“If there is so much blessing and joy even in a single encounter of brother with brother, how inexhaustible are the riches that open up for those who by God’s will are privileged to live in the daily fellowship of life with other Christians!” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Life Together)
Life Together has been a concept of intentionally living in spiritual community for as long as…well…forever (think about the Trinity).
It is, however, a term Northstar will begin using to describe the various ‘spaces’ of disciple making available within our local church and surrounding community.
Northstar began as a small group during the summer of 2012. Since then, we have continually placed a strong emphasis on folks connecting at a deeper level than just showing up on Sunday mornings. In January 2018, we added our D28 groups as an even deeper option for anyone desiring to grow in their faith through accountability, discipline, and ministry equipping.
Life was never intended to be lived alone. As Bonhoeffer describes in his quote from the book Life Together, when we commit to life in community not only is it a privilege, there are inexhaustible riches that are opened up to us by the grace of God. So as we pursue the calling as followers of Jesus Christ to make disciples who make disciples, may we enjoy life together along the journey!