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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

JANUARY 28-30, 2012

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED Gathering for worship at sites in Central Florida, online and around the world. LONGWOOD AND ONLINE: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. , 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. MOUNT DORA: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Student Ministries

Welcome!

We’re so glad you’re gathering in worship with us today!

The mission and heartbeat of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and growing in Him. Join us!

Children’s Ministries • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

Children’s Church during all worship services:

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

(Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and

• Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

New to Northland? Welcome!

Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________________

Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services:

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service.

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool • I Am Third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-

9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Adult Ministries

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

______________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail______________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone

_____________________________________________________________________________

Which site are you attending?

Want to know more about Northland? Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing through Northland and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

northlandchurch.net

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — January 17 to 23, 2012

[ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 1/28-30/2012

This Week

connect with us: Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter/ facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

This Year to Date

Difference . . . . . (319,406)

Difference . . . . . . (14,641)

Received . . . . . . . 703,518

Received . . . . . . . 241,090

Need . . . . . . . . 1,022,924

Need . . . . . . . . . . 255,731

generous.northlandchurch.net


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

JANUARY 28-30, 2012

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED Gathering for worship at sites in Central Florida, online and around the world. LONGWOOD AND ONLINE: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. , 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. MOUNT DORA: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Student Ministries

Children’s Ministries

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

Children’s Church during all worship services:

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool

(Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

• Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services:

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service.

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

New to Northland? Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________________

Welcome!

We’re so glad you’re gathering in worship with us today!

The mission and heartbeat of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and growing in Him. Join us!

• I Am Third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-

Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone

_____________________________________________________________________________

Want to know more about Northland? Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing through Northland and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?

and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and

[ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 1/28-30/2012

connect with us: Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter/ facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

Adult Ministries

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — January 17 to 23, 2012

[ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders

______________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail______________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

This Week

This Year to Date

Need . . . . . . . . . . 255,731

Need . . . . . . . . 1,022,924

Received . . . . . . . 241,090

Received . . . . . . . 703,518

Difference . . . . . . (14,641)

Difference . . . . . (319,406)

generous.northlandchurch.net


“How is it that …?”

What’s Current

A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR

What’s happening at Northland? Plenty! Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God — to be involved in what He’s doing. …

(Read about Pastor Joel at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter.)

Scripture Focus: John 4:5-12 (NASB)

So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. … There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”

“WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?”

DISTRIBUTED JOURNEYS 2012

GENESIS BIBLE STUDY

A Class on Understanding Poverty

Mark Your Calendars!

Gear Up to Go Global!

Take an In-depth Look!

Wednesday, February 1 in the Longwood sanctuary.

Upcoming opportunities for middle and high school students:

Make your someday, today!

Sundays or Wednesdays at Longwood.

Where is God calling you to GO in 2012? Find your life transformed as you invest in the welfare of others elsewhere. Short-term mission teams are forming NOW!

This foundational book of the Bible sets the stage for all that comes after. Learn what the Bible says about our existence, purpose and relationship with God, the origin of sin, the first promise of a Messiah and more!

This class is an overview of the culture of poverty. You will gain an understanding of the needs, passions and worldview of those in your surrounding community and, in the process, learn how to better love and serve your neighbor! Child care is available with pre-registration. Learn more at northlandchurch.net.

Worship Focus:

• Senior Life Prep (every Sunday, beginning January 29) • Open Mic Night (February 3) • Super Bowl Party (February 5) • Father’s Blessing Ceremony (February 12) • Heavy Metal Concert (February 17) • Middle School Spring Retreat (March 9-11) • Beach Baptisms (March 25) • Bunny Cup (April 1)

Find a trip and apply at somedayistoday.net! Can’t make it to Longwood? It’s online LIVE on Sundays. Learn more at northlandchurch.net.

Find information about any and all of it at northlandchurch.net!

Worship Christ today as the Living Water. All who are thirsty can come to Him, and He will satisfy their souls. If we believe in Him, He will fill our lives so we overflow into the lives of others.

NOTES:

STUDENT MINISTRIES

BE IN COMMUNITY.

Spark conversation in your community this week: • Our responses to others in unguarded moments tell a lot about us and how we see ourselves. Can you think of a time when someone responded to you in a defensive way? Were you able to defuse the situation? If so, how? • In those types of situations, do you consider how God might be using you in the life of the person you have encountered?

Let Us Know!

How can we help? Need to update your contact information, or want more information about a particular ministry or opportunity? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) E-mail

__________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Address

__________________________________________________________________________

• What makes you willing to engage people whom you typically would be indifferent toward? _____________________________________________________________________________________

• What are the things that keep you from falling into competitiveness with others, or giving in to feelings of inferiority?

Phone ____________________________________________________________________________ [ ] The above is an update. Prayer request:

_________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

I’d like more information about:

THINK ABOUT IT.

______________________________________________

• How can you be more aware that God has arranged and will arrange every single encounter of your life?

_____________________________________________________________________________________

• Ask God to help you see others as the very ones who will enable you to become more like Him. Ask Him to help you respond to others with His love.

[ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

JANUARY 28-30, 2012

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED Gathering for worship at sites in Central Florida, online and around the world. LONGWOOD AND ONLINE: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. , 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. MOUNT DORA: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Student Ministries

Children’s Ministries

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

Children’s Church during all worship services:

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool

(Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

• Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services:

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service.

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

New to Northland? Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________________

Welcome!

We’re so glad you’re gathering in worship with us today!

The mission and heartbeat of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and growing in Him. Join us!

• I Am Third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-

Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone

_____________________________________________________________________________

Want to know more about Northland? Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing through Northland and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?

and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and

[ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 1/28-30/2012

connect with us: Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter/ facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

Adult Ministries

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — January 17 to 23, 2012

[ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders

______________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail______________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

This Week

This Year to Date

Need . . . . . . . . . . 255,731

Need . . . . . . . . 1,022,924

Received . . . . . . . 241,090

Received . . . . . . . 703,518

Difference . . . . . . (14,641)

Difference . . . . . (319,406)

generous.northlandchurch.net


FeBRuaRY 2012

www.northlandchurch.net

Respond. Be the ChuRCh.

DIstRIBUtED JOURNEYS 2012

Where is God calling you to GO this year? Whether Brazil, Egypt, Ukraine, Africa … a life changing experience awaits. More info on pages 4 or at somedayistoday.net

EVERY WHERE. eveRY daY.

BE IN COMMUNITY Do life together — join or start a group! Lots of new groups are kicking off as Lent gets started. Find your fit at community. northlandchuch.net.

STUDENT AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Daddy-Daughter Dance, Spring Retreat, Volunteer Training …The calendar is packed through Spring! Be a part of it; see page 6 for details.


woRship God: GloRiFY God FoR who he is and what he has done. “A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.” – Jesus Christ (John 4:23, NIV) worship.northlandchurch.net

Read the BiBle: studY God’s messaGe to You oFten. “I am watching over My word to perform it.” – God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB) bible.northlandchurch.net

pRaY: enGaGe in a ConveRsation with God. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.” – Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:12, NIV) pray.northlandchurch.net

seRve otheRs: meet the needs oF the people aRound You. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40, NIV) serve.northlandchurch.net

live GeneRouslY: Give what God’s Given You. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21, NASB) generous.northlandchurch.net

Be in CommunitY: FosteR enviRonments FoR Relationship. “All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV) community.northlandchurch.net

shaRe YouR stoRY: tell otheRs what God is doinG in YouR liFe. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” – Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:15, NIV) share.northlandchurch.net

2011 year in Review:

Every Number Is a Story of Worship


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hat a year 2011 was for our church, community and global partners! While being the church is not about numbers, sometimes it is — because numbers tell us a story. It is God’s story, true and compelling. What you’ll read here are pieces of that tale, indicators of the people and places that were positively impacted by the movement of Christ in you … Again this year, the financial commitment and response from our congregation was overwhelming. In fact, you brought in $723,000 more than the previous year to expand Kingdom opportunities. This was the first year that giving outpaced the previous year since the recession of 2008. Financial facts about how we ended the year: • Northland’s budget was $13,026,260, which was met with a $5,337 surplus. • The response to the “Less Is More” initiative reduced our mortgage debt by $569,683. • Additional offerings above budgeted needs for Local/Global Service, Benevolence, Distributed Journeys and the True North Foundation totaled $1,826,468. • Total giving of tithes and offerings was $14,858,065. Mind you, financial facts are just a glimpse of the work God has done within and through Northland this past year. We trust God moves in concentric circles beyond what our eyes can see and our hearts can comprehend, so what follows — while beautiful and inspiring — is but another fraction of who He is and what He has done. Our quarterly Local Serve Days brought more than 1,500 people together to serve in the local community. In addition, we had regular groups serving at various partner organizations and locations each and every month. Approximately 85 different service projects took place, and more than 8,000 hours were put in by volunteers for the benefit of others! LifeHope, our benevolence ministry, financially served 176 families and provided the support for nine families to transition out of homelessness and into apartment living. When Life Without Limbs author Nick Vujicic joined us for worship in March, more than 28,000 attended services. More significant was the hundreds of decisions made for Christ over the course of the weekend. As we moved through the year in worship, learning about our cravings and strongholds and turning toward God for help, ministry participation increased. Celebrate Recovery, one of our addictions recovery groups, welcomed 707 newcomers to its fold of 6,621 attendees and 12-step study participants. Approximately 5,400 people participated in staff and lay-led classes designed to equip all of us to better respond to God. Of those 5,400 congregants, nearly 3,200 were inspired to revolutionize their finances by becoming involved in the Financial Peace University initiative. In addition to supporting and brainstorming spiritual growth opportunities, your time and

30,576 prayer requests

gifts contributed to the establishment of the hopechang.es website, the training of 33 new Stephen Ministers, and the formation of a Prayer Team wholly dedicated to counseling new believers. 30,576. That’s how many prayer requests were received and lifted to God by the more than 200 members of the volunteer prayer team and those visiting the online prayer wall at pray. northlandchurch.net. Christmas Camp scholarship giving contributed to the highest rate of attendance at camp in recent history! As a result, 140 local high school students and 19 students from Brazil began this year with a new faith perspective because they got to close out the year in an energetic atmosphere of spiritual growth and fellowship. Our high school students weren’t the only youths to make significant strides into the Kingdom in 2011 — Children’s Ministries welcomed 1,004 children and saw hundreds accept Jesus into their hearts. The weekly Children’s Offering amounted to $16,459.35 and went to support local and global missions. Out of 296 volunteers serving in Children’s Ministries each week, 102 were new volunteers in 2011! The growth in willing volunteers was church-wide, as many set out to serve others. The care/call center team of 29 volunteers made 8,160 calls to attendees indicating an interest in being contacted — 1,059 of those calls were to first-time visitors, and 416 were to new believers. This body of believers is so grateful for the hours put in by those volunteers. That gratitude extends to the hundreds of others who served Communion, welcomed congregants, occupied the Welcome Desk, dusted off shelves, spent weekends teaching kids, and effectively and consistently gave themselves to the work of Christ at Northland. Northland at Oviedo’s move to Reformed Theological Seminary in November went smoothly, largely due to a committed team of volunteers. In their new home, they’ve seen

$14,858,065 total giving

707 newcomers to Celebrate Recovery

1,000 churches planted in Africa attendance increase and expanded the site’s community presence. Our global presence saw expansion as well. Our pastors traveled to Africa throughout the year, training more than 300 African pastors to plant more than 1,000 churches. One of those newly trained pastors then turned around and trained 500 more pastors in the Democratic Republic of Congo! Africa was just one of 13 countries in which Northlanders got to make a difference in 2011. Twenty-six Distributed Journeys proved transformative for the 399 participants and resulted in five new ministry partnerships. The above is a beautiful snapshot of why Northland is known in our community and around the world as “the church that gives itself away.” May God continue to bless you and bless others through you as you serve Him in the coming year!


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seRve GloBallY Distributed Journeys Adds 2 Trips to the 2012 Calendar! By Patti Harshey

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orthland has added two Distributed Journeys to its 2012 roster. The trips are described below. You may visit somedayistoday.net to complete an application online for either of these trips, and to view a complete listing of all of the 2012 Distributed Journeys available to you. Make your someday … TODAY! Friends of Refugees summer Camp – Clarkston, Georgia Dates: June 16 to 23 Cost: Approximately $500 Age: This mission trip is appropriate for families with elementary-age children, middle schoolers with a parent, high school students and college students. Team leader: Erica Emler (erica.emler@northlandchurch.net) Every year, thousands of refugees come to the United States seeking a better life. In the early 1990s, the process of resettling refugees began in the community of Clarkston, Georgia, a small town located within metro Atlanta. Since this process began, approximately 60,000 refugees have been resettled in this area. With more than 150 ethnic groups represented within and around the city, Clarkston has been named “the most diverse square mile in America” by The New York Times. We will be sending a team to the Friends of Refugees Summer Camp. The weeklong camp focuses on getting refugee kids in the Clarkston community to come together for a few weeks of fun and fellowship. In a true camp-like atmosphere, the team will provide constructive, fun activities for children in first through eighth grades, while developing character and academic knowledge. For more information, contact Erica Emler, the team leader.

Kuyasa – Cape town, south Africa Dates: July 15 to 30 Cost: Approximately $2,800 Age: 18-plus Team leader: Lauren Roberts (lauren.roberts@ northlandchurch.net) This Distributed Journey will follow the model of Kuyasa Empowerment by using a system of six separate Levels of Support to filter and sift the youths of the community. As they are educated, empowered and equipped, the desire is to have the means to move a select group of them forward, giving them greater opportunities along with increasing responsibilities and challenges to overcome. This learning-by-doing approach has been extremely successful. By doing this within the context of the community, home and family, the transformation has been much more permanent and complete. Growth and leadership become fully integrated into who they are and

their full identity, including the cultural context. This makes it all the more simple to re-approach their context to use the knowledge and skills with which they are equipped. The learning is a contextualized process, so the product and implementation of the learning remains contextualized. The goal, of course, is to identify the strongest leaders in the community and to offer them the opportunity to reach their full potential through holistic and experiencebased, hands-on learning. The entire process that moves them through the Levels of Support emphasizes that a true leader will empower those around him or her, that the most influential leader will give himself or herself away to see others move forward and plow back into their home community with the talents, resources and skills they have been given. At the end of this mission trip, a three-day backpacking trip and debrief in and around Zurich, Switzerland, is scheduled for those who wish to participate. For more information, contact Lauren Roberts, the team leader.

Kids of Cape Town.

A celebration at Kuyasa.

Missions Fellowship Dinner Missions Fellowship Potluck Dinners are back! This monthly meeting is open to anyone interested in the missionary work that is being done with and through Northland and Northland partners. There will be fellowship, prayer time and a guest speaker related to missionary work. Come learn what God is doing around our world. Mark your calendar for these dates, and join us in rooms 4209-10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: February 11 March 10 April 14 Friends of Refugees Summer Camp.

Irene Williamson at irene6650@gmail.com


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seRve loCallY Local Serve Days Just 1 Way You Can Serve Others By Dana DeVries

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n Saturday, January 14, we held our first Local Serve Day of 2012! Despite the chilly temperatures, people arrived with smiles on their faces, ready to spend the morning serving. It was exciting to see 400 friendly faces looking forward to making a difference in the local community. The Disaster Relief Kitchen Team served up a great breakfast while we enjoyed music with our amazing worship team. Our friends from Z88.3 also spent the morning with us! After a word from Pastor Kevin Urichko, the teams headed out across Central Florida to share Christ’s love with the community in a very tangible,

practical way. Serve Teams could be found preparing goods to be shipped to those in need, cleaning up local parks, helping to keep our waterways clean, caring for an elderly woman and even serving here at Northland in the Student Ministries building. Did you miss out on being a part of Local Serve Day? If so, the good news is we have Local Serve Day quarterly; the next one is April 14! In addition, you and your family can serve each month with Northland. We have plenty of opportunities every month for you to sign up and serve. Just visit serve.northlandchurch.net, and click on “serve locally.” Thanks again, Northland, for responding to God with your willingness to serve others by sharing your time and your abilities!

Connect on Facebook! Northland’s Serve projects are now on Facebook. View pictures from recent events, and find out about opportunities to serve locally and at Northland on our Facebook page! Just search for Northland Serve!

Northland serve is on twitter. Follow us, and get the latest on upcoming projects! twitter.com/#!/northlandserve

upCominG seRviCe oppoRtunities February 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items for the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

February 18 . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International Help sort, stack, pack and organize supplies for local families in need and for shipping packages internationally during times of need.

February 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Create magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by serving breakfast to them.

February 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pathways to Care Prepare lunch and serve it to recovering residents. Minister to and pray with the residents.

to register for or to find out more about these and other serve projects, visit

serve.northlandchurch.net. Dana DeVries at 407-949-7156 or dana.devries@ northlandchurch.net


Mark Your Calendar! Middle school spring Retreat (6th- to 8th-graders)

Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, Southwind, Young Life Camp. and registration at northlandchurch.net/middleschool

senior life Prep

Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., visit website for location. Prepare for your first year out of high school. Attend five or more weeks to be eligible for the senior trip in March and the Baccalaureate in May. and registration at northlandchurch.net/highschool

open Mic Night

Friday, February 3, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Sign up that night to perform. It’s free to attend and open to the whole family.

super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 5, The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. at northlandchurch.net/ calendar/details/SuperBowlParty2012

Father’s Blessing

Sunday, February 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. A ceremony for fathers and sons, 13 years and older. Pastor Joel C. Hunter and Jack Gritter will be speaking. Registration is required. and registration at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ FathersBlessing

heavy Metal Concert

Friday, February 17, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Tickets will be available at the door ($5 for students with IAMTHIRD card; otherwise, $7).

Mark Your Calendar! Daddy-Daughter Dance Underwater Waltz Friday, March 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 at northlandchurch.net. $18 for dads; $9 per daughter. Desserts and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Julie Meeker at julie.meeker@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153

5th-Grade Jumpstart

Saturdays, February 25, March 31, April 28 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get to know other fifth-graders and some of our middle school leaders. You won’t want to miss out, so check here each month to see what’s happening! and RSVP to Julie Meeker at julie.meeker@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153

teacher training

Monday, February 13, 6 to 8 p.m., rooms 5106-7 To accommodate the growing number of children, we need more teachers and helpers. All the materials are provided, and no experience is needed. You can do this! and registration: Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

student ministRies

ACTIVATING STUDENTS TO MAKE KINGDOM NOISE. what is maKinG KinGdom noise? IT’S THE LOVE OF JESUS IN ACTION.

MIDDle sChool MINIstRY To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net luGRox Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (off December 24 and 31), The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGRox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! Students will find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friendconnecting small groups. Optional dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. MIDDle sChool Doulos Do you take a class or volunteer during the 11 a.m. service? If so, there is a new class for your sixth- or seventhgrader in The Rink (meet the leaders in the foyer) during the 11 a.m. service. Middle School Doulos will help students connect what they experience in worship service to their daily lives. tAKe It hoMe At Northland, we believe that parents are designed to be the primary spiritual leaders in their student’s life. We are

honored to serve alongside parents with some awesome supplemental programs. We are always looking for ways to encourage parents in their role. There are a couple of tools on our middle school website we would like to make parents aware of: LUGRox Companion Series Looking for a way to connect with your student regarding what was covered at LUGRox? Check out the parents conversation starter (designed for parents to help deepen their relationship with their student and encourage spiritual growth) and the full message shared at LUG. Next Steps (Sermon Companion Series) Looking for a way to connect with your middle school student regarding this weekend’s message? Check out the Next Steps weekly video and other tools to use with your student.

hIGh sChool MINIstRY To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/highschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net I AM thIRD First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries

and Care Center. Subsequent Wednesdays, Distributed Home Groups (See website for locations). servant leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). northlandchurch.net/highschool

ACCess MINIstRIes FoR stuDeNts Young life Capernaum Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. An evening for teens with special needs that includes worship, dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! TEENS, volunteer to serve at Capernaum. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee. wright@northlandchurch.net

ColleGe MINIstRY Fusion (For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Dinner ($2 donation), Bible study and small group connection. Michael Walker at michael.walker@ northlandchurch.net

ChildRen’s ministRies

HOW CAN THEY CALL ON HIM TO SAVE THEM … how Can theY Believe … UNLESS SOMEONE TELLS THEM? —ROMANS 10:14 (NLT)

Children’s Church

Northland early learning Center

Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries, at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) A variety of options are available. Debbie Grindstaff at debbie.grindstaff@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

A weekday cooperative learning environment The Northland Early Learning Center will enroll children who have reached the age of 2, 3 or 4 by September 1 into the 2-, 3- or 4-year-olds class, respectively. As classes fill up, children will be placed on a waiting list and put in a class on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your child’s spot in a class, there is a $65 nonrefundable registration fee. Pam Anderson at 407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@ northlandchurch.net

Volunteer of the Month: trett Ross Teaching at the 11 a.m. service is where you’ll find Trett Ross each weekend. He is energetic and a wonderful example to the fifth-graders in Children’s Church. You’ll also find Trett serving during special events, such as the Fall Festival. Trett, we love and thank you, for influencing the next generation.

why did you make that? “We learned Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem.”


Ways to Respond Baptisms

Adult Baptisms Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies & Prayer Groups adult bible studies Apostles’ Creed Sundays, January 8 through March 25, 11 a.m., room 4213. What is the basic core of what all Christians believe? How are we different from and similar to other religions? How does what we believe impact everyday life? Join in the discussion of those and other questions as we look at the Apostles’ Creed in light of the Bible. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832 Daniel Precepts Bible Study, Part 2 Thursdays, January 19 through March 22, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Join us as we study God’s prophecies. Child care is provided upon request. To order a workbook, call Precept Ministries at 800-763-8280 and ask for Daniel workbook Part 2. Cost of book: $22.50 plus shipping. Geri Anderson at 407-331-6760 or 2geri@cfl.rr.com Discipleship Group Wednesdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Welcome Center. Study for new believers and those who want to grow in their faith using the book of John. Bob Ek at bobpatek30@aol.com Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 or elaine. harland@northlandchurch.net Genesis • Sundays, January 8 through August 26, 9 a.m., room 4206. • Wednesdays, January 11 through August 29, 7 p.m., room 2211, Admin Wing. This foundational book of the Bible sets the stage for all that comes after. Join us for an in-depth look at what the Bible says about our existence, our purpose, our relationship with God, the origin of sin, the first promise of a Messiah and much more. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1832 Gospel of John Bible Study Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Discover more about the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and learn more about who God is. Come early for refreshments and fellowship. John and Carolyn Jones at 407-831-5822

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Here are some great places to start!

Transformers — Young married couples (mid-20s to -40s) Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Our goal is to build relationships and grow in our marriages by studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. Child care is available with a reservation; to Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Tim and Michelle Kutcher at tim.kutcher@gmail.com

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Man Alive Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Transforming a man’s seven primal needs into a powerful spiritual life, by Patrick Morley and Man in the Mirror. Bob Shoemaker at bobshoemaker@mindspring. com or 407-599-3132 Philippians Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Leo Carrier at leo@carrierinsurance.com

woMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Isaiah Precepts Bible Study, Part 1 Mondays, January 9 to May 7, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Meet God, the holy One of Israel, and discover the destiny of nations, the future of all mankind ... including ours. Workbook cost: about $33. Child care provided with advanced registration. and registration: Melody Ringenberg at rringenberg@cfl.rr.com Mercy Triumphs, by Beth Moore An eight-week in-depth exploration through the book of James. Child care is available with registration. Workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. • Mondays, January 9 through February 27, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, January 10 through February 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Returning members, contact your table leader. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407-833-0094 or rossduo@ cfl.rr.com

PRAYER groups Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7180 Prayer Group Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Jean Sherwood at 407-796-4705

Classes & Training Check the Northland website (northlandchurch.net/classes/) for the most up to date information on all classes.

ADULTS Belong/Membership Opportunities • Six-week class: Sundays, February 26 to April 1, 11 a.m., room 4209. Hear Pastor Kevin Urichko and other Northland leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832 • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ Financial Peace University Wednesdays, February 1 through April 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. In an entertaining way everyone can understand, this 13-week study provides you with the “nuts and bolts” of how to manage money, eliminate debt and live on a budget. Child care is available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Cost for materials: $99 (available at the Northland Bookstore). and registration: Valerie and Paul Brown at paul.brown@northlandchurch.net or val. brown@northlandchurch.net Marriage 911 Wednesdays, starting February 1, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Attend this 13-week class to rescue your marriage. Men and women participate separately. Books and materials are available in the Northland Bookstore (Broken Heart on Hold: $9.75; Marriage 911 workbook: $30). To register for class contact Linda Rooks at lindarooks@ embarqmail.com or 407-644-8619; child care registration: Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net The Marriage Course Thursdays, February 9 through March 22, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-07. For any couple who want to invest in their relationship, whether together one or 61 years and whether they have a good relationship or are struggling. Bring dinner, enjoy a romantic setting, and develop a strong and healthy marriage to last a lifetime! Cost: $10 per couple and $10 for two workbooks, available at Northland’s bookstore. Register at northlandchurch. net/classes. Child care is available (kids 10 and under) with registration by contacting Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ Jerry and northlandchurch.net. Sarah Biuso at 321-363-4541 or jerry@ strongbondsmm.com Money and Marriage God’s Way (Compass) • Sundays, January 29 through March 4, 10:30 a.m., room 4204. Chris and Teri Toadvine at toadvines@gmail.com • Tuesdays, January 31 through March 6, 6:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Sandi and Dave McLaughlin at davidkmclaughlin@yahoo.com This six-week small group study will show you how to discover God’s approach to managing your finances and strengthening your marital relationship. Cost for materials, available at the Northland Bookstore: $39. Navigating Your Finances God’s Way February 2 through March 29, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4205. This nine-week small group study teaches individuals God’s perspective on managing money and possessions. Includes a free copy of Your Money Counts! Cost for materials, available in the Northland Bookstore: $39 per person, or $49 per couple. Bob Shoemaker at 407-599-3132 or bshoemaker@compass1.org

Resolving Everyday Conflicts, by Peacemakers Ministries Thursdays, January 19 through March 8, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Workbook ($12.75) is available in the Northland Bookstore. Registration fee is $5. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/Resolving_Everyday_Conflictsby_ Peacemakers/. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@northlandchurch. net. Gary Wright at lanaharrison@cfl. rr.com or 386-753-0280

children Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Materials cost: $5. Registration is required. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane. jones@northlandchurch.net • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Dates TBD Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: February 8 to March 7. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: January 11 to February 15. Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood Wednesdays, starting January 25, 6:30 to 8 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. What does it take to be a real man? Is there a moment when it happens? What is it that holds men back from their true identity? This course answers your questions, offers a clear definition of manhood and challenges each man to develop his own personalized manhood plan. The workbook required is available in Northland’s bookstore or in class for $12. and registration: Robert Diacheysn at robert.diacheysn@ northlandchurch.net or 407-920-9655, or Rich Gailey at gaileyr@bellsouth.net or 407-5957447

woMEN New Believers Class for Women Sundays, February 12 through March 18, 5 to 6:15 p.m., room 4205. This class is for all women who want to grow in intimacy with Christ and become empowered in their walk. For child care reservations, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Registration fee for materials: $5. Kari Maggard at 407-3592799 or karimaggard@gmail.com

Care Groups adults Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, hangups and habits over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include CR 101, Men’s and Women’s Addiction, Men’s and Women’s Co-dependency, Mom’s of Addicts,

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Men’s Anger, Men’s Sexual Addiction, Women’s Relationship Addiction, Women’s Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders for Women. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@ northlandchurch.net. Coping with Addictions/Codependency His Way Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. His Way, Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for time and location. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $19 for the book (available in the Bookstore). Child care available. Donna Delzingaro at 407-9371749 or divorcecare@northlandchurch.net GriefShare Call for time and location. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., rooms 5206-07. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Skye Engel at 407-834-3158 PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict and making a difference in relationships. Mediation and biblical conflict coaching are available. Rich Arndt at 407-221-8955 or volvoom@gmail.com Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for location. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Cost: $5, and $19 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Assessment required. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749

MEN Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net Struggling with Same-sex Attraction? Thursdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group that provides a safe and caring environment for Christian men who are struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction. Jim at 407-949-4000, ext. 1754

woMEN Bcause—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com. Women Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction Group Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. This group support provides confidential care and recovery from fantasy, romance, love and sex/pornography addiction. For child care reservations contact Linda Campbell at 407937-1757. Suzanne Rucker at 407-9679313 or LifeCounselingSolutions@gmail.com Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1115. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that keep you in bondage. Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com

Special Interest Groups AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ trubromance.com Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Build authentic Christian community, grow spiritually mature and affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon Susan Perry at commonground@ request. northlandchurch.net or 407-878-5599 Divine Reflection Art Group Second Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Join other artists to reflect God’s truth and beauty through the visual arts. Laura Bates at carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873 Kingdom Advisors Fourth Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join this lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Philip van Staden at 407-339-9090 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. Tiana Bouley at tiana.bouley@gmail.com or visit northlandmoms4moms.com • Moms4Moms Book Club Sunday, February 12, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. This month’s book: The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1831 Motorcycle Group Teen Challenge and 10-Year Anniversary Ride, Sunday, February 19, 8:30 a.m., call for location. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. and depart at 9 sharp for Teen Challenge to share in its morning service at 9:30. Lori will be delivering the sermon, titled “Treasures in

Heaven.” Lunch and a ride will follow. Rain or shine. If it rains, bring your car because Lori they will be expecting us for church. Landers at 386-668-9077 Single Purpose (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 3 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Join us for fellowship and new and exciting monthly studies to help us grow in our faith! Attend, or e-mail to find out more about weekly small groups. Dave Mullen at Singlepurpose7@gmail.com Northland en Español Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends. Child care is available by contacting ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net or by calling Ivan at 407949-4000 Northland en Español Reunión Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Cuidado de niños está disponible contactando ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net o llamando Ivan al 407949-4000 Softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. www.nlsoftball. com or northlandsoftball@gmail.com Spanish Ministry Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish interpretation is avaliable online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Center. Join the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/northlandespanol. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

Serve at Northland Questions about serving at Northland? serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-9494000 or serve.northlandchurch.net Children’s Ministries There are plenty of ways to serve in Children’s Ministries. Whether it is through preparing the weekly take-home resources, teaching or helping in a classroom on the weekends, or manning the children’s library during the week, volunteers make a difference. Debbie Blahnik at debbie. blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497162 Congregational Care Call Center Weekday volunteers are needed for this teleministry. No prior phone experience necessary, just a passion to connect with God’s people. You will be trained. Flexible hours. Donna Thornton at donna.thornton@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0567

Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Lori Holton at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Musicians Needed Celebrate Recovery is looking for a keyboard player, guitarist and bass player to join its worship team. Must be willing to join groups and studies as required by leaders, which is approximately two hours a week, every Friday night. Trina at 407-808-4586 or trinakoehler@gmail.com Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000 Minister to Teens Do you have a heart for hurting teens? We are looking for people to help with an exciting new ministry for students 6th- to 12th-graders. All training and materials will be provided. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Serve with Northland Access Ministries Steering Committee Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net Blood Drive Sunday, February 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Monday, February 6, 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In January, 94 people donated 79 units, and as a result 235 lives were saved. To reduce your waiting time, you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039 Disaster Response Teams Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided.


Visit northlandchurch.net/ministries/disaster_ response. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net Free Clinic Volunteers Needed Harvest Time International’s Medical Care Center will open this fall. It is currently looking for volunteers who would like to commit to serve at least once a month. It needs doctors, nurses and other medical staff as well as clerical volunteers to qualify the families (does require one-time training). The clinic will serve needy families without health insurance in our community. The hours are Monday through Saturday. lena@ harvesttime.org or 407-328-9900, ext. 135 Good News Clubs in Public Schools Child Evangelism Fellowship in the Central Florida area needs helpers to serve in outreach to elementary schools in the Winter Springs area. The clubs are run on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Orientation and resources to serve the children and make a difference are provided. More helpers are needed in other area schools. Jim at the CEF office at 407-896-7288 or cefcenfl@ earthlink.net Help Incarcerated Men Men needed to come alongside incarcerated men. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Greg Kerr at 407-770-8503 or gpkerr@cfl.rr.com Jail Ministry Minister to inmates in Seminole and Orange County jails during the Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. or Monday 7 p.m. worship service, help with Celebrate Recovery inside for men and women, or become a mentor/coach for men and women recently released from incarceration. Pen pals and people to type prayer request cards are needed. Training is provided.  More info is at northlandchurch.net/ministries/prison_and_ jail_transition. Jail Ministry voice mail at 407-949-4007 Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pjgrannan@yahoo.com Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com Pen Pals for Inmates Looking for men and women interested in corresponding with inmates in Seminole County jail. Additionally, some move on to prison and request a penpal. Must follow established guidelines. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7910 or gretchen.kerr@ northlandchurch.net PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903 Reading/Tutoring Ministry Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary & Magnet School, Sanford. Teens through people in their 80s, read as “Nanas,” “Papas” or “Buddies” to kindergarteners, and/or tutor second-graders in reading or math for one, two or three

hours. Tutoring may be done on alternate days. Mary Weeks at Marykweeks@gmail. com or 407-977-0724, or Elaine Gritter at egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-327-1474 Reading and Math Buddies Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School. Help make a difference for a child struggling with reading or math by volunteering one hour a week. Rebekah_richey@scps.k12. fl.us or 407-320-5847 Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Laurie Jean Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net The Sharing Center Volunteers are needed at the Longwood and Sanford sites. Some positions include working at the client services offices or the thrift store, and picking up food from businesses. Volunteers also are needed in the Center’s Oasis, where homeless kids and adults can take a shower, get clothes washed, and use computers for homework and job searches. 407-260-9155 or www.thesharingcenter.org/volunteer Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/serve_beyond/

How to be Truly Free in Christ Tuesday, February 14, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. church supper; 6:30 p.m. mission continues, All Saints Church, 338 E. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Healing Mission. Free will offering. 407-647-8925 or kirstena@allsaints.wp.com Visit Israel with Pastor Gus Davies March 22 to April 1, 2012. Join this spiritual pilgrimage to Israel to see where many of the Bible events took place. Felipe Santos of Universal Travel at 407-831-0062 or info@ universaltravelisrael.com

men Christian Businessmen’s Connection Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@ aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642 Faithful and True Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., room 3-215, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Matt Casada at Mattcasada@ gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1770

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Beyond Northland

NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home. www.nearhim.com

ADULTS

Parents Group for Moms and Dads Impacted by Homosexuality Second Monday each month, 7 p.m., Altamonte Springs ministry location. Join this group where you can share your feelings, and learn how to respond to your gay loved one in a Godly way. For confidential information Cherrie at cherrierowe@aol.com or 407-322-6850

Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, March 21, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022 or christianhelp.org Desire Street Northland’s ministry partner Desire Street is transforming impoverished neighborhoods throughout the United States. Learn more at desirestreet.org. Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Luis Rodriguez at 407-687-7173 Healing Grace Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 2992 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Coorie Moore at 407-244-5527 Healing and Transition (HAT) Program Serving men and women recently released from incarceration, and their families. Mentors/coaches needed; training is provided. Jobs, housing and other basic needs. Grant writer is needed. Gretchen Kerr at 407-712-4566

women Amazing Women Saturdays, February 18, March 10, April 21, May 19, June 9, July 14, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Hilton, 350 North Lake Blvd., Altamonte Springs. This is a community of women who are followers of Christ and open to hear His message. Each meeting includes awesome music, special guests, and a timely and transforming Bible teaching from founder, Angela Courte. Register at: www. amazingwomen.com.

Women’s Connection Luncheon Third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Drive. All women are invited to the monthly luncheon, designed to connect women with God, their community, and each other. Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@ gmail.com or 386-753-9376 Workplace Ministry First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders (www.J4Leaders.org), an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Pam Oldham at info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797 Wounded Heart Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., chapel, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join other sexual abuse survivors as they embark on an honest, hopeful and healing exploration using the book The Wounded Heart and its workbook, by Dan Allender. Belinda Thrift at belindathrift@yahoo. com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1799

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood. 407-260-9155 or www. thesharingcenter.org Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. 407949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541 Men’s casual clothes, backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes and hygienic supplies, are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220

Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 2, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., hosted at Community United Methodist on 17-92. Registration is open for our fall class. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study Genesis. A children’s program is available from nursery to primary. Karen Cunningham at 407-679-7072 or Orlando. CBSclass.org Divorced/Widowed Women’s Fellowship Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Nancy Petitto at 321972-2255

Looking for ministry-related jobs in Central Florida? Need to hire at your ministry? Find and post

paid positions at jobs. northlandchurch.net.

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About Northland, A Church Distributed What We Believe The Bible

— We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)

God

— The Trinity — We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8) Jesus Christ — We believe by miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. He is the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3) Holy Spirit — We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and converts sinners, and baptizes them into the church, which is the body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each one. We believe that the believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the body of Christ. The practice of any gift in any gathered body shall be in keeping with the Scripture. (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

The Means of Salvation

— We believe that salvation from the guilt and condemnation of sin is possible only as the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by good resolutions, sincere efforts, or submission to the rules, regulations or ordinances of any church, but is freely bestowed on all who put their faith in Christ and trust in the work that Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All who so trust the Savior pass from death unto life, and are forgiven of their sins, accepted by the Father, and born into His family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. (John 5:24; Ephesians 1:67; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23)

Security, Assurance and Responsibility

— We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. However, this assurance must not be the occasion for sin, for God in His holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:2729; Romans 8:19-39; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

our purpose: Why we are here From its inception in 1972, Northland has been unwavering in its purpose: To bring people to maturity in Christ.

our vision: What we see

A vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable future. It sees the future through the eyes of faith. It shares the perspective of the biblical writer when he wrote the following words: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, NASB). Northland’s vision is to see people coming to Christ, and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day.

our mission: What we do

At Northland, we believe God’s call to us as a body of believers is to respond to Him for the benefit of others. There are countless ways that one can respond to God’s grace and goodness. We have identified the following ways that we, as a church, regularly want to respond together: Worshiping God — John 4:21 Glorify God for who He is and what He has done. Reading the Bible — Jeremiah 1:12 Study God’s message to you often. Sharing our stories — 1 Peter 3:15 Tell others what God is doing in your life. Being in community — John 13:35 Foster environments for relationship. Praying — 1 Peter 3:12 Engage in conversation with God. Serving others — Matthew 25:40 Meet the needs of the people around you. Living generously — Matthew 6:21 Give what God’s given you.

We believe that as we respond to God together we will be transformed into the image of Christ.

Worship Times Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . 9 (hi)(sp), 11 a.m.(sp); 5 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

Live Concurrent Worship Northland at Oviedo and Northland at Mount Dora worship with us concurrently at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship times.

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— We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. We believe that man is subject to the power of the devil and has within himself no possible means of recovery or salvation. (Genesis 1:26; 1 John 1:8-10; Romans 6:23)

Join us for LIVE online worship at during any of our worship times!

Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!

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Man

— We believe that the true church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that those who are members of the true church will be eligible for membership in the local church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the church during the present age. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are acts of obedience to the Lord. Participation in them, though, is not to be regarded in any sense as a means of salvation. (Acts 2)

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The Christian’s Walk

— We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit of God. The flesh (our natural desire), which in this life is never fully eradicated, must be kept by the Spirit (through our walk of faith), constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives, to the dishonor of our Lord. (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:16)

The Eternal State

— We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming for the church, when soul and glorified body, reunited, will be associated with Him forever in glory. We believe that unbelievers will be punished with everlasting separation from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power. (John 3:15-16; Hebrews 9:28; Matthew 25:41-46)

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

New to Northland? Do you have questions … about God, Northland or anything else? Look for this icon above our INFO KIOSKS located throughout the foyer during worship times! A host will be there to connect with you. Or visit northlandchurch.net/new.


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contact info

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net | info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Northland Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net.

GOVERNING ELDERS Thom Willis, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Owusu Amaning, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . . . 407-949-7169 marcus.mennenga@northlandchurch.net Fred Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 fred.franz@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Peter Katauskas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 peter.katauskas@northlandchurch.net Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 don.pederson@northlandchurch.net Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe@travel2brazil.com

DISTRIBUTED SITES

Whom do I contact if:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The church is on the south side of Highway 441. Look for the “Northland” sign. Facebook.com . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Robert Johnson, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-792-1146 or robert.johnson@northlandchurch.net

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000

OVIEDO SITE Reformed Theological Seminary. . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 The Seminary is located at the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Woods Boulevard, just east of State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail). Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300, Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website. . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net

I am interested in a Care Ministry? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

HOME CHURCHES Bridgewater, NJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Jorge De La Rosa: j_master18@hotmail.com or 407-748-2421 Cape Canaveral, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays, 7 p.m. David Heck: corso64@gmail.com or 407-385-0108

I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 or pray.northlandchurch.net I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Bob Keiderling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1789 or bob.keiderling@northlandchurch.net

I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net Diane Jones (infants–grade school). . . . . 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net

PASTOR’S BIO

Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764

I want to help at Northland? Lori Holton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 lori.holton@northlandchurch.net

Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as Northland’s senior pastor since 1985. During Pastor Hunter’s tenure, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a community of 15,000 that worships around the globe. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues” found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is a frequent consultant to U.S. agencies and served during the inaugural year on the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven.

DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746

I want to get involved in a serve project? Dana DeVries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or serve@northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve

Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter.

Access Ministries We have programs and services for individuals with disabilities. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader who can be reached at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net. Find out more at northlandchurch.net/blogs/category/ access_ministries/.

Naples, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Ocoee, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Marty McCoy: mmccoy@kostoandrotella.com or 407-733-5989 Ponce Inlet, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Joe and Donna Leonardo: josephleonardo@sprintmail.com or 386-236-8871 Salisbury, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966 Tyngsboro, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Debbie Miller: NorthlandTyngsboro@gmail.com or 978-649-6115 Utica, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Terri McDowell: terrilee.mcdowell@gmail.com or 845-332-6762 Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965

I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I want to learn more about your Spanish Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio en Español. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Debbie Grindstaff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or debbie.grindstaff@northlandchurch.net I am facing an unforeseen/unexpected financial crisis and need guidance and resources? Visit LifeHope in the Care Center . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Walk-in hours are 9 to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. I need information on jail/prison transition ministries? Gretchen Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net I need the Resource Advocate Office for Families in Transition? Gretchen Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net

What is a “church distributed”?

Put simply: It means that church isn’t a building ... it’s people “being the church,” everywhere, every day — responding to God for who He is and what He has done. It also means that, in recognition of how God distributes different gifts among people (1 Corinthians 12:11), we connect with individuals and organizations outside our four walls for long-term support and effectiveness — without blurring distinctions. Pastor Hunter puts it this way: “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish kingdom purposes.” “There are many parts, yet one body,” the Bible says (1 Corinthians 12:20, ESV). Parts of Northland meet as distributed churches in Central Florida (Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo) and online throughout the world for worship, fellowship and to be regularly distributed in service to their local communities. If you wish to learn more about the church distributed, you may purchase the book Church Distributed, by Dr. Joel C. Hunter, at the Northland Bookstore or Amazon.com. All proceeds go to Northland.



Worship Guide-Respond 05, 2012