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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 26-28, 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 Children’s Church during all worship services:

• T-n-T Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 through August 2, 1 to 5 p.m.,

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool The Rink, SMCC. • Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

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

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

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

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

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

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

• SUMMER I Am Third Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 6:30 to

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten)

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool 8:45 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12thgraders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews).

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!

ADULT MINISTRIES There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects, northlandchurch.net.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at

• Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC • Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

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!

______________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail______________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone

_____________________________________________________________________________

Which site are you attending? [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ I am a [ ] child [ ] high school student [ ] middle school student [ ] adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/26-28/2012

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

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

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 407949-4000 with questions.

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — May 15 to 21, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

Difference . . . . . (325,339)

Difference . . . . . . . (8,210)

Received . . . . . 5,045,012

Received . . . . . . . 247,521

Need . . . . . . . . 5,370,351

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


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 26-28, 2012

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• T-n-T Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 through August 2, 1 to 5 p.m.,

Children’s Church during all worship services:

The Rink, SMCC. • Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

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

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

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

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

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

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

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten)

• SUMMER I Am Third Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 6:30 to

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

8:45 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-

ADULT MINISTRIES

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

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others

and work crews).

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!

in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects,

• Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC

studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

northlandchurch.net.

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

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

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!

______________________________________________________________________________________

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

[ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ I am a [ ] child [ ] high school student [ ] middle school student [ ] adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/26-28/2012

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

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 407949-4000 with questions.

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — May 15 to 21, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

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

Need . . . . . . . . 5,370,351

Received . . . . . . . 247,521

Received . . . . . 5,045,012

Difference . . . . . . . (8,210)

Difference . . . . . (325,339)


What’s Current

PERSONAL JESUS

What’s happening at Northland? Plenty! Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God.

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR VERNON RAINWATER (Read about Pastor Vernon at northlandchurch.net/team/vernon_rainwater/.)

SCRIPTURE FOCUS:

BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES: SUMMER NIGHTS

Matthew 7:21-27 (ESV) “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Dinner and Discipleship with Student Ministries!

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

WORSHIP FOCUS: Worship God today for His amazing grace. Our redemption is possible because of the price He paid.

Saturday nights at Longwood. Kicks off with a BBQ on June 9. It’s fun and fellowship for your whole family — with a weekly potluck dinner, game time, teaching by some of your favorites, and breakout discussions for parents and students!

THINK ABOUT IT. Spark conversation in your group this week: Together read Luke 7:21-27. Look closely at Jesus’ words. What is the point of being redeemed, of reconciling with God and others?

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. —Psalm 95:1-7, NRSV

ADULT BAPTISMS

Learn How to Share Your Faith!

Come to the Water!

Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.

Sunday, June 10 at the Watkins’ home. At Northland, we don’t believe baptism is essential for salvation, BUT we do think it’s a wonderful expression of the Lordship of Christ in your life. If baptism is something you’ve never done before and would like to do, now’s the time!

One of the ways we get to respond to God is by telling others about His works in our lives. This class will teach you simple and practical ways to share your stories in a natural and nonthreatening manner!

Learn more on page 7 in Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

Register today at northlandchurch.net!

Find out more at northlandchurch.net!

How would you explain what it means to know God? What does it mean for Him to know you?

 BE IN COMMUNITY.

PRAY.

WORKSHOP: SHARING LIFE STORIES

How does the story of the wise man and the foolish man illustrate what Jesus is saying? Reading between the lines, how does He define wisdom? What is a solid foundation? What, or who, is the Rock?

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

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Address

Reading this, it would be easy to conclude that our works (obedience) get us into heaven. Is that how you would interpret Jesus’ words? Have you experienced the shifting sands of a life without foundation and purpose? If so, what could you do about that today?

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Phone

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[ ] The above is an update. I am a [ ] child [ ] high school student [ ] middle school student [ ] adult. Prayer request:

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I’d like more information about:

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


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 26-28, 2012

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/middleschool

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• T-n-T Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 through August 2, 1 to 5 p.m.,

Children’s Church during all worship services:

The Rink, SMCC. • Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

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

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

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

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

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

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

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

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

HIGH SCHOOL — northlandchurch.net/highschool

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5)

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten)

• SUMMER I Am Third Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 6:30 to

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

8:45 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-

ADULT MINISTRIES

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

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others

and work crews).

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!

in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects,

• Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC

studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

northlandchurch.net.

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

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

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!

______________________________________________________________________________________

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

[ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other __________________________________________________________________________ I am a [ ] child [ ] high school student [ ] middle school student [ ] adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/26-28/2012

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

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 407949-4000 with questions.

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — May 15 to 21, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

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

Need . . . . . . . . 5,370,351

Received . . . . . . . 247,521

Received . . . . . 5,045,012

Difference . . . . . . . (8,210)

Difference . . . . . (325,339)


June 2012

www.northlandchurch.net

Respond. Be the ChuRCh.

EVERY WHERE. eveRY daY.

BUILDING stRoNG FAMILIES

SERVE OTHERS

SCHOOL’S oUt ... TIME to STUDY!?

Saturdays, beginning June 16

The next Local Serve Day isn’t until July, but service opportunities abound now! Discover where YOU can serve AT, WITH and BEYOND Northland ...

NEW classes and topics — see what Bible studies are getting started this month!

It’s dinner and discipleship — fun and fellowship — for the WHOLE family! Details on page 6.

Find your fit on pages 4 and 5.

Browse the listings on pages 7-9.


Respond to God

GLoRIFy GoD FoR WHo HE Is aND WHat HE Has DoNE.

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 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.

How can your daily routines and choices be a form of worship?

“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


Resource Well Equips Ministry Leaders Worldwide I

t’s a new day for people around the world using the Northland children’s God in His extravagant and faithful provision of the resources we need, curriculum. And it couldn’t have come soon enough, according to Northland’s aim is to give away as much as we can to anyone, anywhere in Melinda Rutland, a Northland staffer who serves as the webmaster for the world, who is involved in the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Resource Well, a new website that houses the children’s curriculum, along “Distributing what God has given us through the people called Northland with many other ministry resources. is just a natural outcome of being a distributed “We’ve taken a quantum leap in our church,” says Dr. Margi McCombs, Northland’s We’ve designed it to be as simple ability to serve ministry leaders with executive director of equipping. “Everything we as dropping a bucket down a hole Resource Well from what we were using produce here we do with the idea of giving it away, to retrieve valuable tools to help the past four years,” Melinda says. “They’re of making it globally adaptable—knowing that thrilled, and so are we!” You can almost God didn’t give it to us just for us. It’s primarily for grow the Kingdom of Jesus … . hear the hallelujahs ring. those who will never set foot in this building, for Resource Well’s ministry resources also those out there. We’re inspired by that.” include curriculum for middle school students, video classes and small The name Resource Well is based on a simple concept. First, from group materials for adults, video training for those wanting to pioneer a ancient times, a well has been a gathering place in the center of a house church, and Dr. Hunter’s entire book Church Distributed. community where an exchange of ideas and conversations take place. The vision for Resource Well, established several years ago, is to provide Second, a sustainable well is a place that is connected to an unlimited an equipping website for ministry leaders looking for the kind of resources supply of water, life’s most valuable resource. In the same produced at Northland, for free. Reflecting the generosity of way, we want our new website to be a place of connection, a place of unending creativity, and renewable and sustainable resources. We’ve designed it to be as simple as dropping a bucket down a hole to retrieve valuable tools to help grow the Kingdom of Jesus, the One who came to bring us Living Water. “It truly is a new day for us,” adds Melinda. “We’re grateful to offer a site that makes high-quality resources easily accessible, connects the church through common ministry, and reflects God’s generosity by making it all available at no cost. It’s a big step forward for us, and one we’ve been looking forward to for a long time.” Apparently, people around the world agree. Since its launch in February, Resource Well has welcomed more than 1,600 unique users, with 42 percent of those who visited the site returning for another session. In all, the website has received more than 2,700 visits and more than 14,000 page views.

mission: target:

delivery:

To give away as many ministry resources as possible. Ministry leaders everywhere, including teachers, pastors, children’s ministry workers, youth leaders, home church pioneers and Vacation Bible School organizers, among others. This new online resource center, created by Northland, is located at www.resourcewell.org.


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Go on a DISTRIBUTED JOURNEY!

seRve GloBallY

Take a trip this Fall! Apply today. Browse short-term trips and apply at somedayistoday.net.

Team Shares Supplies, Christ’s Love in Egypt BY BETSY DASSE

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gypt is the land of pyramids, pharaohs and, more recently, the attention of the international media. It is the land where Jesus lived as a child when God directed Joseph to take his family there for safety. Cairo, Egypt, is where our five-member team—Devon Lang, Fernando Pedraza, Jami Wray, Kevin Wray, and I—headed April 14 to work with a long-term team providing care and compassion to those in need. We were overflowing with excitement, so very grateful for our families and friends who supported us in this Distributed Journey, and thankful that God had called us to participate in this mission trip. Since the revolution in Egypt, which began in January 2011, many people have been reluctant to travel to Egypt. Were the five members of our team worried about our safety? The answer is a resounding no! Our team felt secure about serving in Egypt for several reasons. First and foremost, we knew that God was in control and directing us; the level of peace that comes with that is priceless. Second, the leadership at Northland was closely monitoring events in Egypt related to our safety. Finally, throughout our time in Egypt, we were accompanied by a team from our partner church, which considered our safety a high priority. We were privileged to serve with the Healing Grace ministry in Upper Egypt. Healing Grace focuses on the transformation of villages by identifying needy families, providing them with food, medical care and encouragement, and helping to teach them about the love of Christ. A child sponsorship ministry helps to make it possible for the Healing Grace team to achieve the goals of its ministry.

The children enjoy our songs and stories.

The 12 full-time staff members of Healing Grace visit these families every week and work with the village churches. They sponsor clubs, provide retreats for the children, and ensure that the children attend school and get the supplies they need, along with tutoring as necessary. This ministry also provides special sessions for women and has established preschools in seven villages. Our team made 60 visits to Christian homes, taking them needed articles, talking with them through interpreters, praying with them, and being Christ’s light as we loved on them with smiles, conversations and hugs. Their homes are simple. Many have packed dirt floors and sparse furnishings, and often they are shared with animals, including chickens, goats and cows. We were warmly welcomed into each home and felt so blessed to be with these beautiful, gracious, godly people. We had the opportunity to visit the preschools in two villages. That was so much fun. At one school, the children sang two songs for us in English! Although these preschoolers are not fluent in conversational English, they clearly understood that their words praised the Lord. They bowed their heads and folded their hands in prayer as they gave thanks to the Lord for their noon meal. We also helped out during a two-day retreat for 75 children. Although we wouldn’t win any Grammy Awards or Oscar nominations, we sang them songs, such as “Our God Is So Big”; presented a skit about Joseph, which emphasized love, forgiveness and trust in God in all situations; and presented a segment on basic hygiene. Through generous donations from our families, friends and team members, we were able to give the children school supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste and bandages to share with their families. Our team members were blessed in so many ways. We spanned three generations in age. Except for Jami and

Kevin, who are married, we did not know one another before our pre-trip team meetings. Our bonds began to form slowly and became incredibly strong throughout our time in Egypt, resulting in what I’m certain will be lifelong friendships based on our mutual love of the Lord and desire to serve in His holy name through this Distributed Journey. Many Northland mercy ministry team members from this and other years felt led to sponsor Egyptian children through the Healing Grace ministry. We had the special blessing of meeting our children. In many cases, we also have had the privilege of meeting their families and visiting them in their homes. Taha, a village where our mercy ministry teams have served since 2009, is very close to our hearts. We pray that more members of Northland will consider sponsoring children through this program. For more information, visit the Healing Grace website at www.healinggraceministry.org. For more information about this trip or the ministry of Healing Grace, contact me at bsdasse@aol.com and put “Healing Grace” in the subject line.

Strangers before this Distributed Journey, the participants are now lifelong friends.

One of the families with whom we visited and prayed.


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seRve loCallY Why We Should Serve Others BY DANA DEVRIES

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hy should we serve others? Well, there are as many different reasons as there are ways to serve! For example, a recent survey that United Healthcare conducted indicated that people who volunteer are more likely to rate their overall satisfaction with their lives as “very good” than are those who don’t volunteer. Furthermore, people who volunteer overwhelmingly agreed that serving others enriched their “sense of purpose in life.” In addition, people who serve others agreed that volunteering “makes me feel physically healthier” and “lowers my stress level.” Who doesn’t want to feel healthier and less stressed? While serving others can help you feel better, might lower stress and can leave you feeling good about doing something for someone else, there are far more compelling reasons why we, as Christians, should serve others. Ultimately, our service isn’t about how it makes us feel or what we can get out of it. In fact, it’s not about us at all. Instead, it is all about God, bringing His Kingdom here on earth and responding to Him. Our service is far bigger

than we are! It is part of building His Kingdom, part of our response to God and very much a part of our worship. If you have spent any time at Northland, you know we talk a lot about being the church, everywhere, every day. Serving in the local community is a tangible way of demonstrating God’s love for those around us, and one of the most practical ways to be the church. For many people, seeing someone give of himself or herself in order to help them may be the first time they see and experience Christ’s love for them. Our willingness to serve speaks volumes to those around us about who God is and what He has done in our lives. While I’m certainly not opposed to lowering stress or feeling better, serving others can be so much more if you choose. So go serve someone, somewhere this week, knowing that your simple act of service goes far beyond anything you can imagine. Find someone in your neighborhood or at work who could use a hand, serve with a local organization, or sign up for one of our local projects at serve.northlandchurch.net. When you are serving, remember that it is about so much more than how it makes you feel. It’s about sharing Christ with others. It’s about worship. It’s about building His Kingdom. Now those are compelling reasons to serve!

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 June 9. . . . . . . . . .Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items for the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

June 16. . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International Help sort, stack, pack and organize supplies for local families in need and for shipping packages internationally during times of need.

June 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Create magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by serving breakfast to them.

June 23. . . . . . . . .Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items for the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless. Registration and check-in are easy.

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

Don’t forget to pick up your free T-shirt to wear to all the serve events you attend.

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Mark Your Calendar! Family BBQ

Saturdays, June 9 and August 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Learn about the fantastic summer Student Ministries has planned for students and their families. Bring a dish to share and drinks for your family. Register at northlandchurch.net/highschool or northlandchurch. net/middleschool.

Building Strong Families: Summer Nights Saturdays, starting June 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink.

We’re hosting a series for parents of teens, featuring Dr. Joel C. and Becky Hunter and Vernon and Connie Rainwater, along with other guest speakers. Bring your whole family for a potluck dinner, game time, teaching and breakout discussions. We are anticipating an incredible summer of community, challenge and growth! Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/highschool or northlandchurch. net/middleschool.

Encore Concert

Friday, July 6, 7 p.m., The Rink. Come out and hear the 2012 Battle of the Bands winner, Belle Isle, and the runner-up, Victory for Tomorrow, at the Encore Concert.

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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 t-n-t (Summer Program) Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 to August 2, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink. Open to all incoming middle school students. Come and hang out at The Rink with the summer interns and Student Ministries staff for a summer of awesome fun and solid teaching. MIDDlE SCHOOl DOulOS Sundays, 11 a.m., The Rink. 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. 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 SuMMEr I AM tHIrD Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. An evening of worship and teaching for high school students.

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 to 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

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

Mark Your Calendar!

ChildRen’s ministRies

Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2 to 5) and their Parents

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. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net 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

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. — Step 1: June 6 to

27; Step 2: July 11 to August 8. More details on page 7. and registration: Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188

5th-Grade Induction Ceremony 2012

Saturday, June 2, 6:45 p.m., Northland at Longwood sanctuary. Come encourage the children preparing to enter sixth grade as they enter a new season in their lives. To register your fifth-grade, soon-to-be-sixth-grade, child, contact Julie Meeker at julie.meeker@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7153. There will be a parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with the Student Ministries Leaders.

1st-Grade Orientation

Sunday, June 3, 3 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. It’s time for our kindergarteners to leave the Early Childhood Ministry and move to the Grade School Ministry! Come tour the classrooms and worship room, and meet the first-grade teachers and leaders. Teri Grayson at 407-949-4014 or teri.grayson@ northlandchurch.net

Promotion Weekend June 9-11

All children move up to the next age group and grade level.

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

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A Musical Celebration

Friday, June 29, 7 p.m., Longwood sanctuary. Join us for a celebration of the Lord’s Prayer, performed by the young artists attending Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp. Enjoy the celebration, and view our Young Artists Art Gallery. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken to help support the homeless children of Seminole County. Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162

Volunteer of the Month: riley Henson A great love for our children and a desire to help them learn the Word of God are just two of the many attributes Riley exhibits each weekend in our Early Childhood classrooms. Whether it’s while helping with all the details or leading one of the fun, lessonreinforcing activities, Riley shines just like her wonderful smile and personal example. Thank you, Riley, for sharing your time and talents with all of us in Children’s Ministries!


Ways to Respond Baptisms

Adult Baptisms Sunday, June 10, 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, July 21, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies adultS 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, through August 26, 9 a.m., room 4206. • Wednesdays, 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 Hard Words to Understand Bible Study Sundays, June 17 through September 2, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Explore a deeper understanding of key words and concepts in the Bible, such as grace, glory, mercy, the Trinity, justification, sanctification and many more. Come early for refreshments and fellowship. John and Carolyn Jones at 407-831-5822 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 Hanging Out With Jesus Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. Stories from the Gospels, by Patrick Morley and Man in the Mirror. Bob Shoemaker at bobshoemaker@mindspring.com or 407599-3132

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

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 Leo Carrier at minutes of prayer. leo@carrierinsurance.com

woMEN Stepping Up, by Beth Moore This 6-week Bible study provides a journey through the Psalms of Ascent. Workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $14.95. • Mondays, June 11 through July 23, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@ cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, June 12 through July 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407-833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com

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

ADULTS Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Dr. Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039 • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ Healthy 100 Sundays, through June 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn to trust God, learn the benefits of faith, and strengthen your interpersonal relationships while developing a positive, energetic outlook and nutritious diet for great health. Register by April 15. The Workbook and Small Group Study Guide are $8 (available in class), and the fee for class is $5. Child care is available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Jerry Corey at 407332-7452 orruthjerr@hotmail.com Immigration Study Thursdays, June 7 to July 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4213-17. Facilitated by Pastor Gus Davies. Explore immigration issues, even though they are complicated, controversial and emotional. We will discover how, as the church, we can begin intentionally loving our immigrant neighbors by learning about them. Materials for this class are Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang’s Welcoming the Stranger, available in Northland’s bookstore for $11.25, and its companion workbook. Child care is available with registration to Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Registration: northlandchurch.net/classes. Laura Young at 407-949-7165 or laura.young@ northlandchurch.net

Marriage Oneness (FamilyLife) Wednesdays, May 9 through June 27, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Learn and practice practical ways to love better, connect better and be better—together in your marriage. Cost: $50 for two workbooks in the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/ classes. Child care is available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Rick and Jolene Burns at jburns@mycbfl.com or 407-4625130 Marriage Preparation Class Sundays, starting August 12, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This 13-week class is for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. Cost: $120 per couple. Registration is required by August 5 at northlandchurch. wufoo.com/forms/marriage-preparationclass-application/. A paper application is available in the Northland Bookstore. Chris Kingsley at 407-949-7193 Sharing Life’s Stories Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to noon, rooms 4213, 4215 and 4217. Learn simple and practical ways of sharing your faith by sharing your life stories in natural and nonthreatening ways. Child care is available by registration to linda.campbell@northlandchurch.net. Class registration: northlandchurch.net/ classes. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net

children Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. 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: Wednesdays, June 6 to 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Wednesdays, July 11 to August 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TBD. Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN Becoming a Man Sundays, through June 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A Father and Son Journey Together gives dads and sons (ages 16 to 19) the opportunity to explore together what real manhood is. Cost for materials: 2 for $20 (available at Northland’s bookstore). Tom Horvath at 407-260-1473 or tom@ tomhorvath.com Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. What does it take to be a real man? This course answers your questions, offers a clear definition of manhood and challenges you to develop your own personalized manhood plan. The workbook is available in

Northland’s bookstore or in class for $12. and registration: Robert Diacheysn at robert. diacheysn@northlandchurch.net or 407-9209655, or Rich Gailey at gaileyr@bellsouth.net or 407-595-7447

woMEN Lose It for Life, by Steve Arterburn Mondays, June 4 through July 30, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., room 4205. Develop a new approach to life, to eating and living healthy and free! Space is limited. Registration is required; $5 fee. Child care is available by reservation. Books are available at Northland’s bookstore for $14.25. and registration: Mary Lou Caskey at maryloucaskey@gmail.com

Groups 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, Men’s Anger, Men’s Sexual Addiction, Women’s Relationship Addiction, Women’s Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Laurie Eating Disorders for Women. Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@ northlandchurch.net or 407-927-4393 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 PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., rooms 5106-07. 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

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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

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

COMMUNITY GROUPS What is a community group? It’s a small group — a gathering of you and your Christian community hinged on a mission of responding to God TOGETHER for the benefit of others! Find or form a group of your own at community.northlandchurch.net.

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

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 Children of Elderly Parents Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., room 4204. Join us for an introductory meeting for those who are caring for elderly parents. The purpose of this meeting is to encourage one another and explore future options for meeting together! Bob Keiderling at bob.keiderling@ northlandchurch.net 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 Motorcycle Group Sunday, June 10, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Meet at 9:30 a.m. to depart at 10 for a Feed the Families ride for a local food bank. Due to the serious shortages of available food, many families are going hungry. The group will be riding through Seminole and Lake counties. After the ride, there will be a lunch stop and then a pool party. Don’t forget your towels and bathing suits. Lori Landers at 386-6689077 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! Current study is Balancing Life’s Demands, by Chip Ingram. Attend, or e-mail to find out more about weekly small groups. Dave Mullen at Singlepurpose7@ gmail.com or www.meetup.com/oacs08/ 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 Buddies Needed Starting June 9, Access Student Ministries is beginning a class during the 11 a.m. Sunday service for preteens and teenagers who have disabilities. No experience is needed; training and support will be provided. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ 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. Jasmine Morgan at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0575 Finance Team Volunteer to serve on Tuesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. as cash counters or data entry team members. Do you have any banking or accounting knowledge and feel the call to share those gifts by serving with us? Donna Gagnon at 407-937-0565 or donna.gagnon@northlandchurch.net. 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. 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, June 10, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Monday, June 11, 6 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In May, 67 people donated 50 units, and as a result 150 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 Child Advocates Become a Guardian ad Litem. In an ideal situation, a child has a parent or caregiver paying attention, but for many children, there is no one. Will you give some of your time and compassion to such a child? As a GAL volunteer, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, you would be there to speak in the child’s best interest. Patricia Williams at 407-665-5370 or evenings at 321-961-1280 or patricia.williams@gal.fl.gov. 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 6:30 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 407-260-9155 or and job searches. www.thesharingcenter.org/volunteer Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/serve_beyond/

Beyond Northland ADULTS 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, July 11, 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. Exchange Ministries 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Counseling Center at First Baptist Church of Orlando. Exchange Ministries offers hope and help to individuals and families affected by homosexuality. Exchange provides a safe, confidential and intimate setting to share, heal and grow with other believers who are seeking God’s will for their lives and for the lives of their friends and loved ones. exchangeministries.org or 407-514-4356 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 Lose It for Life, by Stephen Arterburn June 1 through July 27, online group study. Gain the next level of understanding how, with the help of God and others, you can develop a new approach to life, to eating and living healthy and free! Participate in these eight unique weekly class sessions online. There is no charge for the class, but the book Lose It for Life (revised edition) is required for homework. Mary Lou Caskey at maryloucaskey@gmail.com Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15, 2013. Sail with other Northland couples on a five-day, four-night FamilyLife

cruise on the Carnival Imagination to Key West and Cozumel, and enjoy Christian fun and fellowship. Great guest speakers will include Dennis and Barb Rainey and Voddie Baucham. Musical guests will include Sarah Groves, Anthony Evans and the Mile High Orchestra. Learn biblical and practical ways to enrich your marriage. During the week of June 18-25- buy one passage and get one 50% off. Convenient payment plans are available. Jolene Burns 407-462-5130 or jburns@mycbfl.com Marriage Oneness Tuesdays, through July 3, 7 to 9 p.m., Northland Oviedo Community Center, 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, Suite 300, Oviedo. Learn and practice practical ways to love better, connect better and be better— together in your marriage. Workbooks can be purchased from the Northland Bookstore for $50 for two. No child care available. Tim and Susie Brown at timbrown@cfl.rr.com or 407-359-5023, or Rick and Jolene Burns at jburns@mycbfl.com or 407-462-5130

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 Wild at Heart Boot Camp October 4 to 7. This weekend boot camp is based on John Eldredge’s book Wild at Heart. The event is for men 18 years and older and is hosted by The Larger Story, a small group of men trying to be very intentional about passing on the life we have received from Jesus. Visit TheLargerStory. com to view a short video and read more about the weekend. You also will find links to register and pay for the event. The cost is $185, if registered by June 30, and $200 July 1 or after. Kirk Solberg at kirksolberg@ smileartists.com or 321-277-6801

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

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. 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 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

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17407-260-9155 or www. 92, Longwood. 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

women Amazing Women Saturdays, June 9, July 14, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The

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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)

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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 Dale Burket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@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 Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe@travel2brazil.com Tim Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@northlandchurch.net

PASTOR’S BIO 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. Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at www.pastorjoelhunter.com.

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/.

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 Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764 DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746 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 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 I want to help at Northland? Lori Holton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 lori.holton@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Dana DeVries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or serve@ northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve 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? Heather Subbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@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 Tuesday through Thursday. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., guests are served on a first come first served basis beginning at 9 a.m. 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 22, 2012