There is a wide range of diversity within the music department. Adults, youth and children minister to the congregation through songs.
The music department consists of the Mass Choir, Brotherhood Chorus, Young Adult Praise Team, Youth Choir and the Morning Stars Children's Choir. Morning Star also has several musicians who play a variety of instruments.
Special musical programs are scheduled throughout the year.
The Mass Choir ministers to the congregation on first and third Sundays during the 11 a.m. service with an array of songs. The Brotherhood Chorus ministers at the 8 a.m. service and on the fifth Sunday. The second Sunday is youth Sunday. The children's choir ministers to the congregation on the fourth Sunday.
The Ushers at Morning Star Baptist Church are men, women, boys, and girls who are convinced of the importance of being servants.
You’ll find us to be friendly, helpful, and eager to help in any way possible. Our Ushers, Door Greeters, and Nurse’s Guild Ministries will seek to make you feel welcomed and appreciated.
Our mission is to: make members and guests feel comfortable, to help grant spiritual dignity to the entire worship service, and to assist the Pastor and promote a high level of worship for guests by being prompt, courteous, tactful, and observant at all times.
By Loving God, Loving Others and Serving the World, Team B.I.G. Youth Ministry seeks to help young people grow spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally. Teaching them to develop a personal faith base relationship with Christ, to stand firmly on the promises of God and to honor God with their lives so they can be empowered to love and serve others. Providing a place where youth can began to grow and serve. We have a variety of Ministries, enrichment activities that are designed to encourage, challenge and equip the youth to make a difference in the world and make a difference in their lives daily.
Five BIG Words of Youth Ministry
Youth Worship is held in the Life Center once a month, service starting at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Youth Worship is a time for the youth to experience worship through teaching and to enjoy the arts of ministry with a themed focus for teaching.
2nd Sunday - Worship in the sanctuary at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 4th Sunday - Nontraditional worship in the Life Center at 11:00 a.m.
The youth choir actively seeks youth who are truly not ashamed and who are truly interested in singing praises unto God. The choir is open to youth ages 13-high school graduates. They minister to the congregation on second Sundays.
The junior ushers is a service oriented auxiliary that ministers to the needs of the Church and it's members during youth scheduled services and any special services. The junior ushers are forerunners to prepare the church for the guest and members by being among the first to arrive at Church. They receive the guest with a smile. They make sure the worship programs are distributed to the congregation as needed.
The junior deacons serve as devotional leaders on second Sundays. They are trained in basic guidelines on the duties of the Deacon. Young men between the ages of 13 to 18 may train to be junior deacons.
Youth Door Greeters greet all visitors as well as members in the foyer of the church. Their duties are to provide directions to church facilities and information. They are the first to welcome our visitors and members. They serve on second Sunday of each month.
The liturgical dancers are a group of Christian youth both male and female who perform dance routines for the glory of the Lord. The dancers perform during special occasions at Morning Star and other churches and events. Practice sessions are held on Monday.
This ministry is just for committed, hard working young men. It is a form of drama with visual expressions of a song or story through the movement of actors to glorify the Lord. The movements are carefully times to lyrics and/or rhythm. The group's name is "Strong Tower", taken from Proverbs 18:10.
To receive information about The Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry
Our Kingdom Kids ministry will begin using the “Kid Check” check in system, and parents are asked to :
1.Visit https://go.kidcheck.com or download the KidCheck app on an iOS or Android device
2. Select the link to create a free KidCheck account
Theme Scripture: Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness.
1. Love God - Teaching children to love God sets the foundation for faith, obedience and building Godly character, First, children should understand Gods love for us and the ultimate price he allowed His son, Jesus to pay for us. (John 3:16) We will focus on this through Sunday School Bible Club, AWANA Bible Club, and Kingdom Kids Zone.
2. Love Others - We teach children the importance of loving others by showing them the countless examples of how Jesus showed love, through fellowship with one another that will build relationships. (Mark 12:30-31)
3. Serve the World - We will serve the world through serving others as Jesus came to serve mankind. (Matthew 20:28) We will accomplish this task through mission projects, such as visiting sick children at Shriner's Hospital and providing for others who are in need.
Ages 4-5 Drafting Room - Helping children develop a deeper understanding of basic Biblical principles.
Ages 6-8 Tool Shed - Teaching children how to use their tools to advance their relationship with Christ.
Ages 9-10 Excavation Station - Digging deeper into the word of God and helping them develop deeper relationships with Christ.
Ages 11-12 Carpenter's Room - Learn how to build their relationship with Chris through helping others.
Children's Sunday School Bible Club meets every Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Children will engage in thematic Bible lessons, scripture memory and character building. Children's Sunday School Bible Club will kick off each thematic unit of study with a Bible Club Party. Each Bible Club Party will introduce the upcoming theme and offer an exciting beginning to each unit.
AWANA Bible Club provides an active program for children on Wednesday nights during the school year. the children enjoy a great evening of Bible learning, Scripture memory, and recreation. AWANA Bible Club will run from August through May.
Kingdom Kids Zone is winning kids to Christ and teaching them to hide God's Word in their hearts and apply it in their daily lives. Teaching young believers to be obedient to God's Word and committed to jesus Christ. Kingdom Kids Zone is the Sunday Morning worship service for children. Kingdom Kids Zone meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays during the 10:45 a.m. worship.
Children will have opportunities to participate in on-going music ministry programs that help them discover and use their creative gifts in the many and varied programs of our music ministry, which will include but are not limited to choir. The Children's Ministry will continue to develop various areas of music ministry throughout the year.
Children ages 5-12 serve in this important ministry to make people feel welcomed, hand out bulletins and flyers, assist with finding seats, and passing out visitor information material. Jr. Ushers and Greeters serve during the 4th Sunday Children's Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services.
"Praise Dance" (also known as liturgical dance or worship dance) is a form of worship that seeks to articulate the word and spirit of God through the body. This ministry was established to provide girls ages 5-12 with an opportunity to exemplify Christ through creative expressions of praise and worship and to honor and glorify God through movement. Visions Liturgical Ministry practices weekly and ministers during the 4th Sunday Children's Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The Precious Lambs Mime Ministry was established to provide boys ages 3-12 with an opportunity to exemplify Christ through creative expressions of praise and worship and to honor and glorify God through movement. Precious Lambs Mime Ministry practices weekly and ministers during the 4th Sunday Children's Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Audio Video Ministry is a service ministry that spreads the gospel to God’s people and to those who don’t know the Lord. This ministry provides video, audio and streaming services for Morning Star Baptist Church. We record all services and special events. CD’s and DVD's are made available for sale. The Audio Video Ministry has state of the art technology and works to provide the best possible audio and video technical support to ministry areas with video presentations, graphic elements and other resources.
Volunteer opportunities are always available for anyone interested in joining our team. Person who serve should have computer knowledge and technical knowledge of the equipment. However we are always willing to train volunteers. Those who choose to serve in this ministry can find great fulfillment in being part of a team who loves the Lord and have a great time serving.
We provide technical support for all worship events and ministry efforts. Our focus is the application of technology to enhance the worship experience and to extend the word of God to those not physically present in our sanctuary. This ministry has a passion for using technology as a means of recording and sharing God's word.
We are a ministry that supports the communication needs of the church by loving God, loving others and serving the world through technology.
If interested in this ministry, please contact the
church office @ 318-636-6172 or
The Deacons' Ministry seeks to follow the biblical example established by the early disciples as Spirit-filled men, chosen and set aside to be servant partners with the Pastor. Deacons assist the Pastor in all areas of ministry, service, support, and leadership to the family of God, with particular emphasis on communion preparation, baptism, receiving new members and providing ministry to the needy of our church. The Deacon Ministry consists of men who are appointed by the church or the pastor. Member services done through the Deacons' Ministry include: Benevolent Committee, Hospitality Committee, and Deacons Pastoral Care Committee. Deacons must be active in a ministry, attend a teaching ministry and be a regular financial supporter of the church.
Deacon Andre Elias
Deacon Robert Stevenson
Deacon James White, Jr
Deacon Henry Willis
Chairman Pastoral Care Ministry
The vision and purpose of our small group ministries is the same as the overarching vision of the church, "To make disciples by loving God, loving others, and serving the world." This is a reflection of Luke 10:27 which declares, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and all your mind and your neighbor as yourself"!
To minister to the specific needs of all members of the congregation.
To teach congregants the importance of service to others.
To guide congregants in developing the proper spirit and attitude for serving.
Young Adult Ministry
Ministers' Wives Ministry
Nursing Home Ministry