Go ahead, ask the tough questions

We want to wake the world up to Jesus. We want people to discover and experience God at their pace, in a respectful environment, through authentic conversation. 


Have you ever heard someone say that they have a “relationship with God” but never really understood exactly what that meant? Starting Point is a small gathering of people who are looking to understand what it means to have a relationship with God.

If you have questions about faith, Jesus and how all of that is supposed to work, then we would love to invite you to join us in Starting Point. This nine-week group has the potential to change the trajectory of your life as you discover who Jesus is and what He did so that we can have a real relationship with God. Everyone has a starting point and maybe this is the very thing you need to find yours!

What people are saying...

"The experience has given me a greater sense of faith, purpose and direction for myself and our family. I have already seen changes in myself in dealing with patients in my medical practice as well as how my wife and I are managing our family."

"Very easy way to get back involved in the church. From the moment I filled out a comment card at NorthRidge, I was connected to the Starting Point group and it has been a wonderful experience. Sharing my story with others and hearing other member’s stories has connected me to Christ and the Bible in a very personal way. Wonderful program!"

"That there are other people - just like me - that are seeking for answers and a relationship with a power greater than ourselves. The Starting Point group provided me with the confirmation that - “That” higher power is a relationship with Jesus Christ .... my Lord and Savior."


Register below for a class this fall. To find out more information about Starting Point please contact our Starting Point Staff at 734.414.7777, x3656. You may also stop by your campus Guest Service to fill out a Starting Point Contact Card. We look forward to hearing from you. (Childcare is available for all classes)

Fall Schedule, Registration and Materials

Saturdays, 5:16p, Sept 23 - Nov 18: Registration
Sundays, 9:16a, Sept 24 - Nov 19: Registration
Sundays, 11:16a, Sept 24 - Nov 19: Registration
Mondays, 6:30p, Sept 25 - Nov 20: Registration
Women's Group, Tuesdays, 6:30p, Sept 26 - Nov 21: Registration

GROSSE ILE - Sundays, 9:16a, Sept 24 - Nov 19: Registration

MATERIALS: Starting Point Book – The Starting Point book is a 142-page, full color, paperback, conversation guide containing weekly reading and group discussion questions. A link for weekly DVD talks by Andy Stanley relating to each topic is also included. NIV Bible – We provide free of charge a New International Version Bible called the Journey Bible from Zondervan. It is a very helpful Bible for the new believer due to the additional easy to use guides and tools found within.


  1. Purchase the Starting Point pack from our Resource Center ($15.90) about two weeks before your start date.
  2. Your facilitator will contact you, welcoming you to your Starting Point group
  3. Complete the chapter one section before the first meeting
  4. Enjoy your journey, you will never be the same!