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 4:12—9:00am, 6th-12th
All youth, 6th-12th grade are welcome to be a part of this exciting new opportunity where students will get to be involved in the leadership and planning of IMPACT.

IMPACT 101—10:30am, 6th-12th
Students will hear from Pastor Matt 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. This year we will be using the Believe study for our curriculum.

Wednesday Evening 6:30-8:00pm, 6th-12th
On Wednesday’s this year we are offering 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 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.

Saturday Night Live (SNL) 5:00-8:30pm, 9th-12th
SNL is a special night for high school students as follows:

  • HOME GROUPS: On the first and third Saturday of the month students go to homes following service for fellowship and small group discussion.
  • MAD: On the second Saturday of each month SNL will take part in a Make a Difference service event.
  • SNL Rally Night: On the remaining Saturdays, SNL will gather together at the church for a special night that may include game nights, extended worship, and guest speakers.

Fall Retreats at Trout Lake (www.troutlakecamps.org)
This fall, Impact students will head to Trout Lake Camp for their youth retreats. Retreat dates are October 6-8 for middle school and October 27-29 for high school. Cost is $130, but if you sign up by September 13 you will receive a $15 early bird discount. Sign up NRF.Online, our online community or talk to Pastor Matt.

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]