Covenant Renewal Sunday Announcement

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This coming Sunday is our annual Covenant Renewal Sunday, where all of our members will re-sign their church membership covenants to reaffirm their decision to be a member of Northstar Church. Watch the video below to hear more form Jeff on the heart of membership, as well as why this Sunday is such a good experience for all.

Real discipleship, part 2

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This entry is part of 2 in the series Discipleship

In the last post, we looked at what distinguishes real discipleship from simply Christians meeting together regularly. In this post, we’ll look more deeply about the cost of discipleship. In Luke 9:23, Jesus laid the path of real discipleship:  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Jesus is …

Recap and video: Harvest Hoedown

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Fall in the New River Valley… ..is filled with oranges, reds, the smell of burning wood and PUMPKINS! It has become a tradition to experience all the fall feels at Sinkland Farms each year at Harvest Hoedown! Harvest Hoedown is a time for folks who go to Northstar and folks who just want to come and enjoy a fun night to celebrate the beautiful place …

Baptism Celebration: Scott Burnett

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What a privilege it was to be a small part of Scott’s journey. He spent the summer in the NRV as an intern, and one of Northstar’s members worked with him. Though that relationship and many lunch conversations, Scott decided to place his faith in Jesus. We are thankful that he decided to get baptized at Northstar on July 28 …

The Stephen Ministry

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What is the Stephen Ministry? Life is hard sometimes. It often seems like everybody around us has it all together all the time. The honest truth is that nobody really has it together. The more and more you grow, the more you learn that everyone struggles from time to time. Or in most cases, people struggle all the time. The …

Recap: Fall Field Day Fun!

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Sunday, September 29 was our first annual Fall Field Day! Our kids were encouraged to BE the church by inviting friends and neighbors to church for a special day packed with fun and truth. The kids started the morning off with worship led by one of our outstanding volunteers, Ben Batman. Next the kids rotated through stations which included a …

Real discipleship, Part 1

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Discipleship

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Going AND making disciples …