Our Vision

MBC's Dream...
 
Ultimately, MBC's aim is to be a faith-community where people learn to live and love like Jesus. The Bible instructs Jesus' followers in this way:
 
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."Ephesians 5:1-2
 
As we learn to live and love like Jesus, we believe that we do this together. Our big dream is to
...inspire, strengthen and equip our community to raise up new generations for Christ through dynamic family ministry and intentional community presence as we help one another grow closer to Jesus one-step-at-a-time, together by identifying and taking the next God directed step!
Jesus told his followers this "And as you go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
You may have never heard the word "disciple" before. Disciple is an ancient word with great meaning for today. It is a rich word full of meaning and hope. A disciple is a person who is devoted to learning to live and love like Jesus.
At MBC that means a disciple is someone who is committed to learning and living the words and ways of Jesus. We express Jesus following in terms of three characteristics: inspired, strengthened and equipped.
INSPIRED: SEEKING GOD TOGETHER
Have you ever been inspired in life? Maybe you have a song that really motivates you. Maybe you have a "hero" or have heard some story that encourages you in life. Disciples are people inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus. As followers of Jesus we want to be the kind of people, that when others meet us, they are glad that God made the world. Our dream is to inspire people to live great lives and to do great deeds for the greatest one of all...Jesus Christ.
STRENGTHENED: SHARING LIFE TOGETHER
Everyone has weak moments. None are perfect. Life is difficult, but not impossible. The invitation of Jesus in being his disciple is to be strengthened by faith through a Biblical community (church), through the affirmation of his word and in power of the Holy Spirit. We desire that everyone in our broader community would know this strength.
EQUIPPED: SERVING CHRIST TOGETHER
A disciple of Jesus is not only inspired and strengthened, but is also equipped. Jesus invested over three years of his life equipping a small group of people who changed the course of human history. These first disciples were inspired by the customs and teaching of Jesus. They were strengthened by Jesus' words and presence in their lives. Ultimately, these first disciples were prepared to engage the world in their time in truth, love and grace. At MBC, our dream is to equip each person to be an agent of truth, love and grace in the world today. Equipped disciples are ready to serve Jesus in their homes, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods. Equipped disciples are difference-makers in the world today.
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