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MSK Leader Training: Effective Evangelism/How to Lead a Child to Christ

July 30th, 2017

What kind of relationship do you have with the children in your care?

The average family attends church 1x per month. The average amount of time we have to develop a relationship with a child at church is 1.5 hours per month, compared to the 40-50 hours per week spent with the average childcare provider. So how do we develop a meaningful relationship that helps our kids come to know and follow Christ?

This training session will focus on the things we can do to make the most of the limited time we have available with our children at church. We'll discuss how we can encourage families to return week after week, how we can make a child feel special and loved at church, and how our classroom activities can be used as a tool to make this happen. We'll also discuss the things our children's staff do to stay in touch with families and the ministry offered to them outside of weekend services.

Our guest speaker, Jeff Wagnell, will teach us how to intentionally and effectively evangelize to children, and how to lead a child to Christ. Jeff is Local Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship's Capitol Chapter and has spent years in the field doing ministry and training others up to evangelize to kids. We're excited that he's agreed to share his expertise with our team, and excited for the way it will help us better serve the children in our care.

The breakout sessions to follow will allow us to discuss how we can apply these principles in our individual classrooms, and give you a chance to address specific concerns you have in your area of service.

  • Candace Lute: Nursery/Toddler morning volunteers
  • Crystal Hatton: Preschool/Kindergarten volunteers
  • Spencer Swift: Adventure Mountain volunteers
  • Louie Schmitz: Bridge 45 volunteers
  • Lucy Younis & Emily Zhu: Evening service volunteers & ministry support volunteers

We will meet in the South Auditorium after second service on July 30.

Lunch will be provided.

Sorry, no childcare will be available for this training session.

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Morning Star Kids Day Camp

July 31st - August 4th, 2017

$138

Day Camp is for students entering 1st through 5th grades Fall of 2017

Morning Star Kids has teamed with Canyonview Day Camp in Silverton this summer for a week filled with adventures, activities, songs, and Christ-centered teaching for our kids! Kids will be studying Colossians 2:6-7 and learning what it means to be Rooted and Built Up In Him. Camp activities include hiking, swimming, archery, candle-making, and more!

Camp Week Schedule:

  • Monday: Meet at 7:30am; Bus returns at 4pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Meet at 7:45am; Bus returns at 4pm
  • Friday: Meet at 11:15am; NO RETURN BUS
  • Family Night: Friday 6-8:30pm (PARENTS TRANSPORT HOME)

What to Bring:

  • Sack lunch each day
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Modest swimsuit and towel
  • Sweatshirt, a few extra clothes, rain gear
  • Extra tennis shoes or water sandals/shoes
  • A Bible (one will be provided if needed)
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Wait List: MSK Day Camp

July 31st - August 4th, 2017

$138

THIS IS A WAITING LIST ONLY

You will be notified of an available spot on a first-come first-served basis.

Day Camp is for students entering 1st through 5th grades Fall of 2017

Morning Star Kids has teamed with Canyonview Day Camp in Silverton this summer for a week filled with adventures, activities, songs, and Christ-centered teaching for our kids! Kids will be studying Colossians 2:6-7 and learning what it means to be Rooted and Built Up In Him. Camp activities include hiking, swimming, archery, candle-making, and more!

Camp Week Schedule:

  • Monday: Meet at 7:30am; Bus returns at 4pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Meet at 7:45am; Bus returns at 4pm
  • Friday: Meet at 11:15am; NO RETURN BUS
  • Family Night: Friday 6-8:30pm (PARENTS TRANSPORT HOME)

What to Bring:

  • Sack lunch each day
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Modest swimsuit and towel
  • Sweatshirt, a few extra clothes, rain gear
  • Extra tennis shoes or water sandals/shoes
  • A Bible (one will be provided if needed)

Kids Day Camp - Canyonview Counselors

July 31st - August 4th, 2017

Leader registration

Leader Registration - Young Adult Retreat

August 3rd - August 6th, 2017

Registrations

Young Adult Retreat

August 3rd - August 6th, 2017

$75

This summer, we’re heading to another one of Oregon’s seven wonders . . . the coast!  Enter 2nd annual #yampingtrip at Honeyman State Park in Florence, Oregon. 

Let’s take a minute to get out of the heat and take a breath of fresh air!  There are plenty of ways to unwind. . . two lakes to swim in, kayaks, stand-up paddle-boards, hiking galore (there’s literally a trail called “Hobbit Trail”), sand dunes as far as the eye can see, sand boards, and oh yeah, the beach!   

We’ll also take the time to learn about how the things we do every day matter. Our habits, activities, and priorities help shape not only the people that we are, but the people we are becoming.  We will take some time to listen to God’s voice, and catch a vision for how He calls His followers to order their lives, do His work, and stay balanced and sane in all of it.   

Let’s rediscover what’s most important, together.

Here's the nitty-gritty:

Transportation: We will be carpooling, so we will need people to be willing to drive/you’re responsible for your own transportation

Sleeping arrangements: Tents/Hammocks. Make your own arrangements. If you have questions, email David at david@mstar.church

What to pack: Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, towel, flip flops (for the shower), one piece swimwear (or modest tankini suit), sunscreen, four days worth of clothes (including a sweatshirt or something warm for the evenings and hiking clothes/shoes). Water bottle, something to float the river, car phone charger, camping chair, lantern, and money for gas.

Optional items: Extra money, sunglasses, camera, gourmet coffee supplies, ect.

What not to bring: Don’t bring anything that would distract you from being present and focusing on Jesus.

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Exodus 9

August 6th, 2017

$229 - $329

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Entirely fed by rain and snowmelt, it is considered to be one of the purest bodies of fresh water on earth. The road up to its rim curves and climbs 7,000 feet while offering some of the best motorcycling in North America.

Welcome to the setting for Exodus 9. The destination for Morning Star’s ninth annual men’s motorcycle rally.

The ride is open to all men who attend and call Morning Star their church home. We encourage you to invite your friends who may not yet have a church home or who do not yet know Christ as Lord. Some among us who know Christ today came to Him through this outreach.

Our seldom-used chase vehicle for emergencies will follow us. Great and inspiring teaching by our own Pastor Chris Meade will lead us.

I can’t wait. Summer. The Cascades. Crater Lake. Motorcycling. And the Spirit of the Living God who made it all. In one weekend? Epic. Join us.

--Scott Lute

The Details:

AUGUST 4-6 // CRATER LAKE

WINDMILL INN, ROSEBURG OR

$229 for two to a room // $329 for a room of your own (limited number available)

REGISTRATION // PAYMENT

A deposit of $50 holds your place. Pay in full by July 14. Registrations open on May 1st.

INCLUDED

Two nights’ lodging, six meals, snacks. We’re staying at a jewel of a hotel and will be riding the best of Central Oregon. Spectacular views, breathtaking vistas, comfortable beds, hot showers, air conditioning, and great food. Meals are two dinners (Friday, Saturday), two breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday), two lunches (Friday and Saturday) and snacks are included. You pay for your gas, Sunday lunch, and Crater Lake entrance fees ($15/man, $10 for seniors).

CUSTOM T SHIRT with the ultra-cool Exodus 9 logo: add $21

THE SCHEDULE

Meet at the church at 8 am on Friday, August 4, ready to ride. We’ll have a truck to haul any gear you don’t want to pack on your bike. We’ll return late Sunday afternoon., August 6.

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Men's Breakfast

August 12th, 2017

Saturday, August 12 | 8-10 am | South Auditorium | $5

If you are a man from 14 to 114, we want you to be a part of this. There will be great food, fun, and a time to be encouraged and challenged as a man walking with Jesus. Join men from around Salem as we discuss and engage in authentically living out our faith in the various aspects of our lives. Bring your uncle, cousin, son, father, nephew, neighbor, barber, grocery store clerk, ANYONE with you! If they are a guy, they are welcome.

Please register early, so our amazing cooks can know how much food to prepare.

Cost is $5, please pay at the door.

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Baptism Service

August 13th, 2017

Jesus changes everything, and He changes us from the inside out. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change, a public statement that we love Jesus and want to follow Him all our days. Sunday, August 13, in all three services, people are taking that step of obedience. Come and celebrate with them what God is doing in their lives!

If you love Jesus and want to follow Him in baptism, register here!

We ask that you be 10 or older.

We ask all to come to one of the Baptism Preparation classes. Classes will be July 23 @ 9 am // July 30 @ 11 am // August 6 @ 6:30 pm in C4.

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RIOT Summer Missions - Modesto Application

August 13th - August 18th, 2017

This is an application for the RIOT Summer Missions Trip to Modesto, CA, not a registration. Applying for this trip does not guarantee your spot. Your application will only be considered "submitted" if the minimum word count for the essay questions is met.

We will review the application carefully and prayerfully and contact you before the first training meeting. Priority will be given to sophomores and juniors first, and seniors as we are able.

Training meeting dates are TBD.

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CONNECT

August 20th, 2017

If you’ve already been our guest at one of our Sunday services, your next step in getting connected at Morning Star is coming to our Connect event.

No matter who you are, connecting at a larger church can be confusing or even intimidating. But we at Morning Star believe that there is nothing more important than being connected to Jesus and to His church. That’s why we created our Connect event—so people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can come and find it easy to connect and be a part of God’s family at Morning Star.

At Connect, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other people new to Morning Star and some church staff, as well as learn more about who we are as a church, what we are about, and where you fit into God’s plan here and around the world. We do this in a relaxed atmosphere, with some great food and fun conversation. So take the next step to connect and sign up for the next Connect event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Solar Eclipse 2017

August 20th - August 21st, 2017

$60 - $120

Join us in Salem, Oregon for this family-friendly event from August 20 - 21 to view the magnificent total eclipse! We'll have food trucks, dry campsites for cars/tents and RV's, and an amazing view of the eclipse. Proceeds will be donated to local charities including Hope Station, Simonka Place, and Union Gospel Mission.

Information:

Check-in starts at 2 pm on Sunday, August 20. Check-out is by 2 pm on Monday, August 21.

Alcohol, smoking, drugs, glass bottles, firearms, and knives are not allowed while on campus (including e-cigarettes and marijuana).

No pets are allowed.

No refunds are available.

We are offering dry campsites - no electricity, water, or sewer connections.

Portable Toilets and wash stations will be available, but no showers.

No fireworks allowed.

Renters will be courteous of neighboring homes by keeping a reasonable noise level (10 pm noise curfew as per city ordinances).

Above ground fire pits and grills acceptable; no digging or ground fires allowed (note: fire pits will not be provided).

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Solar Eclipse Volunteer Registration

August 20th - August 21st, 2017

We will be hosting out-of-town guests for the Total Solar Eclipse in August right here at Morning Star! We are excited for the opportunity to be good neighbors and encourage travelers from all over. There will be many different ways to help make these guests feel right at home. Would you consider being one of the hundreds of volunteers needed?

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MSK Leader Training: First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

August 26th, 2017

Wouldn't it be great if we had at least one person per classroom per service who is trained in how to handle life-threatening situations?

We think so too! That's why this training session and certification will be available to all children's ministry volunteers for free.

We will begin promptly at 9am in the South Auditorium on Saturday, August 26.

Lunch will be provided.

Sorry, no childcare will be available for this training session.

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Bridge 45 Footgolf Fun Day

August 29th, 2017

$9

Morning Star Kids is excited to announce another Bridge 45 Fun Day!

Footgolf is a sport played like golf but with a soccer ball. This summer, your 4th and 5th graders can try out a game of footgolf at a professional golf course!

Game Attire: Collared shirts. No cleats or athletic shorts.

Meet us at McNary Golf Club, 155 McNary Estates Drive N, Keizer. Drop off at 3:45pm, pick up at 6:15pm.

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Marriage Retreat

September 29th - September 30th, 2017

$239 - $389

Save the date for this year’s Marriage Retreat in Bend! You Make Me Crazy is our theme, with guest speakers, Mike and Crystal Silva. Whether you are on your honeymoon, getting along well, just getting by, or on the brink of divorce, you will not want to miss this retreat.

Prices: Standard // Deluxe

1 Night: $239 // $269

2 Nights: $369 // $389

Includes all retreat materials, lodging and breakfast on Saturday. There’s an optional informal worship session on Sunday morning if you are staying two nights.

Find more out about where we are staying here.

Get a head start on planning Saturday’s free time here.

More information to come. Registration opens on July 30.