WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE VIDEO SERMON? WILL YOU EVER HAVE A LIVE LOCAL PREACHER ON SUNDAYS?
We often use video as a means to bring relevant messages to our congregation. As long as the video technique is meaningful and helpful in our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, we will continue to use video messages for preaching and a local ministry staff for ministry. If we determine another technique is more relevant and helpful in accomplishing our mission, we will adopt it.
North Point Ministries has been using the combination of video sermons and local ministry staff preaching since the summer of 2001 and so far have found them to be quite effective. From time to time, we will have live speakers for holidays, to address local Gwinnett Church topics, and to take advantage of opportunities to invite live speakers.
SINCE YOU USE VIDEO SERMONS OF ANDY STANLEY FROM NORTH POINT, WHO IS THE PASTOR OF GWINNETT CHURCH?
Gwinnett Church (GC) is one of the churches that make up North Point Ministries (NPM). Andy Stanley is the founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, which has six churches in the Atlanta area: Browns Bridge Church, Buckhead Church, Decatur City Church, Gwinnett Church, North Point Community Church, and Woodstock City Church. Therefore, the senior pastor of Gwinnett Church is Andy Stanley. Jeff Henderson is the lead pastor and leads the staff of GC in its day-to-day operations and in discerning the ministry needs of those who attend GC and those who live in the community.
WHO MAKES UP THE LOCAL STAFF?
Gwinnett Church currently has 35 employees that work in our Family Ministry, Service Programming, and Adult Ministries Departments.
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HOW OFTEN WILL ANDY STANLEY VISIT AND PREACH?
We cannot commit to how often Andy will speak live at Gwinnett Church. All of our locations are a high priority for Andy and for North Point Ministries. He will, from time to time, speak in person at Gwinnett Church as his schedule permits.
I HEARD THAT GWINNETT CHURCH IS A NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH. WHAT DOES NONDENOMINATIONAL MEAN?
It means that we are not affiliated with a denomination, such as Baptist, Methodist, etc. In organizing this church, our desire was to be an attractive environment for those who do not regularly attend church. We feel that denominational titles mean more to people who already attend church than people who don’t. We have discovered that there are more disadvantages to a denominational title than there are advantages. We clearly state what we believe on the “Our Beliefs” page of our website.
DOES GWINNETT CHURCH HAVE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL?
Instead of providing adult Sunday school classes on Sunday mornings in the church building, we provide small group environments that meet at a variety of times during the week in people’s homes. We believe the small group is the best place for sustained life change to occur. In a small group, people study God’s Word together and are in a small enough environment to discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where they pray and care for one another and where they are missed if they don’t show up.
Community groups are made up of five to six couples or five to eight individuals of the same gender. They are the places where people are personally encouraged and challenged in their relationship with God and each other.
HOW DO I GET INTO A SMALL GROUP AT GWINNETT CHURCH?
WHAT ENVIRONMENTS DO YOU HAVE FOR SINGLES?
Our environment for singles is designed to be a place where singles in Gwinnett County can come and build authentic friendships and get connected. Click here for information about our Singles Ministry.
DO I NEED TO COMMIT TO ATTEND EITHER NORTH POINT OR GWINNETT CHURCH ON SUNDAYS?
Yes, it is important that you choose a church and commit to attending there. By committing to one location, you can truly get involved in and feel a part of what is happening in that community. You can also serve strategically in one of that church’s environments. It benefits you and the location to which you commit if you choose one church to attend.
CAN MY CHILD BE ENROLLED IN A GWINNETT GROUP AND A GROUP AT ANOTHER CHURCH?
For now, yes, children can be enrolled at two separate locations within North Point Ministries. When our Family Ministry environments change this, we will let you know.
WHEN WILL GWINNETT CHURCH'S NEW BUILDING BE COMPLETED?
Phase 1 of our building was completed in January 2015. We are currently building a new student building that is scheduled to be completed in January 2018.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICE TIMES AT GWINNETT CHURCH?
Sunday services are currently being held at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED TO THE GWINNETT CHURCH COMMUNITY?
DO YOU PROVIDE A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER FOR HEARING IMPAIRED GUESTS?
Yes, we provide a sign language interpreter for our hearing impaired guests at our 11:15 a.m. service.