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 …

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 37 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 …