2018 By the
Numbers

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.

See the 2018 Highlight Reel >

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New vision statement: Engaging people to be fully alive in Jesus

6

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.

8

Students completed our Young Disciples Step 2 class and had their first communion.

9

Vicki Wotring has failfully led our Women’s Healing Ministry for over 9 years, caring for over 30 women.

9

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.

10

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.

16

People went through the class Understanding Spiritual Gifts, helping people learn about their spiritual gifts and how to be a blessing to others.

17

Infants were dedicated.

18

Lori Landers has led our Motorcycle Ministry for 18 years, providing fellowship to motorcycle riders and service projects to our community.

19

Human trafficking survivors were helped.

23

Students completed out Trauma Healing Program.

26

Students completed the Young Disciples Step 1 classes and were baptized for the first time.

30

Coaches encourage, support and walk with our small group leaders.

33

Northland’s Co-Op school celebrated 33 years — serving 170 children this year in our Tuesday-Friday classes for 2-year-olds through kindergarten.

37

Trunks were fully “decked out” for our first-annual Trunk or Treat.

40

People serve on our Connect Team each weekend.

41

Special needs families were served each week by “buddies” in various ministry programs.

45

Sanctuary Hosts (folks in orange lanyards in each section of the Sanctuary) served this year.

50

Our Arabic Ministry gathered 50 times to worship God together in their “heart” language.

50

Keeping the Spark Alive Marriage Class has helped over 50 couples rekindle the spark in their marriage.

59

Grade schoolers performed in our end-of-year Prophets and Promises Celebration, where students sang all of their Bible memory verse songs.

63

Missionaries were supported in 15 different countries — including every region of the world.

64

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.

68

Our small group community grew to 68 groups with nearly 1,200 people connected to a small group throughout the year.

80

Moms have been mentored and encouraged through our Moms4Moms ministry.

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83 families participated as shoppers — through an application process those families were connected with 74 volunteers who created a warm and welcoming shopping experience.

88

Props used as sermon illustrations in worship services.

89

Children, students and adults performed at our first-ever Family Feast.

95

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.

100

Over 100 people volunteered at our annual “Deck The Halls” event to decorate the foyer for Christmas.

107

People went on a short-term mission trip through 9 different teams to 7 countries.

130

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.

136

Buddy Break volunteers provided more than 1,440 hours of respite care to families of children with disabilities.

137

Families in financial crisis were served by our LifeHope Benevolence ministry.

150

Over 150 adults met on Sunday mornings for classes, ministries and Bible studies.

160

Men and women on average attend weekend worship services online from behind bars. 55 committed volunteers hosted these live worship experiences.

200

People served at our Easter worship services.

208

Outtakes from Pastor Matt trying to record videos.

217

Children received donated Christmas presents because of your 3,000+ gift donations to Christmas House. 

259

Songs sung together in weekend worship services.

271

Miles driven to Savannah, Georgia, where we held our first-ever Access Ministries Family Bible Retreat for families and individuals living with disability.

300

Children in Lebanon received a stuffed animal that plays Bible Memory Verse songs in Arabic through your donations.

305

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

350

Over 350 people served during our Christmas Eve worship services.

365

Days Pastor Nathan wore red pants.

400

People attended our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.

448

An average of 448 children attend Children’s Church every weekend.

489

Times someone got lost in the Northland parking lot.

500

Over 500 people attended our first-ever Family Feast.

500

Over 500 Bibles given away from the Bookstore to Veteran events, prison ministries and special events.

550

Over 550 hours of counseling sessions were provided through Northland’s Pastoral Care and Counseling team.

645

Lives were saved because of the 215 pints of blood collected from Northlanders! Amazing.

675

Northlanders spent time serving our church and community through Local Serve Days.

702

Volunteer hours were provided to 57 adults with disabilities through our Community Art Connection.

793

Prayers were posted and Northlanders prayed over those requests 93,467 times.

1,028

People were educated on human trafficking awareness.

1,248

People served communion this year in our worship services.

1,600

Hot dogs grilled and served by the FaithAbility Serve Team during community service projects.

2,100

Dads and daughters attended this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance.

4,155

Children were provided childcare during our weekday classes.

4,210

Women attended our Women’s Bible Study.

6,985

Dollars were collected through Children’s Church offerings to help many local and global ministries.

7,000

Over 7,000 transactions were run through our Bookstore.

7,691

Pounds of food (from 1,060 bags you brought) were donated to local schools through our annual Red Bag Project.

10,325

Volunteer hours were provided from our Disaster Response Team. They also drove 3,534 miles and cooked 2,818 meals.

11,000

Hours of counseling sessions were provided to 700 clients through 40 Reformed Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Counseling) interns.

18,108

Miles were traveled to bring worship and Bible studies to our congregation behind bars.

40,000

Over 40,000 pieces of candy were donated for our first-annual Trunk or Treat.

8,475,245

People reached through social media posts.

Amazing Grace!

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!