About Montrose Christian Church
Whether you live in Montrose or are simply visiting from out of town, state, or country, we are glad you stopped in.
Nestled on the western slope of Colorado, in the city of Montrose, MCC is a body of believers who are dedicated to being disciples of Jesus. We are ones who are determined to know Jesus and to become like Him in every way.
As you continue reading below, you will learn more about our beliefs, mission, values, ministries, and local partnerships.
That the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That He is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-present.
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of God the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for Godly living and service.
That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through God's grace are salvation and spiritual life obtained.
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
That all those who received Jesus Christ in the New Testament believed Jesus to be the Son of God, confessed that belief with their mouths, repented of their sins, and, as believers were immersed into Christ.
That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local Church is governed by a Scripturally qualified Eldership and has the right under Christ to decide its own affairs.
In the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this "blessed hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of every believer.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of those in Christ to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.
Like many other Christian churches, the mission of MCC is derived from some of Christ's own words.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
After raising Himself from the dead and just before He ascended into heaven, Jesus entrusted the task of discipleship to His own disciples. And from that point in history on, those who follow and serve Jesus have diligently set about doing the work He commissioned them to do.
Here at MCC our mission is the same, and we describe it with a simple statement:
Making and Maturing Disciples of Jesus for the Glory of God
Like those who have gone before us, our desire is to be men and women who are committed followers and students of Jesus who are continuously learning from and applying the teaching and example of Jesus to every aspect of our lives. We seek to be disciples of Jesus, and we wish to help those around us be His disciples as well.
While our mission to make and mature disciples of Jesus is very much like that our other Christian churches, our approach to carrying out this task is uniquely different largely because God has made us uniquely different. He has instilled within us certain values that are unique to who we are. You might say that they are a part of our "DNA". Please follow the links for each value to learn more about them and to find some resources to help you live them.
The people of MCC serve in a wide variety of ways within this local Body of Christ. These ministries are great ways to relationally connect with others while joining hands to meet needs. For a description of many ways to serve at MCC, please visit "Our Ministries" page.
Our Local Partnerships
Throughout the surrounding Montrose area many MCC people serve with local organizations and services. As a church we have a continuing partnership with several to help with some of their specific needs. Please visit "Our Local Partnerships" page to see where you might serve locally.