Cathedrals, Churches, and Ministry Centers

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:28+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

As I get older, I am reminded more frequently how some of my perceptions are simply wrong. Case in point: cathedrals and churches, by which I mean the buildings. I have been in many church buildings and, especially with the older and ornate church buildings, wondered how they got built. They are typically pretty ornate [...]

Q&A with the Building Team – July 2017

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:28+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

The Building Team has continued to meet since our Member Meeting on May 31 to examine options, pray and invite input from members. It's been a refreshing season for the team. One possibility for optional financing has presented itself, and we are meeting with a representative from a company named Ziegler on Tuesday evening, July [...]

#100Sundays, #100ishSundays, #PauseButton

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:28+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

In January Northstar launched the hashtag #100Sundays on social media. It was intended to be a fun informational countdown about the Immeasurably More campaign and preparation for our new facilities. After applications were made to local banks for loans, we learned that we would need to approach our financing in a different way. This led to what might [...]

Commitment

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:28+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

In our last post, Pausing and Praying, we embraced the reality that we are not where we want to be financially in our Immeasurably More campaign. We are not discouraged. Honestly, that's what a campaign is for - to create awareness to communicate the vision to lead as many as possible to pray to mobilize people [...]

Immeasurably Update Sunday

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:29+00:00 April 30th, 2017|

Sunday, April 30, 2017 was Northstar's Immeasurably More Update Sunday. Since launching our initiative in 2014 with the purchase of 10 acres of land in Blacksburg, it's deeply encouraging to our church family what God has done. Listen to the podcast here, and review the slides below as Jeff shares about progress in our campaign and spiritual [...]

Immeasurably More… Closer than you might think

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

It’s still hard to believe. One end of a rainbow touching down on our church land on the Sunday that we were setting up to have an after-church fellowship on the land?! It wasn’t hard to perceive God’s smile and encouragement to our church family about our future. [For more about the rainbow] Since we [...]

#100Sundays

By | 2017-08-27T18:15:29+00:00 February 15th, 2017|

The last Sunday of January 2017, during our State of the Church address, Jeff announced the beginning of our #100Sundays awareness and social media campaign. In 100 Sundays, as God provides, Northstar will witness the construction of our ministry center, and by December 2018, we will move in! It’s hard to believe that Northstar will [...]