What to Expect

WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICES LIKE?

Our weekend services are designed to be powerful and inspiring. Each service runs approximately 75 minutes. Our music is upbeat and engaging. Our messages are Biblical, relevant and applicable to the attendee's life. We talk about the real things you face every day and seek to connect God’s wisdom and Word to your life. We also believe that church should be one of the most enjoyable, inspiring and celebatory experiences you have during the week. You can also listen to our sermon podcasts online!


WHERE DO I PARK?  

When you arrive in the parking lot, note that there is designated guest parking near the front of building, so you do not need to search for a spot, unless you prefer to remain anonymous. As you enter the building, someone friendly will be there to greet you at the door. Towards the left of the main entrance, you will see a Connect Center. Someone will be there to answer any questions you may have about Sunday Connect Groups (Sunday School), kids programs, restrooms, baby quiet room, etc.   


WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE?  

We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. This is especially important if you have children. Checking-in children to their age-appropriate environments takes a couple of extra minutes. To make things easier for you, stop by Check-in desk located outside the auditorium entrance.


IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?

Northside Kids Ministry [birth-5th grade] is provided for Sunday morning service. Impact Youth Ministry [grades 6-12] holds services at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during the Midweek Encounter service..


WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY KIDS THE FIRST TIME I ATTEND?

If you are bringing a child [birth-5th grade], please stop by our Check-in area, located on your right once you enter the front entrance. This area is staffed with volunteers who will provide you with all the information you need to know about our Kids Ministry.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I VISIT YOUR CHURCH?

First of all, we want you to feel welcome. When you visit Northside, you will not be put on the spot in any way. Whether you are seeking a new church home, or simply desiring to know more about who Jesus is, you should feel like you are among family.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Come as you are. God is clear in His Word that He does not look on the outward appearance but rather into the heart of a person. The dress and atmosphere at Northside tends to be casual. Wear jeans. Wear a tie. It’s your decision. We want you to be comfortable.


WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS?  

Northside is an Assemblies of God church. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, refer to the "What We Believe" section above.


IS THERE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY? 

Yes! We encourage you to explore this web site to learn more about our ministries for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors.


HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Everyone has gifts and talents. Those abilities have been given for the purpose of serving others. There are volunteer opportunities all over Northside. Joining a volunteer team is a great way to meet people and contribute to the mission of this church. 


WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT BAPTISM & COMMUNION?

We encourage all followers of Jesus to experience baptism. Periodically, we hold a baptism service. We baptize by immersion because that was Jesus’ model of baptism. Baptism is not salvation. It is a symbol of the new life that Jesus brings about in the lives of His believers.


We believe communion is also a symbol. It symbolizes the blood and body of Jesus that was sacrificed for us. We observe this ordinance throughout the year during our services.


GIVING & OFFERINGS

A weekly offering/collection is taken during our services. These financial gifts enable this church to fulfill the mission and vision God has given it. We believe in scriptural tithing [giving 10% back to God] as an opportunity to outwardly express our gratitude to God and acknowledge our role as stewards of everything we’ve been given. However, we encourage all of our first-time visitors to give as they feel led. You are our guest. So just sit back, open your hearts, and enjoy the service!