The Spaces in Between

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I have lived in Southwest Virginia for three years now. Over my time here, I have come to appreciate many aspects of Blacksburg, but what I have come to love most and simultaneously take for granted is that I have a view of the mountains at almost any time. There is something so significant about the mountains. Perhaps is is that …

Three reasons that Northstar is big on Small Groups

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Northstar is fortunate to have quality biblically-centered teaching and many skilled worship leaders. The weekly Sunday gathering is encouraging, convicting, and to be honest, a lot of fun.  But there are many reasons why Northstar staff and leaders encourage every member and regular attender to get involved in a small group. Three reasons to get involved in a small group: …

New Members Spotlight (Summer 2019)

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This entry is part 36 of 36 in the series New Member Spotlight

Bob & Sandra Jackson Bob and Sandra are involved in ministry to international students at Virginia Tech and are employed by International Students, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Working with a team of volunteers in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area, they conduct Dinner and Bible Discussion Groups, host Men’s and Women’s activities and do periodic retreats. They enjoy watching Virginia Tech basketball and …

Celebrating Ten Years with Jeff

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This past Sunday, we were able to celebrate Jeff Noble’s ten year anniversary as our pastor. So much has changed in the past ten years. We sometimes take the time for granted, but that was like, ten iPhones ago. Think about the last time you saw somebody using an iPhone 4… and then remember that the iPhone 4 didn’t even …

Discipleship Initiative: Mid-Year Progress

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At our State of the Church Sunday in January, I announced my intentions as pastor to lead every one of our members through an initiative during 2019 that would intentionally nurture their walks with Jesus. I called it the Discipleship Initiative. A six-week curriculum was created that guided leaders and participants through an understanding that the root of faith in …

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 …