FAQ

  1. Q: What time are our Sunday services?                                                                      A: Christian Education hour for all ages runs from 9 – 10 AM. Our Sunday worship starts at 10:15 AM. A nursery is always available for children ages 2 and younger.
  2. Q: How long is Northland’s Sunday morning worship service?                              A: Northland’s Sunday worship service begins at 10:15 AM and typically concludes at about 11:45 AM. This is a bit longer than most churches, but we place paramount importance on the in-depth teaching of God’s Word, thus requiring a full hour being devoted to the scriptures. A nursery is always available for children ages 2 and younger.
  3. Q: Where is Northland located?                                                                                    A: Our church facilities are located on the east side of Grand Rapids at 2026 Northland Street.
  4. Q: What version of the Bible does Northland use?                                                    A: Northland does not prescribe the use of any single translation for its members. You will find four or five of the major translations in use every Sunday at our church. Students of the Bible should realize that every translation has its strengths and weaknesses based on the manuscripts used in creating the translation and the approach of the translators (e.g. word for word vs. major thoughts or concepts). We have found that the local church benefits from the use of multiple translations because the end result is a better understanding of the authoral intent. We do recommend that our members use a translation for serious study, while paraphrases may be used for more casual reading.
  5. Q: Does Northland have a dress code?                                                                        A: No. On any given Sunday, you will find suits, dresses, T-shirts and jeans being worn by people at Northland. We are more concerned about the spiritual life of Northland attendees than their outward attire.
  6. Q: Do I need to be a member to attend Northland?                                                  A: No, anyone is welcome to attend Northland regardless of official membership or any church-related affiliations. For those who make Northland their local church home, we strongly encourage church membership and are available to discuss why this is important in the life of the believer and the local church.
  7. Q: Who can use Northland’s facilities?                                                                        A: Church facilities are available to church members for pre-approved functions. Members may reserve our facilities for weddings and other events in compliance with our policies.
  8. Q: Why doesn’t Northland have a Sunday evening service?                                  A: We did have a Sunday evening service in our past history. We found that a fraction of our congregation returned to church on Sunday evening and therefore, most people were missing out on the teaching that occurred in the evening. To expose the most people to the most teaching, we simply extended the Sunday morning preaching time in place of Sunday evening. We encourage our church family to spend Sunday afternoon and evening together in small-group fellowship as much as possible.
  9. Q: If Northland becomes my church home, where will I be able to fit into church life?                                                                                                                      A: We encourage everyone in the Northland Church family to be involved in church life by actively ministering as they are gifted. There is a place for everyone to “plug in” according to their unique spiritual gift to the glory of God.
  10. Q: Where can I learn about what Northland believes?                                            A: Start by reading through our church constitution, and then if you have additional questions, contact our church leadership.
  11. Q: Does Northland have small group studies?                                                          A: Yes. Small group Bible studies are available. Topics and group composition change periodically to meet the needs of the church body.
  12. Q: Who can I talk to for more information?                                                              A: If you have any questions about Northland, feel free to contact us through the website, or reach out to any of the church Elders.