The Race

Let Us Run...
At Northside we use the marathon metaphor for the spiritual race we run together in becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Successfully running a marathon requires a lifestyle of desire, training, leadership, commitment and endurance...Nobody runs it alone.  Together we will share experiences that shape us into becoming more like Jesus so we too can "run with perseverance the race marked out for us."  Hebrews 12:1

The Race consists of a series of classes that are designed to help us come together as a church family, grow in our faith, and learn to share our faith with others.

If you've ever run, you know that it's a lot more fun to to run with someone else.  God never intended us to run alone.  That's the purpose of the church.  In this class, we will learn about three things that bind us together - our salvation story, our mission/vision/values, and the structure of our church. Because Northside is made up of people from many different backgrounds, this experience is intended to clearly explain who we are, what we believe, and how to get connected at Northside.  Check the calendar for when our next class is available.


You know that any kind of exercise routine takes discipline.  To run a marathon, it takes extremely good discipline to train properly and finish the race!  In this class you learn the spiritual disciplines that are critical to your success in "The Race" God has called us all to run.

Prerequisite:  Running Together



"Finding Your STRIDE" is designed for you to discover how your personality, gifts, passions, and life experiences can all be used to serve others.  "Finding Your STRIDE" sets the pace for living your life to the fullest by finding what God has created you to do (Phil 3:13,14).

Prerequisites:  Running Together, It Takes Discipline


Are you ready to continue your spiritual journey into Pass It On?  This is an exciting experience to teach you how to use your gifts, talents and life story to lead others into the Kingdom of God.  Your eyes will be opened to the fields that God lays in front of you each day.  Whether it is across the street or around the world, this experience invites you to change the world one life at a time.

                                                Prerequisites:  Running Together, It Takes Discipline, Finding Your STRIDE

Congratulations on finishing our series, The Race!  Since our spiritual race is one we run for a lifetime, we want you to maintain your energy and dedication to running.  We do that at Northside through various classes and groups that offer you opportunities to grow in your faith and minister to others.