Why Northstar?

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My first experience with Northstar Church came about six years ago. It was only three weeks after I arrived in Blacksburg to be the local soccer club director and assistant coach with the men’s soccer team at Virginia Tech. We had just finished up pre-season training and were starting to hold individual meetings with players to discuss where they stood …

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Car wash

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Saturday, May 6 was a record breaking day. According to Aaron Peck, May 6 saw the lowest high in Virginia weather history or something like that. It was cold. And the record for the most cars of volunteers washed by Northstar staff: something under 100 cars in two hours. Okay, maybe I am not being serious about the facts but …

Orange Conference 2017: A First-Timer’s Perspective

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Recently, Northstar’s Children’s Ministry staff had the privilege of attending the Orange Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Aaron and Julie have attended the Orange Conference in the past. But this year was my first time. The conference far exceeded my expectations! From the minute we showed up to the minute we left, the entire conference area was filled with high …

Changing Seasons

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Several years ago, I was told that friends come into our lives for certain seasons. Her meaning behind this? Friends come and go. We cross paths with certain people for certain periods of time and for certain reasons. It’s not as if it’s …

Orange Conference 2017

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Greetings from Atlanta! Right now, your children’s ministry staff is in the middle of this year’s epic Orange Conference. So far, we have experienced some amazing times of worship and teaching from folks like Jon Acuff, Andy Stanley, Danielle Strickland, and Reggie Joyner, the guy who started this Orange phenomenon so many years ago. The theme for this year’s conference …