W H A T T O E X P E C T
FIRST TIME VISITORS
Where is NorthStar Church?
We're at 1145 King Mill Pike in Bristol, VA, just a couple miles off of I-81.
What time does service start?
Bible Fellowship Hour starts at 9:30 AM and our greeters will be more than happy to show each member of your family to the right class for them. Our worship service begins at 10:30 AM in the fellowship hall and will last about 60-90 minutes.
What is the service like?
Our worship service is always a combination of music and worship, bible based preaching, announcements, and an offering. Sometimes we do mix up the order though!
Are the sermons preached live or via video?
Our sermons will always be preached live by Pastor Bill or the occasional guest speaker. The Sunday messages are available afterwards on YouTube.
Where is your sanctuary?
Can't find the sanctuary? You didn't miss - we don't have one...yet! Our current building is Phase 1 - Church Office, Classrooms, Kitchen, and Fellowship Hall. Our Sanctuary will be Phase 2. So for now we have worship service in the fellowship hall, which is located on the bottom floor.
What is Bible Fellowship?
Bible Fellowship is our phrase for Sunday School. We have classes based upon your age (newborn -101) or based upon what stage of life you're in (college, young couples, widowed, senior adults, etc.) Upon your arrival, our greeters can help guide you to the class best suited for you!
What if I have kids?
We love kids at NorthStar and have age-appropriate environments where they can worship and learn more about Christ and His word on their own level. Depending on their age, your child may be in our nursery (newborn-2 years old); preschool (age 3-5); or Children's Church (K-5th Grade). All of our children's workers and teacher's have undergone the proper background checks and we ask that you follow our required check-in procedures to ensure the safety of your child. For more information about our security, please visit our Security page.
My child is in Middle or High School. What about them?
During our Bible Fellowship hour, our Youth Group has their own hangout upstairs, with music and a lesson specifically tailored to strengthen their faith and confront the challenges they face during this time of life.
During our 10:30 worship service, all middle and high schoolers (6th-12th grade) attend the adult service.
Is there a dress code?
Whatever makes you most comfortable! This may mean jeans, business casual, or a full suit and tie. You'll see all of that at NorthStar. So no matter what you choose, you'll fit right in!
Will I have to stand, speak, sign anything or give any money?
Absolutely not! You will never be put on the spot. While someone will be at the door to greet you and shake your hand, you do not have to put on a name tag, you will not be asked to stand, you will not be required to sign anything, and you will not be expected to give during the offering.
You will be handed a bulletin upon arrival which has an attached FOI (For Our Information) Card. You may fill this out and place it in the offering plate when it goes by to let us know you came or if you have any prayer requests. This is completely optional!
We also have a welcome bag with more information about us that you can pick up from any of our greeters. Again, no pressure, it's completely optional!
What do you believe?
Most importantly, we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and salvation is through Him alone. We also believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. For a more in-depth description of our beliefs, please visit our What We Believe page.
What about security?
In the times in which we live, we take the safety of our church members and visitors very seriously. For this reason, we have a complete security team dedicated to keeping you safe. We have also worked closely with our law enforcement and first responders to develop action plans in the case of fire, an active shooter, or other emergency situations. We also ask that you follow our security procedures for dropping off and picking up your children from our care. For more information about security, please visit our Security page.
STILL HAVE A QUESTION? NO PROBLEM! FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, OR CALL US AT 276.466.1825.
We understand that visiting a new church can seem intimidating. That is why we have a friendly group of greeters ready to welcome you, answer any questions, and get you and your family to where you need to be. You may have questions before you even arrive, so we have done our best to answer the most frequently asked questions below. Don't see what you're looking for? No problem! Fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your question, or call us 276.466.1825.
We can't wait to get to know you!