Love God – Worship and Prayer Ministry News

Contact: Andy Schultz, Worship Pastor,[email protected]

Worship Ministry News/Events for August 19-20

Sermon – Inspiration, Fulfilling God’s Purpose for Our Lives, by Pastor Ben McEachern

Teen Challenge Weekend –  September 2-3 Join us for a free concert from the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir. Come hear dramatic stories of growth and new life in God, through the testimonies of the clients and hear the choir share songs of hope and freedom from addiction. Visit with the students after the Saturday service at a Saturday Supper immediately following the service.

Baptism – Baptism at NorthRidge is an outward declaration of your faith and commitment to Jesus. It is a celebration of an individual’s choice to be a follower of Jesus. If you have said YES to being a follower of Jesus and are ready to publicly celebrate your decision, then your next step is to be baptized! Our next scheduled baptism is October 14-15, held at church. 

Child Dedication –  Through this simple ceremony before God, your friends and your family, you commit to raising your child to know and love God. The next scheduled dedication is August 19-20.

To schedule a baptism or child’s dedication, call Tammy in the church office at 763-428-5115.


Contact: Teri McEachern, Family Pastor; Gregg Tisor, Adult Minister; Matt Pfadenhauer, Youth Minister, Christina Van Vooren, Children’s Minister

Adult Ministry News/Events for August 19-20

Small Groups & Events, Gregg Tisor,
Men’s Ministry Jeff Ekstrand & Paul Jonason, Women’s Ministry Pam Mertz

Summer Bible Study Wednesday’s 6:30-8:00.
A 5-week study on the Purposes of the Church taught by NorthRidge member Jerry Hickman meets Wednesday’s at the church July 26 – August 30 (not meeting August 2). We’ll take a look at the Biblical foundations of the church and how that plays out at NorthRidge. There will be some interaction and time to connect with others as well. Child care provided for $3 per child with a $10 max per family. Register at NRF.Online

Steyn Summer Small Group – Tuesday’s 6pm
This is a small group that will meet throughout the summer at the Steyn’s home in Rogers. There will be a potluck dinner at 6, followed by a discussion based off of the previous weekend’s church sermon. Sign up at NRF.Online.

Meet the Pastors – August 26, 6:30pm
Are you ready to take the next step and learn more about NorthRidge? If so, you and your family are invited to an event we call Meet the Pastors. You’ll get a chance to enjoy a meal with Ben McEachern, our lead Pastor and his wife Teri, our Family Pastor to have an opportunity to get to know them better, hear about the church and ask your questions. RSVP is required for this event, so please complete this form – MEET THE PASTORS RSVP. Reach out to us if you have any questions at 763-428-5115, [email protected]

Women’s Retreat at Trout Lake Camp – September 22-24
Join with other women in setting aside time to reflect and meet God. This year’s retreat theme is Overflowing Hope from Romans 15:13. Come with an open heart to experience God’s goodness and hope! There are also opportunities for adventure activities! Cost is $130. Sign up at and indicate that you would like to stay in “Point Rustic Housing”. Also, RSVP on the women’s ministry group so we know who will be attending.

Youth Ministry News/Events for August 19-20

Contact: Pastor Matt Pfadenhauer, Youth Minister

CLASSES – Sunday’s at 10:30am each week throughout the summer.

High School Bible Study – Tuesday’s 7-9pm
Brax and Jessica Carvette will be hosting a high school bible study this summer going through the book of James. Guys and girls will meet separately. Sign up at NRF.Life or contact the leaders for more information.

Children’s Ministry News/Events for August 19-20

Contact: Christina Van Vooren, Children’s Minister

Classes 9:00 & 10:30am
TreasureCove (birth-kindergarten)
TreasureLand (1st-5th grade) does NOT meet during the summer.

Make a Difference News/Events August 19-20

Local Compassion

  • CROSS August needs – Gravy, broth, toothpaste and school supplies

Mission Trips – 2017 Summer Mission Trips


Contact: Tammy Grandstrand and Diane Kondratuk, Office Administrators, Chris Braun, Finance Administrator, Chris Mabin, Facility Manager

Office/Communications Ministry News for August 19-20

Contact: Tammy Grandstrand, Office Administrator, Scott Whitman, Communications Leader

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July-August 2017 NRF Newsletter, a recap of ministry news, published 6 times a year

Finance & Facility Ministry News

Finance – Chris Braun, Finance Administrator
Log into our secure online community to give. Online opportunities include one-time or reoccurring tithe, benevolent fund, event payment and mission trip donations.

Facility – Chris Mabin, Facility Manager
Community members can request space in the building by completing our online form.