New Member Spotlight: Rachel Wilson

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This entry is part 25 of 29 in the series New Member Spotlight

Rachel is from Abingdon, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in Spring 2013. She moved to the Blacksburg area in August 2016 and currently works at a local IT company, 1901 Group, Inc. What or who brought you to Northstar? I happened to run into a high school friend when I first moved to the area and she …

The Secret to Contentment

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“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to …

New Member Spotlight: Rob Swearingin

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This entry is part 24 of 29 in the series New Member Spotlight

“What happened to the green house?” was a question John Shockley asked me before a leadership meeting.  My response was to ask him what he meant. He then told me that he had driven past it on the way to the meeting, and someone had mowed, weed-eated, and generally cleaned up the property which had been looking unkept and uncared …

The Green House comes down

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On Tuesday, January 15, the beloved Green House on the Northstar land was demolished to make way for construction vehicles and site development for Northstar’s ministry center. Grading permits are on their way, and the long-awaited activity will commence! Watch the time-lapse video of the demo:   Before the demolition, some of our members spent a few weekends cleaning up …

Why I love serving at Northstar: Erin Petersen

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Why I Love Serving at Northstar

Rose-Colored glasses It was a Thursday afternoon, and I was in Jeff’s office with Neal and Jeff. It was to discuss coming on board to the Northstar staff team. There I sat, with no ministry experience, discussing coming on as interim College Minister. I was very confident of who Jesus was in my life but very unsure of what vocational …

Why I Love Serving at Northstar: Matt Kesler

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Why I Love Serving at Northstar

I get asked a lot: “What is it you exactly do throughout the week?” To my friends, I typically make the joke of: “What do you mean? I only work on Sundays!” You’re probably chuckling because you might have thought the same thing at one point. Don’t be embarrassed; I use to think the same thing when I was growing …