New vision statement: Engaging people to be fully alive in Jesus
We’ve accomplished a lot together! While we don’t like to focus on the numbers, they assign value to the work God is doing through us.
New vision statement: Engaging people to be fully alive in Jesus
Cassie Small has led our weekly Knit & Chat group for six years. This community is centered around prayer for one another and a shared ability to create beautiful things.
Students completed our Young Disciples Step 2 class and had their first communion.
High School D-Groups met weekly.
Vicki Wotring has failfully led our Women’s Healing Ministry for over 9 years, caring for over 30 women.
Celebrate Recovery celebrated it’s 9th anniversary — meeting for over 470 consecutive Friday nights.
Over 4,200 attendees, 583 children and 2,382 meals were served at Celebrate Recovery.
We partner with local churches in 10 countries around the world — through supported missionaries, compassion and justice work, church networking, discipleship, pastor and church training, as well as caring for refugees.
Middle School LUGroups met weekly.
People went through the class Understanding Spiritual Gifts, helping people learn about their spiritual gifts and how to be a blessing to others.
Infants were dedicated.
Healing and Recovery Ministries came alongside hundreds of people.
These ministries include: Griefshare, Celebrate Recovery, Healing Service, Divorce Recovery, Faithful and True, men’s addiction recovery, women’s recovery, couples recovery groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Life’s Healing Choices, Ministers on Duty, anxiety management, hospital visits, and anger management support (PRAXIS).
Lori Landers has led our Motorcycle Ministry for 18 years, providing fellowship to motorcycle riders and service projects to our community.
Human trafficking survivors were helped.
Students completed out Trauma Healing Program.
Students completed the Young Disciples Step 1 classes and were baptized for the first time.
Coaches encourage, support and walk with our small group leaders.
Northland’s Co-Op school celebrated 33 years — serving 170 children this year in our Tuesday-Friday classes for 2-year-olds through kindergarten.
Trunks were fully “decked out” for our first-annual Trunk or Treat.
People serve on our Connect Team each weekend.
Special needs families were served each week by “buddies” in various ministry programs.
Sanctuary Hosts (folks in orange lanyards in each section of the Sanctuary) served this year.
This year marks Northland’s 46th anniversary.
Our Arabic Ministry gathered 50 times to worship God together in their “heart” language.
Keeping the Spark Alive Marriage Class has helped over 50 couples rekindle the spark in their marriage.
Family devotionals were posted to encourage families to study God’s word together.
Grade schoolers performed in our end-of-year Prophets and Promises Celebration, where students sang all of their Bible memory verse songs.
Missionaries were supported in 15 different countries — including every region of the world.
People from more than 64 countries worshiped online more than 1216 times. Worshipers connected with us regularly from Germany, the Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and more.
Kids were discipled through North Sports & Games, studying the Old Testament prophets and the book of James.
Our small group community grew to 68 groups with nearly 1,200 people connected to a small group throughout the year.
Moms have been mentored and encouraged through our Moms4Moms ministry.
83 families participated as shoppers — through an application process those families were connected with 74 volunteers who created a warm and welcoming shopping experience.
Props used as sermon illustrations in worship services.
Children, students and adults performed at our first-ever Family Feast.
People participated in our When Helping Hurts Seminar — equipping them with a better understanding of poverty and how to serve individuals who are experiencing spiritual or material poverty.
Over 100 people volunteered at our annual “Deck The Halls” event to decorate the foyer for Christmas.
Students participated in The Studios, an after-school program for young artists.
People went on a short-term mission trip through 9 different teams to 7 countries.
Participants completed our new Belong & Grow partnership class.
People were trained through poverty simulations — increasing awareness and practical steps each of us can take to help can for the homeless in our local community.
Buddy Break volunteers provided more than 1,440 hours of respite care to families of children with disabilities.
Families in financial crisis were served by our LifeHope Benevolence ministry.
Over 150 adults met on Sunday mornings for classes, ministries and Bible studies.
Men and women on average attend weekend worship services online from behind bars. 55 committed volunteers hosted these live worship experiences.
People served at our Easter worship services.
Outtakes from Pastor Matt trying to record videos.
Children received donated Christmas presents because of your 3,000+ gift donations to Christmas House.
People were baptized!
Downloads of the Northland Rink App
Songs sung together in weekend worship services.
Miles driven to Savannah, Georgia, where we held our first-ever Access Ministries Family Bible Retreat for families and individuals living with disability.
Children in Lebanon received a stuffed animal that plays Bible Memory Verse songs in Arabic through your donations.
Our various men’s classes met 305 times throughout 2018.
Including AMEN, Authentic Manhood, Men of Honor, Men’s Life in Community, Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study, Faithful and True, Sexual Addictions Anonymous
Over 350 people served during our Christmas Eve worship services.
Days Pastor Nathan wore red pants.
People attended our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.
An average of 448 children attend Children’s Church every weekend.
Times someone got lost in the Northland parking lot.
Over 500 people attended our first-ever Family Feast.
Over 500 Bibles given away from the Bookstore to Veteran events, prison ministries and special events.
Students attended retreats in 2018 (254 middle schoolers and 282 high schoolers)
Over 550 hours of counseling sessions were provided through Northland’s Pastoral Care and Counseling team.
Lives were saved because of the 215 pints of blood collected from Northlanders! Amazing.
Northlanders spent time serving our church and community through Local Serve Days.
Volunteer hours were provided to 57 adults with disabilities through our Community Art Connection.
Prayers were posted and Northlanders prayed over those requests 93,467 times.
Fully Alive t-shirts made.
People were educated on human trafficking awareness.
People served communion this year in our worship services.
Hot dogs grilled and served by the FaithAbility Serve Team during community service projects.
Dads and daughters attended this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance.
Gift bags were distributed thru 121Hope’s outreach efforts.
Over 3,000 people attended our first-annual Trunk or Treat event.
Children were provided childcare during our weekday classes.
Women attended our Women’s Bible Study.
Dollars were collected through Children’s Church offerings to help many local and global ministries.
Over 7,000 transactions were run through our Bookstore.
Pounds of food (from 1,060 bags you brought) were donated to local schools through our annual Red Bag Project.
Volunteer hours were provided from our Disaster Response Team. They also drove 3,534 miles and cooked 2,818 meals.
Hours of counseling sessions were provided to 700 clients through 40 Reformed Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Counseling) interns.
Miles were traveled to bring worship and Bible studies to our congregation behind bars.
Over 40,000 pieces of candy were donated for our first-annual Trunk or Treat.
Children in Ghana are hearing about who God is and what He has done through our Worship, Word & Way Bible curriculum.
Our daily liturgy on our website was read 667,526 times.
People reached through social media posts.
The people of Northland are eyewitnesses to what God is doing as we link together for worship and service everywhere, every day. That cannot be quantified, but the numbers can be inspiring!