Posts by Debbie Christian

Why a Marriage Retreat?

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This past weekend, 34 married couples from Northstar Church stole away to the rural town of Floyd, VA, at the charming Hotel Floyd, where they participated in a video training series, “Mingling of Souls” by Matt Chandler. The teaching content was challenging, wrought by Matt’s personal journey in his own marriage, his Bible study in the Song of Solomon, and …

What Is Stephen Ministry?

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We’re so glad you asked! Carolyn Noble, who’s been a Stephen Minister at Northstar for five years, shares, “Stephen Ministry is a care giving ministry for Northstar members and regular attenders. It is best for those who need a listening ear or encouragement during a time of struggle. Northstar has several trained Stephen Ministers that provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care …

Why Baby Dedication?

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Have you ever wondered why our church does a Baby Dedication like we did at the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday, January 22? “Baby dedication is a time for you and our church family to come together and promise to do our best in raising your children to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him throughout their life,” …

Passion 2017 – The High School POV

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“I’m all in. No matter what’s ahead.” – Rachel Christian Rachel Christian recently joined Northstar’s college ministry as they headed to the Georgia Dome for Passion 2017, whose stated purpose is “to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most.” Rachel, a high school senior and one of the youngest of the 18-25 year olds in attendance, said …