It’s a great opportunity to connect with God and others!
Every August and January, we hold Connections Weekend in the foyer before and after every worship service. It’s a special time when you can explore most of the classes, ministries and groups we have here at Northland. You can meet some of our home group leaders and learn more about where you can serve and volunteer, places such as Children’s Ministries, local missions, Access Ministries and so much more.
It will be easy to find the areas you want to connect with! We’ll place classes, ministries and groups throughout the foyer by category. We’ll give you a “passport” with a map and a brief description of each ministry. More than 100 amazing ministry leaders will be available to connect with you. We’re working hard to make it easy for you to engage with as many people as possible!
All of these leaders bring incredible gifts to the role of engaging, equipping and leading others in their desire to grow spiritually. What makes these leaders special is their ability to guide others who fall in different places on the spectrum of spiritual maturity and vibrancy in their personal faith.
Some of you are brand-new believers looking to soak up all you can about Jesus and His Word, others are in the midst of devastating heartbreak and brokenness and desire to heal wounds and conquer strongholds, and some simply desire to grasp what God has to say about a particular topic, such as finances, marriage or evangelism. These are just a few examples of what our congregation members seek, and our ministry leaders step up to the plate every time to help them fill those needs.
They go the extra mile in caring for our Northland family. They show up early and stay late. They open their homes and share meals. They pray for their people, make connections, send cards, buy coffee, and spend tireless hours preparing content, printing materials and setting up for their gatherings. These are people who love and care for others out of the abundance of love and care God so graciously lavishes on them. They take God’s vertical love and extend it horizontally to the people around them.
Their drive and motivation come from different places. Some leaders have amazing stories of overcoming situations that seemed insurmountable. They tell stories of how God’s faithfulness lifted them out of addictions and mended broken relationships. Other leaders have experienced incredible transformation in their marriages, families, finances and even work spaces. They shoulder a great responsibility to help others experience the same life-giving transformation in their lives. Some simply have deep convictions around prayer and discipleship. They want to share those passions with the people in our congregation, knowing the impact those areas have on fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, and expanding the Kingdom of God!
These are the kinds of people you want to meet, right? Good news! Not only can you meet them, but you can learn more about the ministries they lead and join one.
The fall is one of the best times to explore ways to get connected here at Northland. It’s a good time to start, given all the robust and exciting new classes kicking off in August and September. We all want to draw closer to Jesus as we look for ways to embrace our vision and be fully alive in Him. Connections Weekend is a great place to start! And Connections weekend isn’t just about joining a class or Bible study. There are hundreds of ways to serve others, join a group community, or find healing and restoration through one of our care ministries – all things God uses to draw us closer to others and to Him.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect in ways you never have before at Northland. Not only will you see God and your walk with Him in a new way, but you’ll do that with a community of people. God will use those people and your relationships with them to change you in ways you never imagined.
Mark your calendars now for August 17 and 18 and August 24 and 25. We can’t wait to see you there!
To learn more about Connections Weekend, visit northlandchurch.net/connectionsweekend