Monday, June 5, 2017

New City Cafe

One of Northridge Church’s 2016 Advent Conspiracy partners is 441 Ministries, a local Christian non-profit organization whose mission to “partner with local churches and other like-minded organizations to bring hope, healing, and holistic development through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester.”

One of its new, exciting ministries is the development of a new coffee shop, the New City Café.   441’s vision for the café is “to see our neighborhood flourish, by promoting economic development and Christ-like business principles with a youth-centric approach.  As an employer, New City Cafe will focus on professional development, equipping teenagers with the necessary skills for careers later in life.  As a ministry, New City Cafe will focus on spiritual growth by mentoring teenagers to develop Christ-like values."

This is real “rubber-meets-the-road" ministry, and the gospel is central to everything 441 does.

The café is scheduled to have its Grand Opening on Friday June 9, and you can support their mission by simply stopping in soon to get a cup of coffee!  The café is located at 441 Parsells Avenue, right in the heart of the Beechwood neighborhood. You can also check out their Facebook page:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Summer Projects at Northridge

It's an exciting time at Northridge Church. This summer 9 interns will be joining our staff to gain ministry experience, be a part of what God is doing, and lend their talents and training to help make MORE and BETTER followers of Jesus!

With such a dramatic increase in staff size, we have a number of projects that need to be completed over the next few weeks to make room.

- We need people willing to paint some offices and inside some housing
- We have office chairs that need to be assembled
- If you have electrical experience, we have 28 hanging lights to install over our new office space

This is a great group serving project idea. If you are interested or want more information, you can contact Nate Logan at

Monday, May 8, 2017

The hidden reason for poverty

Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. In the following talk from the TED stage, Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.