Don’t Go To Church, BE THE CHURCH is our ministry philosophy at Northstar. This simply means we want to be intentional when it comes sharing the Gospel. From the beginning, we wanted to partner with local organizations that would provide opportunities for us to invest in people with the hope of sharing with them the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. Here are several that we have ongoing relationships with:
ONGOING LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES
DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS
This simple, yet effective way to invest in our community has grown in popularity over the past couple of years. Originally, when festivals or multi-day events were happening locally, we approached the organizers about setting up a changing station on site as a resource for families needing to take care of business without using a porta-potty. In 2015, we set them up for seven different events.
The stations are self-maintained, but the need has grown to the point of multiple volunteers to help set them up and tear them down following the events.
Our prayer is that this can continue to be an easy way to show the community we care about the families!
BAGS OF JOY
Each year, for Christmas, we have the great opportunity to invest in our local foster care system by providing a Bag of Joy to each child in Pulaski County. Bags are designated into gender and age groups and are available to check out on a first come, first serve basis.
Folks are encouraged to prayerfully and generously shop for the child, before turning the bags back in by the designated deadline. We will then turn the bags over to DSS, who will then distribute the bags to the foster children.
This is an incredible way to share the love of Jesus!
GO PULASKI COUNTY
- unite churches together
- mobilize folks within our churches
- connect with the community at large
We are hoping to demonstrate the love of Jesus by investing time and energy while giving back to our community. GO PC is an effort not only see THE Church rising up together, but to see a love for our neighbor in a tangible way.
OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT:
If you have questions about any of these community initiatives, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.