About Northgate U

Pursuing God in a small classroom environment.

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

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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Before You Divorce

Is your marriage in crisis? When marital problems develop, it’s not uncommon for couples to consider divorce. The stigma has lessened. The legal process has become simpler. The rationalization is strong. Emotions are out of control. This program makes every effort to remain true to biblical teaching on separation, divorce, and remarriage. This program will show you what life is like during and after divorce. This program provides a “reality check” to help you see that the pain and trauma of divorce are often much worse than the difficulties you now face in your marriage. The sooner you address your choice, the more likely it is that you reconcile and prevent divorce. Before You Divorce is a loving intervention that may keep your family together.

What You'll Discover

By the end of this 5-week program, you and your spouse will make one of two decisions:

  • Commit to reconcile
  • Proceed with plans to separate or divorce

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: The Legal & Financial Impact of Divorce
  • Week 2: The Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Effects of Divorce
  • Week 3: The Many Effects of Divorce on Your Children
  • Week 4: Forgiveness
  • Week 4: Reconciliation

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $10.00 Per Couple
  • Date(s): Evenings and Weekends by Appointment
  • Follow-up with Christian Counselor is Strongly Encouraged After the 5 Weeks
  • Leader(s): Laura Bauder
Hosted by CoupleTalk Authors


Get beyond the dog-feeding, dirty underwear, donut duty kind of talk. Find new ways to listen and express yourself. CoupleTalk: Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship combines insightful video-based instruction, interactive in class exercises and a workbook filled with practical advice and helps. This program is for “real” couples in all stages of relationships and is offered on Zoom by its authors.

What You'll Discover

By the end of this five-week class you and your partner will gain the tools to:
  • Communicate with each other more effectively
  • Understand each other more deeply
  • Love each other more completely

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Trading Placest
  • Week 2: Listening Fully
  • Week 3: Expressing Yourself
  • Week 4: Having a CoupleTalk
  • Week 5: Growing as a Team

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $45.00 Per Couple
  • Date(s): Saturdays, January 29th - February 26th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Authors, Alex & Don Flecky
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Only


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

DivorceCare meets weekly to face challenges and to help you move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two elements: a 30–40-minute video with experts on divorce and recovery and support from your leaders and other members who will discuss the video and what is going on in your life. By the end of the program, you will:
  • Have learned helpful, practical information to help you recover from separation or divorce
  • Have had the opportunity to talk with others about your experiences
  • Have discovered hope for the future and an opportunity to grow closer to God

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, February 27th - May 29th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Hakeem Shabazz & Tracee McDonnell
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Only


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. After each video, your group will spend time discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives. At the end of the program, you will:

  • Recognize the grieving process and your journey of grief
  • Identify the complex feelings associated with the loss of a loved one
  • Have had the opportunity to share and talk with others in a supportive group

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: $25.00
  • Date(s): Mondays, February 28th - June 6th
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Mick McCoy & Michelle Saccoccio
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Only
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Northgate U Classes

We offer many different types of classes throughout the year.


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.


Integrate Christian beliefs into your everyday life

  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Finances
  • Spiritual Formation

This is not a complete course list.


Prepare to serve wherever God leads you

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

This is not a complete course list.


Learn to articulate what you believe & why

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

This is not a complete course list.


Find care and support for life’s challenges

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

This is not a complete course list.

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Benicia, CA 94510

Phone: (707) 747-5855
Email: office@ngate.org
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9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Online Services: Sunday
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Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
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