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,” …

Share Your Story With Us

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Throughout 2016, Northstar Church became a congregation full of storytellers. As we have studied the book of Acts, we have explored the story of the early church. We have embraced the idea that, as the church, that story continues 2,000 years later. And each of us, being a part of the church, have our own stories to tell. We have …

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 …

Grace Upon Grace

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I came on board full-time with the Northstar staff back in August. In these last few months, I have learned that there are a number of incredible benefits that come with working for Northstar Church. The most obvious of these benefits, and this really goes without saying, is that I get to work, every day, with a group of people …

The Christmas Rat

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As I was clearing the clutter from the kitchen counter top, I saw it – a familiar scrawl on an unassuming piece of plain white copy paper, nestled among an assortment of mail. I recognized the script, a haphazard jumble of letters; I know the boy whose hurried hand fashioned it. The note was from Ethan, my middle son. He …

Disaster Relief in Gatlinburg

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In recent weeks, we have all seen news footage of the destruction left behind after wildfire swept through Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief Team is mobilizing a group that will head out this week to help. Northstar member Steve Bodtke will be joining this effort. Steve was recently interviewed by Roanoke station WSLS about the upcoming relief effort. (click …