What is the deal with the video sermon? Will you ever have a live local preacher on Sundays?
We often use video as a means to bring relevant messages to our congregation. As long as the video technique is meaningful and helpful in our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, we will continue to use video messages for preaching and a local ministry staff for ministry. If we determine another technique is more relevant and helpful in accomplishing our mission, we will adopt it.
We have been using the combination of video sermons and local ministry staff preaching since the summer of 2001 and so far have found them to be quite effective. From time to time, we will have live speakers for holidays, to address local Buckhead Church topics, and to take advantage of opportunities to invite live speakers.
Since you use video sermons of Andy Stanley from North Point, who is the pastor of Buckhead Church?
Buckhead Church (BC) is a campus of North Point Ministries (NPM). Andy Stanley is the founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, which has multiple campuses: North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and Browns Bridge Community Church. Therefore, the senior pastor of BC is Andy Stanley. Billy Phenix is the campus director and leads the staff of BC in its day-to-day operations and in discerning the ministry needs of those who attend BC and those who live in the community.
Who makes up the local staff?
Buckhead Church currently has over 50 employees on campus, including:
- Student ministry team
- Children’s ministry team
- Singles ministry team
- Groups ministry team
- Care Ministry
How often will Andy Stanley visit and preach?
We cannot commit to how often Andy will speak live at Buckhead Church. The satellite campuses are a high priority for Andy and for North Point Ministries. He will, from time to time, speak in person at Buckhead Church as his schedule permits.
I heard that Buckhead Church is a nondenominational church. What does nondenominational mean?
It means that we are not affiliated with a denomination, such as Baptist, Methodist, etc. In organizing this church, our desire was to be an attractive environment for those who do not regularly attend church. We feel that denominational titles mean more to people who already attend church than people who don’t. We have discovered that there are more disadvantages to a denominational title than there are advantages. We clearly state what we believe on the “About Us” page of our website.
Does Buckhead Church have adult Sunday school?
Instead of providing adult Sunday school classes on Sunday mornings in the church building, we provide small group environments that meet at a variety of times during the week in people's homes. We believe the small group is the best place for sustained life change to occur. In a small group, people study God's Word together and are in a small enough environment to discuss the issues and challenges of life. It's also where they pray and care for one another and where they are missed if they don't show up. We have two small group environments:
- Community groups are made up of five to six couples or five to eight individuals of the same gender. They are the places where people are personally encouraged and challenged in their relationship with God and each other.
- Starting Point is a 10-week small group discussion environment for those seeking, starting, or returning to a relationship with God.
Do I need to commit to attend either North Point or Buckhead Church on Sundays?
Yes, it is important that you choose a campus and commit to attending there. By committing to one campus, you can truly get involved in and feel a part of what is happening in that community. You can also serve strategically in one of that campus' environments. It benefits you and the campus to which you commit if you choose one campus to attend.
What is KidStuf?
KidStuf exists to partner with parents. We believe that parents are ultimately responsible for the spiritual development of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We also recognize that parents have a whole lot more time with their kids than anyone at church. In fact, each year kids spend about 3,000 hours with their parents versus the 40 or so that they will spend attending church on Sunday. As a result, no one has more influence over a child than his or her parent. Because of this, we believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We believe that it is our role to partner with parents by providing a plan that will give them the tools they need to lead their kids spiritually. This plan is launched at KidStuf Live on the first Sunday of the month. During the rest of the month, it continues with UpStreet, KidStuf Take-Out and KidStuf Online. For more information, click here.
What is UpStreet?
UpStreet is our small group environment for elementary-aged children (K-5th grade) where they learn how to study the Bible, worship through singing, and build quality friendships. The children meet with leaders who engage them in meaningful discussions and activities.
What is Waumba Land?
Waumba Land (Waumba is Swahilian for Creator) is our small group environment for preschool children six weeks old through pre-kindergarten. We want children to walk away from Waumba Land knowing three things: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
How do I donate stock to Buckhead Church?
to learn how to make a stock contribution to North Point Ministries (includes Buckhead Church).
Can I make contributions online?
for information about online giving.
Are there job openings Buckhead church?
We are always looking for quality individuals who are engaged in the ministry and interested in bringing their talents to work. If you are actively involved at Buckhead Church, you may submit your resume
online along with a brief questionnaire that helps us get to know a little
more about you.