Stories

By Konnie Drews While my passion for people from all cultures has been a part of me since my youth, it was just a few years ago as I was asking God to show me how to be a part of building His Kingdom that my heart for missions began to be...

By Lari Kennedy My husband, Erik, and I are working professionals and empty nesters. We’re the youngest of the baby-boomer generation, which means we’re not necessarily young, but neither are we old. Our kids are known as Millennials and we’re excited to be new grandparents. Besides everything else that we are, the...

I started using drugs when I was fourteen years old. At the time I was self-medicating to feel accepted, to feel loved.” As Nicole walked through a forest near Alderwood, she explains this is where she lived in a tent for nine months. This was her rock-bottom moment and she...

By Ramesh Wolf My parents fell in love and were married in Iran. Like many Iranians, they were culturally Muslim but did not practice all the tenets of the faith. They loved America and my father went to university in Los Angeles. After their wedding in Iran, in 1978 they traveled to...

By Adam Richard I grew up in a somewhat unique family structure where I was fairly disengaged from my mother and father, and instead, lived with my grandmother and my aunt from elementary school up through high school. Although this was much different than most kids’ upbringing, they both were great “parents” with...

By Steven Bolt After I decided to attend Eastern Washington University, I was excited to experience life on my own, away from my sheltered life where we constantly went to church. Even though I had committed my life to Christ as a child, I wanted to discover what life was really all...

By Todd Fredrickson Every year, Northshore Community Church features an opportunity to sponsor students who attend preschool through sixth grade at Havila Christian School in Los Cedros, Nicaragua. When Ronn Wilson first visited the school on a mission trip, he was overwhelmed at their extreme poverty. “That night I mourned and grieved. My...

By Jono Lippman When I was in college, I traveled to Costa Rica with Brendan, my best friend from childhood. I was sitting in a small beach café and was on the last eight pages of an engrossing novel when I felt a prompting to speak with the woman sitting next to...

By Katie Goldsmith In January of 2011, my beloved husband lost his battle with a rare liver disease and I found myself a thirty-eight-year-old widow with two young girls to raise. While I have been a Christ-follower since childhood and even work in vocational ministry, Jesus became more real to me in...

By Amber Bobst A couple of years ago I was forced to experience a lot of change in a short amount of time. One of those changes was finally listening to God's voice and leave my beloved church of eight years due to some critical theological reasons. This church had been home...

By Craig Hawkins When I was two years old, I had a dream that my mother was in the house and I was outside their bedroom window, standing in between the shrubs. My father was very angry, yelling and screaming at my mom, and all of a sudden, a TV went crashing...

By Tom Regan In April of 2015 I transitioned from being Northshore’s pastor of young adults to Imprint Church, which was launched out of Northshore in October 2012. I was hired to eventually start a new church out of Imprint. On Father’s Day in 2015, after just two months with Imprint,...

By Paul and TC Hagen We’ve all heard the old adage, "timing is everything." Cliché, yes, but in our lives we’ve found that God’s timing, although not always immediately apparent, is truly everything. We can look back over our lives together as a couple and marvel at how God has directed us. Whether...

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