Jesus made an amazing declaration: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
For Northland, our aim is to see the Life movement Jesus launched continue into the 21st century.
The scope of what He came to do is way more than inventing some religion and introducing a thing called church that happens in buildings on Sunday mornings. It’s a goal aimed at the renewal of the cosmos and it starts with us as His image bearers.
The Gospel enables us to dance as human beings to the glory of God — to do that in community, to do that in our culture, and to see salt and light unleashed by the church, not just by yelling orthodoxy at a culture, but by also demonstrating vibrancy.
Put simply: We believe the church is more than a place you come to on Sundays ... it's people. People fully alive in Jesus — not just lung-breathing, heart-beating life, but abundant, thriving Life that can only come from Him.
Navigating each day with a sense of awe...walking in wonder, embracing mystery and dancing to an all-of-life cadence of worship.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, 2 Corinthians 4:6, John 3:3, Psalm 27:4
Growing through painful experiences of a fallen world in the light and hope of the Gospel, submitting to God’s gracious, refining and restorative agenda.
John 11:35, John 16:33, James 1:2-5, Psalm 51:8 (NEB)
Venturing into each day embracing the privilege of being a redeemed image-bearer of God, seeking to glorify Him in life and vocation—creatively and generativity—with thoughts, words and actions of goodness, truth and beauty.
Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 8:29, Colossians 3:9-10, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 2:1-2; 4-5; 8-10
Approaching life with thoughtful substance... grappling with meaning behind events while firmly rooted in the Word and wisdom of God.
Luke 2:19, Matthew 4:4, Psalm 1:1-3
A Gospel-calling to engage others with the Life of Jesus through outreach, service, evangelism, discipleship, justice, compassion and culture-care.
Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 5:14-16, Acts 5:20, Ephesians 5:2, Ephesians 6:19
Walking in authentic relationship and community with other followers of Jesus, exploring and participating in the Life of the Gospel together.
Acts 2:42-44, 1 John 1:1-3, Hebrews 12:22-23, 1 John 3:14
Living generously in all of life, through the grateful devotion of time, abilities, finances and ambition—to God, through loving submission, in order to experience His Life…and to others, through loving service, in order to give His Life away.
Matthew 16:24-26, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, Luke 6:38
Living attentively and passionately for God’s glory by thinking deeply, feeling authentically and acting intentionally in all aspects of life—both the broken and beautiful.
Ephesians 4:18, Proverbs 4:23, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Peter 3:15, Colossians 3:23, Ezekiel 36:26
Embracing the amazing privilege granted by the Gospel—intimately knowing God in a personal relationship of love, understanding and responsiveness…living each day Coram Deo, in the “face of God.”
John 17:3, Matthew 1:35-37, Psalm 131:1-2, Matthew 15:8-9, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 46:10, Psalm 23:1-3
Intentionally participating in the story of God's glory–whether at work, at home, with friends, in recreation, or any time or place–understanding each day is a gift and tool of God to bring nearer that Great Day of restoring all things to the full Life of His original intent.
Isaiah 65:17, Romans 8:19, 21-22, Matthew 19:28, Habakkuk 2:14, Colossians 1:27, Romans 5:1-2, 2 Cor. 3:18, Isaiah 43:6-7