We are so glad you want to know more about Muncie First Church. This is the part of our website that gives you a behind the scenes look into Muncie First Church. You can learn about our beliefs, core values, & OUr code. If there is anyway we can help please let us know. If you need help in a way please contact us.
We believe a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing you will ever experience in your life. We strive to present the life changing message of Jesus, the enduring Biblical principles that people of all walks of life can base their lives upon. At Muncie First Church you can belong and experience all that God has for you.
As a real place for real people we believe we can't be what god has called us to be if we play games with each other. Whether it's what happens on stage, within our small groups, serving teams or in our homes, we need to be able to share our faults and weaknesses and not fake it. That's authenticity, just being real.
Muncie first church is a place for people on every part of the spiritual journey, from those just investigating whether there is a god, to those who have made following Christ the priority of their life. This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn't mean serenity. The bible presents a dangerous message of life change. We don't assume everyone believes, or even knows the bible, but we do assume everyone who comes through our doors is open to exploring it. We believe the bible is god's truth to us and it is foundational to everything we do.
DOING LIFE TOGETHER
We aren't interested in being a church where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond the casual arm's distance relationships of an auditorium. We want to grow by really "doing life together." community is knowing and being known, loving and being loved, celebrating and being celebrated, and serving and being served. The people who really grow at MFC, are those who move beyond the auditorium through serving and/or being part of a small group, service team and building friendships in which all of these happen.
We don't believe in striving for unrealistic perfection. We do believe excellence is about bringing your best to god's work and to life in general. Whenever we do anything as a church we want to bring our "a game." whether it's our communication and music, how we hold babies in the nursery or how we take care of the building, we want it to reflect this.
We believe a strong home provides the best context for people to learn and live their faith. We partner with families to help them know and participate in god's story. We come together to provide support, encouragement, and resources for today's family.
We don't expect everyone who walks into this church to be a committed Christ-follower. But we do expect everyone who is around our community for any length of time to be growing. We expect every person to be moving closer to being the complete image of Christ in every area of life. When it isn't happening, we need to ask why. The answers aren't always comfortable. In fact, we often grow only when we are pushed out of our comfort zone.
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the holy spirit seeks to do in us a work of grace, called "entire sanctification", renewing us in the image of god, empowering us to love god with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the holy spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the lordship of Christ and participating with god in the building of the church and the extension of his kingdom. Missional living is the embodiment of the mission of Jesus in the world by incarnating the gospel. "it is imperative that Christians be like Jesus by living freely within the culture as missionaries who are as faithful to the father and his gospel as Jesus was in his own time and place."
Intentionally look for others to nurture and develop. We need to create self-awareness for people to discover their ministry by inspiring and assisting people in discovering their calling, personality, gifts, and ministry. We must develop teams where people are encouraged, developed, and mentored while intentionally looking to identify and train leaders who are motivated to train and equip other leaders.