Our desire at NorthRidge is that you would come to know Jesus as your Savior, grow in your relationship with Him, and that you would engage in the work He has for you to accomplish. We also highly regard the value of family. Our intentions are not to get you busy to the neglect or pulling apart of the family, but to help you be more effective at being like Christ in order to "Reach and Equip People for Christ without Borders."
The following list is not an exhaustive list of ministries and activities. These events are not intended to divide the family but will hopefully strengthen the common bond of Christ in the family. Busyness is not a good measure of our spirituality, so please choose wisely what will be best for you and your family in order to stay focused on our purpose to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Finally, please do not limit your thinking to merely what can I do to grow but also include the thinking of how can I serve others.
Falls City Ministry Team – On the third Monday night of every month a team of people meet at the church in Falls City for the expressed purpose of being trained for ministry as well as evaluating and planning future parts of the ministry.
Seneca Ministry Team – On the fourth Monday night of every month a team of people meet at the church in Seneca for the expressed purpose of being trained for ministry as well as evaluating and planning future parts of the ministry.
Sabetha Ministry and Leadership Team – On the second Monday night of every month we have a light meal available at 6:00 p.m. then we receive some training from 6:30 p.m.-700: p.m. We then break up into various ministry teams. This is a time where ministries can gather to cast vision for their area of ministry and plan. It is also a great opportunity for those trying to figure out where to get involved. The elders then gather at 8:00 p.m. for their monthly meeting. Please consider joining us!
We continue to be involved in many ministries in our community and ask you to also consider how God may use you to serve in any of these. We support the local food pantry on Main Street, My Friends House and My Sisters House, and the Harvester's truck that comes to church each month to serve many families. We also work in conjunction with our corrections department for jail visitation and special programs to remember the families who have a parent jailed. We also serve families around the world through a couple of Christmas programs. We have also give to people in the community and other ministries in Kansas like rescue missions and unwed mother homes.
Blankets of Love – On the second and fourth Wednesday nights during the school year, people gather in the Sabetha fellowship hall to make blankets for homeless children and hurting people in the Kansas area. Join them! You can bring material, help sew, or just be an encouragement. They will also help teach you if you would like to learn and serve in such a tangible way. Questions? Contact Janet Summers at email@example.com.
Recovery Through Christ - Meeting at Sabetha at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays in Room 140. Contact Mike Oom at 785-285-2024.
Serving Divisions – This is a group of ladies who are willing to cook, bake, serve, clean and host families after a death.
Greeters – These servants help create the atmosphere of love that we enjoy and hand out the informational bulletin. Please contact Elaine Mowder in Sabetha or Kathy Gulland in Falls City to be a greeter.
Welcome Team - These servants help with parking, open doors, guide visitors and give you information and a smile! Do you want to be a part of this team? Contact Bill Kent - firstname.lastname@example.org or Von Lauer - email@example.com.
Hospitality Events – This is a team that serves light meals and refreshments to the ministry & leadership teams as well as any other special conference or hosting event. Cynthia Strahm (firstname.lastname@example.org) heads up this team.
New Mother’s Meals – This is a ministry that provides meals to mothers after childbirth. Join in by contacting Claire Wertenberger at email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Hospitality – Do you love that cup of coffee and cookies on Sunday morning? This team desires to create a warm environment by providing these each week. There are three teams: those who set-up, those who clean-up and those that bake the cookies. Please contact Sandy Aberle to serve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunshine Committee – This is a team who encourages those unable to leave their homes by sending cards and/or visiting.
Welcome to Sabetha Team – This group of people welcomes newcomers to Sabetha. Each month this team takes information and fresh baked items to new families in town. Contact Dean Strahm for more information.
Bible Studies & Prayer
Women’s Bible Study – This is a Bible Study Group for women that meet on the first Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. to study and fellowship in Sabetha. All are welcome!
Sunday School – Every Sunday we offer Bible study classes both in Sabetha and Falls City. In Falls City they meet at 9:00 a.m and in Sabetha they meet at 10:00 a.m.
Men’s Prayer Time - Every Monday morning at 6 a.m. men meet at the Sabetha campus to pray for one another and the many missionaries we support around the world. We would encourage every man to come and pray as often as you can make it.
Other Servants of Ministries
There are many servants who keep the church buildings clean and up-to-date, run the sound, lights, video, cameras, website and other technologies. Others make sure there are flowers, pens and connection cards in the sanctuaries and help keep a warm environment. Some decorate our main buildings and youth building. Some oversee our facilities to make sure we are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. All of these people serve week after week behind the scenes so that the ministries of the church, including our many worship services, can be conducive to our mission. Thank you.