About 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 NORTHGATE 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
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Scholarships

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Available Classes

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

DivorceCare

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. Become renewed and revitalized with this nationally recognized program.

What You'll Discover

The DivorceCare group meets weekly to face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Zoom session has two elements.
  • A Seminar with Experts: Each week you will watch a 30 - 40 minute video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery. These videos are produced in an interesting format featuring expert interviews and real-life case studies.
  • A Support Group with Focus: Following the video, you spend time as a support group, discussing the video and what is going on in your life.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Deep Hurt
  • Week 2: Road to Recovery
  • Week 3: Anger
  • Week 4: Grief and Depression
  • Week 5: Loneliness
  • Week 6: Fear & Anxiety
  • Week 7: Family & Friends
  • Week 8: Financial & Legal Issues
  • Week 9: Conflict
  • Week 10: Forgiveness
  • Week 11: Your Former Spouse
  • Week 12: Single Living
  • Week 13: Brighter Days

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $20.00 plus shipping
  • Date(s): Sundays, September 12th - December 5th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Hakeem Shabazz & Laura Bauder
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are separated or divorced.

What You'll Learn

  • How to deal with the many emotions you'll face during the holidays.
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events.
  • Ways to give your kids a good holiday experience.
  • How to discover hope for your future.

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $5.00
  • Date(s): Saturday, November 13th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Laura Bauder & Hakeem Shabazz
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

GriefShare

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 that covers 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 & 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?

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $15.00, Plus Shipping
  • Date(s): Mondays, September 13th - December 6th
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Bob Ladd & Tonya Williams
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Only

GriefShare - 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.

What You'll Discover

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

Topics

  • 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

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Date(s): Monday, November 1st
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Heidi Benjamin
  • Delivery Method: In-Person

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays

When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. In past years, the holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement… but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety and dread.

You are not Alone

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays is a 2-hour, warm, encouraging, and helpful event. Featuring video instruction and group discussion, it helps you deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season.

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar will help you discover:

  • How to deal with emotions.
  • What to do about traditions.
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events.
  • How to find hope for the future.

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $5.00 Plus Shipping
  • Date(s): Sunday, November 7th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Bob Ladd & Tonya Williams
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Only
Northgate U // Studies

Northgate U Classes

We offer many different types of classes throughout the year.

Biblical

Gain a deeper knowledge of God’s Word

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • How to Read the Bible
  • Individual Book Studies

This is not a complete offering list.

Life

Integrate Christian beliefs into your everyday life

  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Finances
  • Spiritual Formation

This is not a complete course list.

Leadership

Prepare to serve wherever God leads you

  • Servant Leadership
  • Community Group Seminars
  • Evangelism
  • Using Your Spiritual Gifts

This is not a complete course list.

Theology

Learn to articulate what you believe & why

  • Systematic Theology
  • Comparative Religion Series
  • Church History
  • Current Topics

This is not a complete course list.

Support

Find care and support for life’s challenges

  • DivorceCare
  • DivorceCare 4 Kids
  • GriefShare
  • Surviving The Holidays

This is not a complete course list.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Northgate is a non-denominational church located in beautiful Benicia, CA. Our staff and volunteers can't wait to meet and pray with you.

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2201 Lake Herman Road
Benicia, CA 94510
USA

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

In-Person Services: Sunday
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Online Services: Sunday
9:00 & 11:00 AM

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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