Messages & Media

Message Series

Beating the Holiday Blues

Beating the Holiday Blues

It’s important to remember that Christmas time can bring not only great expectations of happiness and memory-making but also painful memories and heartache. So, let’s embrace the opportunity to enfold one another into our joy and celebration this year! Read More

Thanksgiving Therapy

Thanksgiving Therapy

Learning to count our blessings can cause doom and gloom to evaporate from our hearts and gives birth to an inner wellspring of joy. Having a gratitude attitude can help thanksgiving become a way of life! Read More

The Invisible War

The Invisible War

Our enemy is real, and he is determined. Our defense and victory, however, are possible because we can learn to spot the enemy’s schemes and tactics—and Jesus has given us powerful weapons for the battle! Read More

1st & 10

1st & 10

We all want to win and be successful at life. So, let’s learn some lessons from the gridiron that parallel God’s winning strategy for our lives—for now and eternity! Read More

Teen Challenge Weekend

Teen Challenge Weekend

A special celebration of power of Jesus Christ to rebuild lives, restore families, and renew hope in the lives of those involved in one of Central Illinois’ most successful ministries, Teen Challenge Peoria: Men’s Division. Read More

Step Into the Water

Step Into the Water

The simple act of stepping into the water has always demonstrated to God simple obedience and faith. Then as now, when faith and obedience are working together, amazing things happen. Where might God be asking you to step into the water? By faith, obey and watch what God does! Read More

NextGen Weekend

NextGen Weekend

Northwoods is committed to seeing the next generation of the church flourish. Lets celebrate all that God is doing in the lives of young people at Northwoods. Student teams will lead worship, and Next Gen staff will teach! Read More

Measuring What Matters

Measuring What Matters

We measure our influence, our wealth, our calories. We count likes & follows. We compare ourselves to the people around us. But have we lost sight of something important? Are these the marks of maturity for a follower of Jesus? No! So how can we know for sure that we’... Read More