The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation of MABC’s existence-Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone and His Word is our sure guide.
Grounded upon the Gospel, we cherish the following essential values:
We want to be a community of worshippers, devoted to the King and His Kingdom. This worship involves corporate worship opportunities, but also daily sacrificial living as an offering unto the Lord (Rom 12:1-2). We worship the Lord by obeying Him and following wherever He leads. We honor Him by being regularly on our knees in prayer before Him, individually and corporately.
The New Testament word for fellowship means to share or partake in. We share together in being part of the family of God, thus becoming family ourselves. It is our conviction that the family of God must share in responsibilities, burdens, and joys. To that end, our fellowship and sharing includes: 1) equipping the saints for ministry, 2) studying the Word together, 3) fostering unity and community through small group interactions and prayer, 4) bearing each other’s burdens (material and otherwise).
There is a clear commission from the Lord in the New Testament to go forth and proclaim His Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). We are convinced that this commission includes personal and corporate evangelism, missions, and the planting of new churches. Mission includes the spreading of the Gospel outside of our own communities and living out the Gospel through acts of mercy. To that end, MABC will train our members to evangelize, use our resources to support various mission and missionaries, find ways to care for the widows and orphans (James 1:27), and look forward to planting more churches for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.