Sunday nights 6:00 - 7:30pm
BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Activate is MorningStar’s Sunday night line-up, designed to include a diversity of opportunities that launch our faith into real-time action. Each Sunday night of the month features a slightly different focus but the purpose remains the same. The format leaves you with a great deal of flexibility. You may choose to take part in every Sunday evening or you may just pick and choose what is going to be most beneficial for you at the time. Here is a breakdown of the opportunities you can take advantage of.
- 1st Sunday evening: Activate the heart of family - Our desire is to activate the faith of our natural and spiritual families by turning their hearts to one another (Malachi 4:6). We will provide a games and recreation time for Age 3 – Grade 5 while adults are trained to lead a simple Faith Talk and Faith Walk that they will in turn share in “family groups” to wrap up the night.
- 2nd Sunday evening: Activate the soul of family - We set this evening aside to activate the soul of the church by tending to matters essential to our corporate health. It is on these evenings that we seek, as a united spiritual family, to prayerfully understand and affirm things like church budgets, calendars, and ministries in ways that will help us to effectively carry out the vision God has given to MorningStar.
- 3rd Sunday evening: Activate the mind of family - On these nights, we focus on activating the mind of a believer to practically live out Christ-like faith in our day to day lives. Short 1 – 3 session seminars on topics like marriage, finances, parenting, retirement, and devotional practices are offered that incorporate brief teaching with hands-on activities during the seminar that mirrors the application that is to take place between sessions. Subsequent sessions involve large amounts of interaction and follow-up on how things went between sessions.
- 4th Sunday evening: Activate the strength of family - We have intentionally set aside the fourth Sunday evening as an observance of "rest" from programs in the building. However, we encourage our spiritual family to use this time to be intentional about getting together with other brothers and sisters for a Faith Walk Dinner (FWD). This will be a time when all ages can meet in homes to renew and activate their strength through food, fellowship, and encouragement in the Word.