Mission Statement:

Mission Statement

Vision:  Together on purpose

Mount Pleasant Community Church is a family by choice of authentic, faith filled, radical disciple makers with eyes focused on Jesus Christ. We express love and compassion while promoting unity in our local church, serving the under-served in mid-Michigan, and utilizing community groups to empower leaders and passionately advance the mission of the church.

Values:

These values are held by Community Church in order to provide purposeful direction to the ongoing ministry of this church. In response to God’s leading, these values taken together motivate and guide our investment of time, talents, and finances in ministries.

  • Unconditional Love: Saturating our interactions with love; without love, nothing else we do matters.
  • Empowered Living: As followers of Christ, we respond to the continued work of the Holy Spirit which moves us to action.
  • Healthy Families: Investing in significant relationships and promoting a balanced lifestyle.
  • Intentional Discipleship: Bringing others along for the journey.
  • Community Impact: Living out our faith, out there beyond the church walls.

Strategy:

These are three things we believe are vital in the life of any believer.  This is how we talk about doing the Christian life here at Community Church.

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We believe in the Essentials of our Faith:

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:

  • We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
  • Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
  • The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
  • Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
  • The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.
  • Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)
  • The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

We are a non-denominational church body.