At Northstar Church, our theology is based solely on the Word of God, the Bible. We seek to model a lifestyle of obedience to the teachings revealed in Scripture and resist a “head-knowledge” only form of Christianity which only leads to pride and stagnation.
Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God. (1 Corinthians 8.1b-3)
We hope to be like the Bereans in Acts 17.11:
“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
Northstar Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, and our theological beliefs are in harmony with those of most other gospel-centered evangelical churches. We appreciate and love people of other traditions and denominations.
In essential beliefs, we ask agreement. In non-essential beliefs (matters relating to such issues as the timing of end-time events, how often to celebrate communion, and other debatable matters) we allow liberty. Toward those who differ with us we show love and respect.
“In Essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity,” – Peter Meiderlin, 1627.
For a more complete description of our beliefs, you can view them here.
You can also view the Baptist Faith & Message statement of beliefs here.