MTN. CHURCH IS MADE OF WORSHIPERS, FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, COMMITTED TO HIS WORD.

Daily we respond to His grace by a life of worship, dedicated to serving Him and those around us. We actively train and disciple new learners in the Truth of Salvation through faith in Jesus — encouraging each into their own life of response and purpose.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to glorify God by leading people to be fully devoted followers of Jesus.

THE 4 PILLARS OF MTN. CHURCH

After the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostle Peter in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, he was forever changed. He no longer lived in fear but spoke the word of God with boldness and power. He boldly spoke the gospel of Jesus Christ and the church was born.


Luke tells us in Acts 2:41-42 that the church of Jesus devoted themselves to 4 pillars of their faith that are established on the one foundation, which is Christ.

THE APOSTLES' TEACHING

— The church devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles.

— At mtn. church, we are also devoted to the teaching of the Word of God.

— We meet on Sundays and throughout the week to meditate on and allow the living Word of God to effect change in our lives and conform us into the image of Jesus Christ, which looks like love.

FELLOWSHIP

— The church devoted themselves to fellowship.

— No disciple can live the life of a disciple successfully on their own — we are made for community — it is God's design.

— We meet regularly in Life Groups in our homes for a time of community and fellowship — a time where we get to know one another, pray for each other, meet the needs of our community and bear one another's burdens.

SHARING IN MEALS

— The church devoted themselves to sharing meals together.

— Bonding happens when we share a meal together — Jesus would do this often with his disciples.

— We meet regularly in Life Groups in our homes and have a meal together — this meal time is a time of laughter and family where we celebrate Jesus and learn to love.

— This meal is not only a time of communion with one another but also a time when we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and give him thanks for what he has done to redeem us, and to also give thanks for who He is.

— Jesus commissioned us to remember him by instituting Communion in John 13.

— We also have Communion together regularly during our worship gatherings.

PRAYERS

— The church devoted themselves to prayer.

— This is the steam that drives the train.

— We invite anybody to meet with us for prayer an hour before our Saturday night services and our first service on Sunday mornings.

— We pray continuously and all throughout the week.

These are the 4 pillars that the Word has given us to have in place on the foundation of the cross of Jesus and the resurrection. These are immovable and should always be in place. All we do at mtn. church revolves around Jesus and these 4 pillars, as well as being on mission in our community and making disciples.

OUR VISION

Our vision for mtn. church is Love | Learn | Live.

LOVE | LEARN | LIVE

Our vision at mtn. church is three-fold — to Love, to Learn, and to Live.

LOVE

It’s not about us.


This is real love ― not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. ― 1 John 4:10


Jesus demonstrated this great love when He gave His life for ours on the cross. John 15:13 In response to this unconditional love that He has for us, we love Him and others. John 13:34

LEARN

In response to His great love, we set out on a lifetime of learning about Him.


Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. — Matthew 11:29


The word disciple literally means learner. When we gave our life to Jesus, we became His disciple — a new creation, with a limitless desire to know Him more intimately everyday. 2 Peter 1:3

LIVE

We are all called to the mission.


Again He said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you.” — John 20:21


Jesus called us to love as He loved, and live as He lived. Just as He was sent by God for us, and He sent us to make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19-20 To be a living example of the Gospel to those around us. Becoming all things to all people, so that some may be saved. 1 Corinthians 9:22

Disciples of Jesus are the only people on the planet that have a true purpose. Our purpose is to please Jesus, seeking first the Kingdom of God, and making disciples.

OUR BELIEFS

We reach out to all people, no matter who they are, what they've done or where they've been. Rather than run from culture, we've chosen to engage it to connect with people and show them God's timeless truths. Although our approach is anything but traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position.

The Scriptures -


We believe Scripture (Bible) is the Word of God written to man. The Scripture consists of the 66 books of Genesis to Revelation. God inspired human authors who, using their own unique gifts, passions, and communication style, wrote His Word (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20–21). The Scriptures are inerrant in everything they address, including matters of faith, science, and history (Proverbs 30:5). The Scriptures are infallible and achieve the ends for which God intended them (Isaiah 55:11). The Scriptures are clear, “making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7). The Scriptures are sufficient for faith and practice, and “are useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training in righteousness, that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).

God -


We believe God is the eternal, un-created Creator and Sustainer of all things (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16–17). He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no god (Isaiah 44:6). This one God exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2; Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Matthew 3:16–17) and each member of the Trinity is fully God. God is holy (Isaiah 6:3), unchanging (Malachi 3:6), omniscient (Isaiah 46:10), omnipresent (Psalm 139:7–8), omnipotent (Job 42:2; Luke 1:37), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), gracious (Exodus 33:19), and loving (1 John 4:8).

God the Father -


We believe God the Father is the infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He perfectly ordains all that comes to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully with the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to him through faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 23:9; Luke 10:21–22; John 3:16; John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1–2; 1 Timothy 2:5–6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6).

Jesus the Son -


We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, that He came in the flesh and was born of a virgin, and lived a sinless, miraculous life (John 8:46, 18:38b, 19:4, 21:25). He was in very nature God, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (Philippians 2:4–5). He taught that He alone was the means by which man would be reconciled to God. He believed and proved that He was equal to God, provoking the anger of His enemies according to the predestined purpose of God. (John 5:18, 10:30–33, 14:6; Acts 4:28) He was tempted in every way, just as we are, and yet never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). According to the Father’s perfect plan laid out in eternity past, He gave himself up freely as a ransom for our sins (Mark 10:45; John 10:18; Acts 4:28; Ephesians 1:3–6; Philemon 2:6–11; Revelation 13:8). He was crucified by sinful men (Acts 2:36), and rose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4). Today, He sits at the right hand of the Father until His second coming, when He will return as King of Kings to judge the living and the dead (Acts 1:9–11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:9–10; Revelation 1:7; 19).

The Holy Spirit -


We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God (Genesis 1:2; Acts 5:3–5). He is given as our Helper (John 14:26) and is the Deposit who guarantees the inheritance of every believer (Ephesians 1:13–14). He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:7–11). He is the leading agent in the planting and building up of the church, since His job is to testify of Jesus and to the truthfulness of the Gospel (Acts 1:8, John 15:26). The Holy Spirit gives gifts to each believer for the edification of the church and the proclamation of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 12:7, 14:22). While every believer is told to earnestly desire spiritual gifts, the Holy Spirit alone decides which spiritual gifts each believer receives (1 Corinthians 12:4–7, 11).

Man -


We believe God created Man on the 6th day in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1:26–27). He created man morally perfect with a free will to choose good or evil (Ecclesiastes 7:29; Genesis 2:16–17). Our first parents, Adam and Eve, were able to choose to obey God and live under blessing or to disobey God and die under a curse. They chose to disobey God, and they died spiritually. Every part of Man was affected by this original sin. All the areas of Man’s self – his will, desires, mind, body, and conscience – were affected by the Fall (Jeremiah 17:9). God cursed Man with immediate spiritual death (separation from God) and eventual physical death (Genesis 3:19). Because of their choice, their posterity is given a sinful nature at conception and is held equally responsible for Adam and Eve’s disobedience (Psalm 51:5). Every person also chooses of his own free will to disobey God as revealed in Scripture (Galatians 3:10; James 2:10); therefore, every person is a sinner by nature and by choice (Psalm 14:1–3). As a result, every person is an enemy of God (Job 15:14; 25:4), under His righteous wrath, and without excuse (Romans 1:18–32). Man is dead in trespasses and sins, and apart from the grace of God cannot and will not seek after God (Jeremiah 13:23; John 6:44; Romans 3:10–18, 8:5–8; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1–3; Colossians 2:13).


The Gospel -


We believe that because every person has sinned against God by refusing to honor Him as God and obey His Law, God is under no obligation to save anyone from His wrath. In fact, all men deserve eternal punishment (Romans 1:16–32). The Gospel is the Good News that God has chosen to save undeserving sinners from His righteous wrath for His own glory (Ephesians 2:5–7; Titus 3:4–7). He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to do what man could not do and would not do, which is to live a sinless life and submit perfectly to God. Jesus gave Himself up in our place and on our behalf (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2). He then rose from the dead on the third day, victorious over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:3–4, 17).

Salvation -


We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His death and resurrection obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification (John 3:16, 6:44; Acts 2:37–38, 4:12, 11:18, 17:30; Romans 4:1–5; 2 Corinthians 7:10–11; 2 Timothy 2:25).


REGENERATION - We believe regeneration is a change of heart given by the Holy Spirit who gives life to those dead in trespasses and sins. In regeneration the Holy Spirit grants the ability to understand the Word of God, to exercise saving faith in Jesus Christ, and to love and practice holiness (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:1–6; Titus 3:5; 1 John 5:1).


REPENTANCE AND FAITH - We believe repentance and faith are required by God for salvation. While two distinct principles, they are not two separate acts. A regenerate person turns from sin (repentance) and turns to Christ (faith) as a result of his new nature given at regeneration (John 6:44; Acts 2:37–38, 11:18, 17:30; Romans 4:1–5; 2 Corinthians 7:10–11; 2 Timothy 2:25). God has promised to save any who repent of their sins and trust in the finished work of Christ alone for forgiveness and reconciliation with God (John 3:16, 6:37; Acts 4:12).


JUSTIFICATION - We believe God chooses to justify, or declare both not guilty and righteous, every person who repents of sin and believes the Gospel. Though no person is righteous, God counts a believer’s faith in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as righteousness (Romans 4:1–5). Through faith, the righteousness of Christ is credited to the believer, and the believer’s guilt through sin is credited to Christ. No believer is justified by works of the Law, but each believer displays evidence of justification by doing good works (Galatians 2:15–16; James 2:20–24). Salvation is the work of God from start to finish, not a work of man, so that no man may boast (Romans 9:11; Ephesians 2:8–9) or despair (John 10:28–30). Those God has predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified He also glorified (Romans 8:30).


SANCTIFICATION - We believe sanctification is the lifelong process of becoming like Christ. Those who have been justified are also sanctified by God’s Word and Spirit dwelling in them. God chose us to obey Him and be holy (Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 1:2). In becoming like Him, we know Him more intimately and display His glory. The process of sanctification will culminate in the resurrection of our physical bodies when we will be without sin (John 17:19; Romans 8:29–30; 1 Peter 1:23; Revelation 21:1–8, 22–27).


GLORIFICATION - We believe glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the believer (Romans 8:29–39, Revelation 21:1–22:5).

We believe every person who repents of sin and believes the Gospel is a member of the Universal Church, which consists of all believers who have lived, are living, and will ever live (Colossians 1:24). The Universal Church is the only institution that will not and cannot be defeated (Matthew 16:18). Christ died for His Bride, the Church, and will sanctify the Church to present her to Himself without spot or blemish (Ephesians 5:25–27).


Baptism -


We believe Jesus commanded every believer to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18–20). Baptism serves as a symbol of being buried with Christ and being raised to walk in new life and as such is to be performed only on professing believers (Romans 6:4–6). Baptism is a matter of obedience, not salvation. It does not confer favor from God beyond the blessings that come from obedience to God. (Luke 23:43; 1 Corinthians 1:13–17).


The Lord's Supper -


We believe the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ on the night He was betrayed (1 Corinthians 11:23). The Lord’s Supper consists of bread and wine, which represent His body that was broken for believers and His blood that was shed for believers (1 Corinthians 11:24–25). The Lord’s Supper serves as a reminder to both believers and non-believers that Jesus has died, is risen, and is coming again (1 Corinthians 11:26). We will share communion with any believer of like faith and practice (1 Corinthians 11:27–30).

We are saved by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone. The grace of God stands alone. Grace can only be Grace if it's grace plus nothing!

MTN. STAFF & ELDERS

JIM<br>WRIGHT

JIM
WRIGHT

  • Lead Pastor / Elder
MAUREEN<br>WRIGHT

MAUREEN
WRIGHT

  • Administrator
JASON<br>MOOK

JASON
MOOK

  • Assistant Pastor / Elder
RYAN<br>SAMPLE

RYAN
SAMPLE

  • Assistant Pastor / High School Ministry / Elder
MARK<br>RECHBERG

MARK
RECHBERG

  • Elder
JIM<br>LAWSON

JIM
LAWSON

  • Elder
JENNI<br>SPRUNGER

JENNI
SPRUNGER

  • Director Little Steps (0-5 years)
JESSE<br>EDWARDS

JESSE
EDWARDS

  • Director eKids (K-5th grade)
NATHAN<br>SPRUNGER

NATHAN
SPRUNGER

  • Middle School Ministry
JEN<br>IRVING

JEN
IRVING

  • Administrative Assistant
LAUREL<br>WILLIAMSON

LAUREL
WILLIAMSON

  • Women's Ministry
CORY<br>WEEKS

CORY
WEEKS

  • IT / Media / Sound