New to Northside?

Welcome to Northside! We’re very glad you’ve decided to check us out.

Northside is a group of people from all places in life who are committed to loving God, following Christ and serving others.

We are very much a family. And we consider you to be our guest.

As our guest, we want to welcome your family to our family anytime.

But, going anyplace new can be a bit overwhelming at first.

Where do I go?

When should we get there?

What’s there for our children?

Who do I talk to?

What will happen?

It’s our hope that this page will answer many of your questions and make your first visit to Northside a great one!

We are looking forward to meeting you.

When do you meet?

We meet together for Worship at 10:00am on Sunday mornings and 6:00pm on Sunday evenings.

We also meet for a brief devotional and Bible classes for all ages at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings.

What can we expect when we arrive?

Parking:

You may park anywhere you like in our parking lot. On the south side of the lot there are spaces close to the building reserved especially for guests.

If you need it, we also offer free valet parking. Just bring your car under the covered drive and someone will help you and park your car for you.

Once Inside:

As you enter, you’re likely meet one of our many greeters. They are some of the friendliest and most helpful people you’ll ever meet. Need to know where to take your kids?  Not sure where the restrooms are?  Looking for someone specific? They’ll be glad to help you!

If you come to worship, feel free to sit anywhere. If you need some help finding a seat or need an escort, you’ll find ushers (wearing red USHER tags) at each entrance to our auditorium. If you need most anything, they are there to serve you.

Classes:

One of the best features of our family is our top-rate Bible classes.

For your children, we offer excellent Bible teaching. There are the Little Lambs (ages 0-4), the Palace to the Son (age 5 + Kindergarten), the Safari to the Son (1st – 4th grade), Loft 252 (5th – 6th Grade), and the Northside Youth Ministry (7th – 12th grade).

For adults, we offer life-stage classes on Sunday mornings and a variety of classes on Wednesday evenings.  Sunday classes include the Shield group (college age & young adults), the FOCUS group (families with young children), the ALIVE group (families with older children), the Bible Boomers (families with grown children), and the Goodtimers (older adults). These groups study the same material and are taught by experienced Bible teachers.

On Wednesday evenings, all adult classes are topical in nature, and you may attend the class that best suits your needs.

Worship:

You’ll notice that during worship times:

  • We sing a cappella, without the use of musical instruments. We love praising God from our hearts with our voices. If you’ve never heard a capella singing before, you’re in for a real treat! We hope you will find the singing meaningful and uplifting. A songleader will help lead us in worship.  To help know what to sing, all words and music are projected onto the overhead screens. In addition, songbooks are located in front of you.
  • We believe in prayer. From the beginning to the end, you’ll notice that we have several times of being led in public prayer. We know that God listens and we believe it’s important to talk to Him regularly.
  • We take communion. Every week we offer communion to any believer in Christ.  A brief thought or scripture will be shared and a prayer offered. Then, trays of unleavened bread (which symbolizes the body of Christ that was nailed to the cross for us) will be passed to everyone in the pews. Next, trays of grape juice (which symbolizes the blood Jesus shed for us) will be passed in the same way. Participation is optional and if you choose not to participate, simply pass the tray along.
  • We take up a collection. After the time of the communion we pass trays to take up a free-will offering to support the ongoing work of our church family. As our guest, we do not expect you to donate.
  • We use lots of Bible. We believe it is a God-inspired book and that its teachings are God’s best for us. From scripture reading, to communion, to the lesson, if you want to hear and learn what the Bible says, you’ve come to the right place.  Whether you are a life-long Bible student or you’ve never even opened a Bible, worship will be a time where you get to know your Bible, its contents and the God who wrote it. The lesson is about 30 minutes long.
  • We offer an invitation. At the end of every sermon, an invitation will be extended for anyone who wishes to come to the front, while the congregation sings, to meet our elders to discuss any spiritual need (prayer, baptism, etc.).


Guest Lunch:

Almost every week, we invite our guests to join us for lunch immediately following worship in the Multipurpose Room. You do not need to bring anything or make reservations. Simply come and enjoy a free meal with some great people.

We hope this time will help you to get to know some of our family and for us to better get to know you and your family.

How do I find my way around?

What kind of classes do you have?

For your children, we offer excellent Bible teaching. There are the Little Lambs (ages 0-4), the Palace to the Son (age 5 + Kindergarten), the Safari to the Son (1st – 4th grade), Loft 252 (5th – 6th Grade), and the Northside Youth Ministry (7th – 12th grade).

For adults, we offer life-stage classes on Sunday mornings and a variety of classes on Wednesday evenings.  Sunday classes include the Shield group (college age & young adults), the FOCUS group (families with young children), the ALIVE group (families with older children), the Bible Boomers (families with grown children), and the Goodtimers (older adults). These groups study the same material and are taught by experienced Bible teachers.

On Wednesday evenings, all adult classes are topical in nature, and you may attend the class that best suits your needs.

Click HERE to see where those classes meet.

Where is your building located?

Where do I go once we are at your building?