There is a “Jesus party” happening at North Pointe’s weekend celebrations, where all who show up can come as they are.

We drink coffee, we laugh, we worship, we learn, we pray, we hug.

Most importantly, we recover our lives.

This Is Who We Are

Over eighty four nationalities are represented in the community of North Pointe. We are characterized by multiple languages, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, preferences and styles – but one priority – a personal relationship with Jesus.

North Pointe is a Bapticostal-Anglican-Reformed-Catholic-Lutheran-Charismatic-Alliance community of single, married, divorced, remarried, pre-believers, seekers and fully devoted followers of Jesus.

We’re a plurality of race, culture, style, socioeconomics, politics, language, ages, marital status – and a singularity in devotion to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Come As You Are

The Church is imperfect but powerful.

The Church is a challenge to the ways in which the brokenness of the world seeks to divide us.

Broken people break relationships.

The Church is God’s vision for human communities.

A “come as you are” culture embraces grace.

The Space Of  Grace

What is grace? I love how Anne Lamott describes her experience with grace – “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us there.”

That’s the full story of grace — one that invades my space, but never leaves me in my space.

Grace creates new space.

There’s enough space for me and you.

Space to belong before you believe.

Don’t Scrub The Stairs

Father Greg Boyle in Tattoos On The Heart tells the story of arriving at his parish in a Latino neighbourhood of LA one morning to find an overnight vandal had spray-painted, “Wetback” on the front steps. Father Greg had a meeting later that morning with his staff and he told them he would find someone to scrub the stairs.

One of the ladies on staff corrected him. “You will not scrub the stairs. If there is a member of our community who is disparaged because they are a “wetback” then we shall be proud to call ourselves a “Wetback Church.”

That’s the spirit of an arms-wide-open-come-as-you-are kind of church – the kind of environment that models the invitation of Jesus.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me…and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to…learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” Matthew 11:28 (The Message)

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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