Northstar Reverb Returns To Nights

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Can you believe that 2016 is upon us? It is crazy to me that we are rapidly approaching two years since I arrived in Blacksburg. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting the staff for an interview and eating at the “Gucci” El Rods. Nonetheless, a new year has come and the youth group has transitioned out of our December Morning meeting …

365 New Year Resolutions

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I am not a New Year resolutions kind of person.  Selfishness, envy, and discontentment have been (and remain) a major part of my sin struggle (Heb. 12:4) as a Christ follower. New Year resolutions were more often just another vain attempt to “perfect myself” which quickly became fodder for discontentment (sigh). Last night (New Year’s Eve) found me having one of those …

A Vision

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This post is a guest post submitted by one of our church members, Wendy Moy. It is a beautiful depiction of the vision she has for our new church building. I can see that church on the hill with those mountains rolling behind. We will welcome you no matter your list of sins. We will help you to the foot …

December Nights: The Sent Church

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The last Sunday of December Nights found us pondering the faithfulness of God.  Jesus sent his “unlikely to succeed” group of followers to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) over two thousand years ago.  They (or rather He was) were obviously successful because we were gathered over six thousand miles away from Jerusalem as a group of people baptized in the …

Northstar College: Fall Semester in Review

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College students are an integral part to the culture and ministry of Northstar Church. In our mission to develop Christ following disciples who will Be the Church wherever they are, our Northstar family has been blessed to have so many college students in our ministry. Being the Church in a college town means ministering to college students. Although college students …

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

Blog, Children's Ministry

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 …