The mission of the Young Adult Ministry at Northland is to reach and equip young adults to become fully devoted followers of Jesus within the context of the intergenerational church. Our vision is to be a ministry where every young adult is known and accepted, taught about Jesus, and challenged to grow. We seek to accomplish this mission and vision by communicating and structuring the ministry around a "4B Discipleship Path" (see below) that points young adults to connect to the intergenerational church community.
Not a Church Within a Church
The young adult ministry is not a church or a church within a church; it is a front door to the church. Therefore, it's our goal to constantly shepherd young adults towards an intergenerational discipleship path that allows them to grow in their faith in the context of the broader church. When it comes to environments for spiritual growth, circles are better than rows. This is why connecting young adults to intergenerational life groups is a priority in the young adult ministry.
Life group leaders at Northland are led by the Pastor of Discipleship to leverage their groups as the primary engine for discipleship in the context of authentic community. For young adults looking for an application beyond Sunday morning services, intergenerational life groups exist to connect them to God’s Word and his community. By placing an emphasis on plugging young adults into the greater church community, we set ourselves up to develop healthy and mature relationships with all ages.
4B Discipleship Path
In the Gospel of Jesus Christ
That intimacy with God is cultivated through daily bible reading and prayer
To a community of young adult friends
To a community of intergenerational believers
In Bible literacy on Sunday morning
In Bible literacy relevant to the young adult life stage
In personal discipleship with wiser believers
In regular service to the church
In personal discipleship with less experienced believers