Welcome From The Pastor

Welcome to Northland Reformed church. I am glad that you have found us and hope that we might be a blessing to you as you seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are a church who desires, above all, to proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ unto the glory of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We are a means of grace church. We believe that God has ordained the preaching of His Word as the primary means by which he will call, convert and comfort believers (Romans 10:14-17), and the sacraments as the visible testimony of the preached Word. Therefore, you will not find programs or performances at Northland Reformed Church. Rather, you will be fed by the rich and faithful preaching of God’s Word.

Of course, the best way to become familiar with a church is to gather together with the saints in worship on the Lord’s Day. I cordially invite you to join us this Sunday and experience the worship of the one true God and the fellowship with the caring people of Northland Reformed Church.

God's blessings to you,
Pastor Christopher Campbell

What We Believe

The Bible is Our Primary Standard and Final Authority

We are a church that believes in the Bible, studies the Bible, preaches and teaches the Bible, and seeks to obey the Bible. The Bible is central to all that we are and do. In it God speaks to us today concerning every area of life and thought. In a day when biblical authority is undermined or neglected in many churches, we seek to be faithful to the Word of God. We place our trust and faith in Christ alone: in his person, work, and Word. The Bible and it alone, as the Word of Christ, is our final standard for all that we believe and do. It is inspired of God and therefore the absolute authority as truth; inerrant and infallible in all matters, including history and science. The whole counsel of God in Scripture is our standard in every area of life and thought. We affirm that the Bible is the Written Word of God.

Subordinate Standards - Creeds and Confessions

We believe what faithful Christians have always believed. These beliefs are not secret or hidden or private, but clearly stated and openly taught. They proclaim the living faith of historic Christianity. They include the Apostles and Nicene Creeds of the early Church, and the creedal statements known as the Three Forms of Unity (consisting of the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort). These three statements were formulated by leaders of the protestant reformation between 1560 and 1619 and have been adopted by faithful churches ever since as the standard or measure of "the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). Before our pastor, elders and deacons can be ordained to serve in office, they must believe these creedal statements fully agree with the Word of God and promise to uphold and teach them accordingly. We believe they accurately summarize the truth of God's unchanging Word, the Holy Scriptures.

Leadership

After Christ ascended (Acts 1:9-11), He gave officers to oversee the spiritual welfare of His Church. The Apostle Paul describes this in Ephesians 4:11-13, "And He Himself gave some to be Apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ"

Our Pastor

Our pastor is a member of the Church, called by Christ to the ministry of reconciliation, and ordained and consecrated by prayer and the laying on of hands to preach the Gospel, to exercise pastoral oversight, to dispense the holy sacraments, in conjunction with the elders to administer Christian discipline, and to give himself wholly to the service of Christ in His Church.

Rev. Christopher J. Campbell

Pastor Christopher Campbell graduated from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2017 with a Master of Divinity degree. Prior to being called as pastor of Northland Reformed Church, he served for many years as an elder in the congregation.

Christopher is married to Megan and they have four children: Elise, Noah, Lilliann and Ethan.

Christopher grew up in a Christian home, attending non-denominational, evangelistic, churches. During his teenage years, having never been truly converted, he walked away from the church, seeking to find his own version of the truth. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Christopher returned to the mid-west to work in the Information Technology field. During this time God, in His infinite mercy, used various trials and difficulties to cause Christopher to return to the truth of God’s Word that he had learned in his youth. With a heart on fire for God’s Word and the gospel freedom in Christ which it brings to sinful man, Christopher begin to pursue the call which God has placed upon him.

Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and children. When he is not doing that, you will most likely find him reading and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

You may reach Pastor Campbell at pastor@northlandreformed.org

Our Elders

Our elders are members of the Church chosen by a congregation and ordained to the office by prayer and the laying on of hands to assist and support the pastor in the spiritual affairs of the Church.

Lee Blank

Jay Liesveld

Marc Wiersma

Our Deacons

Our deacons are members of the Church chosen by the congregation and ordained to office by prayer and the laying on of hands to aid in securing the funds necessary for the support of the Church in its various activities, and to foster the principles of stewardship, thereby cultivating the spirit of liberality and cheerful giving.

Chris Fisher

Matt Fisher

Mark Griess

Ernie Termorshuizen

Ministries

Children's Ministry

Children are a vital part of the church as they are the next generation who will be tasked with proclaiming the life-giving Word of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus, we take our responsibility to partner with parents in training them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. To that end, we have Sunday school classes for children age three through high school. Additionally, we offer classes on Christian doctrine, church history and the creeds and confessions of the church weekly throughout the school year.

Men & Women's Study Groups

At Northland Reformed, our passion is the Word of God, for it alone has the power to change lives. Therefore we make it a priority to offer regular study groups as opportunities for fellow Christians to gather together and grow in both their knowledge of the Word and fellowship with others in the body of Christ.

Heritage

Northland Reformed Church is a member congregation of the Reformed Church in the United States (founded in 1748). Our history goes back to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth-century. The Reformers summarized the teachings of Scripture in several historic confessions that came to be known as The Three Forms of Unity: the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), the Belgic Confession (1561) and the Canons of Dort (1619). Along with the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds (of the early church) we embrace them as our own. We believe they accurately summarize the teachings of God’s unchanging word, the Holy Bible.