Baptism represents entry into the visible church and signifies regeneration and remission of sin for those who repent and publicly claim faith in Christ. Some in our community believe children of believers should be baptized as a sign of the promise of salvation when the child’s personal faith comes to fruition. Others see baptism by immersion as a symbol of resurrection to a new life in Christ after an individual personally repents and accepts Christ. MCC respects both views and practices the mode of baptism consistent with a family’s personal convictions.
Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36, Acts 16:33

Communion is a means by which Christ continually nourishes, strengthens, and comforts us. As such, the Lord's Supper is a visible sign of something internal and invisible, the means by which God works in us through the power of the Holy Spirit. In response to Jesus’ command to come to the Lord’s table often, we celebrate communion the fourth Sunday of every month.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Women in Leadership
We recognize that many verses in the New Testament use male pronouns when outlining the qualifications for those in leadership positions, and that in some cases specific women were rebuked for their behavior and teachings. However, women financially supported and traveled with Jesus, and His resurrection was first revealed to women. Paul had female co-workers, some women prophesized, and others are identified as deacons and teachers. We believe some women are gifted and called to share in the spiritual leadership of our congregation.
Judges 4:4, Luke 8:3, Luke 10:38-42, Acts 2:17-18, Acts 21:8-9

Human Sexuality
We believe that God created two genders, male and female.  
We also believe sexual intimacy is meant to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:6-7, Romans 1:26-27

Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God. The Lord cherishes His gift of life, including all those marked by the effects of our fallen nature that result in physical and/or mental abnormalities. At the moment of conception, life begins and the fetus, though not yet mature, is being knit together into the fullness of humanity as already possessed in his or her DNA.
Therefore, we do not support abortion.
Genesis 1:26, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13