Youth 2017-09-07T20:10:39+00:00

Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of working with your students at NCBC! I was born and raised in Naples, FL, and received my Bachelors of Arts in Religion from the University of Florida in 2013. Following graduation, I began working on my Masters of Divinity in Youth Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; expected to be completed in May of 2018. Over the course of college and seminary training, I had the wonderful opportunity to work underneath several different youth pastors in many different areas, including right here at North Central. It was over those years that God continued to develop my heart for ministry, equipping me with a hunger for the gospel and a passion to see students come and know Jesus. It was in that time that I met, and later married my wonderful wife Katarina, whom God is using in many incredible ways to impact the women here at North Central! Our heart’s desire is to see God change the world one student at a time through the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and to see our students honor God with all their lives. We have a wonderful year ahead of us and I’m looking forwards to partnering with you along this journey!

Kris Woods
Associate Pastor
Youth & Families

Who We Are

Our vision is to change the world one student at a time through reaching students with the gospel, connecting them with other Christians while equipping them to become authentic followers of Christ through helping them discover their ministry that God has gifted them.

Weekly Schedule

On a weekly basis our youth ministry provides many opportunities to get plugged in with other students. High School and Middle School Life Groups are designed to help students connect with each other and have some fun while growing deeper in their walk with the Lord. Groups hang out every Sunday Morning. In addition, worship gathering on Wednesday nights offers another opportunity for students to engage with other students and learn how to honor Christ with their lips and their lifestyle.
Sunday Morning Life Groups  |  9:30-10:30a
Middle School Guys and Girls Meet in 106 and 107
High School Guys and Girls Meet in 210 and 211
Wednesday Night Worship  |  6:00-7:30p
Middle School meets in the Fellowship Hall
High School meets in 206



Come and have a blast with us at these awesome evenings, designed for anybody and everybody. These events are far from ‘normal’ and are meant to be a time for new students to come and have fun with us. So mark these dates on your calendar early and invite all your buddies to these events!
HSM Late Night Nerf War  |  September 20  |  7:30p-9:30p
5th Quarter  |  October 5  |  9:00p-11:00p
MSMayhem App Night  |  October 18  |  6:00p-7:30p
Chili Bowl  |  November 19  |  1:00p-5:00p
Reindeer Games  |  December 13  |  6:00p-7:30p



Do you want to find authentic community with your fellow students? Connect events are opportunities outside of our regular weekly gatherings for you to do just that and become part of something greater. Get plugged in and become a part of the NCBC Youth Family!
Christmas Party  |  December 15  |  6:00p-9:00p
DNOW  |  February 9-11
Summer Camp  |  July 30 – August 2


It is our desire to help you discover your gifts, talents, and abilities that God has given you, train them for use, and mobilize you in order to make an impact for the Kingdom of God. You can do that and so much more and we would love for you to come to these  trainings and events so we can discover them together.
Youth Serve  |  First Thursday of Each Month  |  4:15p-6:00p
County Fair Outreach  |  October 21
Student Leadership Getaway  |  March 23-25
Mission Trip Equip  |  April 29May 6, 20, 27, June 3  |  7:00p-8:30p
Miami Mission  |  June 10-16


We are always in need of volunteers to make Student Ministry happen. Some of our biggest needs are for Life Group leaders on the weekends and Wednesday Night Small group leaders. If you want to get involved, but cannot commit on a weekly basis, DNOW Weekend, Vacation Bible School, Summer Camp, and Mission Trips are some of the yearly events that we need armies of help with. We would love to partner with you in ministry, please contact our office at (352) 373-3341 if you are interested!