Our Story

How it all started...

Mattawan Community Church (MCC) was founded in the village of Mattawan over 150 years ago as First Congregational Church of Mattawan. In the 1980s, as the mainline denomination MCC was formerly affiliated with began to drift from foundational Biblical teachings, the congregation joined the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. In recent years, we changed our name to the Mattawan Community Church to better reflect our commitment to the growing Mattawan community and reduce confusion about our denominational affiliation.

We are an evangelical church that celebrates God’s grace and sovereignty without denying the individual’s responsibility of accepting God’s grace.

The Conservative Congregational Christian Conference is a theologically conservative denomination believing strongly in the autonomy of each local church under the headship of Christ. Our member churches include those who are Congregational, Christian, and Evangelical and Reformed in their background, as well as independent community churches. Our member ministers also come from diverse backgrounds. Though we are solidly committed to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, we allow for diversity in many areas where Christians have tended to disagree. Our members hold strong biblical convictions and we do not believe that Christians should divide over secondary issues. As an evangelical denomination, in obedience to Jesus Christ, we work together to advance the kingdom of our Lord through evangelism, church planting, and missions.