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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED — AUGUST 18-20, 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 10 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

STUDENT MINISTRIES

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re gathering to 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!

Want to know more about Northland?

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • L  UGRox Saturdays, beginning August 25, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. • Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

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)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other__________________________ I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an 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.

8/18-20/2012

• I Am Third Wednesdays, beginning August 29, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., various locations (see website for details). • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9thgraders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). NOTE: Setup Crew, your first week of service is August 25 at 4:30 p.m. See the website for details.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 10 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

ADULT MINISTRIES There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

• K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

ACCESS MINISTRIES northlandchurch.net/ministry/access-ministries

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Student Ministries class Sundays, 11 a.m. Check-in is at the counter across from the bookstore. • Y  oung Life Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC

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 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — August 7 to 13, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . . 255,731 Need. . . . . . . . . 8,439,123 Received. . . . . . . . 187,017 Received. . . . . . 7,777,533 Difference. . . . . . (68,714) Difference. . . . . (661,590)

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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED — AUGUST 18-20, 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 10 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. • Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

HIGH SCHOOL northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other__________________________ I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an 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.

8/18-20/2012

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re gathering to 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!

Want to know more about Northland?

northlandchurch.net/ministry/childrens_church/

northlandchurch.net/middleschool • L  UGRox Saturdays, beginning August 25, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

New to Northland?

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

• I Am Third Wednesdays, beginning August 29, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., various locations (see website for details). • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9thgraders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). NOTE: Setup Crew, your first week of service is August 25 at 4:30 p.m. See the website for details.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 10 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

ADULT MINISTRIES There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

• K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

ACCESS MINISTRIES northlandchurch.net/ministry/access-ministries

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • S  tudent Ministries class Sundays, 11 a.m. Check-in is at the counter across from the bookstore. • Young Life Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC

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 407-949-4000 with questions.

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Financial Report — August 7 to 13, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . . 255,731 Need. . . . . . . . . 8,439,123 Received. . . . . . . . 187,017 Received. . . . . . 7,777,533 Difference. . . . . . (68,714) Difference. . . . . (661,590)


What’s Current

The Way [Eye] See It A MESSAGE FROM JEFF BELL, SITE MINISTER FOR NORTHLAND AT MOUNT DORA (Read about Jeff at northlandchurch.net/team/jeff_bell.)

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

2 Kings 6:8-20 (NIV) — Elisha Traps Blinded Arameans

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.” The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

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This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”

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RESPOND TO GOD: PRAY

“None of us, my lord the king ,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

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When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.

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“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

This nine-week study provides you with the “nuts and bolts” of how to manage your money, eliminate debt and live generously.

Returning to Northland, this time with special guests, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott! The best-selling authors will join host James Raffenaud to provide you with a date-worthy evening of humor, entertainment and marital wisdom.

As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

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Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.

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After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.

Let Us Know!

______________ is normal, but it doesn’t have to be _______________.

Think about it: Spark conversation in your group this week!

Are you more focused on the enemies surrounding you or the presence of God with you?

__________________ comes when we experience what already exists. We will often experience God’s __________________ and _________________ in ____________________ways.

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 __________________________________________________________________________________________

Together read 2 Kings 6:8-23. Whom do you relate to most in this story, Elisha or his servant?

There is greater strength in the ___________________ ___________________ of God’s power than in the _____________ _____________ of the enemies around.

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Notes

Be in Community:

Have questions about prayer, or wondering how to talk with God? Get answers, post a prayer request or petition God on behalf of others — online, anytime!

Discover God’s approach to managing your finances and strengthening your marital relationship.

Worship focus Worship God today for His power. Pray for eyes of faith to see His powerful presence surrounding you.

Sometimes all we see is the ________________. We need an accurate awareness of our _________________.

Engage in a Conversation With God.

Address ________________________________________________________________________________________

What impresses you about Elisha in this story?

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What impresses you about God and His protection of His people?

Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________

Look at Ephesians 6:10-18. What insight does Scripture give us into our enemy’s battle plans? Given these battle strategies, how do you need to prepare personally?

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

How and when have you seen God’s protection during an attack?

I’d like more information about: ____________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED — AUGUST 18-20, 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 10 a.m. | OVIEDO: Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. • Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., RTS, Student Lounge.

HIGH SCHOOL northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other__________________________ I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an 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.

8/18-20/2012

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re gathering to 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!

Want to know more about Northland?

northlandchurch.net/ministry/childrens_church/

northlandchurch.net/middleschool • L  UGRox Saturdays, beginning August 25, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

New to Northland?

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

• I Am Third Wednesdays, beginning August 29, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., various locations (see website for details). • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9thgraders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). NOTE: Setup Crew, your first week of service is August 25 at 4:30 p.m. See the website for details.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 10 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

ADULT MINISTRIES There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Find classes, service projects, studies and more in this month’s issue of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

• K  inect (Middle and High School) Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

ACCESS MINISTRIES northlandchurch.net/ministry/access-ministries

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • S  tudent Ministries class Sundays, 11 a.m. Check-in is at the counter across from the bookstore. • Young Life Capernaum Last Friday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SMCC

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 407-949-4000 with questions.

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — August 7 to 13, 2012 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . . 255,731 Need. . . . . . . . . 8,439,123 Received. . . . . . . . 187,017 Received. . . . . . 7,777,533 Difference. . . . . . (68,714) Difference. . . . . (661,590)


AUGUST 2012

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Respond. BE THE CHURCH.

NEW CLASSES! There’s something for everyone this Fall.

Explore your options — see pages 7-8 for details.

EVERY WHERE. EVERY DAY.

LIVE GENEROUSLY Give what God’s given you.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!

God promises to pour out blessings when we give, to multiply our offerings for the glory of His Kingdom.

Student Ministries launches its Fall program this month, beginning with the Family BBQ on August 11.

Learn more on page 3 or at generous.northlandchurch.net

Learn more on page 6.


RESPOND TO GOD

GIVE WHAT GOD’S GIVEN YOU.

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)

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READ THE BIBLE: STUDY GOD’S MESSAGE TO YOU OFTEN. “I am watching over My word to perform it.”

– God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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BE IN COMMUNITY: FOSTER ENVIRONMENTS FOR RELATIONSHIP.

Have you ever been surprised by another’s generosity? How does giving of one’s self for another reflect the love of Christ?

“All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

– Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV)

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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


RESPOND TO GOD by Dr. Joel C. Hunter

LIVE GENEROUSLY T

here’s something that the early church knew that many of us in the body of Christ today have yet to discover, namely the freedom and joy of giving. In 2 Corinthians 8:2, Paul talks about the churches of Macedonia: “They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity” (NLT). This group of churches in Macedonia didn’t have two drachmas to rub together. They were the poorest churches, yet they were the most giving, the most joyful churches around. Why? Because they knew that as they gave for God’s glory, according to His purpose, He would show up as their Provider. They had an understanding that God had already promised to supply their needs “according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, NASB). Why does He meet the giver’s needs? He does it so that we can give to somebody else: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed” (2 Corinthians 9:8, NASB). My wife, Becky, was the president of the Global Pastors’ Wives Network for three years. She flew all around the world meeting with pastors’ wives from every culture and nation. One of her favorite pastors’ wives was this bubbly little woman in India. Her church has almost nothing, but those at the church are always generous with what they have. In fact, the name of their ministry is Plenty to Share. There was a joy in this woman and her church because they lived generously. Many of us have a zero-sum approach to living. We think that if we give to someone else, we won’t have enough for ourselves. That’s not what the Bible says. It says in Proverbs 11:24, “There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds … and yet it results only in want” (NASB). We give, and then God pours out His blessings on us … blessings we never would have known had we not given! In 2 Corinthians 9:6, the Bible says that “he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (NASB). It’s our choice … we can live flat-out and watch God not only replenish what we give, but replenish our joy as well, or we can go all our lives trying to keep what we have for ourselves.

A key aspect of our Christian life is generosity. We are the givers, not the takers. We are people wanting to glorify God, wanting to share what has been given to us. Daily we have opportunities to be generous, so “each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7, NASB). The Greek word for “cheerful” is hilaros. It is the root word for “hilarious.” When we give, God releases joy and encouragement into our lives that we never would experience otherwise.

A key aspect of our Christian life is generosity. We are the givers, not the takers.

RESPOND There are many ways to live generously: giving your tithes and offerings, serving at a Northland site, going on a Distributed Journey (mission trip), serving in the local community, joining the Children’s Ministries team and starting a community (small) group. You can even directly meet a need of those we help at LifeHope. Visit generous.northlandchurch.net to take your next step!


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Go on a DISTRIBUTED JOURNEY!

SERVE GLOBALLY

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Update from Distributed Pastor Lon and Val Garber on their Ministry in Namibia W

e had our official grand opening of Enongelo Community Centre in June. We’ve been using the center since the completion of construction in July 2011, but we had never had a ceremony to commemorate it. We felt the mayor of Okahandja was the perfect choice for keynote speaker since he grew up in Five Rand, and we were right. He gave an inspiring speech about what a blessing the center is to the community. Having grown up in Five Rand, Mayor Dawid !Uri#Khob knows first hand the impact our center will have on the youth of the camp. (Note: the special characters in !Uri#Khob are different clicking sounds made in the tonal Damara language.)

we celebrated all that had gone into making the center a reality, and we looked forward to the many contributions the center will make in the future to the life and health of the community. The week preceding the opening was a flurry of activity getting the center all spruced up for its big day. Every year, Vredelust Church (Bellville) and Way of Life Church (Khayalitsha) send a mission to help us with our ministry

WOOH production operation to the center. This expansion is one more step in our efforts to make the WOOH project self-sufficient, instead of depending on outside management or facilities to sustain it. Thanks for your prayers. The donated computers arrived safe and sound and we had little difficulty getting them to clear customs, thanks to the documentation supplied by the donors. So, thanks to Scholarships for Namibia and Holland and Knight legal firm (both of Orlando), we now have a fully functional computer center. Also thanks to Elfie Thoma, a former team member from Germany, we now have a printer. We have outfitted it with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and anyone in the camp can take advantage of our computer training classes and then practice on their own.

Personal Team Notes

Lon with the mayor of Okahandja. We filled the center with wonderful music supplied by our good friend Dawid Kambowa, team member Eric Garnie, our Enongelo choir and our South African mission team visitors. As the center’s director, Nghidipo emceed the event. Lon then introduced a plaque we had made commemorating all of the churches, organizations, businesses and individuals who invested labor, materials and finances in the center’s construction. That includes many of you. We welcome you to come visit the center and see your name on our wall. We filled the hall with parents and children and our celebration took on a life of its own. After the presentations, we gave tours of the center and gave our assembled guests a light meal of soup and rolls. It was a tiring yet wonderful day as

Enongelo Choir.

The Garnie’s have finally received word that their work permits have been approved for another two years. Now they can carry on their ministry with the assurance that they The cross is installed. will be able to see those plans through. Our current work permits expire in October of this year, in Okahandja. This year’s team of 13 high energy, highly and without a decision on our permanent residency, we will skilled and over-the-top cooperative team members were have to leave the country indefinitely. If we are successful an invaluable resource for helping us get ready for this in receiving permanent residency status, we will have more auspicious occasion. With boundless energy, they made freedom for traveling in and out of the country. As we grow banners, sewed seat cushions, painted murals on the wall, older and our grand kids keep growing, we’d love to be able re-painted walls and doors, to see them more often. This helped build a new bead room new status will make that at the center, helped install our much more feasible. Also, new computers, led games and work permits are meant sports for the children, helped us to be temporary in nature, prepare the food and program and we have reached the for the opening, and countless point where the government other tasks. And perhaps most typically turns down renewal importantly, they encouraged requests. For both of us in the work we do day to these reasons, permanent day. They were such a blessing residency is the preferred to us. We are grateful to God status for us now. for sending them and grateful With our residency status Murals were painted on the walls. to each team member for in question, we have sold our responding to God’s call in such home, since after October an exuberant way. we may not be able to stay in We are expanding the center the country. to include a bead room. For Please continue to pray many years, the inventory of for a timely decision on beads for Work of our Hands our (Garber’s) permanent (WOOH) has been housed at our residency applications. We home. We feel it is time to move live daily on the wings of the this vital production facility to conversations you have with the center. We are in the middle God on our behalf. of construction now. Once Bead room construction was started. completed, we will move our — Lon and Val Garber


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SERVE LOCALLY Local Serve Day Visits Oviedo! BY DANA DEVRIES

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!

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n July 14, Northland’s Oviedo site hosted Local Serve Day. More than 350 of you showed up early that morning to paint, clean up parks, neighborhoods, lakes and even to help feed people locally and around the world! It was an amazing morning full of fellowship and serving others. Thank you Northland for going “beyond our walls” to serve others and share God’s love in a very tangible way. If you missed this Local Serve Day don’t worry! The next one will be in October and registration for those projects will open about four weeks in advance. So be sure to keep your eyes and ears open looking for the next Local Serve Day. In addition to the Local Serve Day events, Northland has different opportunities available every month for you to get involved with serving others. Looking for a way to do this? Just visit serve.northlandchurch.net and click on the button that says “serve locally” to find a list of upcoming projects. Sign up and serve today!

UPCOMING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES August 11 . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items for the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

August 11 . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare dinner and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

August 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.

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

August 25 . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items for the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

August 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care We kicked the day off with check-in, breakfast and worship at the Northland at Oviedo site at RTS.

Prepare lunch and serve it to recovering residents. Minister 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

One serve team painted and cleaned up a portable for a school pantry.

Another serve team packed food to serve those in need around the world!


Mark Your Calendar! Family BBQ

Saturday, August 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Learn about the fantastic Fall 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.

Communion and Commissioning

Wednesday, August 22, 7 p.m., The Rink. Special night of Communion and commissioning for our 2012-2013 Servant Leaders (including Set-Up Crew and Adult Volunteers) and their families.

LUGrox Overnighter September 7-8

More details and registration at northlandchurch.net/ middleschool.

Worship in the Arts Workshop

On Wednesdays, September 12 and 19, Student

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

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

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. LUGRox

Fall Semester: August 29-December 12

Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. 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.

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

Ministries will be having auditions (it’ll be easy, don’t stress!) for a worship workshop for students grades 8 through 12. On Wednesdays, October 10 through November 14, Northland worship staff and others will be working alongside students to help them gain a better understanding of worship, develop their Doulos Retreat skills as an musicians, singers and artists and learn August 17-19. Registration is at how that all integrates into personal and corporate northlandchurch.net/highschool. worship. If you or your student are interested, contact Kyle Mattingly (kmmattingly@gmail.com) or Shaylynn Stoner (shaylynn.stoner@ rs with male d male voluntee northlandchurch.net) for more information. try matches traine o do not have a father in nis Mi or nt Me e Th wh fit from school students who would bene middle and high ow of a student rents/ kn Pa u . yo him If th re. wi tu the pic this opportunity are visit sh n e ca as ed ple , this ministry student involv sted in getting a d an l oo ch les guardians intere .net/midd northlandchurch ntee Application. complete the Me

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Mark Your Calendar! Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2 to 5) and Their Parents Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Step 1: August 29 through September 19 Step 2: September 26 through October 24 Step 3: September 5 through October 10 More details on page 7. and registration: Diane Jones at diane.jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES. You can do this! Learn more and find an application at northlandchurch. net/ministry/childrens_church/

Sundays, 11 a.m. Class for high school and middle school students with disabilities and/or special needs. Check-in is at the counter across from the bookstore. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ northlandchurch.net

(Off 10/10, 11/21)

Fall Semester: August 25-December 15 (Off 9/8, 10/13, 11/24)

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

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. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@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-old’s 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: Ladrica Chastain Ladrica Chastain has been volunteering with the Children’s Ministries Access team for two years. Ladrica has a special gift for working with children with disabilities, and she leads Sunday School at 9 a.m. in the Access Classroom in Early Childhood. Additionally, Ladrica volunteers at Buddy Break each month, giving parents of our children with special needs a much needed respite! Thank you, Ladrica, for sharing your love of Christ with our children! You are an amazing volunteer and we are blessed by your service!

Why did you draw that? Domenic drew a picture of Paul in prison. We learned that even in bad situations like Paul, we can always praise God.


WAYS TO RESPOND Baptisms

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

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Adult Baptisms Sunday, August 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

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

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

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

Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, September 15, 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, 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 Romans Sundays, September 9 through December 16, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Come early for refreshments and fellowship. Study Romans, the constitution of the Bible, and how this important book explains how to be right with God, ourselves and others.  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

WOMEN When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, by Beth Moore This seven-week Bible study provides biblical ways to challenge us to wise up to Satan’s seductive schemes and fortify our lives before we get trapped into doing something that is ungodly. The workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $14.95. • Mondays, September 10 through October 22, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, September 11 through October 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, 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 Alpha Course: Is There More to Life Than This? Tuesdays, September 11 through October 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5100. Alpha is a way to explore the meaning of life and many of the basic questions we often ask about God and Christianity. Join anytime. Course expenses include the Alpha course manual for participants, available in the Northland Bookstore, and a $5 per-person registration fee payable at the course. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes.  Laura Young at 407-949-7165 or laura.young@ northlandchurch.net   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/ Digging Deeper Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Welcome Center. Discussion revolves around the current series

being preached by Dr. Hunter. Great group for those who want to know more about applying God’s Word to their lives. Child care is available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@northlandchurch.net. Bob and Donna Keiderling at bob. keiderling@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371789 Discovering God’s Vision for Your Marriage Wednesday, September 26, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Whether you are newly married, veterans of the marriage relationship, remarried or seeking reconciliation, this seminar, by Clint and Penny Bragg, will provide you with handson, practical applications and tools to help you discover God’s perspective and destiny for your marriage. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net Financial Peace University Sundays, September 9 through November 4, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. In an entertaining way everyone can understand, this nine-week study provides you with the “nuts and bolts” of how to manage money, eliminate debt and live on a budget. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Cost for materials, while current supply lasts: $49 at the Northland Bookstore. and registration: Valerie or Paul Brown at val.brown@ northlandchurch.net Firm Foundations Sundays, September 9 through December 16, 11 a.m., rooms 4209-10. Study the Bible chronologically to understand God’s overarching plan from creation to Christ. This study is for new adult believers and those who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of God, our relationship with Him, and the grace He has made freely available through the death of His Son. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Mike Sheffey at msheffey@cfl.rr.com Forever Free: 4 Keys to Living Without Unwanted Weight Tuesdays, October 2 through 23, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Nature’s Table Cafe. Join us for inspiration and insight as we explore different perspectives when it comes to achieving freedom from unwanted weight. Feel free to come early and order food to eat during class. Come any week. One-time class fee: $5. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@northlandchurch.net. Mary Lou Caskey at maryloucaskey@gmail. com Growing Kids God’s Way Tuesdays, September 11 through October 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Learn to speak to the heart and mind of your child through biblical and practical teaching for parents. The book is available in the Northland Bookstore for $22. Registration fee: $5. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/classes.  Kim or Rob Andrescik at kimandrescik@gmail.com

Healthy 100 Thursdays, September 6 through November 8, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4204. Live healthier, happier and less stressed! This life-changing course will challenge you to think beyond nutrition and exercise for ways to live to be a healthy 100! Workbooks for the class: a Small Group Discussion Guide for $8 (required) and a Personal Study Guide for $25 (recommended). Books are available in the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. The $5 registration fee will be collected in class. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Jerry Corey at 407-332-7452 or ruthjerr@hotmail. com, healthy100.org or creationhealth.tv Immigration and Human Trafficking Learning Group Thursday, August 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4213,15,17. Come watch Lives for Sale, a documentary on the exploding black market of human trafficking into the United States. Learn why immigrants will risk everything for the American Dream and to escape devastating poverty in search of a better life. The issues of immigration and human trafficking are interconnected. Invite a friend, and any immigrants you may know, documented or undocumented. www. livesforsale.com. John Wood at 407-9370545 or john.wood@northlandchurch.net Making Disciples by Mentoring Thursdays, September 6 through 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. In this class, led by Pastor Gus Davies, explore how to build spiritual mentoring relationships to develop faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Discover ways of connecting resources to equip and empower each believer to multiply his or her life. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes.  Laura Young at 407-949-7165 or laura. young@northlandchurch.net 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 Money and Marriage God’s Way (Compass) Orientation: Sunday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., room 4204; Study: Sundays, September 23 through October 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., room 4204. This sixweek 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. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net.  Chris and Teri Toadvine at toadvines@gmail.com Resolving Everyday Conflicts, by Peacemakers Ministries Thursdays, September 27 through November 15, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 421315. Learn what the Bible has to say about conflict and relationships, and understand how to biblically solve issues that create conflict in your life. The workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $12.75.

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Registration fee: $5. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Gary Wright at lanaharrison@cfl.rr.com or 386-7530280

available at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care reservations (for children 10 and under), contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Barb Olsen at 407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net

Sacred Marriage Wednesdays, through August 15, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Learn how to make your marriage a special and holy place by understanding what the Bible says about marriage. Cost: $7.50 for workbook, available in the Northland Bookstore. Registration is available at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care reservations (for children 10 and under), contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Rick and Jolene Burns at jburns@mycbfl.com or 407462-5130

New Believers Class Mondays, September 10 through October 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 1104, Student Ministries and Care Center. This class is for all women who are new believers or who have recommitted their lives to Christ and who want to grow in intimacy with Christ and become empowered in their walk. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Registration fee for materials: $5. Kari Maggard at 407-592-3001 or karimaggard@gmail.com

Stephen Minister Training Tuesdays, beginning September 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211. Would you like to train to become a Stephen Minister? For 12 weeks, Northland will conduct training that will prepare you to care for and minister to people needing biblical support. Class size is limited. You must fill out an application and interview. Find more info on Stephen Ministries at stephenministries. org.  Bob Keiderling at bob.keiderling@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1789

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, August 29 through September 19 , 6:30 to 8 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Wednesdays, September 26 through October 24, 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, September 5 through October 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

WOMEN After You’ve Said, “I Do” Thursday, October 4, 7 to 9 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join Dr. Ann Park as she explores ways to discover God’s master plan for marriage and why God’s plan for marriages works so well. Learn practical steps to activate and apply God’s wonderful plan in your marriage! Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Ann Park at doctorannsguide@gmail.com Being Good to Your Husband on Purpose, by Becky Hunter Thursdays, September 6 through 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join Becky (Pastor Joel’s wife) as she shares ways you can be a blessing to your husband and be a wife with no regrets! Bring a Bible and the book Being Good to Your Husband on Purpose, available in the Northland Bookstore. (Tell the cashier you are buying it for this class, and your cost will be $2.) Registration is

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 Eating Disorders for Women. Laurie 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 GriefShare Call for time and location. New session starting August 13. 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 DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session starting September 11. 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. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-07, CWW. 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

Single and Parenting Support Group  Wednesdays, starting August 22, 6:30 p.m., room 4215. This is a special weekly group that will provide the support needed for those who deal with the unique challenges that single parents face. Registration is required and child care is available through registration. Elaine Harland at 407-9494002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for location. New session starting September 11. 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. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002

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

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 is available upon request. Susan Perry at commonground@ northlandchurch.net 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. Michelle Smith at 407-718-5510 or michellesmith8203@yahoo. com Moms4Moms Open Registration Day Monday, August 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Northland at Longwood Main Lobby. Register for Moms4Moms, a mom’s group for mothers with young children. The group meets once a month to share a meal, fellowship together and hear from an encouraging speaker on various topics of motherhood. Child care is provided and the monthly meetings run from September to May. Regular playdates are also scheduled. Michelle Smith at 407-718-5510 or michellesmith8203@yahoo.com Motorcycle Group Saturday, August 4, 9:15 a.m., call for location. Teen challenge is having a ministry appreciation day for some of the groups that have helped them out over the years. Yes, we have been invited. They will be meet at 9:15 and depart at 9:45 for the Sanford Teen challenge location. Lunch will be provided. If you have any men’s clothes or Christian books that you would like to donate please bring them with you. Lori Landers at 386668-9077 Single Purpose (Singles age 35 and up) Second and fourth Sunday of each month, starting August 12, 3 p.m., rooms 420607. Join us for the new study of Beyond Boundaries, by Dr. John Townsend. Learn ways to trust and experience freedom and love after dealing with difficult relationships. Dave Mullen or Dan Olson at Singlepurpose7@gmail.com, or 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 Access Student Ministries needs buddies during the 11 a.m. Sunday service for preteens and teenagers who have disabilities. As a volunteer “buddy” you will get the training and support needed to assist with the class attendees. No experience is needed. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 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

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

Serve with Northland

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

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

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

Blood Drive Sunday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Monday, August 6, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In July, 64 people donated 61 units, and as a result 183 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

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

Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

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

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 407-252-7009 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/

Special Events Free Singles Messenger Concert Friday, August 3, 8 to 10 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for a great concert, fun and fellowship with other singles in the Orlando area. Messenger is five guys with a desire to share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ with a message of song and praise. Learn about Messenger at messenger4god.com/ Messenger/Welcome.html. A love offering will be taken for the band. Please bring a snack, dessert or drink to share. Child care will not be provided. Dave Mullen at atdmull77@ yahoo.com Free Laugh All Night Comedy Concert Friday, August 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Longwood sanctuary. Join us for a free night of family friendly comedy, featuring comedians Mike Williams and David Dean. Sponsored by New Missions (newmissions. org). Come for the concert and find out how you can change the life of a child in Haiti. Child care is not available. Sarah Mattingly at sarah.mattingly@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7170

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 Community Bible Study Wednesdays, September 5 through May 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 17-92. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study Deuteronomy and Hebrews. Children’s program is available. Registration is now open. Paula Porter at 407-325-3154, Eunice Hopkins at 407-3396112 (en Español), or visit Orlando.CBSclass. org

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10 Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, September 5, 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. Everyday Parents Can Raise Extraordinary Kids Saturday, August 18, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Faith Assembly, 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller will provide biblical and practical ways to raise children. A children’s program is provided. Cost: $25 per adult or $40 per couple. and registration: 407-275-8790 The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman Tuesday, August 14, 7 p.m., Northland Oviedo Community Center, 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, Suite 300. One evening seminar to enrich your marriage by learning your love languages! Cost for workbook: $18 at the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. Child care is not available. Tim and Susie Brown at timbrown@cfl.rr.com or 407-359-5032 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 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, Mexico, and enjoy Christian fun and fellowship. Great guest speakers will include Dennis and Barb Rainey, and Voddie Baucham. Musical guests will include Sara Groves, Anthony Evans and the Mile High Orchestra. Learn biblical and practical ways to enrich your marriage. Convenient payment plans are available. Jolene Burns at 407-462-5130 or jburns@ mycbfl.com

Sacred Marriage Friday, August 24, 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northland Oviedo Community Center, 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, Suite 300. Learn how to make your marriage special and holy by understanding what the Bible says about marriage. Cost for workbook: $9.99 at the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. Rick and Jolene Burns at jburns@mycbfl. com or 407-462-5130 Seminole County YMCA Prayer Breakfast Friday, September 14, 7 to 8:15 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. You’re invited to a community breakfast offering a time to come together, give thanks, and unite as we strengthen our community through prayer. Suggested donation of $10 for general seating or tables of eight available with secured donation. and reservations: Karen Smith at  407-359-3606 ext 243 or KSmith@cfymca.org. Study of Genesis through Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) Beginning in September BSF is providing an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study of the book of Genesis. Day and evening classes are available for women, evenings for men and there are age-appropriate classes for children of all ages. For additional information about BSF International www. bsfinternational.org. For class details and/ or registration information: Orlando Evening Women’s Class - Gina Horton at vhorton827@aol.com; Southwest Orlando Day Women’s Class - Edie Chambers at ebie948@gmail.com; Northwest  Orlando Day Women’s Class - Mimi Certo at Mimi@ websolvers.com; Oviedo Day Women’s Class - JillRead at jillread@aol.com; Orlando Evening Men’s Class - Gary Klein at garykleinbsf@gmail.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 7:30 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Kevin Sipp at klsipp@sbcglobal. net or 407-949-4000, xt. 1862

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

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 $200. Kirk Solberg at kirksolberg@ smileartists.com or 321-277-6801

or aheart4god2@gmail.com. Contact Amy or Stephanie or sign up directly at gps. womenoffaith.com/. Group name: Northland M4M’s. Optional box lunches and hotel registration online.

PARENTS

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

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

WOMEN Amazing Women Saturdays, 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. 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 of Faith 2012 in Orlando Friday, October 12, 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Amway Arena. We have a section of seats on hold so we can sit together as a church group! Tickets: $91 for both Friday and Saturday. The line up includes: Amy Grant, Mandisa, Sandi Patty, Andy Andrews, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Brenda Warner, Elisa Morgan and Ballet Magnificat. Stephanie Marks at 407-227-7964 or stepha.marks@ gmail.com or Amy Boni at 407-466-2059

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

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

Find and post paid positions at jobs.northlandchurch.net.

LIFEHOPE

Hours and Location: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northland at Longwood’s Student Ministries and Care Center (SMCC) Serving people in need from our church family and community, LifeHope helps meet practical needs while working to connect all beneficiaries to a relationship with God and Christian community. Logistically, LifeHope ministers meet with guests to listen, pray, and to assess an individual’s priority needs and eligibility for assistance. Staff and volunteers then come alongside to help guide guests toward living the life God has for them. YOU can SERVE OTHERS by helping to meet the needs at LifeHope! Find out more at generous.northlandchurch.net.


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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.santos@northlandchurch.net 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

DISTRIBUTED SITES

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeff Bell, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 or jeff.bell@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

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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/.

Catch up on sermons, revisit your favorite songs, hear inspirational stories … it’s all there!


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)

Man

— 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)

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

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

¿Habla español? 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.!

The Church

— 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)

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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Worship Guide-Respond 34, 2012