Youth ministry

MorningStar Teens

(Grades 7-12)

In our ministry to teens, we are committed to an intentional collaboration of the natural and spiritual families seeking to develop people of character by living out the content of God’s inspired Word.

At MorningStar, we seek to do this in a variety of ways.

BRICK – Sundays @ 9 AM

BRICK stands for Building Relationships In Christ the King. This is a time for teens to be prepared to see all of life through the lens of Scripture and determine to be on mission for God. Although this group is open to all teens, we teach through a two-year cycle using the teen curricula from Children Desiring God. The two years include:

  • Your Word Is Truth: A study for youth on seeing all of life through the truth of Scripture
  • Teach Me Your Way: A study for youth on surrender to Jesus and submission to His way

Family Involvement

Outside this two-year cycle on Sunday mornings, we encourage our older teens to be involved in our MorningStar Kids program or to join one of our multi-generational growth groups. We believe it is crucial to train our children early and come alongside teens as they begin a life of service. We have some teens who are co-leading in our children’s ministry and others who are active members of a growth group.

HYPE – Wednesdays @ 6 PM (Summer)

HYPE is our summer get-together where we meet in homes or other locations for a casual time of games and conversation about God and a life of faith.

MERGE – Wednesdays @ 6 PM (School Year)

MERGE is our school-year gathering at MorningStar where we are all about merging faith into real life (John 17:15-19). Our desire is to encourage teens in their faith and see them actively engaged in service to in our local church family and community.

If you have any questions about our teen ministry, please contact the Family Pastor at 937-885-1206 ext. 12 or by email at