Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

The mission of our church is to Bring people to Jesus Christ, Build them up in that relationship, and Send them out to change lives. Jesus sends us into the world to make a difference in our families, workplaces, local communities and the world. Ever since Jesus gave the apostles “The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:18-20) followers of Jesus have been seeking to share the good news about Jesus wherever he sends us.

Make disciples of all nations…

In the Free Methodist Church that often means participating in VISA. VISA stands for “Volunteers in Service Abroad.”
This can mean anything from a short-term mission trip of a week or two, or commitment to a longer period of service should God call you to that.

This website is designed to help you learn about what Northgate has already done in this area of missions, as well as what we are currently involved in and what we are planning in the future. As you browse through these pages, you will want to be in prayer for the individuals and projects that you read about, but you will also want to be in prayer, asking God how he’d like you to be involved. Going on a short-term, VISA mission trip can be a life-changing experience, opening our eyes to what God is doing around the world, challenging and strengthening our faith, and blessing us as we engage with Jesus’ call to “make disciples of all nations.”

Join the mission

Northgate wants to expand our missions field, both locally and internationally.
Find out how you can get involved.

Our Missionaries

The Free Methodist Church was formed in 1860 and in 1881 Ernest Fremont Ward became the first FM foreign missionary, serving Christ with his wife and three daughters in India. Since then FM missions has spread around the world, with missionaries now serving in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
You can learn more about this work at the FM Missions website: http://fmcusa.org/fmmissions/

Northgate Church is committed to participating in world missions in a variety of ways.   Currently we are focusing our efforts in two world areas: Northern Europe and Gahanda, Rwanda.

In addition we support financially and prayerfully those called to long-term mission work in other areas of the world.
In order to help you know who we support and the work that they are doing, we are providing these links to their webpages.

Mitch and Lynn Sue Pierce – Pastor to Missionaries in Europe

Here at Northgate we partner with a number of community organizations that are helping those who are in need in our community. Over the course of the year we have a number of opportunities to support the work that these organizations are doing.

  • Salvation Army
Northgate partners with the Salvation Army for a number of the programs that they offer, including emergency food distributions and the Apple Tree program. Each Christmas season we participate in their Angel Tree program, which provides gifts and food to families in need. In addition to sponsoring kids through the Angel Tree program, our South campus is used as the distribution site for the whole program.

  • Habitat for Humanity
Northgate has had the privilege of being one of the host sites for Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County’s Women’s Build Day. More recently we have participated in several build days and are looking forward to doing so again this year.

  • United Way
Each spring Northgate staff and volunteers have participated in the United Way Day of Caring alongside other volunteer groups in our community. We have had the opportunity to work at locations such as; Genesee County Office for the Aging, Crossroads House, and Grandview Cemetery.

  • Great Day of Giving
Each year, the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, is what we call “The Great Day of Giving.” During our worship services that weekend we take a special offering. 1/3 of the offering goes to three local non-profits. 1/3 goes to global missions that Northgate supports. And 1/3 goes toward capital projects here at Northgate.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved in any of these programs, please contact Pastor Chris at chris@northgatefmc.com.

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