What a great year..
What an amazing year 2011 has been in our fellowship! Consider the following:
We grew from an average attendance of 275 (school year) to 350. Our high attendance Sunday was in September, when we had 472 in two services! We began a third service at 6:00 pm, and it has averaged 50 people. Some of the most exciting news this year has been the transformation we’ve seen in lives. So many have given their hearts in faith to Christ! We have rejoiced as they and others have expressed their faith in obedience through baptism. We’ve seen 39 people baptized in 2011!
Also this year, you as the church have traveled to Spain to minister with an unreached people group called the Basque. Northstar sent a team to a Christian camp in the wilds of Alaska to assist with renovations. Our small groups have been active as they’ve grown in number and influence. Our service teams have helped with local food closets and tornado cleanup. With all the activity, we’re pledged to keep the gospel of Christ central as we serve others. As we reflect on this past year, we’re overjoyed with all that Christ is doing in our midst!
We are humbled by the challenges that we feel God has given us for the days ahead. Some of them include planting a new church in southwest Virginia, mobilizing our people and resources to establish a ministry to an unreached people group, planning for future worship locations for our growing congregation, and calling new ministers on board our staff team to serve in vital areas of strategic ministry.
As we conclude the year, would you consider giving to the kingdom of Christ through Northstar both to wrap up this year and to prepare for next year?
You can mail in your gift Northstar Church, 403 Washington St SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060. You can also click the online giving graphic to make a donation through the internet.
Thank you so much for being a part of Northstar Church in 2011! We all are humbled by the great things God has done in His people. We are eager to follow our Lord as He calls us forward in 2012.
“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20
Jeff Noble, Pastor