Northway College Ministry exists to Reach, Equip, and Launch college-aged students.


We want to Reach college students.

We want to get their attention, get them to visit, and get them to stay. Our goal for this ministry is to create a an environment where college students feel welcomed, connected, and have a place to call home.

We want to Equip college students.

We want students to deepen their relationships with God and His people, and we want to deepen their understanding of His desires and His Word.

We want to Launch college students.

We aim to send them out with the desire, capability, and the confidence to carry out the Great Commission in this season of life and wherever life may take them afterwards.



Home Teams

We gather on a weekly basis in a small group setting as a part of Northway’s Home Teams.  In being a part of a Home Team and meeting regularly, you will have the opportunity to grow in your faith and deepen your relationships with others.


Tuesday Nights
Leaders: Sarah Knapp & Angel Schindler
Time & Location: 7:00pm @ Downtown Macon

Thursday Nights
Leaders: Daniela Swinford & Abbie Holmes
Time & Location: 7:00pm @ Ingleside Area

We will be studying Miracles of Jesus By Jennie Allen. This study explores all four Gospels. Discover the ways Jesus healed, provided for, calmed, and resurrected the people he encountered. This is about believing in the power of God who can accomplish anything. For college and grad school age ladies.

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Tuesday Nights
Leaders: Ryan Knapp & Zach Schindler
Time & Location: 7:00pm @ Ingleside Area

We will be studying The Book of James led by Francis Chan.  Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. He works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.  

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Can’t make it during the week, or you just want more?  We also gather every Sunday morning during the 9 o’clock service for a co-ed Bible Study.  Email Ryan Knapp for more information.


Home Away From Home Program

HAH is a program created with the purpose of pairing college aged students in the middle Georgia area with Church families from Northway.  Our goal is to give the students a sense of “home” even though they are away from their families.

Our host families will provide opportunities for a few meals throughout the semester, be a resource if difficult circumstances arise such as car trouble, sickness, etc., and just be an encouragement for their students.

If you are a student and you would like to join a Home Away from Home family, sign up here!



Drawing Closer to God | Drawing Closer to People

We come together every month for a college worship gathering we call ProximityProximity is an opportunity for college students to come together to fellowship, worship, and study God’s Word.





Join us for worship, teaching, and fellowship on Friday September 20th at the Mercer Innovation Center



Sign up for our groupMe Here or Email Ryan Knapp for more information about upcoming events

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Are you a student interested in serving at Northway in some capacity?  Click Here!



Meet our college pastor

Ryan Knapp

Ryan and his wife Sarah both grew up at Northway, graduated from Tattnall Square Academy, and graduated from Mercer University.  Ryan graduated from Mercer in 2016, and he was apart of Mercer’s inaugural football team for all four years.  Throughout College, Ryan served as an intern for Northway Student Ministry, and after graduating, he served at Musella Baptist Church as Youth Pastor for over two and a half years.  In November of 2018, he returned to Northway to serve as College Pastor.  Ryan and Sarah have a passion for the next generation and are extremely excited to be working with college aged students in the Middle Georgia area.