Welcome to Morning Star

Welcome to Morning Star. We’re so glad you’ve taken the time to check us out and look through our website. Our hope is that it gives you a glimpse of who we are, what we’re about, and how you can get connected.

So what is Morning Star all about? Simply stated, we’re all about Jesus—bringing glory to Him, sharing the hope He gives, and seeing lives and hearts changed throughout Salem and around the world. No matter who you are or where you come from—whether you’re searching out who Jesus is and what church is all about or you’ve been following Him for decades—you’re welcome and can find a home here at Morning Star. Our vision is for each Morning Star family member to GROW in faith, SERVE others, and SHARE the good news of Jesus Christ.

We believe that no one was made to be alone. We’re wired to grow and thrive as we connect and live in community. We’d like to live life with you and see you connected and growing as part of the Morning Star family.

How Do You Connect At Morning Star?

It’s as simple as taking a FIRST STEP, NEXT STEP, and then a BIG STEP…

First Step: Connect

After you have visited and filled out a Connect Card, your first step in connecting at Morning Star is to join us for one of our Connect events. This is a very informal atmosphere where you get a chance to know a little more about Morning Star and what we are all about, meet some staff, and allow us to get to know you. Plus, we feed you a really good lunch—completely on us. You can get more information on the next Connect event by clicking HERE.

Why should you come to Connect? Because we know connecting to a church isn’t always easy. Sometimes it is downright scary. This is an easy “first step” to explore connecting at Morning Star.

Next Step: I Belong . . .

I Belong is for all those who have been through our Connect event at Morning Star, but have yet to really connect through serving and community groups.

What is I Belong? It is an opportunity to dive deeper. Deeper into your relationship with God. Deeper into your knowledge of Him. Deeper into connections and relationships with others. And deeper into the distinctives of Morning Star Community Church.

We are going to spend 5 Sunday’s together, during the 11 am service—having lot of fun, engaging in great conversation, eating great food, and diving into this incredible journey of belonging . . . to God, to a church, and to a community, with a mission. No matter who you are or where you come from, you belong here. Click HERE to see when the next I Belong event is taking place.

Big Step: Engage

After Connect and I Belong you will be equipped to connect and engage in the ministries and community of Morning Star. This is one of the most important and vital steps in your growth in Jesus, in connecting into the church family, and in making an eternal difference for God in Salem and around the world. God made you for community! He gave you certain gifts and passions to use. Starting can be intimidating, but we will help you every step of the way.

Check out our COMMUNITY GROUPS page and our SERVING page and see how God might connect with you and use you in some amazing ways.