We are so glad that you have chosen to learn a little more about us. You may be wondering, "Who are the people of Morning Star Fellowship?" We are the result of much prayer and planning with the intent to plant an exciting, relevant church in Quakertown. Morning Star Fellowship in Quakertown has been "mothered" by Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville, PA, a congregation of about 1,100 pastored by Steve and Liz DeFrain. Both churches are part of the Assemblies of God. For more information on Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville, you can go to mstar.org on the web.
In September 2004 we officially started meeting together as a church body. You will find that our services are casual; our music is upbeat; kids are a priority; and the messages are relevant and meaningful.
Our intent is not to grow by programs, but by growing healthy people based upon five purposes. These purposes are outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and service. We believe that if we stay within these basics, we can reach many for Christ and at the same time remain a balanced ministry.
Finding a church home is one of the most important things you can do.
In a society where people are often separated from family and friends, where isolation is becoming the rule rather than the exception, it's nice to know that there's a place you can be loved, accepted, and forgiven; where you can receive God's help as well as be a helper; where people are important and involved in making a difference in our world; where you can feel at home. You are cordially invited to visit and see if this is the place for you.
What is the Morning Star experience like?
No one is going to single you out or ask you to stand up and give your name. If you’d like, grab a free coffee and bring it into the auditorium and relax. Here is what happens:
Sing: For the first 30 minutes, we’ll sing some simple songs to God. We have a great worship band led by Larry Serge. The music is upbeat and reflects our excitement in knowing God personally. Feel free to have a seat anytime. Some people like to stand the entire time. Just be comfortable.
Welcome: We’ll briefly tell you about a few things happening around here.
Giving: For those who value the mission of this place and are learning to give, this is a time to give back to God a portion of what He’s given to us.
Message: Our pastor will give a 25 to 30 minute message about applying God's truths to life’s challenges.
Closing: A short closing prayer and that’s it. If you like, individual prayer is offered at the front of the auditorium after every service. There is always someone ready to pray with you. Feel free to grab a bite to eat at the café, check out the upcoming events, and relax a bit.
Conveniently located in Quakertown, Morning Star Fellowship is located off of Rt. 309 on 9th Street. We are at 429 South 9th which is the corner of 9th Street and Main Street. The ninth grade center is located across the street.
Two identical morning services each week:
Sundays @ 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Nursery and children’s ministries are provided:
9:00 a.m. Birth through 5th grade
11:00 a.m. Birth through 5th grade
What kind of church are you?
We are a spirit-filled church affilitated with the Assemblies of God.
Are you a new church?
Morning Star Fellowship has been in existence since September 2004. However, Pastor John and Theresa Decker bring with them a wealth of experience and have been in the pastoral ministry since 1980.
What are your services like?
You will find the atmosphere to be friendly and inviting, the music contemporary, and the preaching relevant. It is common to see people clap their hands and actively participate in the service.
How does everyone dress at your church?
You’ll find jeans and t-shirts and suits and ties. Everything is acceptable. Be comfortable!
Do you have ministry for children?
Yes! We believe children are not only the church of tomorrow but rather the church of today. On Sunday mornings, we have a well-staffed nursery for children ages birth to 3 years. We also have a 3-years-old through Kindergarten class, and a children’s service for kids in first grade through fifth.
What about teenagers?
Youth ministry is high on the list of priorities at Morning Star Fellowship. Our goal is to help the youth establish an intimate relationship with Jesus and to understand His will for their lives. We want to provide an atmosphere where the youth can work together, share ideas, and affirm one another as part of the body of Christ. Student Ministries meet on Sunday nights.
I've heard you have a café. Is that correct?
Yes, EastWest Café serves a variety of breakfast items, snacks, coffee, soda, and fruit drinks. We are open Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and tea are complimentary.
Who are your staff members?
Our staff information can be accessed by clicking here
What are your beliefs and affiliations?
Our beliefs and affiliations can be read by clicking here
What about membership?
Morning Star Training School is offered three times a year for those interested in becoming members or for those who'd like to learn a little bit more about Morning Star. Information can be found by clicking here