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


Saturday 5:00-8:30pm (during school year)

High School students 9th-12th attend the 5:00pm Saturday service.

The first and third weeks of each month, students carpool to their small group leaders home for food, fellowship and small group discussion on the Believe series.

The second and fourth weeks of each month, students meet in the Great Room to eat dinner together, discuss the nights message and enjoy large group games and fellowship.

Sunday 10:30am (summer)

Sunday mornings are an opportunity for 6th-12th grade students to dive deeper into scripture and discuss what God’s word is saying to them.

Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm (during school year)

Youth group is a time for students in 6th-12th grade to invite their friends to a fun evening of games, music and fellowship and small group topical studies of what the Bible has to say about the struggles facing teens and their friends.

To view summer youth events, visit the church calendar.

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]