Julie Jewell

Julie grew up in Augusta, Georgia. She received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University in 2004 and a Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Radford University in 2010. She previously worked as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in the area. She is thankful for the opportunity to unite her passion for children and her passion for Jesus by serving at Northstar! It is her hope every child that walks into Northstar feels the love of Jesus and wants to know more about Him.

Julie and her husband Charlie (who blessed her with the unforgettable name, Julie Jewell) welcomed their daughter, Claire to the world in August of 2012. Claire reminds them daily of God’s love and sense of humor. Julie enjoys baking, reading, running and Starbucks.

Julie is the Children & Family Minister on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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Posts by Julie Jewell

Why Kids’ Camp?

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Every summer at Northstar we look forward to a week of fun, learning and growing in our understanding of God’s Word at a thing called Kids’ Camp. Kids’ camp is what many may know as Vacation Bible School or VBS. As the children’s ministry director, I have to be real honest with you, it’s a week that I LOVE but …

Passion Week Devotional: Easter Sunday

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

Three days It had been three days. I try to put myself in the disciples shoes, what they must be feeling, the disappointment the confusion. They had given up everything to follow this guy named Jesus who said he was the Messiah. He was crucified, died and was buried. What now? As Mary Magdalene and the other women approached Jesus’ …

The Beauty of Baby Dedication

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Last month, babies, children and families lined up in front of the stage during our worship service. It was a beautiful picture of love. Love parents have for their children and love the church has for each other through Jesus. “So in Christ, we though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:5) Throughout …

Helping Your Kids to See God in the Daily

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“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get …

Parenting is Ministry

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I recently had the privilege of getting away for a weekend to attend the Lifeway Women’s Leadership Forum. It was a conference geared toward women in leadership in the church. It was an amazing time of refreshment and truth. Although it was geared towards leadership and ministry in the church, there are several things that I heard that I feel …

Passion Week Devotional: Thursday

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This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

Read Luke 22:7-23 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” – Luke 22:19-20 …

Ringing in the New Year

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What does a new year bring? Hope, new beginnings, sickness, death? I know that seems like an odd combination of words to string together, but let’s be honest, can’t a new year bring all of these things? When we hear “New Year” it is mostly characterized by new beginnings, such as losing weight, eating healthier, and making resolutions to do …

Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

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Here we are, the night before Kindergarten and my sweet daughter will step out of my car and walk into a school where all things are new tomorrow. Is she ready for this? Am I ready for this? Here are the things I’m feeling at this moment: sick to my stomach, a little weepy, wondering how this all happened so …