• Morningview’s Child Abuse Prevention Policy

    by Tom Hicks on May 3, 2016

    Child abuse is not merely an act of immorality, but also an act of violence and an abuse of power.  It’s not only a sin, but also a crime, which calls for immediate reporting to the civil authorities.  The Bible gives civil government the power of the sword to visit justice upon criminals (Rom 13:1-7), but denies it to the church (Matt 26:51-53).  Therefore, child abuse can never be settled within the church alone, but must always involve the civil authorities.

    It is with this understanding that Morningview has had the following Child Abuse Prevention Policy in place for the past five years.  We publish it here again for two reasons.  First, we want everyone in the church to know our policy, to understand what child abuse is, and how to respond to it.  Second, we hope that any would-be predators might read this and choose not to victimize our children. (more…)


    by Shawn Merithew on February 14, 2012

    On March 17th, we will conduct our annual Community Missions Service Day where we will have the privilege of serving our own community and, Lord willing, opening many doors for true gospel witness.  The event will last from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (several teams may go shorter).  Child care will be provided for nursery age children and those in grade school will have (more…)

  • Be Becoming

    by Reid Ward on May 20, 2011

    You have heard me say several time that one of my basic axioms of life is you will never be what you are not becoming, but you will be what you are becoming. That may sound a little confusing, but it is really very simple. John Quincy Adams expressed it well in his speech before the Supreme Court in 1841 when he said, We understand now, that we’ve been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding, that who we are is who we were. That is one of my favorite quotes for many reasons, but one (more…)

  • Part of the Family

    by Reid Ward on February 21, 2011

    It is good to finally be here and have my feet on the ground. It is even better to be part of the Morningview family. As part of that family, I am excited about the opportunity to get to know each and every one of you better. I am proud of how you guys have held things together during the interim, and am encouraged by your openness to change. Randy had long and (more…)

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