Family Life

18-30s & Students

At MCC our 18-30s make up a large proportion of our church family. As a group they meet together one Sunday a month for fun and friendship, usually over lunch.

If you are aged 18-30s (we like to add the 's') then hanging out with these guys is a great way to get stuck into the life of the church and make some great friendships.

To find out when they are next meeting, contact:

18-30@middlesbroughcommunitychurch.org.

Membership

As a church we love it when people decide to make MCC their church family. To help people make the decision we run a 'Joining the Family' course; an opportunity to ask questions and discuss what we believe, what a healthy church looks like and the expectations of adult family members.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a MCC Family Member please email admin@middlesbroughcommunitychurch.org


Baptism

We believe that baptism is not only symbolic, but serves as a declaration of a decision to leave your old life behind and choose to follow God. We baptise by full immersion, and hold baptism services every few months.

If you want to know more about baptism, speak to Miles Banner or email baptism@middlesbroughcommunitychurch.org

Giving

MCC can only exist because we have a committed church family that are generous with their resources, including time and money. At a basic level, money is the practical stuff that helps us achieve the things we do. At a deeper level, we believe God asks us to be cheerful, generous and sacrificial in sharing with others what He has given us. The Bible calls this stewardship and we seek to be good stewards of the resources we have available to us. It’s part of our worship to God.

For those who give regularly we use Stewardship to manage our giving and claim Gift Aid. If you are part of the church family, you may want to consider setting up a Stewardship account. We also have an opportunity to give during the service each week.

For more infomation about giving please email admin@middlesbroughcommunitychurch.org

Healthy Church

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and that it functions best when it is spiritually healthy, fit and behaves like Jesus teaches.

In order to fulfil God’s plan for our church community we must build and maintain a healthy church by embodying the following:

Proclaimers

We don’t save, God does! But it’s our job to proclaim. Luke 4:18-19 is Jesus’ mission statement. We can proclaim with our mouths and with signs and wonders as we are also supernatural proclaimers and this is what makes us different from any other faith.

Devoted Disciples

Jesus’ mission in Matthew 28:18-19 was to make disciples, not fans of Jesus, but followers! The emphasis is on the word devoted, we want to be devoted disciples.

A United Family

John 13:35 - “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Loving one another is one of the best ways for us to demonstrate God’s awesome power. It means; not gossiping or grumbling, meeting each other’s needs and real honest discipleship. This takes sacrifice but we want to be committed to each other as a family.

A Praying People

We need to be a praying people as prayer is not only our communication with God but it changes and impacts situations. Prayer that changes the spiritual atmosphere. Prayer is the engine room for our lives and for our church.


Communion

Taking bread and wine is important to us as this is when we put Jesus at the centre, remember what He has done for us. It reminds us that we only have life because of Him, it’s all about Him and what He has done at the cross for us.

Praise and Thanks

Praise and thanks is all about our response to what God has done for us. There is no one like Him and we can often take Him for granted, so it is key to focus our hearts and minds to show our love and gratitude. Corporately we do this regularly through worship, prayer and testimony.

Meeting the Needs of Others

Scripture repeatedly says look after the widows, orphans and poor. The Church should be the first to react to other’s needs. We do this personally and through many of our social action projects.

Planting Churches

These seven foundations are right across lots of other churches who are also doing great work for the Kingdom in our area. However, there are over 140,000 people in Middlesbrough many of who don’t know Jesus. We would like to reach out to them by planting churches throughout Middlesbrough, impacting community after community.