The Adult Ministries at North exist to assist men and women in becoming more like Jesus Christ in their character and priorities.  We seek to do this by providing opportunities for connecting in redemptive community, growing in biblical wisdom, and ministering to the various needs of others.  Our desire is that your life would be changed as you participate in the opportunities provided. 

First Impressions

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
— Romans 15:7 ESV

Our Purpose: To make guests at North want to come back.

We believe in doing everything we can to make your time at North special and stress free, and the smiling faces of First Impressions members help make this happen. First Impressions is much more than greeting someone at the door. It's about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable so they can focus on hearing God's Word. We greet, provide hospitality through food, and help guests learn what North has to offer. 

For more information, contact Andrea Raines, First Impressions Coordinator

Platform Ministries
(Band, Vocals, Creative Arts & Technical Arts)

Our Purpose: We exist to serve the church and Christ's Kingdom by leading, developing and enhancing the corporate worship experience.

Worship is both an attitude of the heart and a work of the Holy Spirit. Worship is communion with God in which believers, by grace, center their minds’ attention and their hearts affection on the Lord, humbly glorifying God in response to His greatness and His word.

God-centered worship is not a style, it is a mindset, it is the coming together of the historic and the contemporary at every level of worship (not just the music) to create maximum opportunities for engaging people with the presence of God. We worship before an audience of one. Our corporate worship will be authentic in its purpose and transparent in its presentation.

Corporate worship will involve multiple forms of worship arts, implementing each with stylistic integrity. Our worship will be multi-dimensional; embracing diversity, and multi-generational; embracing the next generation of devoted believers. 

For more information, contact us...

Drew Doering ~ Director of Adult Services ~
Jared Bryant ~ Platform Development Team Leader ~
Josh Strahler ~ Technical Team Leader ~
Chad Stanley ~ Worship Band Team Leader ~

Adult Classes

Our Purpose... We exist to strengthen one another in our Christian journey through community, prayer and the study of God's Word.

Connect Groups: Finding Community in Christ

We invite you to check out the opportunities below that are designed to help you grow deeper in God’s Word and begin connecting with other believers in community and fellowship. Check back in August to see a list of more CONNECT Groups meeting on Wednesday nights this fall. 


Todd Gebhardt, Couples, Boggess Hall
Frank Meredith, Men & Women, Boggess Hall


Clara Bee, Women's, Conference Room 1
Josh Burdette, Men & Women, Boggess Hall
Dave Doering, Men & Women, Boggess Hall
Steve Stalnaker, Men & Women, Conference Room 3


Tim Cinnamon, E2 Young Adults, Chapel, 6:30pm
Susie Paugh, Women's, Conference Room 3, 9:00am
Men's Bible Study Fellowship, Floor One, 6:30pm


Service Breakout Groups, Various Leaders, Chapel
Mom's Group (Sharing Together, Learning Together), Boggess Hall
Mom's Support Group, Jen Francisco,  Friendship Kitchen
Mary Thompson, Men & Women, Accountability Group, NCS School Library


Jim Morrison, Men's, Conference Room 1



Women's Ministry-Our Hope

OUR HOPE: Jesus looked at them and said, "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

Our Hope is a Christian based ministry for women experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage. We offer one-on-one mentoring and/or informal counseling as needed as well as support through our Facebook group.  Each couple facing this challenge would greatly appreciate your prayers of support. 

Recommended Reading...

"What Was Lost":A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage, by Elise Erikson Barrett.
Lisa Welch's online book:
"Inconceivable: Finding Peace in the Midst of Infertility", by Shannon Woodward.
"The Infertility Companion: Hope and Help for Couples Facing Infertility", by Sandra L. Glahn, T.H.M. and William R. Cutrer, M.D.
"A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss", by Gerald L. Sitter.

Helpful Links... (info on treatment planning and management) (adoption grants/assistance) (info on adoption: process, options, costs, etc.)

For more information, contact Ronni Edmands at 304-482-1980



Prayer Ministry

Our Purpose... We exist to connect with the heart of God on behalf of our church family, by spending time united in prayer.

We believe that nothing of eternal significance happens apart from prayer.   Our desire is to unite believers of Christ to connect with a God who hears and answers prayer. By using Jesus example given to his disciples, outlined in Matthew 6, we commit to praying before the Lord on behalf of our church family.

Our Prayer Ministry seeks to:

  • Help all ministries through prayer and provide a prayer resource
  • Help the lost and hurting of our community through prayer
  • Encourage and inspire our church family to continually pursue a deeper and more loving relationship with God through prayer

Opportunities for Corporate Prayer:

  • Men & Women Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at 5pm in Conference Room 1
  • Men's Prayer Meeting: Sunday: Sunday Morning 9am in Conference Room 2 

For more information, contact: John Pace at 304-863-5698 or John Adams at 304-482-6229.