step 2: Pay Off All Debt (Except the House) Using the Debt Snowball
  • Week 3: Baby Step 3: Save 3-6 Months of Expenses in a Fully Funded Emergency Fund
  • Week 4: Baby Steps 4, 5, 6, & 7: Investing, Saving, Paying Off Your Home, Building Wealth and Giving
  • Week 5: Buyer Beware
  • Week 6: The Role of Insurance
  • Week 7: Retirement Planning
  • Week 8: Real Estate & Mortgages
  • Week 9: The Great Misunderstanding
  • Cost: $129.99 for Individuals or Married Couples
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 14th - August 9th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Norm & Kerry Szcepanski
Grief Share

A caring community of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Grief Share

GriefShare is a national program to bring you a friendly, caring community 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 may have 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.

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.
  • Week 1: Is This Normal?
  • Week 2: The Challenges of Grief
  • Week 3 & 4: The Journey of Grief
  • Week 5: Grief and Relationships
  • Week 6: Why?
  • Week 7: Guilt and Anger
  • Week 8: Complicating Factors
  • Week 9: Stuck
  • Week 10 & 11: Lessons of Grief
  • Week 12: Heaven
  • Week 13: What Do I Live for Now?
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 14th - September 6th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Heidi Benjamin & Bob Ladd
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Jesus' Life Changing Stories

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures.

Jesus's Life Changing Stories - Parables

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures. In fact, the most compact of all Jesus' short stories does not even fill a complete verse of Scripture! Yet they all were filled with profound spiritual lessons that He wanted His listeners to hear so they would clearly comprehend His message about the kingdom of God.

By the end of this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to define a parable (vs. a story)
  • The purpose of parables
  • The mystery of Jesus' parables
  • How to apply the parables of Jesus to your life
  • How to act on the parables of Jesus with others
  • Week 1: Parsing Parables; Introduction; Parable of the Sower; The "Lost" Parables
  • Week 2: The Good Samaritan; The Unforgiving Servant
  • Week 3: The Widow and the Judge; The Wheat and Weeds
  • Week 4: Parables of Money and Self-Worth; The Wise and Foolish Virgins
  • Week 5: Parable of the Talents; The Parisee and the Tax Collector
  • Week 6: Parable of the Rich Fool; The Rich Man and Lazarus; Summary and Encouragement
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Date(s): Tuesdays, June 16th - July 21th
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Art Stine
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Spiritual Formation

The work of the Holy Spirit and the various methods He uses to bring about spiritual growth in our lives.

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit and the various methods He uses to bring about spiritual growth in our lives. It is not enough to simply educate your mind. Your heart and soul need spiritual formation as well. You must be transformed, refined, and sharpened if you’re going to break your patterns and grow in grace and godliness. Learn to be more like Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

During this virtual workshop, you will learn through our weekly topics:
  • Connection – how to trust and unite with Jesus
  • Dependence – how to rely on Jesus
  • Continuance – how to remain and believe in Jesus
  • A focused process to sharpen your attentiveness to God
  • The joy of the journey through exploration and discovery
  • Week 1: Overview of spiritual formation as abiding
  • Week 2: Solitude
  • Week 3: Silence
  • Week 4: Fasting
  • Week 5: Scripture Meditation
  • Week 6: Formational Prayer
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 14th - July 19th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Cynthia Mora & Lani Sinclair
A Virtual Tour Of Israel

Join us for a virtual tour using historical and archeological resources and fun travel vlogs.

A Virtual Tour Of Israel

An intriguing mix of old and new awaits in Israel. Discover the country’s ancient history from old cities to ruins, explore the country’s rich religious history visiting iconic landmarks and sites, and immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant modern culture. Join us for a virtual tour using historical and archeological resources and fun travel vlogs.

At the end of the online tour, you will:
  • Be able to recognize the settings of some favorite Biblical stories
  • Use your knowledge to explain how the ancient locations, politics, and culture bring greater understanding of the Bible
  • Be prepared for an actual trip to the Holy Land
  • Week 1 Itinerary: Nazareth, Bethlehem
  • Week 2 Itinerary: Bethsaida, Capernaum, and the Seal of Galilee
  • Week 3 Itinerary: Mt. Hermon, Mt. Tabor, Road to Jericho
  • Week 4 Itinerary: Jerusalem
  • Week 5 Itinerary: Jordan River, Tel Meggido, Ein Gedi
  • Week 6 Itinerary: Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Date(s): Sundays, June 14th - July 26th
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Art Stine

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


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

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

Phone: (707) 747-5855

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

Phone: (415) 285-1433

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

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