December Nights: The Sent Jesus

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This past Sunday December 20, we came together in old Main Street Baptist Church in Christiansburg for our third of four December Nights. It was an eventful night as Northstar’s ReVerb Youth Group had the opportunity to serve by taking over for the night. The youth group did everything from greeting, welcome, offering, worship, and the message. Alex Kacere, our Youth …

How We Christmas

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Christmas Day will be here in only a few days, but for our family the celebration of Christmas starts at the beginning of November. No, we are not “those people” who can’t even let October finish before putting up decorations and turning up Christmas carols. For us, the first of November marks the day that we make our Thankful Tree—on the …

Joy in the Chaos

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Over on The Parent Cue blog, Sarah Anderson wrote a fantastic post in 2013 titled Joy in the Chaos that’s a good read for parents during the holiday season. My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. …

HMO Spotlight: Rebecca Lansford

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Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

Twelve “Soul Movies” for Christmas Break

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We (Alex & Neal) read Jeff’s blog post about being intentional in walking with Christ during transitions and breaks, as in the “monthish” long Christmas break most college students enjoy. The post was excellent and convicting, you can check it out by clicking here. And while we fully intend to download Jeff’s plan for spiritual growth we also talked about how …

HMO Spotlight: International Students Inc.

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Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

HMO Spotlight: PRC of the New River Valley

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Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

December Nights Devotional: Magnifying Christ

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The past Sunday night services were special ones as our church family met in Main St. Baptist in Christiansburg for the first time of the year. Northstar College students led the worship service. The night was also impactful because of many new baptisms we celebrated and having the opportunity to worship through taking the Lord’s Supper. Our College and Discipleship …