Matt Pfadenhauer
Youth Minister
763-428-5115 x308
[email protected]

Impact Student Ministry


Changed by God, Changing the World


IMPACT is middle and high school students 6th-12th grade who love Jesus and express His love to others. We are teens who want to make a difference in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and world as we love, live and lead like Christ.

We offer classes, programs, events and retreats for teens and their friends. See below for all the details.

NRF Student Ministries – IMPACT

Sunday Morning

IMPACT 101—9:00 & 10:30am (6th-12th)
Students will hear from Pastor Matt and our ministry intern Brax Carvette on a study focused directly on scripture. Following the message, the students are split into small groups for discussion and prayer. If there’s time remaining, students have the opportunity to socialize and hang out.

IMPACT 201 – 9:00am (9th-12th)
A new Sunday morning class for High School students. To start the year, we will be teaching from a study called “What Jesus Demands from the World” by Brian Tabb.

Wednesday Evening 6:30-8:00pm (6th-12th)
On Wednesday’s we offer both high school and middle school programs. The evening will include some shared elements and some separate as follows:

  • SOCIAL TIME (all): Play games like ping pong, dodgeball, foosball, card or board games or just hang out.
  • WORSHIP (all): Led by the youth worship team, a time to focus our attention and praise God
  • SMALL GROUPS: Students break into small groups for discussion on the night topic and then close the night in prayer.

IMPACT 4:12—8:00-8:30pm (6th-12th)
All youth, 6th-12th grade are welcome to be a part of this exciting opportunity where students will get to be involved in the leadership and planning of IMPACT.

Additional Ministry Opportunities

  • HOME GROUPS: On the sedond Saturday of the month, high school students go to small group leader homes for fellowship and small group discussion.
  • To see what is currently happening with our youth, visit the youth tab on our News & Events menu of our website.
  • You can also subscribe to the youth calendar.

Retreats 
We participate in two retreats each year, a fall retreat held at Trout Lake Camp in Pine River, MN and a spring retreat at Covenant Pines Bible Camp in McGregor, MN.

IMPACT Newsletter

The IMPACT Newsletter is designed to be a resource for students and parents to see weekly class topics, verses and follow-up action items, youth events and ministry news.

The IMPACT newsletter will be mailed to the students family and or you may also read it here by clicking on the links below.

September 2018

Youth Know Jesus

Love God

At IMPACT teens are given ample opportunity to Love God through learning about Him in scripture study, sermons, and retreats. Our curriculum addresses the typical needs of young people in the secular world with an emphasis on intentionally living Christ-like.

Love Each Other

NorthRidge Fellowship knows that real relationships with other Christians can propel a young person into a deeper, more righteous life path. So, at IMPACT we provide ample opportunity for youth to gather with each other, and with adults dedicated to their spiritual growth, to form a network of like-minded Christian friends. Make sure to join us in our fun games and food gatherings. Parents are invited to get involved as volunteers and prayer partners for the ministry.

Youth Serve Jesus

Make a Difference

IMPACT focuses the youth on the Great Commission, knowing that a disciple for Christ can Make a Difference in reaching others for Christ. So, we work closely with the NorthRidge Fellowship Make a Difference ministry to provide opportunities for youth to do missions work within the church, locally, state wide, nationally and globally. Young people are welcome to join the church at Feed Our Starving Children and CROSS food shelf to do the manual labor necessary to feed those in need globally and locally. In the summer we spend a day at Dayton Park Properties to help the residents there and to have a good time getting to know them as our neighbors and community. We have mini-short-term missions trip to Nett Lake to spread the work and assist in ministry among Native Americans in that area. Many youth like to join Matt Pfaddenhauer, our youth minister, on a fantastic short-term mission to Alaska to work with a church there on its ministry. Others join Dan Monson in his short-term missions in Honduras.

Remember, too, participating in church volunteer work, local opportunities and short-term missions are a GREAT addition to the college resume. Talk to Pastor Matt on how to get involved. [email protected]