Welcome to Morning Star

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 for Him. 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 mission is to lead people to pursue a Jesus-first life. If you’d like to read more about what that looks like, you can check it out here.

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…


Our next Connect event is September 26

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 gathering where you get a chance to know a little more about Morning Star’s heartbeat, meet some staff, and allow us to get to know you. Plus, we feed you a really good lunch—completely on us.

Why should you come to Connect? We understand that connecting in a new place isn’t always easy. Sometimes it is downright scary. So we’ve made this “first step” to explore connecting at Morning Star simple and fun.

NEXT STEP: I Belong . . .

I Belong is for all those who have been to our Connect event, but haven’t yet connected in a Community Group or through serving in some way.

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 spend five Sundays together, during the 11 am service—having a 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 more deeply connect and engage in the community and ministries of Morning Star. This is one of the most important and vital steps in your growth in Jesus, in connecting with your 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 you with others and use you in some amazing ways.