Northlake started with a small group of people in 1980 at Hilltop Elementary just down the street. Our current building was built in 1989 and the neighborhood has definitely grown up around us since then. Here at Northlake we own the responsibility that Jesus gave His church to make disciples. In Matthew 4:19 Jesus’ invitation to His disciples is His invitation to us as well: “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” We want to participate in this invitation by making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.
We share the Great Commission mandate that Jesus gave to all believers in Matthew 28:19-20:
“...Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Northlake exists to … Glorify God by making disciples who make disciples. (John 15)
Growing In Christ
Through the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we will build up believers in their faith to have God-centered devotion in prayer and the study & application of God’s Word. The fruit of teaching, study, and devotion to God and His Word will not be “head knowledge” but for life change fully dependent on His strength. Our dream is 100% participation of the believers that attend Northlake in their God-ordained role in accomplishing His mission in the church at Northlake, the community of Bothell, and other parts of the world. (John 15:1-11)
Loving Each Other
We believe that God calls us to love each other in our church body and that this will be the sign to our community that we are followers of Jesus Christ. We want to be a church of groups of people who are growing in their love and care for each other in everything that we do. We will provide a variety of ministry and training opportunities, as well as practical evangelism training in an effort to love each other through acts of service and the sharing of God’s love. (John 15:12-17)
Reaching Our Community
We will become “Other-focused” in sharing the gift and message of Jesus Christ. We will walk out of our church doors and into the community and not wait for the community to come to the church. We will serve the non-believers in our community and other parts of the world in their areas of need as God gives us influence. Our dream is that the majority of the non-believing community that surrounds Northlake will view the people of our church as an integral part, and service to, our local community through which we will have the opportunity to witness by deed and word the good news of Jesus Christ. (John 15:18-27)
This is where we believe God is directing us to serve you, and for you as part of this congregation to serve our community. We invite your comments.
What We Believe
Visit our doctrinal statement of belief to find out what we believe at Northlake.