Posts by Jim

Community Group Update

Hello Community Group Leadership! Based on MANY conversations with you as leaders, and seeing the latest from the CDC and our government leaders we will be suspending Community Group meetings and Sunday service Watch Parties starting today. We want EVERYONE to be safe and the best way to do that is to follow best practices and recommended protocols from our government and healthcare leaders. We can also be the body of Christ to our community as we do our part…

Church Online 3-15-20

Man Church, what a ride. For the last few years, the idea of having an online service, or even just streaming our normal sunday services has been a dream that seemed so far away. Everyone agreed it was a good idea, and where we would end up getting to, but just not yet. Then along comes coronavirus, and suddenly “down the road” is “right now.” In the course of three days we went through 6 months of rollout plans. Like…

Spring Break Missions Coronavirus Information

This information is specifically meant for parents of students going on the Spring Break Missions Trip and will cover decisions specific to Spring Break Missions. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the decision to postpone the Modesto trip due to the developing Coronavirus outbreak. This is not a decision that was made lightly, but rather with as much information as possible as it is released to us. We truly believe it is in the best interest of…

Pastor Scott’s Sabbatical

Dear Morning Star Family, When we announced on Sunday that Pastor Scott will be taking a sabbatical, several people asked if he’d be coming back. The answer is YES! For those of us not familiar with the term or concept, a sabbatical is an intentional, extended time to replenish. In the business and academic worlds, this is typically three months to one year for every seven years or so worked. Sabbatical finds its roots in biblical soil. It’s in addition to the…

Bible Study Resources

In a sermon today, Chris talked with us about being students of Scripture. We really want to dig in and get to know what it says. Hearing from the Word each weekend at church, being in community, these things are of great value — but our hearts and minds ought to be molded first and foremost by the Word of God. Click here if you’d like to listen to the message. At the same time, it can be intimidating, and…

Bible Reading Plan 2020

Download the Bible reading plan here We see a church family radically pursuing a Jesus-first life as we anchor our existence in the truth of God’s Word.” Morning Star Vision Statement We spoke this weekend at service about how we want to live this out. Together as a family, we started January 20th with a reading plan through key portions of the bible that we pray will change us and steer us to live Jesus-first. You can download the Bible…