Small Groups

Small Groups Badge 2016We are excited about our Spring 2017 small groups launching the first week of February.  There will be four groups to choose from with four topics and four different days of the week.

Although the Sunday morning experience is invaluable to your spiritual growth, getting connected at the small group level will also strengthen and encourage you as we do life together.

Sunday evenings The End of Me by Kyle Idleman

Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus’s teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.

As he examines Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.

  • 5:30 – 7:30pm at Memorial Baptist Church
  • End of Me Bible journals are $10 on Amazon (order HERE)
  • Childcare is provided (& our youth group will also be meeting in same building)
  • Got questions…email Dave or call him at 540.449.5800

Tuesday evenings — True Spirituality (R12)

For many Christians, the abundant life that we hear about on Sunday doesn’t line up with our experience Monday through Saturday.  Many sincere believers find themselves feeling stuck, frustrated, and fatigued.  If you have ever felt like you were going through the motions without experiencing true joy or power, this may describe you.

There’s good news — this was never God’s idea!  If you have ever sensed that God has more in mind for you…but you are unsure how to experience it, True Spirituality is for you.  This powerful group study removes the clutter and presents a clear, compelling, biblical picture of a true disciple of Jesus.

  • 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Dublin Highland Park area
  • Childcare is available…please RSVP if needed
  • Got questions…email John or Christa Stables or call them at 540.838.9147

Wednesday evenings — Thriving in Babylon

In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at:
–      Why panic and despair are never from God
–      What true optimism looks like
–      How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies
–      Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen
–      How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat
For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.
  • 7:00 – 8:30pm at (Highland Park area of Dublin)
  • Childcare is available…please RSVP if needed
  • Got questions…email Tommy or call him at 540.320.6562

Women’s Brunch — Kingdom Woman

Our Women’s Brunch will kick off on February 11 with a Cupcake Decorating Class from 11-1 at Meghan’s. We hope to see you there and discover the value we have as women in Christ!

A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free,delivered,healed,and hopeful.

  • 9:00 – 11:00am at the Parker home in Dublin
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month
  • Got questions…email Meghan Parker or call her at 540.250.3006

*Childcare will be available at as many of our sites as possible, but please let the group leader know ahead of time to confirm the need for a sitter.

Why Small Groups:

Small groups are where ministry takes place, relationships develop, and people are encouraged and supported. Small groups give us an opportunity – no matter how “big” Northstar gets in our gatherings – to be “small” together.

In our small groups, you will study the Bible, experience prayer, make some of your closest friends and reach out to others in both service and sharing so that they too might experience the love of Christ through us.Northstarpsmallgroups

We have four pillars our small groups are built on:

  • Love. Small groups enable us to practice obedience by loving one another and our guests. We discover ways that we can help each other be all that God intended us to be.
  • Learn. We intentionally study the Bible and seek to apply God’s Word to our daily living. We may use Christian books, material or curriculum, but we choose carefully so that we’ll be instructed in godly living.
  • Serve. Our small groups minister together. Each group is always seeking ways to “be the church” in our communities. By serving one another and together, we grow in our faith and practice.
  • Reach. We want to be obedient to Jesus Christ and experience the joy of helping others find forgiveness in Him and follow His teachings. So we have an outward focus, always seeking to lead new people to Christ.

 Small Group Leader Weekly Update