What We’re Like
North Point was started about 30 years ago by a small group of friends who shared a dream of building a church in Lewisville–a little place that would turn into one of the fastest growing communities in the country in years to come. This dream has not changed over time.
From the beginning, North Point has always been independent and has no denominational connection, though we share a common heritage with similar churches around the country. We are totally committed to the way we do church, but know that we are not the only right ones!
We are super committed to being part of our community. That means we are comfortable with diversity. We believe that people of different culture, heritage and color can share faith and friendship with each other. We believe our church family is called to be a place where people with a lot and people with very little can share life together.
We work hard to develop servant leaders who are not heavy-handed or overbearing in their oversight, but carefully look after the people and resources that God brings us.
It’s pretty obvious that most people aren’t interested in church or stopped attending years ago because it was boring, irrelevant, or too painful because of poor relationships. We’re working on the boring part! We try to make our meeting times practical and helpful. And we work really hard to develop genuine and lasting friendships.
We live in a complicated world, but that doesn’t mean that church has to be. Schedules are demanding…time is limited…family resources are stretched to the limit…so we don’t want to contribute to the mess. And we think it’s pretty important to have fun doing it. That’s just who we are.
Our big Sunday morning meeting is pretty informal and relaxed. We try to make things simple and understandable. It doesn’t last very long: around an hour. We sing a lot and we’ve been told that our sound isn’t real “churchy.” We like guitars and amplifiers and drums and the passion and creativity of modern music. We laugh and cry and pray and study and share our money and possessions. We try our best to do what God says.
We would like to think that we are just a bunch of regular people who are willing to admit that we need help–help to know God, help in our marriages and family life, help to overcome our fears and failures, help to live above the difficulties of life and the disappointments that we face every day.