Ministries and Missions of MorningStar

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MorningStar Ministries

Founded by Rick and Julie Joyner in 1985, MorningStar Publications and Ministries is a diverse and expanding international ministry that began with the biblical mandate of Matthew 24:45-46: "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Read More

HIM Conference Center

When you visit Heritage Christian Conference Center, our goal is to serve the King’s household with all of the dignity and respect that His people. As you stay with us in our conference rooms or host your event in our conference facility, the goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible, while being refreshed and renewed spiritually. Heritage Christian Conference Center offers true international hospitality. We have lakeside walking trails, fitness room, prayer room, Main Street indoor, free WiFi, picnic grove, bookstore and other shops, security, and an amazing café!! Read More

Heritage Communities

Heritage Communities is a close-knit residential community for active adult Christians and is a major extension of MorningStar’s overall mission to honor our fathers and mothers. Our goal is to mobilize a body of believers who desire to be engaged in the most enjoyable, fruitful, and productive years of their lives, resulting in the advancement of the kingdom. It will be a place of discovering gifts and callings and for becoming equipped and deployed to fulfill all the Lord has for you. Our hope is for this community to be the best and most unique Christian active adult community anywhere! Read More

MorningStar Fellowship of Churches (MFC)

MFC is our fellowship of local churches. We are committed to the building of the local church as the front line of the battle between light and darkness, and we consider helping “the bride make herself ready” for the coming King is one of the most important purposes we can ever be engaged in during this life. Therefore we are devoted to keeping the edification of the local church as a primary purpose. Read More

MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries (MFM)

MFM was founded to serve 3 basic parts of the overall vision of MorningStar. First is the equipping, over-sight and support of ministries related to MorningStar. Second is to use the relationship MorningStar has with many different parts of the body of Christ to promote interchange, understanding and friendship between them. The third is for the mobilizing of spiritual forces for the sake of the gospel. Read More

The Oak Initiative

The Oak Initiative is a grassroots movement to Unite, Mobilize, Equip, and Activate Christians to be the salt and light they are called to be by engaging in the great issues of our time from a sound biblical worldview. Read More

Kingdom Business Association

The Kingdom Business Association is seeking to further equip Christians in the marketplace and become a relationship-based networking and mentoring association. The Association will be a platform to connect individual entrepreneurs, kingdom business persons, and marketplace leaders within an associative network that allows for accountability, idea exchange, networking, and mutual prayer support. The Association will also have national leaders teaching, mentoring, and providing spiritual oversight. Read More

Christ's Mandate for Missions

CMM and MorningStar have merged forces for this very strategic time to unite our hearts for the nations. John 17 is coming to pass, as we become one in hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit. Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. Your prayers united with other front line faith warriors across the seas will transform nations. Read More

Disaster Response

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Future Leaders

Founded by David White, the pastor of the MorningStar congregation in Wilkesboro, NC, the KOC program has been developed to train a new generation of champions and knights of the Cross and the Holy Spirit with the biblical principles of purity, truth, righteousness and following Christ. Read More


The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project is MorningStar's multi-year campaign focused on the restoration and operation of the facilities at Heritage International Ministries. This campaign encompasses sponsorship and restoration of the hotel rooms, Main Street, and Conference Center facilities. Read More

Zao Water

ZAO means “to live” in Greek, and this project seeks to provide a counter to one of the most devastating killers in our times—diseases from impure drinking water in third world countries Read More