What is the acceptable Dress Code for Sunday and other meetings?
We think you will find all MCC meetings casual and comfortable, our environment relaxed and not quite so formal but still reverent. Sunday services you will probably see folks in attendance wearing boots and jeans, tshirts and tennis shoes, shorts in the summer time and even business casual. Some are comfortable a bit more dressed up, even in suits and ties and occasionally a lady in a dress. However you choose to dress we really want you to feel you can be comfortable, not pretentious yet not an obstacle or a distraction for others.
MCC is not formally connected to any denomination. You will find that our beliefs are very orthodox and consistant with historic christianity and we often partner and cooperate in mission concerns with several like minded churches of different denominations such as Southern Baptist, Methodist, Assemly of God, Lutheran and others. For a detailed statement of our beliefs and the doctrines we profess view this link.
Does MCC have something for my kids and youth?
Children are a priority for our church and we prayerfully strive to minister, disciple, and equip our kids for the ministry. Children from the age of 4-10 are gathered in childrens church Sundays at 11:00 and are taught with music, drama, crafts, object lessons and carefully prepared lessons constantly present the gospel of Jesus Christ and walk each child thru the entire bible over a 3 yr period.
Youth from grades 6th thru 12th meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm to 730pm. They enjoy a meal, great discussion, discipleship, community and much more.
What version or translation of the Bible does MCC use?
We find many if not most of the translations of the bible helpful and valuable for study and understanding God's story of rescue and redemption. While each translation has it's own purpose in history for being published to begin with most can be useful to the serious student of the Word. Even some of the "paraphrases" such as "The Message", can often be used by the Holy Spirit to bring clarity or depth to the readers understanding. For the sake of accuracy and ease of use our "house favorite" is the English Standard Version (ESV), an excellent and precise translation we read and teach from primarily on Sunday mornings.
Why the unusual spelling or capitalization in the name "MORe Community Church"?
The mission of God is to restore and reconcile all things to himself in and through the person and work of Jesus Christ. His chosen vehicle through which he is accomplishing that mission is the church. The church is the family of God, called together by him and sent out on his mission. This is what Paul taught in 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 when he said "this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation." So the church primamrily has been given the "Ministry Of Reconciliation" to be shared with the world. The most important thing we do is share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed and that if received by faith will reconcile the listener to God. So to remind us, the members of our church, we named ourself after our mission given to us by God. MOR- Ministry Of Reconcilition, it's the most important thing we do. The "e" is lower case because we are called to do many other things but none are as important or as primary as the M.O.R. The "Community" in our name is not a reference to the geographical community, like neighborhood or a central gathering place such as a community center or community park but rather community in a sense that this local body of believers strives to live together, to share, to go through and experience life, with all it's ups and downs, struggles and victories together in one of many small groups or communities - with each community member bonded in mutual and biblical love and discipleship. Our name is helpful to us to remind us of who we are and what we are called by God to be doing. We hope God would be pleased to have you join with us in our mission.