Impact is a weekly environment of engaging worship, Bible teaching, group discussion, and prayer for middle and high school students. We meet on Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Northway Church. Impact normally begins with group worship and teaching, then students break up into their Fe Groups (small groups) for discussion, encouragement, and accountability. Afterwards, everyone has dinner together.
Missions is a mindset! We aim to transform our student into being missional thinkers whether in Macon, Georgia or on the other side of the world. The student ministry makes an annual, short-term, summer mission trip to Rabun Gap, Rabun County, in north Georgia where we partner with local churches there to lead Bible schools at apartment complexes, campgrounds, and other local churches. Additionally, there are global mission opportunities for students yearning to take the Gospel to places such as Honduras and Haiti.
We believe that who you are is directly influenced by who you are around. At Northway Student Ministry, we use small groups divided by grade and gender to help students develop real friendships and find encouragement and accountability. Fe Groups meet on Sunday mornings during The Forum as well as on Sunday evenings during Impact. A typical group has between 8-15 students with 2 adult leaders. We strive to keep the same students together from 6th grade through their time at Northway. This way they grow together, get comfortable with each other, and learn to do life as a team. Our groups are always looking to welcome new faces and make sure everyone feels welcomed and wanted. The name Fe is derived from the scientific classification for iron. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” It’s our goal for our students to be sharpened by each other and by the leaders in NSM.
The Forum takes place Sunday mornings during the 9:00am service for middle school and the 10:30am service for high school. It is designed to provide fifteen minutes of teaching on relevant topics followed by an opportunity for students to connect with one another through discussion in a small group, according to grade and gender.