What should I expect at a regular worship service at MHBC?
You will be greeted at the door and welcomed to our church. Our sanctuary is more modern and we have chairs instead of pews. Our service begins with a time of worship in song. People have different worship styles. At MHBC we have a fairly contemporary style of worship. We have a Worship Team which usually consists of electric guitars, drums and piano but it is not a rock concert. Some people will raise their hands to worship, some will close their eyes, some will clap their hands and others will sit or stand quietly. God accepts many forms of worship and you should not feel uncomfortable around those who are worshiping in their own way. You will hear a passage from the Bible, a prayer lead by one of our Elders and a short 20 minute message from one of our two pastors.
Is there any other special information about MHBC?
We strive to be as peanut/nut – safe as possible. We do have people with peanut and tree nut allergies who attend our church. We make every effort to post reminders about the issue. In 2009 we installed a wheelchair ramp to the front of our building to allow wheelchair access to our main floor sanctuary.
Who is God and why do I need Him?
The Christian faith uses the bible as its ultimate source for truth. The bible has been proven authentic and trustworthy time and time again, based on the most modern, historical, archeological and academic knowledge we have. Christians believe that the bible contains the answers to ALL of life’s most important questions.
Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent.
Romans 6:23 teaches us about the consequences of sin – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Because God is perfect, we can never live up to His holy standards. Left to our own devices, we will die in our sins and can only look forward to judgment.
Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.
Romans 10:9 states: “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved!
Romans 8:1 teaches us, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
The bible teaches that if you believe in Jesus Christ and ask him, he will save you from certain death. It clearly and repeatedly names Jesus as the ONLY way to God. If you have prayed to ask him for forgiveness we’d love to know! Contact any of our staff or drop into the church to tell us about it!