Here at Northside we have many different outreach programs. Some of these are AWANA, our Community Day, and overseas Missions. Please scroll down to see all the Outreach opportunities at Northside!
AWANA is a nationally known Bible club designed for the local church to help boys and girls memorize God’s Word and learn the truths of God’s teaching. Three main elements are used in this program.
The first element is Handbook time. Each child involved in AWANA spends time memorizing God’s Word. Different awards are given to encourage memorization.
The second element is Game time. Game Time sets AWANA apart and is often the highlight of a clubber’s week. The AWANA Game Circle is a fun feature that attracts new kids and helps everyone feel included right from the start. Most importantly, Game Time gets kids excited about gathering to learn God’s Word.
The third element is Council time. This is when Bible truths are explained and the gospel message is given.
Northside utilizes all three elements on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Age groups include:
Cubbies — 3-year olds up to Kindergarten
Sparks — Kindergarten through the 2nd grade
TNT — 3rd through 6th grade
JV — 7th and 8th grades
24-7 (formerly known as Varsity) — 9th through 12th grades.
Join us Sunday nights at 5:00 pm if you’re a 7th-12th grader for youth!
About the Faith Promise Offering
Because a Christian lives with one overall purpose in mind — to glorify God, we as Christians, should want to give more and more to advance His kingdom throughout the world. A faith promise offering for missions, then, becomes an expression of obedience to Christ’s command to “make disciples of all people.”
This Faith Promise offering indicates a relationship between you and the Lord. It is a relationship of dependence upon the Lord for a financial provision through you for World Missions. Because it is a relationship between you and the Lord, individuals are not asked by the church for a contribution. Your responsibility will be to pray consistently and then, as God enables you, to give. Our encouragement to you is to pray boldly, think creatively, and then give sacrificially.
The place of music in the worship and life of believers has been one of prominence since the days of David. Then, as now, a particular group of skilled musicians and singers was selected to assist in the worship of God through excellence in music. The congregation looked upon this group as a leadership team committed to preparation and holiness. We believe that in order to have an effective music ministry, we must be willing to carry on this tradition.
The Northside Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir is the foundation on which we strive to build a dynamic, evangelistic music ministry. Choir members meet for rehearsal every Thursday evening, 7:00-9:00 p.m. During that time, attention is given to learning exciting, God-centered music, which will lead in worship and focus on Christ. In addition to Sunday morning music, the choir rehearses music for up-coming special services and productions such as Easter and Christmas.
Along with the Sanctuary Choir, Northside also uses other smaller music groups to lead the congregation in worship. These groups provide flexibility and variety in special programs and worship services, as well as other outreach opportunities. Each group has its own personality and style and meets weekly for rehearsals.
The Scriptures depict the use of a variety of different styles of worship music, both old and new. The apostle Paul writes, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16). Musical tastes are as varied and unique as the individual and our desire is to reflect that diversity in our worship services
Stylistically our services may include anything from Urban Gospel to Southern Gospel and traditional hymns to contemporary praise and worship. Our goal is to design the worship experience to minister to as many different people as possible with music that speaks to the heart and ministers to the soul. In so doing we hope to bring the worshiper into the presence of God.