Mission Community Church exists to glorify God by helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus through gospel-centered worship, community, service, and growth.
Discipleship is a central aspect of the Christian faith. This is because Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples” (Mathew 28:18-20). What is discipleship? Simply put, discipleship means intentionally partnering with another person in order to help that person meet, know and follow Jesus, so that then he or she can help others do the same. Jesus gave His life for us; we will give our lives to Him! Our following values help drive every aspect of ministry at Mission Community Church.
From the preschool to the pulpit and everything in between, we are a church that is all about the gospel of Jesus and giving Him glory! The gospel (i.e. “good news”) is simply this: that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose from the dead showing Himself victorious over death, and upon this profession He imputes His righteousness within us so that we are now looked on as blameless, sinless sons and daughters of the Most High God.
The gospel is the foundation for discipleship!
Everyone everywhere is worshiping someone or something – it's in the DNA of who we are as humans created by God. We are called to eat, drink, speak, think, work – “whatever we do” (1 Corinthians 10:31) – in a way that gives glory to God. Worship, therefore, cannot be limited to a time and space. Worship is nurtured through the gathering of the community of faith, primarily corporate worship gatherings. Within these gatherings we worship God by devoting ourselves to preaching, teaching, singing, praying, reciting and celebrating baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Each presents an opportunity to receive, remember, respond and rejoice in the gospel of Jesus.
Worship is the fuel for discipleship!
Since God is Triune – three persons living in perfect harmony as one – and we are made in His image, we must reflect that in how we live with others. We were made to live in community through relationship with God and relationship with each other. Community involves way more than mere attendance and casual involvement; community involves mutual love, care, consistency and authenticity as we all transform more and more into the image of Jesus. Community can be messy, just like our sin messes up everything in our relationship with God; therefore, community allows us to practice the gospel of Jesus.
Community is the framework for discipleship!
Jesus was the first person to introduce servant-leadership. In just one example in the New Testament, we observe the anointed King, the eternal Son of God, the blessed Lord washing the feet of His disciples – a task that was reserved for the lowest of the low. In this story Jesus gives us a humble example of servant-leadership to follow.
Service is the overflow of discipleship!
In simple words, Jesus commanded His disciples to “go and make disciples.” As we truly receive, remember, respond and rejoice in the gospel, it is only natural that we extend the gospel to a lost and dying world. We multiply the kingdom of God by living with the purpose to make God known and helping people meet, know and follow Jesus.
Growth is the fruit of discipleship!