Affiliations


NorthRidge Fellowship is affiliated with the Converge NorthCentral and Converge.

Converge North Central


Converge North Central is a movement of 256 congregations working together around the world to help people meet, know and follow Jesus by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide. We are part of a bigger movement of 1,300 churches called Converge, and serve our region of the country which includes the following states: Minnesota and Iowa.

Mission
At Converge we talk often about being better together. Since 1858, we have seen generations of churches, leaders and missionaries join forces through God’s power to accomplish the impossible. The command of Christ to “go and make disciples” resonates in our hearts and resounds from our pulpits. It is evidenced in the ministries of our congregations and our mission fields.

What brings us together for all this activity is much greater than our compelling mission. What brings us together is the cross. The completed work of Christ on the cross resulted in the removal of guilt and the forgiveness of sin. On the cross, Christ accomplished our redemption and reconciliation and restored our right relationship with God. The cross is a reminder of the good news that Christ has risen and that Satan, sin and the grave have been defeated. As a result, we have been given the overwhelming privilege of telling the world about the love and power of God.

Converge North Central is committed to starting and strengthening churches. Our churches are multigenerational and growing with young families, our theology is biblically conservative without being fundamental. And we celebrate the diversity in our distinctive expressions of God’s work in our world. Our congregations are teaching-centered, grace-based, spirit-filled, seeker-sensitive and purpose driven.

To learn more about Converge NorthCentral, visit their website (click on logo).

Converge


Converge is a movement of over 1,300 churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. We do this by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.

We are…

Rooted
We are rooted in the inerrant, infallible word of God. We are rooted in our belief that Jesus is the only way of salvation. We are rooted in our dependence on God to accomplish the work that He has called us to do. We are proud of our history and the story of those who came before us who moved into new territory and took risks for God to start new churches. We are rooted in the Great Commission. We believe that God has called us to make disciples of all nations.

Reaching
We are not done yet. Our goal is to give every person the opportunity to hear the gospel in a clear and compelling way, say “Yes” to Jesus, grow in their faith, be equipped to serve and be sent out. We are committed to see vibrant churches in every state, county and community in our reach. We are committed to bring the gospel to those peoples around the world that have no evangelical presence. We want every person to experience a life-changing, personal relationship with Jesus. We will continue to reach across the street and around the world.

Better
We are committed to being biblically faithful and culturally astute. We know that we must adapt our methods to an ever-changing world. We want to become the movement that is known for its innovation, training and coaching of leaders. We’re going to get better. With the abilities, talents and resources God has given us, we will look for ways to improve in order to move forward together.

Together
A team always outthinks, outperforms and outlasts the individual. We believe we are better together. God can use us to do something that we can never do apart. And so we choose to come together—Converge—to work together, to share best practices, pray and encourage each other. We believe God has put us in this moment, in this time, in the United States and around the world to help people meet, know and follow Jesus in by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.

To learn more about Converge, visit their website (click on logo).