Welcome to Northland

We're so glad you're here!

Below you can learn a little more about us and read some frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to get connected, don’t hesitate to email us — we’d love to hear from you.

When We Gather

Saturday 5 pm
Sunday 9 am
Sunday 11 am*
* Spanish translation and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation provided

Location

522 Dog Track Rd.
Longwood, FL 32750

Or join us via live stream.

What To Expect

Each weekend our worship services are a little bit different (but all three services are identical, so you can pick the time that works best for you).

Each weekend we focus our worship gathering around a specific attribute of God’s nature (i.e. His mercy, goodness, grace, etc.). The preaching is biblical, applicable, and winsome. The music is a mix of contemporary worship and beloved hymns — blending the foundational and the modern. It’s what Robert Webber called “ancient future” worship, “The common tradition of the church’s worship in Word, Table, and song, practiced faithfully and communicated clearly in every context of the world.” Woven together are the historical creeds of the faith and time-honored practices of the church, with new, innovative tools and modern expressions of worship.

When You Arrive

Parking can be a bit confusing on your first visit, but our wonderful Parking Team that will help you navigate our parking lot. Find a map that will help you find which lot to park in. If you turn into our parking lot with your hazard lights on, we’ll be happy to direct you to a front parking spot. If you are handicapped, we have two designated parking lots and we also have wheelchairs on site.

Once inside, our Connect Team will greet you throughout the foyer (they’re the ones with the bright orange lanyards) and make sure you feel welcome. We also have a bookstore conveniently located off of our foyer.

Worship team in the Sanctuary

Our Vision

Engaging people to be fully alive in Jesus.

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.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 (NIV)

Our History

Northland Church was founded in the prayers of a handful of faithful people who lived and ministered in Central Florida in the 1960s and 70s. Over the years, Northland has grown into a church of thousands, many of which engage online and have never stepped foot into the building. Northland has a vision to engage people to be fully alive in Jesus. They believe relationships form the church, not the walls.

Learn more of our history

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs are the foundation of our faith and the Scripture based teachings we desire to pass along to our congregation and community.

Discover our beliefs

Children's Ministries

At Northland, we have an amazing children’s curriculum for infants through fifth-graders. Every three years, the children go through the entire Bible (and as they get older, the content and message matures along with them).

Infants through kindergarteners are located on the far right end of the foyer (past The Hub). While grade school (1st-5th) are on the far left side (it’s actually the building that is on the farthest left side of the campus). Of course, if you get lost or need some assistance, our Connect Team (with the orange lanyards) will be happy to assist.

Learn more about Children's Ministries

Student Ministries

Northland has youth groups for middle schoolers (Wednesday nights) and high schoolers (on Sunday nights) with engaging activities and worship designed specifically for students their age.

Our high school and middle school youth group programs do not happen during our weekend worship services as we encourage them to attend worship with their family.

Learn more about Student Ministries
Young girl smiling in blue serve shirt

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't Northland take an offering during worship services?

Not taking up an offering during the worship service is a reminder to us that our giving is an extension of our worship. There are several ways to give to Northland’s ministry. Choose the one that allows you give in the way that is most conducive to extending your worship. Giving options include: Offering envelopes available at the boxes located at each sanctuary exit; giving kiosks for credit card use located in the foyer; the option of online giving via the Northland website; or even texting. Northland strongly supports the biblical principle of tithing, and even goes above and beyond that as a church body that gives itself away in ministry. Tithing is a tenth of one’s income given for the purposes of God through His church. The only place that Scripture encourages us to “test God” is found in Malachi 3:10.

How can I get involved?

Join a small group, find a Bible study or volunteer! Need some help finding what's right for you? Email us!

How do I become a member?

While becoming a member is not necessary to be part of the Northland family, it is a great opportunity to learn more about Northland and get involved. In fact, we prefer to use the word partnership over membership, because part of joining the Northland family requires a partnership — Northland coming alongside you and you with Northland. You can learn more about our next Belong & Grow partnership class.

Where do I park?

Our parking lot can be a bit confusing, especially on the weekends. This is a map that will help you find which lot to park in. However, if you turn into our parking lot with your hazard lights on, we’ll be happy to direct you to a front parking spot. If you are handicapped, we have two designated parking lots and we also have wheelchairs on site (available at the main entrance by the automatic doors).

Parking map for Longwood campus

Have more questions?

We’d love to answer any questions you may have! Email us or give us a call at 407-949-4000.

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