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Why join a church?

Many people ask, “Why is it important to join a church?” It’s a great question, and  here are our four reasons to join a church:

  1. It's biblical to join a church.
  2. It's spiritually encouraging to join a church.
  3. It's socially necessary to join a church.
  4. Joining a church helps you live a mission-centered life.

Membership Class

Discovering Northstar is our membership class.

It is a great way to discover the who, what, when, where and why of Northstar. We cover our vision, values and ministry hopes as well as provide a time of Q&A. Groups are scheduled for the first Sunday of each month, normally. It is a one-session group and does not obligate you to join.

The three goals of Discovering Northstar are

Five things you’ll learn during Discovering Northstar

  1. To help you see the value of uniting with the Northstar family.
  2. To allow you to affirm your belief in Jesus.
  3. To encourage you to be on mission with us.

Attending Discovering Northstar does not obligate you to join. It is simply a necessary first step toward membership.
  1. Our Salvation: We embrace a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
  2. Our Love: Because God is love, we also love Him and one another. Our relationships with God and others are our greatest joy.
  3. Our Beliefs: What we embrace as the teachings of Scripture.
  4. Our Structure: How Northstar is organized for leadership, development and discipleship.
  5. Our Strategy & Vision: We agree on the overall plan we will use to reach our community and the compelling future that God has for us as we follow Him.

Northstar is a covenant membership church.

That means that we renew our church membership on an annual basis and that our membership is centered around a membership covenant. (see below) Having a covenant membership means that we want membership to be meaningful.