This past Sunday I took a trip to the big ATL and got to spend some time with the gang from North Point Community Church and checked out their campuses. Northpoint’s pastor is Andy Stanley and they have three dynamic campuses. We had the privilege of worship at two of them: Brown Bridge near Cumming, GA (attendance about 3,600) and then drove about an hour to attend Buckhead Church near downtown Atlanta. That’s right, we were double dipping. I was blown away by their hospitality, behind the scenes tour, and the time that their staff spent with us (thanks Kristen!).
I have to admit, the Buckhead campus rocks! They are just a few years old and their attendance is about 6,000 in 3 services. We attended their 11am service… had to sit in the balcony and I didn’t see an empty seat. The service kicked off with a Beatles song, then Carlos Whitaker and the worship team, and in only about 12 minutes the place was filled with the power of God. Check out Carlos’s blog at www.ragamuffinsoul.com
Of course if you know anything about North Point you know their children’s ministry is amazing.
After two baptism testimonies, Andy Stanley preached (via video) and it was powerful. It’s great for me to get away and see what God is doing in other places. It reminds me I still have so much to learn!