Invest in Small Groups

Be The Church, Blog

As summer comes to an end and we gear up for another busy season, I’ve spent time reflecting on the impact small group has had on my life. My husband and I planned on “taking it easy” our first year of marriage. We were drained from being students and leaders and felt like a year away from any commitments would …

See the Sign! Send a Selfie!

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Have you driven by Northstar’s property recently? If you haven’t, drop everything you’re doing right now and take a drive down Prices Fork Road! Okay, don’t really do that. Whatever you’re doing at the moment is probably really important. Unless you’ve already dropped everything you’re doing to read this blog post. In which case, as soon as you finish reading …

Jumpstart Gives Back

Be The Church, Blog, Children's Ministry

Last semester, Northstar Church walked through the introduction to our Immeasurably More campaign. Through this, we have been challenged to give generously and sacrificially as we move forward in the building process. Coming out of this campaign, our leaders in Jumpstart began discussing ways in which we could encourage our kids to give, as well. Initially, the thought was that …

Finding faith in horsemanship

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Finding illustrations of God’s love in the world around us is a precious gift. Recently, our own Lori Miller was able to share the gospel with people through a program called Finding Faith in Horsemanship. She, along with fellow horse trainer Shelby Rader, led a demonstration for 25 attenders from all walks of life. They ranged in age from 8 …

Special Guests on Palm Sunday

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Each year as we approach Easter, our kids take the time to remember the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. For the kids, a key moment in the story comes as Jesus rides through the crowd on a donkey as they wave palm branches and sing praises. For the third consecutive year, Northstar Kids was able …

Spain Missions Trip

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Northstar will take a short-term mission trip to San Sebastian, Spain from January 7-17 to minister to the Basque people. The Basque people are considered an Unreached People Group (UPG) according to the International Mission Board (IMB), which means that they have little or no access to the gospel. Northstar has partnered with some other ministries, to help make the …

Reflections on Northstar’s 10th Anniversary

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On Sunday, October 6, 2013, Northstar Church came together. Literally. It was a gathering of generations. Former members (many of them founding members) joined current members and regular attenders and guests in a joint service of praise and worship. It was a humbling, joyful and celebratory experience. From the beginning of our planning, we wanted to communicate that our tenth …

Lancaster House Spring Cleaning

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The Lancaster House needs some love! When: Saturday, May 4th, 10a-2p The Bait: Pizza @noon.  You read that right; pizza.  Pick a chore from this list, drop-in anytime between 10am & 2pm this Saturday, and get some pizza at noon! Need more info?  Contact Vanessa Tegenkamp at or 540.381.3720