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The importance of community, even now

A letter from Jared Boltman to our community group leaders Hello Community Group Leadership,             It is amazing how fast things change in our world. These last two days have been quite the whirlwind. Even so, I am sure of a few things: God is in control. God is not surprised by any of the chaos or problems we are facing We are loved by our Creator and His plan is perfect for us. This post is filled with a…

Coronavirus Update // March 16

Be a part of church live online – Click HERE Sunday at 9 and 11! UPDATED MARCH 16 @ 4 pm. Dear Morning Star Family, One of the things I love about God is how He prepares us for what’s ahead even when we don’t realize that’s what He’s doing. How many times in the past few weeks have we talked about being married to the mission, not the method? Our mission is leading people to pursue a Jesus-first life.…

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…

A word from John

Hey Everyone, I hope you have been energized by our church’s relaunch as much as the staff and I have been! Our vision begins: We see a church family radically pursuing a Jesus-first life as we anchor our existence in the truth of God’s Word.“ I love the vision our church is chasing and there is no better way to start this new chapter of Morning Star than by anchoring in our church’s Bible reading plan! You can pick up…

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…