Fall Connections Weekend

Barb Olsen

When: Saturday, August 25 through Monday, August 27, before and after each worship service
Where: Northland at Longwood foyer
Who will be there: Classes, groups and ministries

Calling all adults, young adults, students, children – in other words, everyone! Are you looking for ways to connect and get back in the swing of things at Northland after having a super summer? Are you searching for ways to be fully alive in Jesus?

If that’s you, then you won’t want to miss our fall Connections Weekend, August 25 through 27 before and after worship services in the Longwood foyer. Ministry, class and small group leaders will be in the foyer excited to share more about the opportunities that exist for you to dive deeper at Northland.

We truly do need one another to mature in our walk with Christ. We need the encouragement and support of others. We need to see the ways others live out God’s Word so we can learn and grow. What’s more, they need the same thing from us! So whether that occurs in a Bible study on site or around the living room where a small group gathers, we need a community to see and hear Jesus as He uses others to reveal Himself to us.

Here are just a few of the areas our Connections Weekend will include. Stop by and chat with our leaders. They are passionate about the call on their lives to help others as they seek to grow in their understanding of who God is and what He has done for us.

Northland Groups
More than 67 groups have formed and are looking for new people to become part of them. Groups span all ages, locations and interests. They meet regularly with the goal of connecting people who love Jesus and want to grow deeper in their faith through fellowship, prayer and digging in to God’s Word.

Adult Bible Studies
Explore and learn about groups that meet at Northland to study God’s Word, serve, fellowship, pray and form community by learning and engaging as they study and apply Scripture together. Groups include Bible Boot Camp, LIFT, Community Life, Ephesians and Bible Boot Camp.  

Adult Topical Studies and Other Ministries
Are you interested in topics or ministries that are essential to enhancing your faith journey and forming community? Find out about fall studies and ministries, which include An Understanding of Spiritual Gifts, Financial Peace University, God-Centered Prayer, Start Here!, JOY, Peacemakers, and Knit and Chat!

Adult Women’s Groups
Join a vibrant group of women studying God’s Word and applying what they learn to their lives as they live for Jesus every day! Experience ways to become a woman after God’s own heart, and have fun doing it! The fall study topic is The Sermon on the Mount. Come and find out more about this great study and fellowship! 

Adult Men’s Groups
Explore practical ways to live lives that are full of truth, passion and purpose. Experience what God has in store for you as you serve Him and grow in your faith as you are in community with other men who are engaging, growing and serving others as they live for Jesus. Groups include AMEN, Authentic Manhood, Men of Honor, Men’s Discipleship and Community Life.

Care Center: Healing and Recovery Ministries
Be a part of the family of ministries that collaboratively and prayerfully work toward the goal of life transformation for everyone who walks through our doors, including ourselves along the way. LifeHope Childcare, LifeHope benevolence, pastoral care and counseling, healing and recovery ministries (such as GriefShare, Divorce Recovery, addiction classes, healing classes and Stephen Ministries), Access Ministries and the Shepherding Project all share the same heartbeat for God’s people, the imago Dei (“image of God”) all around us, regardless of how they look, sound or function. Come be a part of these vibrant ministries with us for Him!

Marriage and Family Ministries
Come and join the many different marriage and family ministries that share essentials for building healthy marriages and families. Ministries represented span from a pre-marrieds class to various marriage enrichment opportunities, including Marriage Prep, Young Marrieds, Transformers, Keeping the Spark Alive and Marriage Oneness.  

Latino and Arabic Ministry
Find out about Latino and Arabic ministries that meet for Bible study, prayer and praise. See ways we are on mission together growing stronger together in God’s Word and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with other Arabic- and Latino-language speakers in our communities.

Local Missions 
Local missions provide opportunities for us to live out our faith by serving in our local community. Hundreds of people serve our community through Northland in activities such as Serve Days, prison and jail worship services, and many other acts of local service for the benefit of others. Stop by and find out ways to engage with people by meeting the practical needs of our community and congregation as together we serve the marginalized, the hurting and those who are often underserved. We need you to be a part of what God is doing locally!

Global Missions
Northland Global Missions is increasing God’s glory all over the earth, extending God’s love from continent to continent and church to church, working with partners who are expanding the church everywhere from Europe to the unreached tribes in the Amazon. Find out more about a practical way to get involved by joining our short-term team to Brazil in October. This team will work alongside our partner church there serving  villages along the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers.

Lots of new resources are available for you to purchase as you engage and deepen your walk with Jesus. Learn more about Christian books, Bibles, music, sermon CDs, artwork, gifts, fair-trade products and greeting cards that are in the bookstore.

North Sports and Games
Are you in middle school and interested in an after-school experience that provides an encouraging environment for spiritual growth through organized play in physical sports, board games and video games? Come find out more about being a part of North Sports and Games!

Children’s Ministries
We are so thankful for the privilege of sharing the love of Christ with children from 6 weeks old through fifth grade. Come check out the ways we get to play a part in the spiritual development of this next generation! Not only do we have plenty of fun through “kid-crafted” experiences that make Bible stories come alive, but we are building special relationships along the way.

Student Ministries
Calling all middle and high school students! Learn about the awesome experiences for middle and high school students that are coming up as we eat, play, hang, serve and worship God together! Join us! You don’t want to miss out!

Young Adults
Are you colllege-age or in your 20's? Stop by and connect with other young adults who want to come together for service and relationship so we can make an impact for Jesus in our community and our world!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet someone new and engage with a group, class or ministry that would benefit by your being a part of it! Stop by a table in the foyer, check out the Respond newspaper, or visit our website at northlandchurch.net!