We strive to help people experience a personal relationship with God and mature in their faith. We call this process Worship-Grow-Serve. We believe that people experience God in worship, grow in faith in small groups, and respond to this life changing experience in service to others in Jesus name.
Traditional worship — 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Worship music style is hymns and piano.
Contemporary worship — 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Worship music style is a band leading contemporary worship songs.
The Worship ministry has many areas including Worship Team, Worship Enhancement Team and Worship Planning Team. There are periodic special choirs and drama opportunities as well.
Northwest is committed to helping people grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. We believe that God created us for relationships, both with him and with other people. For this reason, we are committed to the small group context as being a central place for true discipleship to happen. Small Groups strengthen Biblical knowledge and application, develop relationships, create opportunities for service, and provide a safe place for non-members to experience the Good News of Christ.
There are two types of Small Groups at Northwest:
- LIFE Groups meet weekly or biweekly, offering an in-home, Bible-based study. LIFE Groups are highly effective places to grow in Christ, and to build relationships with others.
- Care Groups meet at the church every Sunday morning, starting at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. These groups study the Bible together, care for needs of group members, serve the community together, and enjoy opportunities to fellowship with each other.
Following the teaching of Jesus, we at Northwest feel a strong desire to reach out to everyone in our community. We endeavor to have an impact on people’s lives by addressing some of their physical needs, while understanding the importance of meeting spiritual needs as well.
Community Ministries is a wonderful mission field because it gives us a chance to meet people where they are and to share our joy and hope with them.
Community Ministries has several ongoing teams, including:
- EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Our Emergency Food Pantry partners with Hunger Task Force and the 211 service in Milwaukee County to provide food to residents of the 53222 and 53225 ZIP codes. Hunger Task Force delivers food to us on the first Wednesday of each month. We distribute the food to individuals and families each Monday from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm and Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
- READING FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM
Children are our future — they are tomorrow’s leaders and our hope for a better world. The Reading for Success Program partners with MPS’ Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School located at 91st & Congress St. to provide tutoring in reading. Emerson teachers refer children in their classrooms to our program. We tutor children in the classrooms at Northwest Baptist Church on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month school is in session, from 5:00-6:00 pm.
- BACK 2 SCHOOL RALLY
The Back2School Rally is the method we use to collect cash donations, back packs and school supplies to help those children in our community who most require this type of assistance. Donations are distributed to children, Kindergarten through 12th grade in the community.
At Northwest we believe it is the responsibility of the local church, in cooperation with other agencies, to start new churches. It is because of this Kingdom-of-God mentality that the Lord has allowed us to start six new churches that are continuing to grow today. They are:
- Brown Deer Baptist (started in 1959)
- Southeast Baptist (1960)
- Crossroads Church (formerly First Baptist of Pewaukee) (1975)
- Hmong First Baptist (1985)
- Graceland Community Church (1997)
- Emmaus Fellowship (2000)
As Northwest grows, we will continue to plant new churches throughout the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area because we feel that God’s Kingdom is bigger than any one church.
The Full Armor Men’s Ministry is designed to reach men of all ages, colors, nationalities, and backgrounds.
We are a Christ-centered group of men who study the Bible and who share with each other our problems, concerns and disappointments, along with our praises and joys.
Part of the power we have as men comes from confiding in and sharing with one another, as well as through studying God’s word and having fun together. We have various programs to encourage these activities. Every summer, we have a men’s retreat.
As our men’s ministry continues to grow, the Lord continues to show us where we can strengthen our ministry and our men.
The mission of Northwest’s Women’s Ministry is to connect women to the heart of God, other women, the church, and the community.
Throughout the year, the women’s ministry offers Bible studies, fellowships, service opportunities, a Christmas party, and an annual retreat. Both the Women on Mission and the WMU groups gather together to study God’s Word and to pray for our missionaries throughout the world. Northwest’s women’s retreat is built on the vision of women being restored, renewed, and refreshed by Jesus Christ. By sharing friendships, faith, love, and support, we can offer hope and growth to all the women we reach.
While the name Senior Adult may remind some of a reality they would rather not think about, at Northwest we celebrate how God provides extraordinary gifts and potential at any age in a life surrendered to our Lord Jesus Christ. We have developed a ministry to and through Senior Adults. We vary greatly in age, energy level and interest, but unity with diversity is the banner we wave!
Come participate with a dedicated group of folks as we meet for fellowship the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. We meet for a time of eating together, playing games, watching movies, and just enjoying one another’s company.