Worship and Arts Ministry
“Building and Rebuilding Lives Through Worship and Arts”
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members of one another. Romans 12:5 KJV
Morning Star’s Worship & Arts Department is committed to establishing a worship culture that is conducive for the spirit of the Lord to inhabit and commune with his bride, the church. Through singing, instrumentation, dance and interpretation we create a perpetual atmosphere of prayer, praise and worship; fostering and cultivating the believer’s relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ministry participants holistically serve God and His people, which they believe is their reasonable act of service. You are invited to join these ministries in giving God perfected praise and glory in the spirit of excellence
We are a multifaceted ministry committed to glorifying God, exalting Christ, and edifying worshippers using performing, fine and creative and interpretive arts to create a spiritual atmosphere conducive for the praise and worship of God and an atmosphere whereby the word of God can be effectively ministered.
To be a training center and a fellowship ministry whereby members are taught to use their talents and gifts in the areas of performing, fine, creative and interpretive arts in a manner that glorifies God, exalts Christ, and builds up worshippers and creates and atmosphere of worship.
Worship and Arts Ministry
Min. Johnnie MIller
Voices of Praise Choir
Min. Anita McConnell
Young Adult Choir
Min. Tara J. Harris
Min. Donna Brown
Sis. Aoctavia Miller
Bro. Stephen Rogers
Min. Anita McConnell
Min. Brenda Lee
Bro. Isaac Parham
Bro. Anthony Harris
Sis. Valerie Hickson
God’s Beautiful Feet Dance Ministry
Sis. Mia Hodge
God’s Heavenly Angels Ministry
Sis. Teri Joyner
God’s Little Soldiers (Boys only)
Sis. Imani Rose
Anointed By Christ Dance Ministry
Sis. Myranda McDaniels
Spirit of David Dance Ministry
Bro. Rashawn Lee
Sis. Rose Toran
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Bro. John Bumbray/Sis. Raquel Barnes
Voices of Praise: The Voices of Praise is a singing aggregation comprised of members of all ages whose purpose is to minister to the congregation through music by singing choir music of multiple styles and genres in order to inspire the church, at-large, to worship God.
Young Adult Choir: The MSBC Young Adult choir is a singing aggregation comprised of church members age 18–35 that minister to the congregation through music by singing energetic, age-appropriate music, such that the presentation of each song is effective and life-changing to the choir members and church at large.
Children’s Choir: The MSBC Children’s choir is a singing aggregation comprised of children, ages 4 through grade 5, that minister to children, specifically, and the congregation, at-large, through music which is age appropriate, while teaching the members about the Lord through song, as well as being a foundation for choir etiquette, choral performance and setting a standard for excellence in ministry and life.
Youth Choir: (Grade 6 through age 17) The MSBC Children’s choir is a singing aggregation that ministers to youth (Gr. 6 – age 17), specifically, and the congregation, at-large, through music which is age appropriate, while teaching the members about the Lord through song, as well as being a foundation for choir etiquette, choral performance and setting a standard for excellence in ministry and life.
Men’s Choir: The MSBC Men’s Choir is a singing aggregation comprised of men whose purpose is to minister to the congregation through music by singing choir music of multiple styles and genres in order to inspire the church, at-large, to worship God.
Praise Team: The MSBC Praise Team is a singing aggregation comprised of selected members whose purpose is to set an atmosphere of praise and worship conducive for the manifested presence of God to abide. Members should be part of other areas of music ministry before inquiring about this music aggregation.
Puppet Ministry: It is the purpose of the MSBC Puppet Ministry to minister the gospel in a manner that all persons can make it applicable to their lives through the medium of puppetry.
Audio Ministry: The MSBC Audio Ministry consists of a team of audio engineers, volunteers and professionals whose purpose is to assure that the sound during worship experiences is conducive.
Star Media: This ministry is responsible for the recording, reproduction and selling of all CD’s and DVD’s through Solomon’s Corner.
Video Ministry: The MSBC Video Ministry consists of a producer, directors, graphics and camera persons. The producer serves as the leader in the overall videotaping of a service. The directors direct the camera persons on when and what shots to take. Graphic persons organize and display images. Camera persons operate the cameras. It is the mission of the Video ministry to capture and transmit images to the world as the word is preached, classes are taught and praise and worship is displayed.
Usher Ministry: The MSBC Usher Ministry consists of persons ages 5 and older (adult males, females and youth). They serve as hosts during most of our worship services, assisting the worship experience in various ways.
Dance Ministries: Silent Voices (Ages 4 to adult), God’s Heavenly Angels (Ages 5 to 12), God’s Beautiful Feet (Ages 13-18) Anointed By Christ (Women ages 18 and up), Spirit of David (Men ages 18 and up), The Liturgical Dance Ministries are directed to God as a visual means of ministry, tearing down strong holds, opening doors for praise and worship, and demonstrating an intimate covenant relationship with our Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that liturgical dance is a tool to magnify our gifts in the kingdom to edify the anointing in the atmosphere, invite an anointing that will heal, encourage, exhort, set free and deliver the word of God.
Min. Johnnie Miller, Minister of Music
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19, 20 (NIV)
At Morning Star we take seriously the mandate of our Savior to go make disciples. In order to become a disciple one must study to show themselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of God.
The goal of our Christian Education Ministry is to grow strong disciples - spiritually, financially and emotionally. Classes are available for Children, Youth, Young Adults and Adults. There are three areas of study: Discipleship, Stewardship and Spiritual Formation.
As a body of believers, we have been called by God to assist persons in becoming confident Christians. We will:
- Encourage, empower and equip men and women to fulfill their God determined purpose through our small group sessions.
- Make new disciples as we share God's love with all people
- And, instigate spiritual growth through worship, prayer, discipleship, stewardship and the study of the word of God.
The vision of the Christian Education Ministry is to provide spiritual growth opportunities and programs that assist the people of God in developing a life style of Christian service, character and conduct.
Jesus spent three years with His disciples and this powerful three-year, small group framework models that journey. Individuals are assigned to classes based on gender and age and work through dedicated spiritual growth tracks which connect them to Jesus and their fellow classmates. Hundreds of Morning Star members have participated in the program. Current tracks are:
Year 1: Growing In Christ
Year 2: Experiencing God
Year 3: The Mind of Christ
In addition to these dedicated tracks, the Christian Education program also includes additional spiritual growth classes including The Battlefield of the Mind, Parables of Jesus, Wives of the Bible and Centering Prayer.
The Program offers Fall and Winter/Spring Learning sessions. Registration details for the Winter/Spring Session will be available in December.
Spiritual Formation is an in depth look into the spiritual disciplines including prayer, study, fasting, mediation, simplicity and worship. The prerequisite for the Spiritual Formation program is graduation from the three-year Discipleship Track.
Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The practice of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). Stewardship is also about contributing time and talents.
Our Stewardship Ministry is committed to the growth of persons in the area of Stewardship. Some of our class offerings include: Your Money Matters, Financially Confident Woman, and Financial Peace University. In addition to these class offerings, we also offer free, confidential budget counseling from trained counselors. Our Stewardship programs are open to the public.