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WHEN TROUBLES FALL LIKE LEMON DROPS

When life hands you a bucket of lemons you can either become bitter or make lots of lemonade. Ruth Johnstone has been pouring lots of glasses of the latter to thirsty travelers. She's accumulated awesome insights to the amazing abundance of potential that is in each of us, to rise above the ashes of our circumstances. When Troubles Fall Like Lemon Drops is Ruth's account of the sixteen year process of learning and understanding what was happening to her husband, Steve a victim of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) - a subtle, invisible presence that showed up like a thief in the night. I met Steve Johnstone in 1982 at the prime of his career when we worked in neighboring churches…
Bob Jones
July 13, 2016
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HERE COMES JOEY PILGRIM!

There's a lot to like about Joey Pilgrim. The man is a multi-talented wonder with a pastor's heart. He's sports savvy - cheering for Connor McDavid and which ever team Connor plays on. He's a musician and an artist and has effectively served alongside Jeremy Gifford as an intern in our Youth and Young Adult ministry. We're excited to welcome Joey, a recent grad of Vanguard College, to his full-time role as a pastor to Young Adults, Youth and IT/Computer/Media Support. He's already got a supportive crew of young adults and youth who look forward to seeing what God will do in and through them. Take a moment and get to know Joey. I’m proud to say that I’m a…
Bob Jones
May 16, 2016
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WIDE-EYED MINISTRY IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS

I recently returned from a mission trip hosted by Centre for Student Missions (CSM) that enabled my team to explore urban ministry. New York, New York was a whole new world for my team of first year Youth Ministry Institute students of Vanguard College. Dia Tomada is part of the family at North Pointe, a student at Vanguard College and serves as a volunteer youth leader in the Anomaly Youth Ministry with Pastor Jeremy Gifford. She shares her insights having just returned from a missions trip to New York City. The nickname “The City that Never Sleeps” became very real, very quickly as we jumped straight into ministry at 6:00 in the morning, a mere ten hours after settling into…
Bob Jones
February 21, 2016
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YOU MATTER TO GOD

People matter to God - those four words  sum up who North Pointe is and why we do what do. The North Pointe family includes people from 85 nations and every continent of the world! People come as they are.  They belong, believe and become the person God created them to be. 10 MEMORIES FROM 2015 ONE: We launched our 3rd Sunday service in September 7, 2014 as an option for people who needed a later service time on a Sunday.  This service quickly developed its own unique character. If you haven't attended a 3rd service yet, come to one this year! A hi-lite was our Hispanic after-church luncheon with delicious foods from El Salvador and Guatemala cooked by none…
Bob Jones
October 14, 2015
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THE ONE QUOTE EVERY PASTOR MUST READ

There is one quote that celebrates a vital part of a pastor’s life better than any other. While it’s not taken from the Bible it’s impart is divine. The 140 words inspire me to tenacity every time I read them. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds;…
Bob Jones
March 15, 2015