Purposes And Beliefs
At Mountain Lake our mission is simple. Give people a place to belong in a healthy relationship with God and others, and help people become more like Jesus. In order to help people "belong and become" we have created a spiritual road map we call the 5G's. We believe these 5G's are essential to "belonging and becoming".
Personal Growth- Every weekend you will benefit from practical messages designed to help you grow in your spiritual journey, no matter where you are on it. However, we believe that personal spiritual growth is the responsibility of every individual. So, we must learn to spend quality time with God on a regular basis. For most of us this means beginning our day with personal Bible study, journaling, and prayer. It is our goal here at MLC to teach you how to experience personal spiritual growth in order to develop a healthy relationship with God.
Using our Gifts- God has given all of us unique gifts and talents. We use our gifts through the church so that we can fulfill God's purpose for our lives. At MLC we provide a variety of opportunities for using our gifts by volunteering. We encourage everyone who calls MLC home to jump in and volunteer, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. We believe that using our gifts is an issue of the heart; therefore, we encourage everyone to jump in somewhere and start volunteering. As you volunteer we believe that God will lead you to the best place to serve Him through the church.
Community through Groups- God created us for relationships. Many people think becoming a follower of Christ is about getting religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. God desires that we have an authentic relationship with Him. He also desires that we have authentic relationships with each other. At MLC we encourage everyone to get involved in a group. We call them Life_Groups. Contact Steve Aylor for more information
Visionary Giving- When it comes to giving to God through the church, we believe that our primary motivation for giving should be vision. We should give because we have the same vision God has for the world...namely, changed lives. At MLC there are two primary ways we give with vision: 1) our regular tithes, and 2) greater impact offering. If you would like to give online, please click here.
Greater Impact- Why do we "belong and become?” We belong and become in order that we might have greater impact. God is at work in each of us, in order that he might do a great work through us. We call this greater impact. Every weekend here at MLC, we believe we can have greater impact by inviting those disconnected from Christ and the church to attend one of our weekend services. All of our services are designed to "change the way people think about church." Additionally, each year we send hundreds of volunteers around the world to make a difference on a World Care trip.
Mountain Lake Church and its mission is founded on the following Biblical principles.
God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.
The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living.
Jesus is God showing Himself to us.
Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
Nothing in creation “just happened.” God made it all.
Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.
God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice, God can bring good even out of evil events and God promises victory over evil to those who choose him.
Heaven and hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not the end.
The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
Jesus is coming again.