MC Beliefs

Core Values:

Growth

Developing and mentoring authentic followers of Jesus

Experience

Living a Spirit-filled life that continually seeks God's presence and activity

Purpose

Intentionally spreading the Message of Jesus locally and abroad

Friendships

Nurturing committed relationships with one another and with Christ 

 

 Our Beliefs:

THE BIBLE

The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

GOD

There is only one true God, revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)

JESUS CHRIST

In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, as God's son, Jesus who was both human and divine. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4)

MAN

Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin, ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. (Genesis 3)

SALVATION

Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation, accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness of sin. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7)

We practice two ordinances: 1) Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and 2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation. (Matthew 3:1-12; Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 6:1-5; Luke 22:17-19)

Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ like. (Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12)

Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 8:15-16; 10:44-46; and 19:2-6)

The initial physical evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is "speaking in tongues," as experienced on the Day of Pentecost as referenced through Acts and the Epistles. (Acts 2:4)

ETERNITY


In the Blessed Hope – When Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to earth (second coming). At this future moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

In the millennial reign of Christ, when Jesus returns with His saints at His Second Coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years (Zechariah 14:15; Matthew 24: 27, 30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21-22; Zephaniah 3:19-20; Romans 11:26-27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3-4).

A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)

And look forward to the perfect New Heaven and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on earth. "And so shall we forever be with the Lord!" (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21; 22)

THE CHURCH

The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)

A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us, under leadership, must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20), to worship Him with other believers (1Corinthians 12:13; John 4:23-24), and to build up or edify the body of believers – the Church (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 14:12).

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