People are relational and God created us that way. Even back at the garden of Eden before the fall, before sin, and while literally being in paradise, God identified Adam’s need for companionship. That hasn’t changed. In fact, the need has grown, especially in a world that has become increasingly more broken.
We see the emphasis placed on relationships and community in Jesus’ life and ministry. Many of the people He was ministering to - trying to reach and help - He called friends. He did life with them daily.
And although Jesus’ work didn’t happen at an “office” or the “pulpit”, He took opportunities within these interactions and relationships to teach, encourage and be a living example to those around Him.
We believe strongly that most discipleship and growth happens in the context of Christian community outside of the weekly church service. That closeness allows us to not only meet the needs of others, but also come alongside them with love and encouragement. To be real and transparent with our struggles, hurts and pain. This transparency is vital if we are going to make any real difference in the lives of so many hurting people in the world.
The early church operated just like a family. We want do to the same. To be a family where we share with one another, through our gifts, our time or our money to help others less fortunate. We want to help with the real practical daily needs many struggle with, whether it is financial or simply needing a babysitter in a pinch. So, come be a part of a genuine community of imperfect yet loving Christians who want to grow together and make a difference in the lives of others.
We are intentional in building these relationships. Sometimes it happens with the many church events scheduled by various leaderships teams, or simply organically as people get to know one another and start “doing life together”.
Below are some of the many ways to get plugged in. Check out our calendar for more details.
Kids 4 Christ (4 yrs. - 5th grade)
Jr High Group (6-8th grade)
Adult study on the book of Romans.
All activities start 6 pm and end at 7:30 pm, we also provide nursery care.
Anchored Youth Group (9th -12th). We meet weekly on Sunday nights from 6:00-730 and have at least one event a month for the youth. We have 3 basic goals in mind when we gather; one build meaningful relationships with each kid. We realize lasting impact in their lives only happens when they feel loved, safe and trust you, this takes time and investment. Second, we want them to build strong relationships with each other. This world is filled with tests, temptations and struggles so having a healthy peer group to lean on is so important. Finally, we want impart biblical principles that can shape their lives, we want them to hear the life transforming gospel message.
Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm at MCC. Child care available.
Womens Bible Study
Tuesdays, 1230 pm at Wendy's. Contact Wendy for more details: 218-626-4981.
"Never too Old" (60 and older) Bible Study
1st and 3rd Thursday, 1:30 pm at MCC
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken”. Ecc. 4:12. Our hope at Mission Creek Church is to continue to build a men’s ministry whose purpose is to be a model of Christ. To offer an opportunity for men to develop strong friendships, to strengthen their faith, and to encourage a commitment to serving others.
Each month, the women of MCC enjoy some "girl time" through various events (craft days, coffee shop visits, string art, etc.). Visit the women's Facebook site for more details.
Never Too Old Bible Study
Growing in Faith for Those Over Sixty
“Never too Old” is a group of seniors ages 60 and older. It’s an opportunity to get together to pray, grow in the Word, talk about serving Him, and get to know each other better. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 1:30 at the church. On the fourth Sunday of the month, we gather for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some great conversation. Our aim is to grow in our relationships with Jesus and each other.
Share-N-Care is a group of women with a heart for missions dedicated to serving both those in our church and in our community.