The MCC Discipleship ministry stands on three pillars: study, stewardship and service.As we together investigate God’s Word and apply it to our lives we can follow Jesus with devotion—and help others to do the same.Yet, we also wish to be a community of people who maximize the resources God has entrusted to us.We thus challenge each other to live for eternity with out time, talent and treasures.Finally, we are struck by Jesus’ teaching on greatness—it requires a servant’s heart (cf. Mk 10.35-45); toward this end we seek to use our spiritual giftedness to serve the church and our fellow-man.We are aware that we have yet to reach the level of commitment that is appropriate for those who have received God’s commitment in Christ.Since we all have such a long way to go, why not come mature with us!
The goal of the fellowship ministry of the MCC is to display God's glory through an assembly of redeemed people who 'live out and proclaim' His work of salvation in us. The MCC has a high view of Biblical fellowship and recognizes the centrality of this doctrine in the life of the believer and the local church. Fellowship is much more than church events or activities. The doctrine of Biblical fellowship has it's foundation in the finished work of Christ on behalf of His people. As believers, we enjoy a unique bond in the spirit that those outside of Christ cannot experience. In light of this truth, we look for ways we can contribute to church ministry and build one another up in our relationships, our gatherings, and our worship.
To proclaim as a church the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the Kansas City metro area, the United States, and the world.
Our gospel ministry takes its cue from Acts 1:8: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." We recognize that the responsibility and privilege of evangelism belongs the the Church and all of its members.
Prayer is one of the primary ways that God has ordained not only to establish our relationship to Him, but also to maintain that vibrant connection to the Lord on a daily basis (Isa 55:6). Prayer is also a significant act of worship that demonstrates our dependence on Christ and submission to His sovereign will (Psalm 34:17-18).
It is worthy to note that God’s faithfulness to His children has been overwhelmingly displayed in the lives of His people as they have witnessed firsthand His power in answers to prayer (James 5:16). God is not the cold, distant, and disinterested deity of the universe that some have tried to make Him out to be. Instead, as Scripture vividly points out, our Heavenly Father is imminent in even the most (seemingly) insignificant events of life.
Therefore, we at MCC have a very high view of the ministry of prayer. To exemplify this belief in the power and grace of God through prayer, we have made prayer to be one of the four main areas of our ministry (Acts 2:42; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6-7; 1Thess 5:17).
Through the months of November to January we at MCC highlight this focus of our ministry and we implement prayer in a number of ways.We endeavor to spend a good amount of time in prayer during each of our worship services; coordinate prayer-walks; prayer-drives; fasting; intercession for missionaries, government/world leaders, and our own church family; we designate a week of prayer each year, as well as other significant prayer times as the National Day of Prayer (NDOP--first Thursday in May), and International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP—November), just to name a few.
So, as our vision is ‘Exalting Christ and Equipping You’, we at MCC invite you to consider the importance and impact of prayer and get involved as we seek God’s face in prayer.