Ephesians 4:11-12 says that Christ "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, for the edifying of the body of Christ..."

In these verses we learn that the reason Christ gives leaders (apostles, prophets, evangelists and pastors and teachers) to the church is not in order that they might do all the ministry, but in order that they might "equip the saints" and, by doing so, help others take part in the work of ministry. The word translated ministry in Ephesians 4:12 is the Greek word διακονία which may be translated as "service". If you are a Christian, you are called to ministry, because you are called to serve.

Therefore, the question is never "Am I called to serve?" but always "How am I called to serve?" This is the way God has designed the church to function, as one body in which every member uses the gifts God has given him or her for the good of the church. The most successful church is not the church with the most popular preacher or the greatest number of programs. The most successful church, in God's eyes, is the church in which every member is doing the ministry which he or she is gifted and called to do!

When God calls a person or family to join a local church, it is because he knows that the church needs those particular individuals and that those individuals need that particular church. Perhaps God is calling you to Northland. If so, praise God. We must need you and you must need us.

At Northland, we have organized several ministry teams in order to better use the gifts of God's people for His glory and the good of the church. Please see below for a listing and description of our ministry teams

Ministry Teams @ Northland

  • Community Life Team —  Northland Reformed Church’s Community Life Team fosters community within the congregation by planning social activities and opportunities for fellowship. Examples of activities include coordinating general fellowship opportunities – e.g., fellowship meals, small groups, church picnics, holiday events, baby/wedding showers, church newsletters, vacation Bible school and summer camps. They may also take part in assisting with Sunday school and nursery volunteering and other general volunteer opportunities.

  • Congregational Care Team —  Northland Reformed Church’s Congregational Care Team meets the needs of our congregation by organizing efforts to serve our members. Examples of activities that members of the Congregational Care Team are involved with include reaching out to members through cards, meals, visits, and phone calls. Volunteers will also serve through providing transportation, care packages, meals, and flower arrangements to those in need, military, college students, etc., or during special seasons (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). Congregational care also involves recommending expenditures of all benevolence funds to aid the poor, widows, orphans, or any other persons and benevolent causes.

  • Facility Management Team —  Northland Reformed Church’s Facility Management Team maintains and improves the church facilities in support of the ministries of the church. Members of the facilities team will be involved with overseeing exterior (lawn care, snow removal, parking lot) and interior maintenance (heating, cooling, plumbing, painting, cleaning, decorating), security, and organizing church workdays as needed. They may also oversee Sunday morning coffee, maintaining church linens, and wholesale purchases (kitchen items, paper good, etc.). Also under facilities management is technological support for our normal Sunday services and other church events – including audio/video needs, uploading sermons to various platforms, managing the church website, social media and graphics, as well as recommending and maintaining church technology.

  • Music Team —  Northland Reformed Church’s Music Team maintains and oversees music and accompaniment in support of our usual Sunday services and other church events. Volunteers will prepare and provide music for public worship through accompaniment as well as serving during special seasonal services and/or programs the church may have throughout the year.