Stories

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...

By Todd Fredrickson The rain was relentless and blew in sideways before a gale-force wind. Water dripped through a seam in the canvas awning and onto our table, our dishes, and, for some of us, our laps. And while the feast was indeed sumptuous, with lamb chops as one of the featured...

By Susan Spencer After deciding I needed to turn my life around, I broke off my relationship with my boyfriend of ten years. We were not married, and I knew our relationship wasn't pleasing to God. I had stepped away from the Lord and was now wanting to move toward God again. There...

By Pam Mullen I have been part of Northshore for more than thirty years. For some of the last several years I had been in a leadership position and was part of a long-running prayer group. But years of heartbreak and discouragement about unanswered prayer had unnerved me, and I felt as...

By Gloria Califf My husband and I had been married for almost thirty-three years, and together had raised our three children. We were beginning to look forward to the retirement years, enjoying a bit of traveling and diving further into ministry. But twelve years ago, my husband suddenly passed away. The loss...

By Sheryl Madden, Volunteer Storyteller Four years ago, Natalie and her family walked through the doors of Northshore to participate in Toy Shop. She didn’t know what to expect, but she was referred to Toy Shop through her children’s school and they were thankful to be there. The volunteers who greeted...

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