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MOUNTAIN PARK CHURCH MISSION

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." - Matthew 28:19

Jesus was clear about the mission of the church.
Here at Mountain Park Church, we understand our unique calling as inviting the distracted and the disinterested to realize their role in God's story.



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10:30 AM

OUR BELIEFS

Our beliefs represent the heart of Mountain Park Church. These truths are the very core of who we are and everything we do should flow from them. They are not merely ideas to be understood, but truths to be lived out under the leadership and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

So as a church, we find creative ways to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus. We provide exciting programs for kids, students, and adults. We build relationships with our friends, family, and neighbors and share our transformation story. We preach and study God's Word. We utilize the arts to tell the story of the Gospel. We share meals, friendship, and prayers with the homeless in our community. We partner with organizations across the street and around the world that are introducing lost people to Jesus. We do all these things and more to introduce people to the One who transforms.

We believe there is only one God, the Creator and Ruler of all, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully God, and each is personally distinct from the other.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Genesis 1, John 1:1-14, 1 Chronicles 29:10-13, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 46:9-10, Psalm 24:1- 2, Revelation 1:8, Matthew 28:19, Luke 1:35, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Acts 5:3-4, 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe God the Father (first person of the Trinity) is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, sovereignty, and love. Infinite and personal, the Father cares deeply for each person and is actively involved in our world so that every person may know and trust Him.
Romans 1:20, Deuteronomy 32:4, 2 Samuel 22:31, Psalm 19:7, Leviticus 11:44-45, Revelation 4:8, Psalm 145:17-18, Isaiah 55:9, Job 12:13, Ecclesiastes 3:14, Psalm 103:19, Psalm 115:3, Psalm 147:3-5, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 136:26, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-5, 1 John 3:1, 1 John 4:9-11, Jeremiah 23:23- 24, Psalm 90:2-4, Matthew 19:26, Job 3:14-18, Acts 17:24-28

We believe Jesus Christ (second person of the Trinity) is the eternal Son of God, the visible image of the invisible God, who became a man and subjected himself to the trials and temptations of humanity. He lived in perfect obedience to the Father, teaching what the Father told him to teach and performing miracles as a testimony to his divinity. In selfless love, he voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute. After his physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of the Father as the only mediator between God and humans. Someday he will return to earth, personally and visibly, to conclude history and fulfill God’s plan.
John 1:1-18, John 1:49-50, John 20:31, Mark 1:1, Matthew 16:15-17, John 5:18-23, John 10:30- 33, Colossians 1:15-17, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, John 8:28, John 12:49, Mark 6:2, Luke 19:37, John 14:11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Hebrews 9:15, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 26:39, Romans 1:1-4, Philippians 2:5-8, John 14:11, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, Acts 2:22-36, Revelation 1:7-8, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 16:27, James 5:7, Acts 1:10-11

We believe the Holy Spirit (third person of the Trinity) comes to live within a person who puts their trust in Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live as God wants us to live and gives us spiritual gifts to serve the church and change the world. The Holy Spirit is actively at work convicting hearts and drawing people to God.
Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Acts 1:8, John 14:25, 2 Timothy 1:7, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Romans 8:6, Romans 5:5, Galatians 5:22- 23, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, John 16:7-15, John 15:26, John 3:5-8

We believe the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God. Written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write down what God wanted to communicate to us, it is both the loving expression of God’s will for our lives and the timeless, authoritative, infallible rule of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 3:15-16, Jeremiah 1:9 John 17:17, Matthew 28:19-20, Psalm 18:30, Psalm 119:1-8, Psalm 119:33-35, Psalm 119:91-93, Psalm 119:137-138, Psalm 119:165, Proverbs 3:5-6, Joshua 1:7-9, Hebrews 4:12

We believe men and women were created by God to live in relationship with God, but that they rebelled by going their own way and thereby introduced sin into the world. Like a virus, sin has spread to all humans, alienating us from God, distorting our view of good and evil, and causing pain and suffering.
Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:7, 1 Timothy 2:3, John 17:3, Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:1-19, Romans 5:12, Romans 3:9-12, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:1-2, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 1:20-32, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 15:19-20, James 1:13-15, Isaiah 5:20

We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross as punishment for our sins and that those who believe in Jesus are saved from both the authority and eternal consequences of sin. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ, not by being a good person or doing good deeds, that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God. Those who trust in Jesus will spend eternity with him while those who reject him will suffer the consequences of their sins, separated from his love and mercy.
Matthew 26:26-29, 1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 1:7-8, 1 John 2:1-2, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 10:9, John 10:10, Colossians 1:21-24, Romans 6:20-23, Galatians 5:16-23, Romans 6:11-14, Colossians 1:9-14, John 3:16-18, John 17:3, Ephesians 2:4-10, Romans 3:23-26, John 11:25-26

We believe the Church is neither a building nor an organization, but a community of Christ- followers that is mobilized to make disciples and radically impact the world for God. Jesus is the head of the Church and all who acknowledge him as Savior and Lord are members. As one expression of the Body of Christ, those in a local church belong to one another, take care of one another, and use their time, talents and treasures to serve each other and the world. Scripture commands believers to gather regularly for worship, prayer, fellowship, the teaching of the Word, and to practice Baptism and Communion. Every local church should do its part to represent Jesus in the context and community in which it is located.
Romans 16:5, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Colossians 1:24, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 12:5, Ephesians 3:10-11, Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:17-20, Ephesians 3:6, Ephesians 4:15-16, Ephesians 5:29, Acts 4:32-37, Romans 12:4-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, Acts 2:42-47, Colossians 3:15, Hebrews 10:23-25, Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24-26, Matthew 28:19

We rely on the Bible as the foundation for all matters of faith and practice. By adhering to God’s Word and seeking God, we can best observe his greatest commandments, which are to love God and love others. MPC cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where the Bible is silent or unclear. Rather, each believer is to be led in these areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.
Romans 12:2, Proverbs 3:5-6, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Deuteronomy 11:1, John 14:23, Mark 12:28-31, Romans 12:14-21, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:23-33, Romans 14:1-23

LEADERSHIP

Our Pastors, Staff, and Board are committed to humbly serving our community with their gifts and talents.


COMMON QUESTIONS

Part of being a safe place means we are okay with questions. Asking is part of who we are. Below is a list of common questions we’ve received. If you have a question that you don’t see here, contact us and we will answer as best we can.

Whether you are joining us onsite or online you will experience great music, a biblically based message, humor, and creativity. We take Jesus seriously but not ourselves and believe that church can be both meaningful and fun for all ages.

Adults and High School Students you will experience great music, a biblically based message and some fun. We believe there is a high value in adding in elements of fun to a Sunday experience. We take Jesus seriously, but not ourselves.

Kids Ministry is available during our services where kids gather in nurturing age-specific environments. Our strategy is simple: to keep these environments purposeful, safe, and fun.

Middle School Students and their families are invited to worship with us at 10:30 AM. During this service time Middle School Students gather together inside the Student Union (SU) to hear a compelling and relevant message from Scripture, play some awesome games, experience God through worship, and build friendships in Small Groups!

High School (SU Hangout) takes place on Sundays at 4:30 PM. We’re so excited to have 9th through 12th grade students join us to share a meal, explore the Bible, walk alongside one another in Small Groups, and spend time in meaningful and heartfelt worship during what we call the SU Hangout! This is an amazing opportunity for our High School students to continue building their faith story while also attending or serving during a morning service!

In his teachings and actions, Jesus inspired his followers to share his love with the world in tangible ways. Over and over again, he made it clear that his followers were called to make a difference by serving others. In doing so, we are not simply doing good deeds, we are expressing the Kingdom of God. We are proactive in meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of others here in our church , our city , and our world .

Throughout the week, we offer ongoing care & support groups, physical fitness , financial management , and marriage enrichment for individuals in our community and for those who call Mountain Park their home church.

Mountain Park is part of the Church of God movement with headquarters in Anderson, IN. We consider our affiliation with the Church of God the best of both worlds. On one hand, we are part of something bigger than ourselves - we are part of the larger Church. On the other hand, we are a self-governing church - free to direct vision and style according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

We take a very practical view of membership. If you are at least sixteen years old, have been attending regularly for at least 6 months, and seek to live in accordance with the teachings and beliefs of Mountain Park – including giving, serving, and praying to support the mission of MPC – then you’re a member! Of course, we also encourage you to check out our Discover Track so you can get a clear picture of who we are and what we are about.

Yes. Women may participate fully in the leading and teaching of our church.

At Mountain Park we consider it a privilege to minister to the entire family. Kids Ministry is available during our Sunday services for ages Birth – 5th Grade. Our strategy is simple: to keep Sundays purposeful, safe, and fun. It is our hope and prayer that all kids, leaders, and parents have the best church experience possible so that they can have a real encounter with Jesus. Our Kids Team also provides numerous resources for kids and parents to engage in at home throughout the week.

We are thrilled that you are ready to realize your role and begin serving to make a difference with us here at Mountain Park. There are many opportunities to serve in a wide range of areas within the church, the city and the world. Your Role Matters!

EVERY STORY
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