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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Available Virtual Classes

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

2021 Your Best Year Ever: Design an Action Plan

Turn your plans into reality with goal-achieving strategies that work! Using decades of practical experience as well as the best current research on goal attainment and human achievement, this program was designed to help you find the clarity, develop the courage and leverage the commitment you need to accomplish your most important personal and professional goals.

What You'll Discover

By the end of this 2-week course, you will be able to:
  • Identify ten life areas in which to consider setting goals
  • Recognize obstacles to goal achievement and how to overcome them
  • Design effective goals
  • Find the motivation necessary to succeed
  • Take action and maintain momentum

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Mental preparation tweaks; building confidence for success; using the goal framework.
  • Week 2: Motivation for goal achievement; taking concrete action steps; maintaining momentum.

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $20.00
  • Date(s): Wednesdays, June 16th & June 23rd
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Deborah Rocchild

Be The Bridge

Are you heartbroken or fearful about the racial divide in our country and community? Do you feel awkward about connecting with others from a different race? If you want to experience greater diversity, richness, and depth in your relationships, this facilitated discussion is designed to provide tools and support to help you address injustice, apathy, and fear with your family, co-workers, and friends.

What You'll Discover

During this nine-week virtual discussion, you will:
  • Develop a greater awareness of God's desire for people of every tongue, tribe, and nation to form a unified body of Christ.
  • Receive tangible steps to take in order to transform your current views and vision regarding racial diversity.
  • Have your assumptions and stereotypes challenged and your worldview expanded.
  • Begin to bring interracial healing and transformation into your spere of influence.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Awareness
  • Week 2: Acknowledgement & Lament
  • Week 3: Shame and Guilt
  • Week 4: Confession
  • Week 5: Forgiveness
  • Week 6: Repentance
  • Week 7: Reparations
  • Week 8: Restoration
  • Week 9: Reproduction

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $15.00
  • Date(s): Thursdays, April 29th - June 24th
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Leah Quezon

Blended & Blessed 2021

Strengthen your stepfamily! If you are blending a family due to death, divorce, adoption or de-coupling, the gospel offers hope to your family situation. Blended and Blessed 2021 offers the opportunity to learn ways to strengthen your family. Through the power of Christ, A Walk in Love, based on Ephesians 5, will help your family grow and your corner of the world change for the better Each week you will watch a video with an expert on the topic. The video is followed by a guided discussion with other Northgate couples, where you can learn and grow together. Build your community with other blending parents. You are not alone!

What You'll Discover

At the end of this 4 week virtual workshop, you will be able to:
  • Walk in love as a couple
  • Walk in love as parents
  • Walk in love with your community

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: The Way of Love in Your Marriage
  • Week 2: The Beauty, Message, and Mystery of Marital Sexuality
  • Week 3: Grace-filled Parenting in a Blended Family
  • Week 4: Walk in Love with God's People

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $10.00 Per Couple
  • Date(s): Sundays, April 25th - May 23rd
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Leader(s): JFK & Raquel Benito

Developing a Lifestyle of Forgiveness

Virtually every problem people experience can somehow be connected to at least one issue that requires forgiveness. Developing a lifestyle of forgiveness and practicing forgiveness changes your problems because it changes you. Whether you were abused or neglected or currently have strained relationships, this workshop will give you the opportunity to look to God, watch God and learn from God to understand and practice forgiveness.

What You'll Discover

At the end of this 12 - week virtual workshop, you will be able to:
  • Receive God's forgiveness
  • Forgive others and yourself
  • Resolve anger towards God and other people
  • Improve relationships

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: A Lifestyle of Non-Forgiveness
  • Week 2: Safe in God's Love
  • Week 3: The Emotions of Sin and Forgiveness
  • Week 4: The Two Sides of the Problem of Sin
  • Week 5: How God Establishes Personal Forgiveness
  • Week 6: The Six Basic Steps of Personal Forgiveness
  • Week 7: How God Practices Relational Forgiveness
  • Week 8: The Six Principles of Relational Forgiveness
  • Week 9: Taking an Inventory of Sins
  • Week 10: Receiving God's Forgiveness
  • Week 11: Forgiving Other People
  • Week 12: Asking Other People to Forgive You

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $25.00
  • Date(s): Mondays, April 26th - July 19th
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Tonya Williams & Danielle Crider

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 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.

Weekly Topics

  • 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

Information & Cost

  • Cost: Free for Individuals or Married Couples
  • Date(s): Class dates are shown on the registration site.
  • Time: Times are shown on the registration site.
  • Leader(s): Various Northgate Leaders

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


  • 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: $5.00 Plus Shipping
  • Date(s): Sunday, April 25th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Leader(s): Becky Giger & Patty Williams

Your Bible: Read, Pray and Study

The Bible is God speaking His love to us. It is difficult to understand for many reasons (e.g., ancient culture, translations) yet this Book is vital to our faith. It involves our eyes, soul, and mind.

What You'll Discover

At the end of this 6 - week virtual workshop, you will be able to:
  • Develop a regular schedule of Bible reading
  • Experience the connection of prayer with reading the Bible
  • Recognize basic Bible study methods

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Why Read the Bible
  • Week 2: How to Develop the Bible Reading Habit
  • Week 3: Prayer Defined. Prayer Practiced.
  • Week 4: Prayer and Bible Reading, Prayer and Study
  • Week 5: Why Study the Bible? What/Who is the Bible?
  • Week 6: Study Methods. Study Resources.

Information & Cost

  • Cost: $5.00
  • Date(s): Tuesdays, April 27th - June 1st
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:15 PM
  • Leader(s): Art Stine & Erika Villegas
Northgate U // Studies

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Northgate is a non-denominational church with an online campus and two beautiful physical locations in the Bay area. Our staff and volunteers can't wait to meet and pray with you.

Friends & Partners

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

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

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

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

San Francisco

Address & Contact:
1325 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: (415) 285-1433
Email: officesf@ngate.org
Web: https://thisis.church/sanfrancisco

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

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

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