I started attending Northpoint Community Church after I graduated from college and moved to Atlanta. Thirteen years, two moves across the ocean, and the adoption of a new home (U.S.) state ….. I still call Northpoint my home church. Yes, its a ”mega-church” reaching like 30,000 every Sunday. Yes, Andy Stanley is like a celebrity now. Yes, the worship part of the service is a mini-rock concert. And I love every minute.
In 2004, I did a mission trip to Merida, Mexico through GlobalX. That trip initiated a passion for what would eventually become my career and life direction … international development. One year after returning from that trip, I moved to Ghana to join the Peace Corps. And the rest is history so they say.
Obviously, I don’t go to services anymore. I moved away from Atlanta 10 years ago. But I watch one of the five real-time services online on Sundays. If I miss one, I can still go back and watch the message online or listen to the podcast (which I’ve been doing recently on my long car rides across the border to South Africa). I’ve never felt too far away believe it or not. I definitely miss the fellowship and community of going to church every Sunday. And I especially miss being in a small group with 5 or 6 ladies doing life together. But I think this church is doing great things. It’s not traditional. It’s high-tech. How else could I stay connected from 10,000 miles away?
And that’s why it’s the third ad I’m adding at the bottom of my blog.