Connect & Serve
We are looking forward to the great things God will do through the ministries of Northpoint Church as we move into the fall season, focusing on loving God, loving one another, and reaching His world with the good news of the gospel.
In 1 Peter 4:8-10, the apostle Peter exhorts us to “keep loving one another” and to “show hospitality to one another.” And in verse 10, he says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” In those verses, we see the basis for connecting with and serving one another as a church family.
This year, many of our ministries are gearing up to be stronger than ever before as they seek to be a blessing to both our church family and community by offering opportunities for you to connect & serve with each other. All we need now is … you!
We have a variety of opportunities available where you can connect & serve. For example, you can connect with us by joining a growth group, a quilting group, or one of our many Bible studies. And, you can serve with us by, among other things, teaching a kids’ Sunday school class or cooking breakfast for one of our Men’s Breakfasts. We have places for you to glorify God with the unique gifts he has given you.
So, if you are not already connecting & serving with us, please take a look below to discover where you can use your giftedness to bless your church family in four easy steps!
Dr. Tamene Menna
Pastor of Membership, Missions, and Care
Let’s do this!
We believe major life change happens in relationships that are committed to applying the truths of Scripture and living life together. Small groups are not just “another thing” ministry option, but the primary vehicle for discipleship and care within the Northpoint family. Joining a small group is essential to getting “plugged in” at Northpoint.
A GROWTH GROUP is a group of 6-16 Christ-followers, couples, and singles, who: meet at least 2-4 times per month; apply the Scriptures together while working through the previous week’s Northpoint sermon or a relevant Christian book; practice the “One Anothers” of scripture, and enjoy doing life together.
We have a variety of groups: mixed ages; young families; and empty-nesters, to name a few, that meet throughout Corona, Riverside, and Trilogy.
The best time to sign up is during our Connect & Serve month of September but you can join any time of year. Click HERE to register.
If you have questions, please please contact Michele Balga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a week, we meet for Monday Night Prayer from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to pray for each other, our community, our country, and the world. You can gather with us on campus (in the Commons) as well as online via Google Meet. No registration is necessary; just show up!
If you have any questions, please contact Colin Cordill at email@example.com.
We are made to worship, and we delight in worshipping at every opportunity! At Northpoint, we want to provide opportunities to participate that reflect a variety of ways to worship, including corporate singing, instrumental music, and serving our congregation in the area of tech ministry. Please consider becoming a part of the Northpoint Worship Arts Ministry!
Vocal – Northpoint is blessed to have a community of talented singers with a passion for God’s praise. Whether you are a professionally trained singer or just love singing in the shower, we would love for you to consider using your gift of voice to serve the body. If you are interested in serving through singing, please contact Steve Dahlgren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Band/Instrumentalists – Each week we have a group of musicians who accompany the musical worship of the service. We also use instrumentalists for concerts, seasonal music, and special service music. We are always on the lookout for people who are musically gifted to use their gifting for the church. Do you, or does someone you know play the guitar, flute, violin, drums, piano, cello, saxophone, trumpet, viola, trombone, bass, tuba, etc? Consider using these gifts to serve the body and worship our great God! These roles do require a fairly advanced skill level, so if you can play an instrument and read music proficiently and would like to play for Worship Arts events and services, please come let us know!
Contact Steve Dahlgren at email@example.com
Tech – YOU might be uniquely gifted to run audio tech or help with projection or with the streaming of our services! We will give you plenty of training on how to use the soundboard equipment and media programs; all you need is a love for worship and a teachable heart!
Contact Steve Dahlgren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Sunday morning, Northpoint offers three ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES (Adult Discipleship Groups): Faith & Friendship, Firmly Planted, and Living the Truth. All are welcome. No registration is necessary; just stop by and check out a class! Here are the details for each:
Faith & Friendship meets in the Commons – Elder Steve Flood heads this class for those 60 and above. We focus on time in the Word for the purpose of growing in our faith and deepening relationships.
Firmly Planted meets in the Heritage Hall overflow room – Elder Vinoj Zachariah and Mike Rhodes lead this multi-generational gathering in a small-group atmosphere.
Living the Truth meets in Heritage Hall – Elders Woody Armstrong and Craig Hawkins team up to teach this class centering on apologetics and Christian worldview issues. We also take time for prayer and fellowship.
REVOLVE is the college and young adult (18-25) ministry of Northpoint Church. We meet Sunday nights from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m, at homes around town. Revolve is focused on growing leaders and taking our understanding of scripture to the next level. We do that by gathering together each Sunday night to spend time singing, studying the Bible in a group discussion format, and enjoying time together. Check back often for upcoming retreats and events. Also, find our group “Revolve at Northpoint” on Facebook.
For more information about this ministry, contact Taylor Mendoza at 951.281.2834 or email@example.com.
In NP’s STUDENT MINISTRIES, we’re excited to serve alongside you as you raise your children in the faith. We recognize that today our lives are incredibly fast-paced and the challenge of teaching our children the basics of the Christian faith is ever-growing. Technology, greater expectations at school, increasing demand for extra-curricular activities, and increasing social pressure to succeed is knocking on our front doors. We run at 100 percent every day and often find little time to be captured by the majesty of Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His glory will continue to extend into all the world even as our world changes. We want the next generation to recognize the person and work of Jesus Christ and embrace the majesty of our king as well. Therefore, SM exists to equip the next generation to display and showcase the majesty of Jesus Christ in all things for the joy of all peoples and nations. – Taylor Mendoza, Pastor of Student Ministries
For more information about this ministry, contact Taylor Mendoza at 951.281.2834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of the Word 2022-23
Women of the Word in-depth Bible study blends formal Bible teaching with small group time for discussion, accountability, fellowship and prayer. This year, we will be doing a survey of the wisdom literature in the Old Testament: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.
Proverbs 1:3 tells us that the Lord has given us wisdom literature “… to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity.” We are so excited to dive into these books this year to come to a deeper understanding of what it means to live life we in light of all that God has done for us and what He reveals in His Word.
Click HERE to register NOW!
For more information about Women’s Ministries, please contact director Amber McEwen at 951.281.2830 or email@example.com, or Marti Wiegman at 951.281. 2819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS CONNECTING is an exciting ministry for moms who are in the midst of the demanding challenge of raising children.
Our purpose with MC is to connect moms with each other for support, encouragement, and friendship and to reach out to other moms in Corona with friendship and the gospel.
We know moms are some of the busiest ladies around, so you can determine your level of involvement with what meets your needs. On the first Friday of each month, we meet on the first Friday of the month, at the Northpoint Playground, at 10:00 a.m. Our next gathering is Friday, July.
As we strive to live out our Northpoint mission, our prayer is that Moms Connecting will be a helpful way for our moms to help each other love God, to love each other, and to reach the world around us with the good news of Jesus.
If you’re interested in more details or would like to sign up, please email email@example.com.
Men of the Word (MOW) is a weekly, in-depth Bible study that blends formal Bible teaching with small group time for discussion, accountability, fellowship, and prayer. We offer two different days and times: Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 6:00 a.m. from September through May. Both gatherings happen in Heritage Hall. Click HERE for more information. This year we will be studying the book of Hebrews.
For more information about Men’s Ministry, click HERE, or contact Michele Balga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.734.1335.
All men—young and old—are invited to come and enjoy a good meal, a time of fellowship, as well as participate in a study of God’s Word at our next MEN’S BREAKFAST on Saturday, June 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., in Heritage Hall. Join us!
Please register HERE for our March meeting to help us get an accurate meal count.
For more information, please contact Michele Balga at email@example.com or 951.734.1335.
Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Bible Study is committed to biblical encouragement and exhortation as expressed in Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.
It is the vision of Iron Sharpens Iron to strengthen, encourage and build up the men of the church, to be all God has called them to be as individuals, husbands, fathers, sons, employers or employees, through the study of God’s Word, fellowship and prayer. Proverbs 27:17 declares: As iron sharpens iron, so man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Don’t miss the opportunity to study God’s Word and learn from one another.
We meet every other Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. in Heritage Hall starting September 21.
PIECES OF LOVE is a quilters’ group at Northpoint. They meet the third Friday each month, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Commons. They share the love and comfort of Christ with the world by making and then giving away quilts. If you are a quilter and would like to learn how to bless others with your skill, or if you like to sew but don’t know what it takes to make a quilt, or if you don’t know how to sew yet, but want to learn how easy it is to make a quilt that will bless someone, Join us as we connect with each other and as we serve others in need!
Call or text Debbie Newton at 951.741.8602 or Marja Adams at 951.454.4203 for more information.
New to Northpoint and interested in learning more about what we believe and why? If so, you are invited to PIZZA WITH THE PASTORS (and some of our Elders and Directors!). There, you will be able to ask your questions while getting to know the Northpoint leadership. Watch the Northpoint resource folder or all church emails for upcoming Pizza with the Pastors dates.
For more information, or to RSVP, please be sure to contact Michele Balga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.734.1335.
If you think of Northpoint as your permanent church home, then please consider becoming a member here. DISCOVERING MEMBERSHIP is designed to give you important information about Northpoint: who we are, what we teach, and how you can find a place to belong. In an age where people are actively avoiding commitment, we’re not afraid to challenge Christ-followers to belong to a local church.
Membership demonstrates church is not a Sunday morning event to attend or not attend, but rather a body of believers to whom one commits oneself. The Scriptures are clear on this: to love Jesus is to love the church. An interview with an elder on a different date is also required.
Watch the Northpoint resource folder or the All Church email for future Discovering Membership meeting dates.
For more information, or to RSVP, please be sure to please contact Michele Balga at email@example.com or 951.734.1335.
NP’s mission to “love God, love others, and reach His world” extends to our children. We take our NP K!DS Ministry seriously. From teaching or helping during our first service Sunday school program every other month, serving in the nursery once a month, helping prep crafts for Sunday programs, bringing a snack, buying dollar toys for our treasure boxes, providing childcare for midweek ministries, or you are needed to help share the gospel to the next generation so that they can reach the world for Christ.
The NP K!DS’ program is for children birth through 6th grade. Here’s how we break it down: Our Nursery is for kids from birth through one year old. Our loving adults create a happy, safe, and playful environment so that you can enjoy the service without worry. Kids ages two through three grouped together, as are our four and five-year-olds (kindergarten and under). Both of those early childhood groups enjoy a time of worship, a Bible story, a craft, a snack, and time on our playground. Our elementary kids (grades one through six) are generally grouped by their grades for their small group Sunday school, where they hear the day’s Bible lesson, engage with special activities to enhance the teaching. From there, all elementary grades gather together for their “big group time,” which includes a short review of the day’s lesson, worship, group games, a snack, and time on our playground.
Both our early childhood and elementary sections use The Gospel Project for Kids. With it, we go through the Bible every three years to impact the three stages of childhood development from two years old through sixth grade. Our curriculum covers many of the main Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments to demonstrate how each story points to Christ’s redemptive work and our continued need for a Savior to redeem and restore us. Most important for you as a servant with NP K!DS, our curriculum easily prepares you to do your part in a Sunday school class.
We are also working on a new Wednesday evening KIDS’ program to fill in while AWANA is on hiatus. More on that to follow.
There’s a longstanding belief that once you commit to children’s ministry, you’re committed for life. NOT TRUE! If you sign on with us and it’s not a good fit, we’ll help you find somewhere else to serve at Northpoint.
Give NP K!DS a try.
If you are interested in serving with our NP K!DS, contact Terilyn Brown at 951.281.2827, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Northpoint tradition, our Ladies’ Christmas Tea is a festive outreach designed to bring the message of Christ to hundreds during this special season. This year’s production, presented as a mystery dinner theater, will be offered at three different showings: Friday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. Sign up to be a Christmas Tea Table Hostess in early October. Hostesses get free admission and may purchase up to 7 tickets at $20.00.
Also, servers (men and women) are needed. Sign up in early October.
Join with other like-minded Christians in support of Corona Life Services, a wonderful organization focused on protecting the lives of the unborn and supporting women, and families, as they navigate the difficulties of unplanned pregnancies. To register for the Northpoint Drive for Life Team, please click here.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Colin Cordill at email@example.com.
NP has openings on the Medical Response Team and the Campus Security Team to occasionally serve during one Sunday service.
Members of the Medical Response Team carry a Northpoint emergency phone during one Sunday service and respond as necessary to medical emergencies on campus. Members of the Campus Security Team patrol the Northpoint campus during services to ensure the safety of those assembled and their cars.
If you are interested in helping with these vital ministries, please contact Michele Balga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.734.1335.
Looking for a place to pitch in? Or, are you looking for a way to serve with your family? During our Campus Care Workdays, volunteers gather once a month, typically after the Men’s Breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to care for our campus. We trim trees, paint fences, wash windows, or do whatever needs to be done. We could use your help!
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Michele Balga at email@example.com or 951.734.1335.
All people matter to God; therefore, they must matter to us. We are devoted to the good news of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, the only message of life for the world. We will take this message to those who need it regardless of where that may be. Our desire is that God makes us a church that is moved by the needs of people and motivated to respond with compassion, and prizes God’s glory more than anything this world has to offer. Each year, our congregation sends a number of people on short-term mission trips throughout the world and supports a number of full-time missionaries ministering around the globe.
Please contact Colin Cordill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northpoint Care Ministry team provides care and encouragement to those who are ill, are recovering from an illness or surgery, are homebound, or have a special need. They love to make phone calls, visit in homes, or in the hospital, where they will pray, or read Scripture to those needing care. In some cases, they will even provide communion. This team has a passion to oversee the nurture, care, support, and fellowship of our family.
If you would like to volunteer with this important ministry, please click HERE to complete our online Care Volunteer Card.
Questions? Please contact Colin Cordill at email@example.com.
The Sunday Morning Prayer Team serves the Northpoint family in two ways: First, some members gather in the Prayer Room at the back of the Worship Center each Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to pray for the morning services. Then, other members make themselves available near the stage after each service to minister to congregants needing prayer.
If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Colin Cordill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NP has immediate openings on our Sunday morning Coffee Ministry rotation. Here’s what you’d do once a month: arrive between 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., brew the coffee, set up the two tables on the Heritage Patio, and then head out for first service. At around 10:15 a.m., you’d check the tables to make sure all is in order. Then, just about the time second service starts, you’d return to break down and clean up.
If you are interested in helping to keep the caffeine flowing, please contact Michele Balga at email@example.com or 951.734.1335.
The Bereavement Team seeks to support members and their loved ones during the final hours of their loved ones. We assist in all phases of memorial planning and reception needs. In the heart of 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, we who have suffered seek to bring comfort to those who are suffering. We are always open to helpers who have that same heart.
For more information, please contact Vivian Catanese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help is needed on the NP Communion Prep Team. Once a month, you’d serve either before first service prepping communion trays or before and after second service, prepping and then cleaning up. Either way, the job would take about 35 minutes. Interested? Contact Michele Balga at email@example.com or 951.734.1335.
Love photography? How about videography? Turn your passion into a ministry! We need volunteers to document family life at Northpoint. Interested? Contact Bob Brown HERE for details.