We are a people.
The church is not a building, nor is it a large group gathering. Rather, the church is a group of people who call upon Jesus Christ as their Lord and God who have agreed to join together for the purpose of following the teachings of Jesus in their homes and local context.
We are on a mission.
At Northstar, you’ll often hear us remind each other, “Don’t Go to Church; BE the church.” It’s our way of encouraging one another to remember that being a Christian is not about being comfortable. We seek to humbly apply the teachings of Jesus to our lives and tell everyone who will listen that they too may have real life in Jesus Christ.
We are intentional.
Northstar may be called “contemporary” by some, but that is not our goal as a people of God. Rather, we implement purposeful structures and strategies in order to:
- bring all people to a knowledge of God through Christ Jesus
- help them mature in their faith as a disciple
- equip them to proclaim the truth and joy of life in Christ to others
We are hopeful.
We are not perfect. – but we’re hopeful.
2 Thessalonians 2.16-17 says, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
We understand that the world we all live in is broken and that we are too. We all stand in need of “fixing.” We truly believe, in faith, that Jesus Christ has come to restore anyone who will believe upon Him. He is the hope of the world.