“Family, Refinement, Celebration” represents a way of life and a context for doing ministry here at MVCC.
Because of God’s love for us, we aspire to live out Jesus’ call to live in unity. We view each other as family and desire to establish a foundation of love.
Because God’s Word calls us to a high standard, we need and desire to grow to meet our potential in Christ. Everyone is in process and in need of refinement, and we strive to support each other in the process.
Growing in spiritual maturity brings joy and peace to our relationships with God and those around us. We celebrate the stories of healing and growth in hearts, lifestyles, spiritual fruitfulness and relationships.
A statement of faith is a written declaration of a ministry’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity.
We believe the Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons known as the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless, human life; in His miracles; in his atoning death through His shed blood on the cross; in His resurrection from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death; in His ascension to heaven’s glory; and in His imminent return.
We believe mankind was created in the image of God for relationship with Him. But man chooses departure from God as seen in our rebellion or indifference. Thus, we need His rescue from the penalty of our sin, which is separation from Him. This rescue is free to all who accept it.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto eternal separation from God.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the pastors for further discussion.
In the year 2000 as we merged two small churches, we wrote out our dreams. This has been a guide for our partners in ministry as well as an explanation to visitors of what we hope to see for MVCC’s ministry in the future. Honestly we are very grateful to God for how many of our dreams have already come to fruition.
We dream of seeing God use us to reach out to the thousands of people in the Willamette Valley: all ages, cultures and backgrounds, with the life-changing, society-transforming message of the wonderful grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We dream of growing a church where the grace and joy of Jesus is evident to all who come. His grace has changed our lives, so in turn we will help the weary, hurting, lonely and broken-hearted to find the love, forgiveness and peace that we so enjoy.
We dream of a facility that will enable invitations for a wide range of ongoing ministries. It will have athletic facilities for health and outreach, as well as classrooms and computers for various tutorial, counseling and teaching ministries. It will have sound equipment to encourage young people to honor God through music. It will have an attractive campus to honor God and draw the community. This will be done in His time and through His provision.
We dream of a strong and vital ministry in this Valley where believers of the Gospel will flourish in ongoing growth in Christ through discipleship, Bible studies, seminars, home groups, retreats and through higher Christian education.
We dream of a youth department with hundreds of teens growing in Christ and making plans for a life of commitment to God. As each generation changes with its own inherent styles, we expect to experience a constant presence of diverse tastes. To ease the generational differences, we will apply grace to nurture an environment of which they may truly feel a part.
We dream of a church where creativity is heartily encouraged through godly music, art and high academic standards. While this may risk a conflict of personal preference, as in any family it will serve to flavor the fellowship, not break it.
We dream of being obedient to the Great Commission and growing as world Christians. We will possess a link with our brothers and sisters all around the world in communication, support and spirit. We will send financial support to indigenous, short term and career missionaries. We pray we will help establish missions projects in which we could go and participate.
We dream of a church with many lay ministers whole-heartedly serving God in all manner of ministries. This will be a result of a powerful ministry of equipping the saints to utilize their gifts to the fullest extent in their homes, church and community.
We dream of being a mature and loving congregation who despise gossip, indiscretion, and the pain these cause. We will be a people who hate evil and earnestly pray that God will break our hearts over the things that break His heart.
We dream of being a mature and loving congregation who are so given to loving God and His people through sincere worship and works that we have no time for church politics, pettiness and self-advancement.
We dream of a place where the fruit of the spirit is evident, where God feels at home and where His people feel loved and safe.