Happy Half-Birthday, Northgate!
Today is Northgate’s six month birthday! That’s right. . . six months ago today, God started Northgate Church. In August, a pastor from a local mega-church sent me this e-mail as an encouragement, “Congratulations on taking the uneasy path–clearly God is in it. You’ve launched one of the largest churches in America in one weekend–I can’t wait to see what happens next week!”
Amen and Amen! I can’t wait to see what happens next! Congratulations, Northgaters!
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy (1 Peter 2:9-10).