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NorthStar's Relevant Church Conference:
Staying Up-to-Date on Critical Issues in the Life of the Church

September 13 / Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Parkwood Baptist Church

A main challenge of churches today is to stay relevant to an ever-changing culture. Our Message remains the same, but we must constantly update methods and practices to continue connecting with our congregation and community. Church staff and ministry leaders on all levels can benefit from attending this event. Sessions address a wide range of issues from "Transitioning to Online Giving" to "Making Your Church Safe for Children and Youth," including website and online communication, empowering Deacons, resource management, security and practical ministry outreach.

Event Brochure

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Event Information
To see the list of workshops and workshop leaders, click here.

Registration and Fees
Advance Registration (by August 30): $15
Back-to-School Special (by September 8): $20 NEW
Regular Registration (after September 8 and at the door): $25

To Register and Pay Online - Click Here
To Register and Pay By Mail - Print event brochure above, and mail to address indicated.

For questions, please email Mary Beth Inman or call NorthStar Church Network at 703.941.6822.

Children's Ministry Tour
August 28 / Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mount Ararat Baptist Church and New Hope Church

Children's leaders are invited to tour two children's ministry programs together. This will be a great opportunity to see different church facilities and fellowship with other children's leaders from around the Network. Contact Dawn Groves for more information and to RSVP. 

Fresh Expression Vision Day
September 5 / 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Truro Anglican Church

Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions. In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:
- Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church
- Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US
- Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church
- Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area
The regular cost is $40.00 per person and $20.00 per co-sponsor. Download the flyer. Register online

Tier One Training
September 6, 13, 27 / Saturday 8:30 am
Hosted by Calvary Hill Baptist Church

The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network's Training Committee is pleased to announce the next round of Tier One training, a 20-hour orientation training on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, the responders, and resources available for those affected. The training is designed for professionals, volunteers, and community members interested in ending domestic and sexual violence in Fairfax. Call 703.342.9494 or email Sandy Bromley for more details. Register online

VBMB Compensation Planning Seminar
September 11 / Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Springfield

Perhaps the greatest financial challenge of our churches is providing compensation for church staff. Personnel costs consume an increasing percentage of church budget resources. To assist church leaders and staff, the compensation planning ministry of the VBMB is offering a series of free seminars to help churches create and manage benefits as part of a comprehensive compensation plan for church employees. Jeff Cranford, VBMB's Compensation Planning Specialist, will lead the seminars. Register online or contact Angela House at 800.255.2428, ext 5293. Find more information on the VBMB website

Aging With Grace: Annual Gathering
September 23 / 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Hosted by The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

The Gathering brings together Pastors, Church Leaders, and Community Caregivers from many different denominations and disciplines to connect, learn, and share their experiences with leading experts in the fields of Senior Ministry and Aging Related Issues. This 2nd year event, featuring Dr. John Upton, President of the Baptist World Alliance, fosters better communication between Pastors, Church Staff, Lay Ministers and Caregiving Organizations that provide care for our senior, aging population. Lunch is included.
Register online. More Information

NorthStar's Fall Gathering (Annual Meeting) 
October 18 / The Church at Clarendon

Registration will begin at 8:30 am. There will be a session for Breakfast and Business from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. From 10:00 to 10:30 am will be a time of networking in the foyer, and from 10:30 to 12:00 pm will be a time of worship and inspiration in the sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you there!

NorthStar Ministry Conference
February 28, 2015 / Hosted by New Hope Church in Lorton 
The Church Discipleship Group is in the process of reimagining NorthStar's Annual Ministry Conference. The reimagined conference will take place early 2015. Len Sweet will be the featured speaker. Please, save the date.