Is this a video church?
As a strategic partner with North Point Ministries, we will use the sermon portion of the North Point worship service a percentage of the time. At other times, our local Lead Pastor will present the sermons. The other aspects of the worship service will be “live” at every service.
I heard that Longleaf Church is a non-denominational church. What does non-denominational mean?
In organizing this church, our foremost desire was to be an attractive environment for those who do not regularly attend church. For the most part, our feeling is that denominational titles mean more to people already involved in church than it does to others in our culture. For this reason, we have chosen not to affiliate ourselves with any particular denomination. We try to clearly state what we believe on the about us section of our website. You can also learn the details of our leadership and accountability structure here.
What is the leadership structure?
The Longleaf Church leadership structure is built around three teams of people.
Staff Leadership Team
Elders function primarily as discerners and shepherds and serve as the guardians of the church. Their role is to evaluate everything going on in the church in light of three things; our mission, our resources and our doctrinal statement. The Board of Elders consists of men who serve three-year terms who meet the qualifications of Elders/Overseers outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-11 and Titus 1:5-9.
The Staff Leadership Team consists of staff members selected by the lead pastor. The purpose of this group is to determine programming, give vision to the various ministries of the church, and to oversee the day-to-day operations.
The Stewardship Team oversees all the financial and personnel matters. The lead pastor is accountable to the Stewardship Team in all these matters, and along with the Church administrator attends the team’s meetings but without voting privileges. Stewardship Team members serve three-year terms and successive members are chosen by the existing Stewardship Team and approved by the Elders.
Are there job openings at Longleaf Church?
Longleaf Church believes leadership sets the pace in every organization therefore we are constantly seeking a world class staff. We are on the lookout for leaders who love God, love the people of Middle Georgia, and love the local church.
Why doesn’t Longleaf Church have Adult Sunday School?
The mission of Longleaf Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We feel that this growth is sustained best in a small group environment. There are several reasons why we have chosen community groups as our primary relational structure. First, not having adult Sunday School allows attenders to participate in strategic service. We have also found that meeting in a home is a safe, predictable environment where no one slips through the cracks. True accountability can be reached with a consistent group of people in a community group. Lastly, people are able to benefit from the encouragement and accountability of a small group while still being part of our invest and invite evangelism strategy.
What is our relationship with North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA?
North Point Ministries is the parent organization of which North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Church, Watermarke Church, Gwinnett Church and Decatur City Church. Longleaf Church is a Strategic Partner of North Point Ministries. This means that we have the same mission, strategy, values & beliefs as North Point Ministries, but we function as a separate entity. You can find out more about North Point Ministries by clicking HERE. You can see all of the strategic partner locations HERE.