Northstar Church Network

Network Events

Mission + Art + Justice
September 21 / 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hosted by Memorial Baptist Church

This fall youth event is to help students connect the Mission of God, Art as a shaping force in seeing God, and Justice as a way to participate in God's kingdom being on Earth as in heaven. All youth groups, grades six through twelve, are welcome for worship, conversation, and a meal packing mission. The evening's meal packing goal is 10,000 meals for ASPAN. There is a $10.00 cost per attendee which pays for dinner and twelve packaged meals. Each additional $10.00 pays for 40 packed meals. Contact Josh Hayden for more information.

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.

When Disaster Strikes Webinar
September 23 / Tuesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Church World Service

This free webinar is geared to help equip congregations with practical ways to prepare for disaster and community recovery. Presenters Amy Gopp and Brandon Gilvin will share from real-life experience on topics like systems and supplies, knowing when to stay and when to go, long-term recovery, and the importance of spiritual and emotional care. Space is limited, so register early.

Church Compliance Conference
September 25 / Thursday
The Camelot, MD
The 7th Annual Church Compliance Conference will share critical "Need to Know" legal information for the faith community. Laws applying to Nonprofits and Churches change constantly. Register today for an extended discount through Sunday, September 7th.

Pastor Appreciation Month

Those who serve our churches as pastors and ministers in any capacity perform a great service in God's kingdom, and the church family is a beneficiary of this service. While congregations ought to express their appreciation for their pastor(s) throughout the year, Pastor Appreciation Month gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to do something special to recognize and thank these dedicated servants. In fact, in Baptist life, Sunday, October 12 is designated as Pastor Appreciation Day. LifeWay has published an article with ideas for honoring your pastor this month.

H-E-A-R-T's 12th Annual Golf Tournament
October 1 / Wednesday 10:00 am
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

This tournament is the only fundraiser that H-E-A-R-T holds each year. Various levels of sponsorship are available. The sponsored driving range will be open from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Shotgun start at 10:00 am, Captain's Choice. Entry fee is $400.00 per team and $100.00 per golfer. Fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, beverages, and lunch. Entry is limited to the first thirty-two teams. Product or service donations for the auction are appreciated. Please contact Robert Smith at 804.829.2981 or via email, for more information. Register

WAVA Pastor's Appreciation Lunch
October 9 / Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Hosted by First Baptist Church of Alexandria

This year's event has been revamped to include a Ministry Resource Expo and morning Church Growth Seminar. All pastors are welcome to enjoy this free event starting with a Continental Breakfast and Church Growth Seminar with Pastor Derek Grier of Grace Church in Dumfries, VA. There will also be a number of pastor and church support ministries present to visit with. Lunch will follow with special guest-speaker, Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Register online.

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. Come for one or both services. 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.