Come as you are to church. We have people wearing everything from suits, dresses, jeans and shorts. We have a casual atmosphere in a friendly setting. We love having first time visitors! If you are a first time visitor please just let us know and we will have a gift bag for you including some of our famous apple butter we sell at our local festival, Apple Butter Makin' Days.
Come early if you want to attend Sunday School we start at 9 am and we will have coffee and donuts for you. We have Sunday school classes for all ages.
Worship begins at 10:30 am, but come anytime from 10 - 10:30 am. We have a coffee bar in our foyer with coffee, snacks and of course more donuts. Worship generally last from 10:30 to 11:45 am.
If you have children from toddlers to 5th grade we have Kids Connection downstairs. We check all kids in so if it is your first time here you will want to get the kids checked in starting at 10:15 am. We have a few forms for you to fill out and we'll get your child a name tag and have one for you to return when you check out your child or children. All of our children and youth workers have passed background checks so you can be confident your children will be safe while you are in worship.
In addition to child safety we take the whole congregation's safety seriously as well. We have a security team made up of police officers, former police officers and other trained individuals who insure everyone's security throughout the service.
Some others things you can expect to happen while you are here:
We do take offering, however we do not pass plates during the service to take the offering. We have boxes for offering at the back of the Worship Center either before you come in or before you go out. We do not ask visitors to give, however you are free to give as the Lord leads you to do so. We do feel that giving financially to the Lord is an act of worship and should be planned out in keeping with a persons income (1 Cor. 16:1-2). Our guiding scripture for giving is 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. If you do choose to give we have several ways to do so. During Worship or online through your bank, debit or credit card. Just following the give link on this sites menu.
We offer communion every Sunday. This is another act of worship we give everyone the opportunity to partake in. We do not say who can and who cannot partake. Communion however is for the Christian. We take communion each week based on what the New Testament Christians did in the early church. Why and when we take communion based on these scriptures. Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7. 1 Cor. 11:23-32.
You may witness a baptism during worship. Baptism is by total immersion in water as practiced by the New Testament Christians in the early church. It represents the death and burial of our old way of life and marks the beginning of a new life committed to Jesus as the Lord of our life. We believe being obedient in Christian baptism is essential to being a Christian. We base our belief in baptism on these scriptures Acts 2:38, Acts 8:36-38, Romans 6:1-7.
For further information concerning what we believe concerning baptism, communion and more please check out What We Believe and Facts Concerning the New Testament Christian Church.
If you would like more information about MVC please click Contact Us below and we will answer any questions you may have. Thanks for visiting on the web, we look forward to having you join this Sunday!