Our vision at McDonough Christian Church is simple. We exist to develop devoted followers of Jesus Christ who love, imitate, and duplicate Him in their surrendered lives. The Bible calls people who surrender their lives to Christ and wholeheartedly follow Him “disciples”. Being a disciple won’t make you rich, healthy, or free from struggle, but it does bring meaning and hope in the midst of isolation or pain. Following Jesus is a costly endeavor because it requires a shift in pursuit, but brings with it a life-giving assurance that nothing else offers. That is why we believe being a disciple of Jesus is the most important thing that anyone can do.
Our ministries are designed to REACH out and draw people closer to Christ that they may surrender their lives and enter into relationships where they continually LOVE, IMITATE, and DUPLICATE Him. We believe this best happens when people experience a relational environment of community, just as Jesus did with His own disciples.
Our Relational Environment | community groups
We know there are people who feel they need community but don’t have one in which they belong. McDonough Christian Church was born out of the pursuit to fulfill “The Great Commandment” and “The Great Commission”. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind” [Matthew 22:37], “Love your neighbor as yourself” [Matthew 22:39], and “Go and make disciples of all nations” [Matthew 28:19]. We are a gathering of forgiven individuals learning to live out the gospel in our lives while calling others to do the same. Therefore, we desire that everyone who is a part of our church be involved in a community group where they can grow to become a disciple of Christ and encourage others to do the same.
Our Statement of Faith | what we believe
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word Of God. Therefore, we emphasize the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and the repentance from sin and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour are the only way to experience regeneration and to come into a relationship with God.
We uphold the practices of the early church through obedience to the commandment of Jesus Christ to be baptized by immersion and through commemoration of the Lord’s death on the cross by regular taking of Communion. While we do not believe that either of these practices provide salvation, we do believe they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a life pleasing to God; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe in the literal return of Christ Jesus to earth and in the resurrection of both saved and the lost, those who are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of judgement and destruction.
Jesus Christ said, “I AM THE WAY, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except THROUGH ME!” – John 14:6 – NIV