Alive is a celebration of Jesus. A typical night at Alive will be filled with lots of food, tons of action in our game room concourse, incredible corporate worship, relevant teaching and at the end we wrap it up with something we call Life Groups! Life Groups provide a time for the students to ask questions and personally go deeper into God’s Word. Life Groups are broken up by grade & gender.

We operate under the guidelines of our Child Safety Policy, which was developed with the aim of valuing youth and protecting them from anyone who would want to take advantage of them or hurt them. Our prayer is that these guidelines will provide clear protection for the youth in our care and will serve well the many faithful volunteers who are motivated by the Lord to invest in young hearts. We also trust it will discourage and protect against anyone with ill intent. We require every Student Ministry volunteer and staff member to go through a screening process. Our Child Safety Screening Process includes seven requirements, with the goal of helping us become familiar with the individuals desiring to serve with our youth. The required screening steps include:

  1. North Hills’ membership for 6 months (required for those 18 years and older)
  2. Completion of our Child/Youth Worker Application
  3. Receipt of two references (answering child-specific questions)
  4. Signing off on our Child Safety Policy
  5. Completion of a background check
  6. Personal interview with an appropriate ministry leader
  7. Training – including both an online training for general child safety information (required for those 18 years and older) and a North Hills-specific training on our specific policy and our heart related to this topic

Our Staff

Tim Wadsworth

Student Ministry Director

Tim has been in full-time vocational ministry for about a decade. His heart’s desire is to see the next generation reach its full potential in Jesus Christ through the gospel and discipleship. Tim majored in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministries at Liberty University and graduated in 09′. He married his college sweetheart, Rachael, and they now have two sons: Judah and Levi.

Hope Tinnin

Student Ministry Admin

Hope is from Connelly Springs, NC, and graduated from North Greenville University with a degree in Theatre. She’s been on staff at North Hills since Fall of 2017. While she still loves doing anything theatre related, in her spare time you can also find her eating some sort of potato dish, playing with her nephews, or watching a documentary.

Dawson Martin

Middle School Coordinator

Dawson is a sophomore at North Greenville University and is a goal keeper on the men’s soccer team. After being a part of Alive student ministry, interning at North Hills for two years, and participating in Tim Wadsworth’s personal discipleship group for four years, he has developed a huge heart for middle school students. His desire is to continue to work for the local church and partner with the parents of students who are preparing for high school.

Bryan Gilbert

Worship Coordinator

Bryan hails from Greenville, South Carolina and is our go-to guy for all things praise and worship at Alive. He’s been a part of North Hills since 2005. Bryan graduated from North Greenville University with an accounting degree, but his true passions include making French toast, doing mediocre celebrity impressions, and napping with all his heart. On a given day you may find Bryan sitting at a piano, producing a video, or falling down a mountain on a snowboard.

Alive Internship

Do you have a heart for middle and high school students? Have you ever wondered what it takes to facilitate a Student Ministry? We are now accepting internship applications for summer 2019. Download the available application for all information regarding this incredible opportunity!

If you have any questions, email Tim Wadsworth or Hope Tinnin.