WHEN & WHERE

Our High School Ministry (9th-12th grade students) meets on Wednesday nights in the NorthField Student Building from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Services begin at 6:30PM and include worship, teaching, and small groups. Below you will find an overview of our upcoming series.


The NorthField Student Building is located at the back of campus behind the auditorium. Doors open for students to arrive starting at 6:00PM. 

UpCOMING SERIES

Here's an overview of our upcoming series! 

(Parents, be sure to check out the ways to continue the conversation at home)

THE BIG QUESTIONS

We're convinced that life's biggest questions deserve better answers so for this series we've teamed up with like-minded youth researchers and educators over at Fuller Youth Institute to bring a special four-week series called 'The Big Questions.' Fuller Youth Institute collected hundreds of hours of research from teenagers, churches, and student-focused  organizations across several cultures, as well as collected answers from students of varying races, socio-economic backgrounds, and genders. Their research revealed huge opportunities for the church to walk with a generation as they ask, "Who am I?", "Where do I fit in?", and "Do I matter?" We can't wait for your teenagers to discover the practical ways that following Jesus helps answer life's biggest questions. 


September 8 - When you really understand who Jesus is, it changes everything. 

September 15 - You don't have to prove you're enough. 

September 22 - You belong here.

September 29 - You matter more than you think.

(Parents, to continue the conversation at home click here)

THE UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM

You can probably tell your teenagers are gaining more and more influence, authority, and power in their lives -- even if it's in small ways like having later curfews, getting car keys, or having more say in how they spend their time and money. You've probably also noticed they're more vocal about their opinions of the power structures they see at home and in the media. And what happens when those in authority don't behave in a way that's worth following? Well, in this series, 'The Upside Down Kingdom,' we're inviting students to examine how Jesus turned the world upside down with the unexpected ways he used his power. 


October 13 - Jesus turned the idea of power upside down. 

October 20 - In the upside down kingdom, honor is greater than power.

October 27 - In the upside down kingdom, power is for lifting up, not tearing down.

(Parents, to continue the conversation at home click here)

BITTERSWEET

So, you've forgiven, but how can you tell if it's even working? The hurt, frustration, or confusion is very real and "they" never actually said sorry. We know when the worst stuff happens to us it can feel sweet to stay bitter. But maybe there's a better answer. In this series we'll learn how when you don't forgive, it hurts you, that everybody needs forgiveness, and how it's okay that healing doesn't always happen overnight.


November 3 - The more you hold onto a grudge, the more it holds onto you. 

November 10 - Cancel the debt, not the person.

November 17 - Healing takes time.

November 24 - OFF (Thanksgiving break)


(Parents, to continue the conversation at home click here.)

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Anticipation fills the air! We start using words we never use. What even is figgy pudding and who is Yuletide Carol?! This season is also filled with other words that seem to be a little more special this time of year. Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love appear everywhere as we countdown to the birth of a Savior - a Savior who promises that even in this imperfect world we can experience and embody hope, peace, joy, and love; even here and now in the chaos of life. Enjoy this Advent series as it reminds us Christmas is just the start of better things.


December 1 - Where there is not hope, bring it.

December 8 - Where there is not peace, bring it.

December 15 - Where there is not joy, bring it.

December 22 - Because of Jesus, you can know God loves you.


(Parents, to continue the conversation at home click here.)

Parenting resources

Parenting is hard. We want to help! 

Here are some resources that can equip you to be the best you can be for your teenager.


Whether you prefer books or podcasts, below you can find some of the best voices in the country to help you navigate the waters of parenting a teenager.

  •           Parenting your 9th grader

    Parenting Your Ninth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

  •           parenting your 10th grader

    Parenting Your Tenth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

  •          parenting your 11th grader

    Parenting Your Eleventh Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

  •          parenting your 12th grader

    Parenting Your Twelfth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

  • 18+: parenting your emerging adult

    You've parented for 936 weeks, and your kid has graduated and moved on to what's next. Whether they still live at home or you've already converted their room into a workout studio, you might be in the best phase of your kid's life. While parenting won't look the same anymore, it isn't over yet. Your kid still needs you. Eighteen Plus is a guide to help you parent in this new unfamiliar phase.

  •                         parent cue blog

    You are a better parent than you might realize. Parents, grandparents, and guardians often don’t give themselves enough credit for the remarkable job they are doing in raising kids to become good humans. Your parenting style might not be for everyone, and that’s okay. At Parent Cue, their goal is simply to cue you with what you need when you need it, so you can be the parent you want to be.

  •                   parent cue podcast

    You are a better parent than you might realize. Parents, grandparents, and guardians often don’t give themselves enough credit for the remarkable job they are doing in raising kids to become good humans. Your parenting style might not be for everyone, and that’s okay. At Parent Cue, their goal is simply to cue you with what you need when you need it, so you can be the parent you want to be.

  • The grown-up's guide to teenage humans

    In The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, author Josh Shipp shows all of us how to be that caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from sixth to twelfth grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage.

  •       preparing for the unexpected

    Parenting humans at any phase of life is filled with the unexpected. But as our kids get older, and the stakes get higher, sometimes the unexpected discoveries we make as parents may elicit fear, anger, or confusion as we try to guide our kid or teen toward a positive future. This worksheet is intended to help you reflect and create a plan ahead of time for how you want to respond if you discover something you never expected.

READING PLANS

Want to pursue an authentic faith? We want to help!

Check out some of the reading plans below designed to help you grow spiritually.

  • MEET JESUS IN 30 DAYS

    Looking for an easy reading plan to help introduce you to Jesus? Here's 30 days worth of light reading that will give you a glimpse into who Jesus is, why He came to this earth, how He treated people, and what He has done for you. 


  • THE GOSPELS IN 30 DAYS

    The first four books of the New Testament make up a section of the Bible called, "The Gospels." The Gospels are four different, yet similar, perspectives that document the life of Jesus and his closest followers. This reading plan will allow you to immerse yourself into what Jesus did during His time on Earth. 


  • THE New Testament IN 30 DAYS

    The New Testament tells the story of Jesus, his closest followers, and also documents the start of what we call the church. In this reading plan you can see for yourself how Jesus awakened a movement in the world that we are still a part of today. 

  • BIBLE PROJECT: Read the Bible in one year plan

    This plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. You'll read two or three chapters a day and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies and census information. Each day's reading includes a Psalm upon which you can meditate and pray. By the end of the reading plan, you'll have prayed through the book of Psalms two and a half times. Every time you begin reading a new book of the Bible, you'll be directed to a short animated video on the Bible Project website. Theses videos will outline the book's design and overall message to put your reading in context. In addition to these overview videos, you'll find helpful theme videos that explore several topics covered in the reading plan. To download the plan, click here: One_Year_Reading_Plan.pdf

LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH

Want to stay up to date with the latest information regarding High School Ministry at NorthField? Here's how! 

  • FIND US ON FACEBOOK

    For event reminders, parenting advice, and a network of parents who are in your same phase, find us on Facebook @NorthField HSM.

  • FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

    For posts, stories, and a little encouragement to get you through the week, follow us on Instagram @NorthFieldHSM. Don't worry, we follow back! 

  • Text Alerts for Parents

    For text alerts regarding event sign-ups, at-home conversation guides, and programming reminders simply text 'HSParent' to 77222

  • text alerts for students

    For text alerts regarding event sign-ups and programming reminders simply text 'HSStudent' to 77222

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