Morning Star

Baptist Church

 

Our Young Adult Ministries

Our Young Adult Ministries are geared towards those members of our congregations age 18-35. These ministries exit to offer consistent and diverse ministry activities that promote enhanced discipleship, meaningful fellowship, responsible stewardship, and healthy relationships. Each 3rd Sunday is Youth and Young Adult Takeover Sunday at the 9:30am and 11:30 worship services. Here's some more information about our ministries:

 

Generation Impact

Generation Impact is designed to support those young adults who are not currently attending an institution of higher learning. Many participants are single adults whose primary activities revolve around work or community activities, but some members also have young families. Generation Impact's 2015 theme is "Our Time is Now" - with a focus on empowering young adults to become consistently active in the life of Morning Star as the ministry seeks to build and rebuild lives. Some of our 2015 activities include:

  • Open Mic Night - March
  • Spiritual Development and Leadership Retreat - April
  • Young Adult Emphasis Weekend - July

For additional information about Generation Impact, you can contact Darien Nolin, Young Adult Ministry Leader or Minister Sammie J. Dow, Director of Young Adults and College Age Ministries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Higher Heights College Ministry

Our college ministry exists to offer ministry activities to support college-age individuals as they mature and gain a deeper understanding of their faith. Higher Heights supports the church in connecting with and maintaining relationship with area college students who join Morning Star under Watch Care. To the end, we host a college breakfast each 3rd Sunday at 11am as past of Youth and Young Adult Takeover Sunday. College Emphasis Sunday is held every October.

We also offer care packages and spiritual support for those Morning Star college students who may be away at school and unable to join us in service each week.

To register or for more information, please contact the church office, Minister Lamar Robinson or Minister Sammie Dow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our Ministries for Youth

• Rites of Passage Young Men's Mentoring
• Daughters of Imani Program for Young Girls
• REAL Worship
• Fellowships and Activities

"Anyone who works in the church knows that junior high may be the single most pivotal period for spiritual decisions in the lives of our children."  Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church

Two significant life-phases overlap during the young-teen years: the openness and responsive characteristic of childhood; and the forward-looking attitudes of teenage years.  Young people are open to Christ during these years and Morning Star provides ministry opportunities which shape and strengthen the faith of our youth.  One of the biggest challenges to this vision is the fact that young teens experience change in every aspect of development: physical, emotional, cognitive, relational and social.  A full-time youth minister, along with a host of committed ministry volunteers work diligently to ensure Morning Star ministers to the young person in their entirety.  

The Youth Ministries of Morning Star are committed to developing holistic ministry opportunities that put our young people in the best position to succeed in life.  This is done by instilling in them an understanding of who God is, godly principles; a strong sense of value and purpose; educational importance; and the tools required to be successful in life.

Our mentoring programs - Rites of Passage and Daughters of Imani - are nationally recognized, providing weekly instruction in professional, social and spiritual development.  Our REAL Worship experience provides fellowship and spiritual growth opportunities. In addition, there is an array of social activities that provide youth with the opportunity to have fun, bond and develop life-long friendships.

The Rites of Passage Young Men's Mentoring is coordinated by a group of dedicated men from our Men's Ministry.  Sessions meet on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month @9:30 a.m.
The Daughters of Imani Young Ladies Mentoring is committed to training our young ladies into becoming jewels in the church and in the community.  Sessions meet on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month @9:30 a.m.
REAL Worship is a complete Worship experience hosted by and for our young people on the 1st Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
Youth Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fellowships and Activities are held throughout the year. Specific information is available on the Events section of the website or from members of the Youth Ministry volunteer team.


Important Note:
  All volunteers who work with our children and youth must complete the MSBC Abuse Prevention and Risk Management Plan training.  The training program provides critical information and training for persons who volunteer in our children and youth programs.  In addition to completing the training, volunteers must also agree to a criminal background check.  Ministering to, and at the same time, protecting OUR children is of paramount importance to the Ministry.  For more information regarding this training program, contact the Church's Director of Human Resources by Clicking Here.

 


 

The Arts
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

Our singing aggregations include:
• Children’s Choir
• Levitical Ensemble
• Mass Choir
• Men’s Choir
• Praise Team
• Youth and Young Adult Choir

Our dance ministries include:
• Anointed By Christ (Women)
• God’s Beautiful Feet (Youth)
• God’s Heavenly Angels (Children)
• God’s Property (Hip Hop)
• Silent Voices ( Mime)
• Spirit of David (Men)

Our drama/interpretation ministries include:
• Deaf Ministry
• Puppet Ministry
• Theatre Ministry

To receive information on how you can become involved in these ministries, as well as rehearsal details  you should complete a Ministry Interest Form.  Once you become a part of these ministries, you can also refer to the weekly ministry schedule available on the Events section of our website.

Our Front-Line Ambassadors
Our Ushers Ministry and Intercessory Prayer Team serve as front-line ambassadors for Morning Star.   Our Intercessors bathe our sanctuary, members and visitors in prayer – before, during and after Worship events.  Our Ushers are our logistical ambassadors handling seating and distribution of materials to ensure members and visitors enjoy a pleasant Worship experience.  Express an interest in these ministries by completing a Ministry Interest Form.

Supporting Our Worship and Arts Ministries
In addition to the “out front” ministries (singers, dancers), there are a number of ministries which support our Worship & Arts presentations.  From our Audio Visual Ministries, whose volunteers ensure the congregation “sees “ and “hears” quality sound and video presentations; to our Media Sales and Bookstore Ministries which produce and distribute ministry materials including CD’s, DVD’s, books and special products.  These ministries also welcome your involvement.  Volunteers are needed to operate cameras, edit videos, work the sound board for ministry activities and staff the production and sales aspects for our media and book sales. To express an interest in volunteering – click here and complete a Ministry Interest Form for the:

• Star Media Sales Ministry
• Solomon’s Corner Bookstore

We believe children are a gift from God …

The Bible urges us to train up a child "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  Morning Star takes this charge seriously – and operates a Children’s Ministry that ministers to the spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of elementary school children.  Events and programs are offered to all children and are conducted in a safe, Christian environment where staff and volunteers make meeting the needs of our young people the priority.

The Children’s Ministry offers numerous activities and ministry opportunities for children, including trips to area attractions.  There are also recurring events such as Resurrection Activities (April), Children’s Day (June) and Harvest Fest (Halloween).  Children can also sing on the Choir, dance with the Dance Ministry or minister with our Mime Ministry.  Complete a Ministry Interest Form for additional information.

Spiritual Growth

The Ministry offers a 1st Sunday Children’s REAL Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.

A Church School Program is offered for children and adults on the 2nd through 5th Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  

A Children’s Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Creative Learning and Fellowship


Important Note:  All volunteers who work with our children and youth must complete the MSBC Abuse Prevention and Risk Management Plan training.  The training program provides critical information and training for persons who volunteer in our children and youth programs.  In addition to completing the training, volunteers must also agree to a criminal background check.  Ministering to, and at the same time, protecting OUR children is of paramount importance to the Ministry.  For more information regarding this training program, contact the Church’s Director of Human Resources This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Morning Star is committed to teaching and applying the word of God.  Bishop Debnam leads two bible studies on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Bible urges us to “hide the word of God in our hearts.”  The hour-long sessions provide an interactive opportunity for growth and development.  As an added convenience for persons who are on their lunch hour or, have other daytime responsibilities, a bag lunch is provided following the 11:30 a.m. session.


Stewardship

Our School of Stewardship is a dynamic program committed to the growth of persons in the area of Stewardship.  Our class offerings include:  Your Money Matters, the Financially Confident Woman, Time Management/Managing Your Emotions, and I Was Broke… Not I’m Not.  In addition to these awesome class offerings, we also offer free, confidential budget counseling from trained counselors.  Our Stewardship programs are open to the public.  For a complete listing of current course offerings, CLICK HERE.

 

Christian Education Spring Classes

Spring Classes offered:

Tuesday: 6:30pm at Security Blvd.

  • Foundations
  •  Ministry and Social Media (The Basic) 
  • Ministry and Social Media (The Next Level) classes start March 2nd

Wednesday: 9:30am at Catonsville

  • Foundations 

Saturday: 9:30am at Security Blvd.

  • Total Money Makeover
  • Children's Discipleship (Begins March 7th)