Youth December Mornings

Matt Kesler News, Youth

It’s that time of year again! Our youth group will be meeting on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:30 on December 2, 9, and 16. We will be going through the account of Jesus’ birth from the gospel of Matthew. Through a time of games, song, a message, and small group, it is our hope that students are reminded of the real …

Youth Thanksgiving Dinner!

Matt Kesler News, Youth

On Sunday, November 18th, from 5-6:30 PM, Northstar Youth will be having it’s first ever Thanksgiving Dinner! It’s going to be a great time for both middle and high school students to gather together and share a meal. This time of the year, it’s always difficult to slow down and take time to be thankful for what the good Lord …

My Take on the First Day of School

Matt Kesler Blog, Youth

I know people joke a lot about me being so young, but in all reality, they are right. It was 6 years ago, around this time, that I began my senior year of high school. As I see the hustle and bustle around Blacksburg with new Virginia Tech students moving in as well as Montgomery County Schools beginning, I couldn’t …

Northstar Youth’s Renewed Vision

Matt Kesler Blog, News, Youth

As I reflect on this past year, it has been incredible to see what the Lord has done in my life and in this youth group! Upon arrival, it would have been easy to come in and try to change a things for the sake of change. However, I was confident that the Lord wanted me to absorb as much …

A Latte Encouragement 2018

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News, Youth

Do you have a child going to school for the first time or going back to school for the 14th time? You may be jumping for joy! Or you may be dreading that first day of school… Either way, we would love for you to join us for coffee and doughnuts, time with other mothers, and an encouraging devotional on …

Crossroads Camp Final Update

Matt Kesler Blog, Youth

I can’t believe that the week is already over! As I’m sitting back in Blacksburg reflecting on what the Lord did this past week, I am so humbled that he allowed myself and our wonderful leaders to be a part of it. As we transition back into the real world, my prayer is that students wouldn’t forget the decisions that …

Crossroads Camp Day 3

Matt Kesler Blog, Youth

A parent texted me the other day saying that a “heat wave” was hitting the Carolinas and I responded by saying “we’re definitely feeling it.” Even with the hot temperatures and high humidity, the students are having an incredible time! Sharie King led our morning breakout session and she talked about what it looked like for us to eliminate distractions …

Crossroads Camp Day 2

Matt Kesler Blog, Youth

I can’t believe that this day is already over but it was another exciting and PACKED day! After a brief night of sleep, we gathered together for breakfast and a few morning worship services! From my two roommates, I got to hear a story of my wonderful sleep talking skills. We also laughed about the story of a  particular student …

Crossroads Camp Day 1

Matt Kesler Blog, Youth

This morning, our youth group left the ministry center at 7:30 to head down to Crossroads camp in Anderson, SC for the week! We stopped and ate some Christian chicken, of course, at Chick-fil-A and made great time in getting to our destination. Upon arrival the staff was extremely welcoming and made all of the students and our leaders feel …